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EU IPO Observatory Study Shows Trade Secrets Used More Than Patents in Europe

A report entitled “Protecting Innovation through Trade Secrets and Patents: Determinants for European Union Firms” was recently published by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).  The report looked at how innovation was protected with patents and trade secrets in… Continue Reading →

Could Trade Marks be Better than Patents as Future Innovation Predictors?

A new study (entitled “Innovation Worth Buying: The Fair-Value of Innovation Benchmarks and Proxies”) by two assistant Professors of Accountancy at the George Washington University, James Potepa and Kyle T. Welch has benchmarked the most common measures of outputs and outcomes of… Continue Reading →

Amazon Patents Shopping Control Technology

Amazon has reportedly developed and patented technology that prevents customers using its bricks and mortar stores for comparison shopping via their smartphones. The technology is referred to as “Physical Store Online Shopping Control” on the patent application. According to the… Continue Reading →

Huawei Considers Next Step Following Receipt of UK Court’s First Ever ‘FRAND’ Injunction

The Chinese networking and telecommunications equipment company Huawei technologies (ranked second in a list of the top 10 PCT patent applicants for 2016) was recently subject to the UK’s first ever patent infringement fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) injunction.  A… Continue Reading →

Need a Second Opinion whilst out Shopping? Adobe’s Latest Patent may have the Answer!

Shopping has often been referred to as a national pastime.  Most people love shopping for new purchasers, in fact research from the Great British Wardrobe Report found that people in the UK spend an average of £1042 per year on… Continue Reading →

EU Businesses want the UK to be part of the New Unitary Patent System

It was recently reported that UK and European Businesses have written to the Rt Hon Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy requesting that he move forward with progressing the ratification process of the Unified Patent… Continue Reading →

PetLife Files Patent for Treatment of Cancer in Dogs

PetLife Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (a US Veterinary Pharmaceutical company) has developed a high potency veterinary cancer medication for pets called VitalZul™ for which they have filed for patent protection in the United States and India.  The patent application is entitled “A… Continue Reading →

Apple Pay Allegedly In Violation of Financial Transaction Authentication Patents

Apple Pay is a mobile payment and digital wallet service by Apple Inc. that lets users make payments using an iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad or Mac.  Apple Pay was launched by Apple in September 2014 in partnership with Visa, MasterCard… Continue Reading →

Brexit Negotiations will Begin on 19 June 2017

Michel Barnier who is leading the Brexit negotiations for the EU has confirmed that negotiations are due to begin on 19 June 2017 following the UK Parliament’s reconvention post the General Election.  Mr Barnier hopes to submit his first report… Continue Reading →

System of In-Flight Package Transfer During Drone Delivery Patented by IBM

IBM inventors were recently granted patent no. US9561852 for a system for transferring packages between drones during flight.  The purpose of this patented invention is to extend the range of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that are delivering packages from a… Continue Reading →

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