Graeme Moore - Aug 24, 2021

New Innovation Strategy for the UK

Last month the UK government launched a new Innovation Strategy,..

Michali Demetroudi - Aug 05, 2021

Quantum System One: is Europe ready?

With quantum start-ups now appearing across the globe and tech giants..

Jacqueline Murphy - Jul 27, 2021

Proud partners of the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) for a 3rd year

We are proud and excited to be entering our third year as an..

Niles Beadman - Jul 20, 2021

Printed pills: a new dimension for medicine

Three dimensional (3D) printing is the latest buzzword ricocheting..

Andrew Fearnside - Jul 07, 2021

Creating qubits: Making progress with photonics

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

Jacqueline Murphy - Jul 02, 2021

IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2021

We are delighted to once again be ranked ‘gold tier’ in IAM PATENT..

Alexander Cavell - Jun 28, 2021

Structural batteries: “massless” energy storage

In recent years, people have sought to harness the world’s natural..

Rachel Oxley - Jun 28, 2021

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

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

Chris Cattley - Jun 24, 2021

The future of autonomous vehicles on land and sea

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

Helen Bower - Jun 17, 2021

Financial Times Special Report - Europe's Leading Patent Law Firms 2021

We are delighted to once again be recognised in the Financial Times..

Rebecca Blundell - Jun 03, 2021

From the Moon to Mars: tyres for space exploration

Conditions on the Moon can be extremely harsh. For instance,..

Rob Walker - Jun 01, 2021

World Bicycle Day: a history of bicycles through patents

3rd June 2021 marks the 4th World Bicycle Day, which, in the words of..

Andrew Walkinshaw - May 25, 2021

Meet the material: PowerPaste

A new hydrogen-based fuel packs quite a punch, writes Kerry..

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..

Andrew Fearnside - May 11, 2021

Creating qubits: a hot lead at ColdQuanta

Mark Saffman tells Forward why an atomic approach has all the..

Helen Bower - May 10, 2021

EPO Opposition Trends in Engineering, Electronics and Software Special Report

In autumn 2020, we analysed more than 8000 opposition cases filed at..

Stephen Gill - May 06, 2021

We helped determine the meaning of “technical feature”

Case - T 0258/03

Our extensive arguments in relation to whether a..

Matthew Naylor - May 05, 2021

Case review: what can be considered as prior art when assessing inventive step?

Case - T 0211/06

In the decision T 0211/06 from the EPO Board of..

Stephen Gill - May 03, 2021

Engineering oppositions: what is considered to be an implicit disclosure in a patent application?

Case - T2541/11

This decision provides guidance and clarification in..

Joseph Newcombe - Apr 26, 2021

COVID-19 win for AI pharma farmers

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

Rob Walker - Apr 19, 2021

To zero and beyond! Technology for a carbon-negative future

22 April 2021 marks the 51st Earth Day, an annual event seeking to..

Adam Gregory - Apr 19, 2021

Jim Mellon: the reluctant gradualist taking on ageing

Forward editor Caitlin Mackesy Davies learns how we might all be able..

Andrew Fearnside - Apr 15, 2021

Shock treatment: what’s behind the race to crack quantum?

As the UK begins work towards realising world-beating ambitions,..

Daniel Brodsky - Apr 14, 2021

Patenting a software invention at the UKIPO: a case study

In a recent success for one of our clients, we overcame an objection..

Isobel Stone - Apr 07, 2021

Hydrogen: turning grey to green

Hydrogen fuels, with their high energy density and clean-air..

Isobel Stone - Apr 07, 2021

Need to know: are we set for a bioprinting boom?

From refashioning foods to fabricating organs, bioprinting is the..

Lucy White - Mar 31, 2021

The future of organ transplantation: growing organs from scratch?

Organ transplantation has saved, transformed, and extended countless..

Andrew Fearnside - Mar 29, 2021

PsiQuantum expect commercial quantum computer by 2025

By 2025, the team from secretive quantum computing firm PsiQuantum..

Sarah Harvey - Mar 23, 2021

EPO 2020 Patent Index - key trends

The European Patent Office (EPO) recently published its 2020 Patent..

Dan Thornton - Mar 19, 2021

The UK tech sector – alive and kicking

Tech Nation recently published their latest report on the state of..

Sam Haggerty - Mar 17, 2021

eFuel – the solution to green air travel?

Electric vehicles (EVs) look like an obvious replacement in working..

Robert Watson - Mar 11, 2021

Defending D-Line

From its first steps in North Shields to international stature, how..

Dan Thornton - Mar 02, 2021

Working together to define future mobility

The fourth industrial revolution – big data – blockchain – artificial..

