The patent system operates on the basis of a simple premise—to encourage innovators to share the secrets of their new,…Read More
Quantum computing and the patent profession
This article was previously published in LexisNexis in the TMT analysis section of the September 2018 edition. Can quantum computing…Read More
Hand-cooked by robots
Love them or loathe them, robots are here to stay. And the influence of automation is only expected to grow…Read More
Barker Brettell continues expansion drive after announcing another stellar financial year
Birmingham-based intellectual property (IP) specialist Barker Brettell has announced a 12.5 per cent rise in profits during the financial year…Read More
Sifting through the layers – exploring FTO rights in the cosmetics industry
An early adopter of using intellectual property (IP) to protect its innovation, the cosmetics industry has reached a point in…Read More
Space. The final frontier for patents?
Anyone who has seen or read ‘The Martian’ will remember the scene in which the main character, stranded astronaut Mark…Read More
Silver screen to Body in White – next-generation tech was imagined in the 80s
Forget trawling through clandestine photos of heavily camouflaged prototype vehicles to get a first look at ‘the next big thing’…Read More
March of the designers, the brands and the specialists
2011 was a year of the Arab Spring, the Fukushima disaster, the end of Osama bin Laden and the entry…Read More
Fake Cosmetics = Fake News? Unfortunately not.
‘Fake News’ is everywhere, but where’s the discussion around fake cosmetics? Why are consumers happy to buy fake cosmetics? And,…Read More
Want to have your cake and eat it? Reformulate!
New regulations, recent government policies and consumer demand are putting pressure on the food and drink manufacturing industry to make…Read More
My star inventor is leaving to work with a competitor. What can I do?
It’s the letter no employer wants to receive: a key employee resigning to move to a rival company. But it…Read More
Small but mighty: Medical device technology punching above its weight
From tongue depressors to MRI machines to pace makers, the range of medical devices sold is vast. Today, the development…Read More