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Patents Reveal the Technology Behind Disney’s Star Wars Hotel

Whilst we can’t go very far from our homes at the moment, some recent US patent activity relating to Disney’s Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser hotel has allowed us to imagine a time when we will be able to take our… 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 →

“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 →

Dawn Ellmore on patent applications for inventions created by AI

In a potentially game-changing development, the world’s first patent applications have been filed for inventions created solely by artificial intelligence (AI). A team of academics from the University of Surrey has filed two patent applications with the UK Intellectual Property… Continue Reading →

Six inventions that changed the world

We live in a world with endless inventions that were unthinkable just a few decades ago. From the TV to the telephone, the light bulb to the car, modern conveniences are firmly entrenched into our day-to-day lives. The stories behind… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore Employment examines three Dyson patents

Three newly public patents show the progress Dyson has made on its proposed electric vehicles (EV). Sir James Dyson first spoke about the project in 2017, when he first announced the shift in focus for a company long associated with… Continue Reading →

Disney patent points towards the Marvel Universe

In 2008, Iron Man kicked off the Marvel Studios franchise. Since then, the subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios has released 22 films from the Marvel Universe. The final movie, Avengers Endgame, is currently breaking records in the box office right… Continue Reading →

The battle between Apple and Qualcomm

To a chorus of general surprise from the industry, Apple and Qualcomm have ceased all litigation against each other. Since 2017, the two tech giants have been taking each other to court all around the world. Cases in Germany and… Continue Reading →

A selection of Easter patents

Easter may not have quite the commercial cache as Christmas for retailers, but it’s still a massive shopping event. Research from Finder shows that the UK is gearing up to spend about £1.1 billion for Easter 2019. As with any… Continue Reading →

The world’s first patent for a jet suit has gone to a British company

We could be a few inches closer to a real-life Iron Man, such is the success of a jet suit devised by a British company. London-based Gravity Industries has been improving its jet suit since it was launched in 2017,… Continue Reading →

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