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Intellectual Property

Mary Dixon Kies: The First Woman to Receive a U.S. Patent, and Who Continues to Impact on Our Easter Celebrations

As we look forward to the Easter holiday, and having in the last month celebrated International Women’s Day, Dawn Ellmore Employment takes a look back at the first woman to receive a U.S. patent, and her patented weaving technique which… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore 2021 Salary Survey – Buoyant Intellectual Property Market Despite the Challenges of the Past 12 Months

Dawn Ellmore Employment has recently finalised its annual salary guide and, in what has undoubtedly been a challenging year for the Intellectual Property profession, we are pleased to be able to report that the IP and Legal markets remain buoyant,… Continue Reading →

Hyundai’s Strategic Move Towards Cutting-Edge Technology

The South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai has, in the past, been seen as lagging somewhat behind its rivals in terms of its ability to embrace emerging technologies. Its more recent activities suggest that the company is addressing this, and could… Continue Reading →

Mark Zuckerberg: From Child Prodigy to Multi-Billionaire

In February 2004, Mark Zuckerberg and four of his Harvard roommates launched a social networking service which they named “TheFacebook”. Facebook is a name which has become synonymous with the social media age, and on the anniversary of the service’s… Continue Reading →

Think About Things Differently: Navigating the Job Market in 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold during 2020, and we were all – at best – experiencing a prolonged period of remote working, one might be forgiven for thinking that it wasn’t the best time to be thinking of changing… Continue Reading →

Keeping up with the Kardashian trade marks

Ever since Keeping Up With The Kardashians burst onto our screens in 2007, Kris Jenner and the rest of the Kardashian/Jenner family have been working hard to make sure their names stay in the limelight. Central to this is an… Continue Reading →

Office inventions – making your life easier since the 1860s

The recent death of Larry Tesler, the computer scientist who created the “cut, copy and paste” functions used so often in offices throughout the world on a daily basis, lead us to reflect on other innovations that we take for… Continue Reading →

H&M earns its stripes in long running trade mark battle

Cast your minds back to 1997: Tony Blair led the Labour party to a landslide election victory, Manchester United were crowned Premier League champions for the second successive season, and MmmBop and Barbie Girl were dominating the airwaves. It was… Continue Reading →

“OK Google, have you stolen our tech?”

Sonos, the US home speaker pioneer, has recently brought a patent infringement action against Google, claiming amongst other things that Google’s own branded speakers infringe on Sonos’s technology. We take a look at how the companies got to this position,… Continue Reading →

How a photographer is taking on Prince’s estate over copyright infringement

Luke Rehbein, Associate Director at Dawn Ellmore Employment, on the story of how a photographer is taking on Prince’s estate over copyright infringement  In a copyright story with a twist, a photographer is taking the late singer Prince’s estate to court…. Continue Reading →

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