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Patents

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 →

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 →

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 →

Could Trade Marks be Better than Patents as Future Innovation Predictors?

A new study (entitled “Innovation Worth Buying: The Fair-Value of Innovation Benchmarks and Proxies”) by two assistant Professors of Accountancy at the George Washington University, James Potepa and Kyle T. Welch has benchmarked the most common measures of outputs and outcomes of… Continue Reading →

Amazon Patents Shopping Control Technology

Amazon has reportedly developed and patented technology that prevents customers using its bricks and mortar stores for comparison shopping via their smartphones. The technology is referred to as “Physical Store Online Shopping Control” on the patent application. According to the… Continue Reading →

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