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Richard Johnson - 22 September 2021

DABUS decision: AI cannot be patent inventor, UK Court of Appeal rules

On 21 September 2021, the UK Court of Appeal rejected an appeal..

Lucy Coe - 21 September 2021

The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Internet of Things

We are at the start of a technological revolution that will..

John Addiss - 20 September 2021

Deadline to protect Registered Community Designs or Hague international designs imminent

Owners of Registered Community Designs (RCDs) or Hague international..

Andrew Tindall - 17 September 2021

Three ways future food technologies can improve the sustainability of animal feed

Like many others, lockdown has changed not only the daily rhythm in..

Pollyanna Savva - 14 September 2021

Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights X Fashion Industry: Fight fake fashion

Combatting counterfeit goods is a key commercial and strategic..

Hilda-Georgina Kwafo-Akoto - 10 September 2021

Intellectual Property Rights X Fashion Shows: Brand protection on the “legal runway”

In the fashion industry, intellectual property rights such as trade..

Andrew Tindall - 9 September 2021

Forward looking IP for the future of food

The future of food is a hot topic. Whether it is cellular..

Sensors and sensibility: Caroline Hargrove CBE eyes up the future of healthtech

Years after meeting her as another primary-school parent, Forward editor Caitlin Mackesy Davies catches up with the CTO of Zedsen to find out more about her journey from F1 into cutting-edge healthtech.

Sam Bailey - 8 September 2021

Could the pause in SPC-related referrals to the CJEU be permanent?

As part of our Thought Leaders series, Mewburn Ellis Partner Sam..

Sean Jauss - 16 August 2021

Podcast with Sean Jauss: the litigation lowdown

Sean Jauss, Head of Legal Services at Mewburn Ellis, joins Forward..

Andrew Fearnside - 7 July 2021

Creating qubits: Making progress with photonics

Forward spoke with Jelmer Renema of Dutch firm QuiX about why..

Adam Gregory - 29 June 2021

Podcast with Jim Mellon: Cellular agriculture and the new agrarian revolution

Jim Mellon, investor in innovation, entrepreneur and author, joins us..

Elizabeth Dale - 28 June 2021

Plastics recycling: can microwaves help us clean up our mess?

Forward asks Martin Lamb, chairman of pioneering recycler Enval,..

Rachel Oxley - 28 June 2021

Podcast with Dave Rigg, COO, Bombora: The power of wave energy

We speak to Dave Rigg, Chief Operating Officer at Bombora, a marine..

Jo Cripps - 8 June 2021

Need to Know: why your virome holds enormous value

Our bodies play host to a complex network of viruses, many of which..

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Mewburn Ellis Forward is a biannual publication that celebrates the best of innovation and exploration. Through its pages we hope to inform and entertain, but also to encourage discussion about the most compelling developments taking place in the scientific and entrepreneurial world. Along the way, we’ll engage with the IP challenges that international organisations face every day.