A new referral to the European Patent Office’s highest court, the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) has again raised questions…Read More
Plausibility at the EPO – how much data or experimental information is enough?
A patent for an invention provides its owner with the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale…Read More
Black plastic: the black sheep in the recycling industry
In the UK, it is estimated that one million tonnes of plastic packaging goes to landfill every year. The 2015…Read More
C.A.S.E. study: the four letters directing the automotive sector
Whether you know it as CASE or ACES[i], the impact of those four letters on the automotive sector looks set…Read More
Sufficiency vs. reward – the fundamental balance underpinning the patent system
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
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
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