George Lucas - Feb 09, 2023
AI and Tech innovation stands out in a slow year for pharma deals
Last year saw a drop in the number and value of deals performed in the biotech and pharma sector compared to previous years. Despite this, deals involving companies focussed around bioinformatics and computational biology made a strong showing. Below is a non-exhaustive selection of deals from last...
Can AI and IOT support environmental sustainability
Advances in software-based technologies such as Artificial..
Standards, SEPs, and FRAND agreements - an overview
The terms “standards,” “SEPs,” and “FRAND agreements,” are..
Talking with machines: AI, language, and cognition
“A reader lives a thousand lives before they die”. From Homer to..
UK Government expands R&D Tax Relief to cover Quantum, AI and Robotics research
The recently published 2022 Spring Statement1 indicates support for a..
The NISQ-era: a quantum stepping-stone
In our previous blog, ‘Noisy quantum computing: overcoming quantum..
A trillion times more powerful: the race to produce the world's first quantum computer chip
Meet the British startup on the brink of winning the race to produce..
2022 changes to EPO Guidelines: highlights
With the 2021 changes to the examination guidelines, the EPO changed..
Time to cash out? Will a fully cashless society ever become a reality in the UK?
A cashless society describes an economic state whereby financial..
AI spotlight: Google’s DeepMind takes on competitive programming – have we reached a tipping point?
On 2 February, Alphabet Inc.’s artificial intelligence subsidiary,..
Board of Appeal confirms DABUS AI cannot be an inventor for a European patent application
On 21st December 2021 the EPO rejected the two appeals filed by Dr..
The smart healthcare revolution – what does it mean for patent attorneys?
In 2020 the EPO published a report on the global trends in patent..
Venturing ahead: helping Munich make its name in quantum tech
Christopher Trummer, managing director of the TUM Venture Lab..
Pulse of Fintech H1 ’21 – investments in fintech are growing and diversifying
KPMG have recently published their biannual report ‘Pulse of Fintech..
Qualcomm unveils world's first 5G, AI-enabled, autonomous drone
In their latest offering, the Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G Platform,..
DABUS decision: AI cannot be patent inventor, UK Court of Appeal rules
On 21 September 2021, the UK Court of Appeal rejected an appeal..
The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Internet of Things
We are at the start of a technological revolution that will..
Quantum System One: is Europe ready?
With quantum start-ups now appearing across the globe and tech giants..
Creating qubits: Making progress with photonics
Forward spoke with Jelmer Renema of Dutch firm QuiX about why..
The future of autonomous vehicles on land and sea
In this Forward: On Demand vlog, Chris Cattley and Rob Walker discuss..
Materials informatics: a data-based approach to materials discovery
Research into new materials with desirable properties has been one of..
Creating qubits: a hot lead at ColdQuanta
Mark Saffman tells Forward why an atomic approach has all the..
EPO Opposition Trends in Engineering, Electronics and Software Special Report
In autumn 2020, we analysed more than 8000 opposition cases filed at..
COVID-19 win for AI pharma farmers
The vaccine roll-out is in action all over the world. Nevertheless,..
Shock treatment: what’s behind the race to crack quantum?
As the UK begins work towards realising world-beating ambitions,..
Patenting a software invention at the UKIPO: a case study
In a recent success for one of our clients, we overcame an objection..
PsiQuantum expect commercial quantum computer by 2025
By 2025, the team from secretive quantum computing firm PsiQuantum..
EPO 2020 Patent Index - key trends
The European Patent Office (EPO) recently published its 2020 Patent..
EPO confirms that the COMVIK approach to assessing patent eligibility is applicable to computer simulations (G1/19)
The Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA) has now issued their decision ..
Working together to define future mobility
The fourth industrial revolution – big data – blockchain – artificial..
Developments in patenting activity in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Humans generate a mind-boggling amount of data each day. This..
Autonomous vehicles: into reverse or about to shift up a gear?
While the past 12 months have been a rocky ride for much of the..
Top 5 fields of technology for Internet of Things (IoT) patenting
The term “internet of things (IoT)” has often been mentioned in..
How to patent your digital health apps – 5 key considerations
As the technical capabilities of smartphones continue to rise at an..
Deep neural networks: of dogs, muffins, and self-driving cars
You may have come across the “animals vs. food” picture quiz on the..
Ericsson accuses Samsung of un-FRAND-ly patent negotiations
Following on from Unwired Planet v Huawei, Ericsson have launched a ..
Software inventions at the European Patent Office: an in-depth study
It is sometimes difficult to obtain patent protection for inventions..
Deep learning cracks the protein folding problem?
Deep learning has just made a new headline grabbing achievement:..
Düsseldorf Regional Court refers Nokia vs. Daimler licensing dispute to CJEU
As anticipated, the Düsseldorf Regional Court, in its decision Nokia..
Britain launches largest industry-led project to commercialise the use of quantum computing
On 6 November 2020, Britain launched its largest industry-led quantum..
Facebook’s Quest to bring Virtual Reality to the Masses
As explained in our article “Mixed reality: Is it the blend that will..
An introduction into extended reality (XR): the next level in 2020 vision
Extended reality (XR) is an umbrella term covering technologies that..
Mixed reality: Is it the blend that will boost human wellbeing?
From simulating the evaluation of cardiovascular patients to turning..
Light speed AI: sci-fi buzzwords or computing reality?
In recent years, there has been rapid acceleration in quantum..
Post-quantum cryptography – a new hope
The race to build a large-scale quantum computer is one of the most..
Noisy quantum computing: overcoming quantum decoherence
Anticipated as the next great leap in human technology, quantum..
Unwired Planet v Huawei – the Supreme Court’s FRAND(ly) judgement
Published Wednesday 26th August 2020, the Supreme Court has handed..
Smart phones and intoxication detection
On the 18th of August 2020, researchers from the University of..
Nokia vs. Daimler - FRAND defence does not apply
Breaking News in Nokia vs. Daimler (2 O 34/19) - (FRAND/SEP case)The..
Quantum computing: Why qubits have consequences for IP
As part of our Thought Leaders series, Mewburn Ellis Senior Associate..
Five things you (really) need to know about patenting software in Europe
We often receive enquiries asking whether a particular..
Landmark judgement in German FRAND case Sisvel vs. Haier
On May 5, 2020, the Cartel Senate of the German Federal Supreme Court..
Mitsubishi Electric to embark on 5G testing programme
In a recent press release Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced..
Patenting the Internet of Things – the European perspective
It is estimated that by 2025 there will be 26-30 billion devices in..
AI: Machine learning - the when’s and the how’s of machine learning
In our recent post on the use of artificial intelligence in..
AI, deep learning and image analysis in bioinformatics
Putting “AI” in the title of your paper, or indeed in the name of..
AI: Machine learning - what is the machine actually learning?
Following on from Richard Johnson’s blog post “Inventive AI: can..
FRAND Licensing of SEPs in the age of connected cars
Cars are developing more and more into computerized mobile platforms...
Inventive AI: can machines innovate?
The integration of technology based on artificial intelligence into..
The journey of rLoop - a new technology innovation network disrupting the world of transport and IP
As a child growing up in Blackburn, near Manchester, UK, Ilyas Vali..
How to patent AI technology at the EPO
Once only a figment of the imagination in literature such as Mark..