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Can robots ‘own’ work?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) was first mooted in the 1960s. In 2017, it is becoming more prevalent and giving rise to much analysis surrounding a future living alongside robots. How will it work? Will robots take all the jobs? Will they… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore Employment: Can patents predict the future?

Anyone born in the 1970s might be disappointed that 2017 hasn’t come up with the goods promised in Tomorrow’s World. The BBC TV programme that focused on future innovations seemed confident that the world of the future would be punctuated… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore: Weekly Patent and Trade Mark Law Roundup

Trademarking and the First Amendment In the U.S this week a federal court appeal seemed to indicate that they were considering the registration “FUCT” by fashion designer Erik Brunetti, as banning trademarks which make use of “profanity and or sexual… Continue Reading →

Generic Drug Makers Blocked Until 2022 after US Court Upholds Patent on Takeda Pharmaceutical’s Cancer Treatment Velcade

A US Appeals Court recently ruled that a patent on Takeda Pharmaceutical’s chemotherapy drug Velcade used to treat bone marrow cancer is valid.  Velcade has been used to treat over 550,000 patients worldwide and equated to $1.13 billion of US… Continue Reading →

Apple Patents Technology to Dial 999 in an Emergency via Fingerprint

Although 999 is a short and easy emergency telephone number for anyone to remember, no matter their age, it is not always possible for an individual to dial the number safely without putting themselves in danger if they are with… Continue Reading →

Eli Lilly Settlement Deal with Generics means Cialis coming Off Patent Two Years Early

Eli Lilly & Co. developed and manufactures Cialis, a drug which treats erectile dysfunction.  Eli Lilly has had an ongoing patent dispute with other companies producing generic versions of Cialis about the Eli Lilly’s patent on the unit dose of… Continue Reading →

Amazon’s Patented Fashion Mannequin Changes Size to Match a Customer’s Physique

Amazon’s recently patented a fashion mannequin that has the ability to change size to match a customer’s physique. This new fashion mannequin that includes an automated camera allows the time taken by a stylist to dress and photograph the mannequin… Continue Reading →

Drone Delivery Beehive Towers Patented by Amazon

Amazon recently had a patent (originally filed in December 2015) published for what is described on the patent application as a “multi-level fulfillment center for unmanned aerial vehicles”.  Due to the large size of traditional fulfilment centres (where goods are… Continue Reading →

Coreg Patent Trial results in a $235 Million Win for GlaxoSmithKline from Teva Pharmaceuticals

A US jury recently ordered Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd to pay GlaxoSmithKline Plc $235 million ($234.1 million in lost profits and $1.4 million in royalties) for infringing a patent covering its blood pressure drug Coreg. A US federal jury found… Continue Reading →

Amazon Patents System of Storing Stock Underwater

Amazon filed for a patent entitled “Aquatic storage facilities” in September 2016 that was recently granted.  The aim of this patented system is to increase warehouse space by increasing storage space by depth. The proposed system would create underground warehouses… Continue Reading →

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