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..

Ben Boyd - Feb 23, 2021

Are we about to see a boom in supersonic flight?

It has been nearly 20 years since the last commercial Concorde flight..

Rob Walker - Feb 22, 2021

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..

John Ioannou - Feb 17, 2021

Top 5 fields of technology for Internet of Things (IoT) patenting

The term “internet of things (IoT)” has often been mentioned in..

Chris Cattley - Feb 17, 2021

Maritime robotics ​- autonomous technology improving shipping efficiency

To date, much of the focus on autonomous technology has centred on..

Alex Burns - Jan 26, 2021

How to patent your digital health apps – 5 key considerations

As the technical capabilities of smartphones continue to rise at an..

Dan Thornton - Jan 25, 2021

WIPO Proof – a digital signature tool for evidencing documents

Launched last year, WIPO Proof is an initiative created by the World..

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..

Nathan Zhang - Jan 15, 2021

Lithium-metal batteries: a separator solution to dendrites

Global demand for clean, renewable energy is now higher than ever..

Matthew Smith - Jan 15, 2021

Meet the material: liquid crystal elastomer

A team at Rice University has developed a morphing material with much..

Tom Furnival - Dec 17, 2020

Ericsson accuses Samsung of un-FRAND-ly patent negotiations

Following on from Unwired Planet v Huawei, Ericsson have launched a ..

Dan Thornton - Dec 17, 2020

Why building and nurturing an IP culture in your business is important

Intellectual property (“IP”) – patents in particular – form a key..

Sam Bailey - Dec 17, 2020

EU batteries directive – powering up opportunities?

Changing needs, new demands

Global energy consumption has more than..

Stephen Gill - Dec 16, 2020

What has railway signalling got to do with sealed tube transport?

Railways depend for modern long-distance and high density train..

Joseph Newcombe - Dec 11, 2020

Safer and better: Nanotech Energy batteries signal positive news

Our lives require storage of electrical energy more than ever these..

Rebecca Blundell - Dec 08, 2020

Green tyres: wheeling towards sustainable rubber

Rubber is a crucial component of the tyre, with most tyres typically..

James Leach - Dec 07, 2020

Software inventions at the European Patent Office: an in-depth study

It is sometimes difficult to obtain patent protection for inventions..

Joseph Newcombe - Dec 04, 2020

Cornwall powering the UK to the frontline of the lithium revolution

Cornwall has long been an historic centre for mining in the UK. Since..

Camille Terfve - Dec 03, 2020

Deep learning cracks the protein folding problem?

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

Christoph Moeller - Dec 01, 2020

Düsseldorf Regional Court refers Nokia vs. Daimler licensing dispute to CJEU

As anticipated, the Düsseldorf Regional Court, in its decision Nokia..

Richard Johnson - Nov 29, 2020

Deep trouble: what can happen when we can’t sleep?

It has perhaps never been harder for us to get our heads down. But..

Richard Howe - Nov 29, 2020

Graphene getting the automotive industry into gear

In the years since graphene was first created at the University of..

Ben Boyd - Nov 18, 2020

Aiming for the sky: aviation carbon reduction goals

One consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the significant..

Sam Bailey - Nov 10, 2020

EPO and IEA dive deep into battery patent data

Weighing in at nearly 100 pages, the recent detailed report on..

Andrew Fearnside - Nov 06, 2020

Britain launches largest industry-led project to commercialise the use of quantum computing

On 6 November 2020, Britain launched its largest industry-led quantum..

Andrew Mears - Oct 30, 2020

Powering the future: It takes a very SPECIFIC set of skills

Forward editor Caitlin Mackesy Davies learns how a collaborative..

Rebecca Blundell - Oct 27, 2020

The future of tyres in the driverless age

1886 is often regarded as the birth year of the modern car. This was..

Daniel Brodsky - Oct 25, 2020

How green are electric vehicles?

Electric vehicles are often hailed as a primary solution for..

Jacqueline Murphy - Oct 23, 2020

Chambers & Partners 2020 Legal Guide - Band 1 Recommended Firm

We are pleased to report that Mewburn Ellis has been ranked Band 1 in

Dan Thornton - Oct 15, 2020

Robotic distancing

Minimising person to person contact is the major weapon in reducing..

Robert Worboys - Oct 13, 2020

An introduction into extended reality (XR): the next level in 2020 vision

Extended reality (XR) is an umbrella term covering technologies that..

Urs Ferber - Oct 08, 2020

Thoughts on the transition to fully autonomous driving

Imagine the following situation: you just received your brand-new,..

