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Intellectual Property

“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 →

Global trade mark news round-up from LinkedIn

Global trade mark news changes fast. Keeping up with developments affecting major brands, trade mark battles and general Intellectual Property (IP) updates can be difficult. Here’s a round-up of the major trade mark headlines from LinkedIn to keep you up… Continue Reading →

Are businesses making the most of their IP?

A report commissioned by the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) says that businesses in the UK are not making the most of their innovations and ideas. The only way to do this is to identify and put a specific value… Continue Reading →

Universities to commercialise research and IP

While more research takes place across UK universities than other countries, turning this into funding is much slower. In a bid to change this prevailing attitude, and increase the amount of money raised through research and the sale of Intellectual… Continue Reading →

What is a patent attorney? Dawn Ellmore Employment explains

A patent attorney is a legal specialist in intellectual property (IP) and, of course, patents. They also deal with trade marks, copyright legalities and design rights. There are approximately 1,500 patent attorneys working in the UK. When compared to the… Continue Reading →

8 facts about the new EU certification marks

It’s been a year of changes for the European trade mark registration system, with Regulation (EU) 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and Council coming into force in March. The last of several changes became live on 1 October, it includes… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore’s guide to software and IP law

In an age where there are so many ready-to-use software packages, whether in the form of apps or for use offline, many businesses are still building custom-made software. There are many reasons for this need to continue building bespoke, in-house… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore looks at intellectual property and contemporary art

Intellectual property and patent law is important to artists in particular. In a world where it can be difficult to ensure art gets the recognition it deserves, IP law is integral to rewarding creativity and protecting the rights of the… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore looks at IP and cloud databases

The world of software and electronic storage IP is a complicated one. Databases exist around the edges in terms of whether they can be protected or not, when it comes to ownership and originality. While database rights have been debated… Continue Reading →

Eight things you should know about Intellectual Property 

Dawn Ellmore Employment’s blog this week introduces some Intellectual Property (IP) facts, figures and topics. We’ve aimed it at newcomers to the sector, or those thinking about a career in this sector. Two categories of IP There are two main… Continue Reading →

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