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Innovation

Top 10 Most Innovative UK Cities Revealed

Cities Outlook 2017 is the latest edition of an annual report compiled by the Centre for Cities study group looking at number of patents filed in different cities across the UK. Perhaps unsurprisingly Cambridge and Oxford (famous for their world… Continue Reading →

Global Innovation Index Ranks India 43rd out of 45 Countries

‘The Roots of Innovation’ report compiled by the US Chambers of Commerce is an annual International IP Index.  In the latest edition of this report the highest counrty performers were noted as the US (32.6), the UK (32.4), Germany (31.9),… Continue Reading →

Disney Patents Software for Customized Theme Park Attraction Experiences – Scary or Tame Ride? – Your Data Will Decide!

Disney recently received a patent for software described as “Sensing and Managing Vehicle Behaviour Based on Occupant Awareness.”  The patent alludes to a system with the ability to combine facial recognition with established preferences (stored on a device containing guests’ data… Continue Reading →

The UK Ranks Third in the Global Innovation Index 2016

The Global Innovation Index (GII) is an annual index (first compiled in 2007) which ranks countries based on their innovative status.  The GII index is based on subjective and objective data from sources including the International Telecommunication Union, the World… Continue Reading →

The Most and Least Inventive Cities in Europe

2011 data from the European Patent Office (EPO) shows that Europe is a hub of innovation. The most innovative European cities include: Eindhoven, the Netherlands: 250 patent applications per 100,000 people Regensburg, Germany: 83.8 applications per 100,000 people. Aachen, Germany… Continue Reading →

Male Inventors found to be Three Times More Likely than Women to Apply for Patents

A report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) entitled “Equity in Innovation: Women Inventors and Patents” found between 2000 and 2016 the number of patent applications with a man listed as the primary inventor was more than triple… Continue Reading →

Innovation Investment Levels in the US and China

It has been suggested that over the last decade US government policies and legal rulings have pushed US investment money overseas to China.  A huge portion of the US economy relies on intellectual property industries which support more than 45… Continue Reading →

Microsoft Patents Eye Tracking Technology

Microsoft has applied for the following patent “Capacitive Sensors For Determining Eye Gaze Direction”. The device does not include any eye tracking sensors but relies on the position and orientation of your head to “detect” what you are looking at. … Continue Reading →

Scientists Battle Ownership of Patents for Gene-Editing Tool

A gene-editing technology called CRISPR-cas9 allows scientists to make precise edits in DNA that could lead to new medical therapies, research tools and new crop varieties.  This has been called the biggest biotechnology breakthrough in the past 30 or 40 years… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore Employment: Dyson Patents Smart Toothbrush with Water Jet

Dyson has recently filed a patent application for an electric toothbrush that would clean users’ teeth using a jet of water. The patent details a “dental cleaning appliance” comprising a handle and a “fluid delivery system”. The fluid delivery system… Continue Reading →

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