Tom Furnival - Oct 06, 2020

Mixed reality: Is it the blend that will boost human wellbeing?

From simulating the evaluation of cardiovascular patients to turning..

Sam Bailey - Oct 02, 2020

Batteries: Power is nothing without control

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

Jacqueline Murphy - Oct 01, 2020

Mewburn Ellis: top tier firm Legal 500 2021

We are delighted to be ranked top tier for our patent practice in the..

Sam Bailey - Sep 23, 2020

A supercharged day for Tesla and battery tech

On September 22, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to the stage during the..

Christoph Moeller - Sep 10, 2020

IP protection for 3D printed inventions

3D printing, known in industry as “additive manufacturing”, has..

James Leach - Sep 09, 2020

Light speed AI: sci-fi buzzwords or computing reality?

In recent years, there has been rapid acceleration in quantum..

Andrew Fearnside - Sep 09, 2020

Post-quantum cryptography – a new hope

The race to build a large-scale quantum computer is one of the most..

Michali Demetroudi - Sep 08, 2020

Noisy quantum computing: overcoming quantum decoherence

Anticipated as the next great leap in human technology, quantum..

Simon Parry - Sep 05, 2020

Driving technology – could hands-free driving become legal in the UK?

Specialist Patent Attorney and Automotive Safety Specialist Simon..

Daniel Brodsky - Aug 27, 2020

How cities are adapting to the electric vehicle revolution

The number of electric vehicles on roads around the world is growing..

Tom Furnival - Aug 26, 2020

Unwired Planet v Huawei – the Supreme Court’s FRAND(ly) judgement

Published Wednesday 26th August 2020, the Supreme Court has handed..

Ben Boyd - Aug 26, 2020

What’s cool in the world of air conditioning?

Air conditioning accounts for approximately 10% of all electricity..

Paul Dunne - Aug 24, 2020

Meet the material: Robotic soft matter

Inspired by muscles and activated by light, this lifelike and..

Dan Thornton - Aug 21, 2020

Smart phones and intoxication detection

On the 18th of August 2020, researchers from the University of..

Simon Parry - Aug 19, 2020

Are Automated Lane Keeping Systems on the UK horizon?

On 18th August 2020, the UK government’s Department for Transport..

Christoph Moeller - Aug 18, 2020

Nokia vs. Daimler - FRAND defence does not apply

Breaking News in Nokia vs. Daimler (2 O 34/19) - (FRAND/SEP case)

The..
Andrew Fearnside - Aug 17, 2020

Quantum computing: Why qubits have consequences for IP

As part of our Thought Leaders series, Mewburn Ellis Senior Associate..

James Leach - Aug 12, 2020

Five things you (really) need to know about patenting software in Europe

We often receive enquiries asking whether a particular..

Simon Parry - Aug 11, 2020

Turning the tide – the growing use of electrical power in the shipping industry

Hybrid and fully electric cars are now beginning to garner wider..

James Leach - Aug 10, 2020

Antimicrobial resistance: moving towards a targeted approach

Spectromics is working to put our existing arsenal of antibiotics to..

Ben Boyd - Jul 30, 2020

How self-driving cars are putting the brakes on vehicle collisions

When I first started driving, my parents would tell me to “drive..

Ben Boyd - Jul 29, 2020

Amazon and Zoox steer toward the development of self-driving delivery vehicles

Amazon has agreed to acquire self-driving start-up Zoox for USD $1.2..

Tom Furnival - Jul 28, 2020

A brighter future for unconventional agriculture?

At the cost of more than one sad-looking hanging basket, I have come..

Niles Beadman - Jul 23, 2020

Smart tyres: under pressure to get smarter

For the past 175 years, the bulk of tyre innovation has focused on..

Victoria Coleman - Jul 21, 2020

UK formally withdraws from the UPC

In a statement to Parliament on 20 July 2020, the government formally..

Chris Cattley - Jul 21, 2020

Future mobility: exploring the new normal

In a recent article we discussed the numerous and varied aspects..

Christoph Moeller - Jul 15, 2020

Landmark judgement in German FRAND case Sisvel vs. Haier

On May 5, 2020, the Cartel Senate of the German Federal Supreme Court..

Camille Terfve - Jul 14, 2020

Can software be therapeutic?

The simple answer is: yes. Thanks for reading this post, stay tuned..

Stephen Gill - Jul 10, 2020

Batteries in trains – filling the gap

Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive Innovation have recently announced an..

Rachel Oxley - Jul 09, 2020

“Test, test, test” – the importance of diagnostics in pandemic preparedness

While the world waits for a vaccine to be developed and approved for..

