Tailoring the properties exhibited by a material has classically focussed on altering its chemical or compositional nature (for example, to…Read More
Aerospace – the emission mission
Someone taking a return flight from London to New York generates about the same level of emissions as the average…Read More
We have the power – but is it in the right place, at the right time?
Grid balancing – the ramping up of production to cover peaks in power usage – is becoming ever more important…Read More
What is technical?
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