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The latest IP news and insights from our expert attorneys.

Patents

19-09-2019

Solar energy and the photovoltaics challenge

Solar energy is key to transforming our energy system, but why hasn't it done so already?

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IP tips

17-09-2019

Inventions made after hours — who owns the patent?

Does your employer still own the rights to inventions you devise while working 'out of hours'?

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Patents

11-09-2019

Seven creative ways to combat climate change — what we can learn from patent activity

Could one of these seven creative inventions successfully mitigate the effects of climate change?

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Patents

10-09-2019

The future of driving — why you must protect new safety innovations with IP

Discover the key benefits of seeking patent protection for new EV and CAV safety innovations.

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Trade marks

22-08-2019

Pharmaceuticals — WHEN to apply for trade mark protection

Trade marks can be revoked for non-use, which presents the question: when is the best time to apply?

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Trade marks

06-08-2019

Brand diversification — trade mark considerations when launching new product or service lines

Extending your brand brings trade mark protection challenges, which are easily overlooked.

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Trade marks

06-08-2019

Ion Maiden — new video game alleged to infringe heavy metal band’s trade mark

A recent case highlights the value of avoiding tongue-in-cheek names for new products and brands...

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Patents

29-07-2019

How has virtual reality gone wireless?

Both Oculus and HTC have developed wireless VR headsets, but how exactly do these work?

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Patents

24-07-2019

Flower power — can I patent a ‘natural’ product?

We explore natural alternatives to synthetic insect repellents to see how easy they are to patent.

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Patents

23-07-2019

Metamaterials — invisibility cloaks and the wearable tech battery problem

Ever wanted your own invisibility cloak? Discover the magic of metamaterials.

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Patents

22-07-2019

Connected autonomous vehicles — how to patent technologies underpinned by maths

We reveal the key to patenting technologies underpinned by mathematical principles.

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Patents

16-07-2019

Electric vehicle patent pledges — five key considerations when licensing

Toyota has joined the trend of granting royalty-free licences — but do they live up to the hype?

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