Daniel Brodsky - Mar 08, 2024

Robotics in surgery

For many, the word ‘surgery’ suggests images of surgeons operating..

Callum Anderson - Mar 06, 2024

Laparoscopic AI

AI in the OR

Copying music, making bad art and training the next..

Rebecca Brooks - Feb 29, 2024

Updates to the Guidelines for Examination at the EPO

The Guidelines for Examination at the EPO (which will be referred to..

Isobel Fisher - Feb 22, 2024

Colony picking robot expands our knowledge of human gut microbiome

The human microbiome is very diverse. A typical gut microbiome can..

Thomas Lonsdale - Jan 30, 2024

Plant based leather - the eco-friendly alternative hitting the catwalks

Vegan leather isn’t only an ecofriendly alternative, which isn’t made..

Joe Egelstaff - Jan 16, 2024

AI bias in healthcare

AI tools are increasingly being used in healthcare settings, with..

Alex Burns - Nov 28, 2023

Emotional Perception AI v UKIPO: Is this the dawning of a new era for AI-related inventions at the UKIPO?

On 21 November 2023, Mann J handed down his judgment on Emotional..

Ashley Cresswell - May 15, 2023

Medtech: the future for mental health?

When we think of medical technology, or ‘medtech’, more often than..

Alex Burns - May 05, 2023

Gene sequencing accelerates with custom hardware

The cost to sequence a genome continues to drop exponentially. Over..

Callum Anderson - Apr 04, 2023

Motion capture and AI in healthcare

When most of us hear the term motion capture, we tend to think of..

Jacqueline Murphy - Mar 14, 2023

Femtech: a growth industry - new special report

We are delighted to release our latest report Femtech: a growth..

Alex Burns - Mar 02, 2023

Can an AI win copyright protection?

As part of our Thought Leaders series, we explore artificial..

Lucy Coe - Jan 30, 2023

Can AI and IOT support environmental sustainability

Advances in software-based technologies such as Artificial..

James Leach - Oct 19, 2022

AI at the UKIPO – a more patent friendly approach?

The UKIPO recently issued new guidance relating to examining patent..

Richard Johnson - Aug 08, 2022

IP as an enabler for AI: UK government shows its hand

The recently published response of the UK government to a..

James Leach - May 11, 2022

Talking with machines: AI, language, and cognition

A reader lives a thousand lives before they die”. From Homer to..

Toby Hill - Feb 09, 2022

AI spotlight: Google’s DeepMind takes on competitive programming – have we reached a tipping point?

On 2 February, Alphabet Inc.’s artificial intelligence subsidiary,..

Karolina Fryzlewicz - Jan 27, 2022

AI, IP and SMEs: jurisdictional clues about copyright solutions for start-ups

Our world is passing through an era of explosive technological..

Alex Burns - Nov 22, 2021

The smart healthcare revolution – what does it mean for patent attorneys?

In 2020 the EPO published a report on the global trends in patent..

Camille Terfve - Nov 12, 2021

Digital therapeutics: the rise of digital health technologies during the Covid-19 pandemic

There is no denying that the Covid-19 pandemic has reshaped many..

Richard Johnson - Sep 22, 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..

Rob Walker - Jun 24, 2021

The future of autonomous vehicles on land and sea

In this Forward: On Demand vlog, Chris Cattley and Rob Walker discuss..

Camille Terfve - May 20, 2021

Intellectual property and artificial intelligence in the UK: what might the future hold?

AI is a hot topic for the current UK government. Last year, the UK..

Nathan Zhang - May 20, 2021

Materials informatics: a data-based approach to materials discovery

Research into new materials with desirable properties has been one of..

Joseph Newcombe - Apr 26, 2021

COVID-19 win for AI pharma farmers

The vaccine roll-out is in action all over the world. Nevertheless,..

Richard Johnson - Mar 01, 2021

Developments in patenting activity in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Humans generate a mind-boggling amount of data each day. This..

Urs Ferber - Jan 21, 2021

Deep neural networks: of dogs, muffins, and self-driving cars

You may have come across the “animals vs. food” picture quiz on the..

Camille Terfve - Dec 03, 2020

Deep learning cracks the protein folding problem?

Deep learning has just made a new headline grabbing achievement:..

Camille Terfve - Apr 23, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19), big data and silver linings

There is no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic will have tremendous..

James Leach - Jan 20, 2020

AI: Machine learning - the when’s and the how’s of machine learning

In our recent post on the use of artificial intelligence in..

Camille Terfve - Jan 02, 2020

AI, deep learning and image analysis in bioinformatics

Putting “AI” in the title of your paper, or indeed in the name of..

James Leach - Dec 13, 2019

AI: Machine learning - what is the machine actually learning?

Following on from Richard Johnson’s blog post “Inventive AI: can..

Richard Johnson - Oct 07, 2019

Inventive AI: can machines innovate?

The integration of technology based on artificial intelligence into..

Richard Johnson - Sep 06, 2019

When AI met EQ

Affective computing may be a multi-billion -dollar business, but much..

Christoph Moeller - Jun 26, 2019

Data and security issues in a world of connected cars

Mobility patterns are changing and technological innovations in..

Emma Graham - Feb 26, 2019

How to patent AI technology at the EPO

Once only a figment of the imagination in literature such as Mark..