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Let There Be Light… And Litigation

If there is one invention that not only changed the way the people lived at the time it was made, but has gone on to be used by almost the entire world ever since, then that invention is the electric… Continue Reading →

A look at novelty Christmas patents

As another festive season approaches, Dawn Ellmore Employment takes a look at some of the more interesting Christmas tree related patents that have been granted over the USA. Device for dispensing tinsel Back in 1970, J. Postolowski must have wondered… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore — Is a career as a Patent Attorney for you?

  In today’s corporate world, Intellectual Property (IP) law is a central part for businesses. For Patent Attorneys, it’s a sector of law that offers huge amounts of variety, a good work/life balance and a career path with longevity. What… Continue Reading →

Coreg Patent Trial results in a $235 Million Win for GlaxoSmithKline from Teva Pharmaceuticals

A US jury recently ordered Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd to pay GlaxoSmithKline Plc $235 million ($234.1 million in lost profits and $1.4 million in royalties) for infringing a patent covering its blood pressure drug Coreg. A US federal jury found… 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 →

2019 Intellectual Property Salary Survey

Salaries are on the rise in 2019, particularly for Trade Mark Attorneys, Intellectual Property Solicitors and qualified Patent Attorneys. That’s according to our Salary Survey 2019. Every year, we report on the salaries and benefits in the UK intellectual property… Continue Reading →

European Granted Patents Up 40% in 2016

Data from the EPO database shows that more European patents were granted in 2016 than ever before; a 40% increase from 2015 to 2016 (69,500 up to 97,000 patents). The data seems to suggest that EPO examiners are now granting… Continue Reading →

Ancestry.com Settles Patent Lawsuit for $12.5 Million

DNA Genotek (provider of biological sample collection products) sued Ancestry.com (genealogy research website) for patent infringement.  The lawsuit centred on Ancestry.com’s use of technology in their saliva collecting kits which was protected by a couple of DNA Genotek’s DNA testing… 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 →

Amazon Patents Robotic Inventory System

The “package-packer bot”, patent no. 20170021499, recently granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) describes a system where robots can be used to grasp inventory items and help speed up the packaging process in fulfilment centres. This is just… Continue Reading →

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