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The latest IP news and insights from our expert attorneys.

Patents

12-12-2019

Innovating in 2020 — how the changing employment landscape could affect your patents

Patent ownership isn't always clear-cut. Here are four key trends to be aware of.

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Trade marks

11-12-2019

Jingle bells™ — A guide to registering sounds as trade marks

What is a 'sound mark', what are they used for and how can I register one?

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IP tips

19-11-2019

How to keep information truly confidential when collaborating to invent — five top tips

Some tips to ensure that inventors meet the novelty requirement for patents in the digital age.

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Patents

31-10-2019

5G — how improved connectivity will improve road and driver safety

5G holds the key to developing autonomous vehicles and making roads safer — here's how.

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Patents

24-10-2019

Shanks vs Unilever — opening the floodgates? Important lessons for employers after inventor awarded £2m

In an important decision, an employee inventor has been awarded £2m after a 13-year legal battle.

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IP tips

21-10-2019

What is Freedom to Operate (FTO) in relation to patents and IP?

What is Freedom to Operate (FTO) — and how do I minimise my risk of patent infringement?

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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

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

15-07-2019

How to attack a UK patent or application

Attacking UK patents or applications can be costly and time-consuming, so here are some top tips.

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IP tips

22-05-2019

Working together — who owns the patents?

Before collaborating to develop technology, it's important to clearly assign the ownership of IP.

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Events

12-04-2019

Five ways to champion women in IP

Here are five things both men and women can do to improve diversity and encourage success in IP.

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Patents

05-04-2019

Dancing on a competitor’s grave — six considerations when buying patents from a dissolved company

There are key risks to consider before you look to acquire bargain patents from dissolved companies.

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