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Some of the most important patents in history

While we can’t squeeze in every patented innovation worth mentioning, there are certain inventions that completely changed the way we live and work day-to-day. From around 1990, personal computers and home technology has become most people’s understanding of technological innovation…. Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore reviews the increase in UK patent applications with the EPO

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The number of UK businesses filing patent applications with the European Patent Office (EPO) increased during 2017, according to a new report. The recently published Annual Report 2017 from the EPO shows that there was a 2.4% increase in patent… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore — Is a career as a Patent Attorney for you?

  In today’s corporate world, Intellectual Property (IP) law is a central part for businesses. For Patent Attorneys, it’s a sector of law that offers huge amounts of variety, a good work/life balance and a career path with longevity. What… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore on the dispute that never ends: Samsung V Apple

In an increasingly uncertain world it seems one thing that can be relied on is Apple and Samsung arguing over who owns the design patent of round edged smartphones (among other things). After it all seemed to have been settled… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore rounds up the five spookiest pumpkin patents

It’s that time of year again. The weather’s turning, the clocks will soon change and then it’s the scariest night of the year – Halloween. Everywhere you look there are pumpkin-based products, from trick or treat supplies to pumpkin spiced… 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 →

How should the UK encourage new inventors?

Businesses in Britain registered the highest number of inventions in history last year. With Brexit casting economic uncertainty over research and development, inspiring the next generation of innovative scientists and technology pioneers is a challenge. However, figures do show that… Continue Reading →

Is the City or the Suburbs the More Innovative Place?

A recent American study entitled “The Geography of Unconventional Innovation” by two economists (Enrico Berkes of Northwestern University and Ruben Gaetani of the University of Toronto) looked at the role of population density as a driver of innovation.  The study… Continue Reading →

Is Amazon Planning to use Delivery Drones to Scan your House to Sell you Additional Products?

Amazon recently had a patent granted entitled “Trigger agents in video streams from drones”.  In detail the patent application states that “captured data may be received by a computer system and properties about a destination for the delivery may be… Continue Reading →

EU IPO Observatory Study Shows Trade Secrets Used More Than Patents in Europe

A report entitled “Protecting Innovation through Trade Secrets and Patents: Determinants for European Union Firms” was recently published by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).  The report looked at how innovation was protected with patents and trade secrets in… Continue Reading →

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