Dawn Ellmore – LinkedIn’s patent portfolio strategy

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LinkedIn is a well-established, big brand name. Everyone knows it, most people use it and since its launch in 2003 as the first professional social network, it has rocketed in popularity. In January 2017, LinkedIn was bought by Microsoft Inc,… 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: Weekly Patent and Trade Mark Law Roundup

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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 →

The role of AI in IP

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been around since the 1960s. Although it still sounds futuristic as a concept, it’s something that is becoming more entrenched in every day life. The chief benefit of AI is its ability to analyse and manipulate… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore Employment’s Blog

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Dawn Ellmore Employment’s blog aims to keep you abreast of current Intellectual Property (IP) and Legal developments along with industry and career insights and more. We hope you will find this useful and informative. For more information about Dawn Ellmore,… Continue Reading →

Heineken files trade mark application aimed at 2026 World Cup

Dutch beer manufacturer has outlined its intentions regarding long-term involvement with soccer in the US with its latest trade mark application. Already the partner of the professional football league in the US, which is called Major League Soccer (MLS), Heineken… Continue Reading →

Microsoft leads AI patents at the beginning of 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly being absorbed into just about every business sector. What was once a buzzword for an unspecified time in the future is very much here now. Start-ups and established companies alike are filing and being awarded… Continue Reading →

Possible product launches for 2019 based on past patents

We’ve talked about a lot of patents throughout 2018. As we move into 2019, we wanted to look at some of the patents that might make it into the market next year. And while we’re unlikely to be seeing flying… Continue Reading →

A history of Santa Claus patents over the years

Christmas may come once a year, but the commercial potential of the season has inventors and designers constantly working on ways to capitalise on the season. Whether it’s snowmen, reindeer or Santa Claus, there are lots of festive patents out… Continue Reading →

LG patent hints that we’re not far from a 16-camera smartphone

LG Electronics has always been at the forefront of smartphone cameras. It was the first manufacturer to introduce a dual camera smartphone back in 2011 with its LG Optimus 3D. Fast forward seven years, and a recent patent shows that… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore looks at Google’s latest VR patent

It’s been two years since the Oculus Rift, the virtual reality (VR) headset system designed for home use. Since then, despite competitors such as HTC Vive coming onto the market, and billions of dollars being ploughed into development, consumers have… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore Employment reviews Facebook’s latest patent filing

Facebook is in the news more than ever at the moment, as its CEO Mark Zuckerberg fights allegations of voter manipulation following a New York Times investigation into the 2016 US election. Behind the media portrayal of Facebook as a… Continue Reading →

Ed Sheeran settles latest $5 million copyright lawsuit

It’s the third time that musician Ed Sheeran has been taken to court for alleged copyright infringement and news has just reached us at Dawn Ellmore Employment, that the latest lawsuit has been settled. The Sydney Morning Herald reported on… Continue Reading →

Prince’s estate applies for trade mark protection of the colour purple

What comes to mind when you think about the late, great artist Prince? Most likely, something to do with the colour purple. Many of his fans refer to him as ‘the Purple One’, and there is plenty of evidence to… Continue Reading →

New Apple patent suggests foldable iPhones are one step nearer

After receiving its first foldable iPhone patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office back in 2016, Apple has just been granted its second. So, does this mean that a foldable iPhone will soon be hitting the shelves? Well, maybe…. Continue Reading →

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