Alexander Cavell - Jul 07, 2020

Tesla: Driving battery development differently

“Invention is the most important product of man’s creative brain. The..

Ashley Cresswell - Jul 02, 2020

E-scooters – a solution to socially distanced travel?

The UK Government has announced that trials of rental e-scooters will..

Alex Burns - Jul 01, 2020

Right to repair: could it take a bite out of e-waste?

Forward: features are independent pieces written for Mewburn Ellis..

Jacqueline Murphy - Jun 16, 2020

IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2020

We are delighted to once again be ranked ‘highly recommended’ in ‘IAM..

Tom Furnival - Jun 09, 2020

Mitsubishi Electric to embark on 5G testing programme

In a recent press release Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced..

Rachel Oxley - Jun 08, 2020

Ocean Energy - out of the blue

Long considered the poor relation of solar and wind-based solutions,..

Dan Thornton - May 29, 2020

Go for launch - SpaceX, NASA set for milestone mission

You may have been watching the build up to the manned launch of the..

Alex Burns - May 28, 2020

Contact tracing – our route out of the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown?

It appears that the United Kingdom is now past the peak of the..

Joseph Newcombe - May 07, 2020

InVEntions of WWII

VE day on Friday 8 May 2020 is the 75th anniversary of the end of..

Tom Furnival - Apr 28, 2020

5G and autonomous vehicles - accelerating data communication speed

The amount of data that self-driving cars are predicted to use is..

Tom Furnival - Apr 22, 2020

How 3D printing is helping in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19)

In a crisis which has been defined by its pace of change, 3D printing..

Richard Howe - Apr 09, 2020

Crown Use during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

As discussed in a previous blog, the UK Government has the power to..

Callum McGuinn - Apr 07, 2020

Taking charge - repurposing, recycling and reinventing batteries

Innovation in repurposing, recycling and reinventing batteries will..

Jacqueline Murphy - Apr 03, 2020

3D printing community responds to the coronavirus (COVID-19) challenge

The coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic has left healthcare systems..

John Addiss - Feb 04, 2020

Patenting the Internet of Things – the European perspective

It is estimated that by 2025 there will be 26-30 billion devices in..

Jacqueline Murphy - Jan 23, 2020

Proud Partners of the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC)

We are proud and excited to be starting our second year as an..

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..

Isobel Stone - Dec 16, 2019

Collagen scaffolds – the future of tissue engineering?

Despite the success of organ transplantation since its inception in..

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..

Rachel Oxley - Dec 11, 2019

Indian Patent Office adopts the Patent Prosecution Highway programme

Recently, the Indian Union Cabinet approved a proposal for the Indian..

William Hey - Nov 28, 2019

Australian innovation patent system - the end is near

The Australian innovation patent system is on its last legs, which..

Callum McGuinn - Nov 20, 2019

Lithium-ion batteries - powering the EVs of the future

In a recent blog, Eleanor Maciver reviewed a variety of promising..

Michali Demetroudi - Nov 11, 2019

Extreme fast charging – the future of electric vehicle batteries

With global deployment now exceeding five million, electric vehicles..

Maria Hall - Oct 28, 2019

Lateral partner hire into our new Patent Director role

We are pleased to announce the lateral hire of Paul Misselbrook,..

Christoph Moeller - Oct 26, 2019

FRAND Licensing of SEPs in the age of connected cars

Cars are developing more and more into computerized mobile platforms...

Richard Johnson - Oct 07, 2019

Inventive AI: can machines innovate?

The integration of technology based on artificial intelligence into..

Eleanor Maciver - Sep 18, 2019

Batteries for the future: the sky may not be the limit!

In an earlier blog Sam Bailey discussed the growing demands for high..

Christoph Moeller - Sep 13, 2019

Intermodality: the future of transport?

Search the term 'intermodality' and you'll turn up a number of..

Richard Johnson - Sep 06, 2019

When AI met EQ

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

Richard Howe - Aug 30, 2019

Printing with graphene: exploring the inks set to unleash graphene's potential

Graphene has been widely heralded as a game-changer in the research..

Simon Parry - Aug 19, 2019

Team Bath Racing Electric - zooming through 2019

Each year, over 100 university engineering teams from around the..

Camille Terfve - Aug 15, 2019

Patentable subject matter in bioinformatics - USPTO’s January 2019 guidance

In this article, Paul Liu and Ashley Barton from Duane Morris LLP..

Tom Furnival - Aug 07, 2019

A case in point - Trunki vs Kiddee

Rob Law, the founder and chief executive of Magmatic who make the..

Sam Bailey - Jun 27, 2019

Charging into the future - the increasing demands on battery technologies

Battery technology is an area of constant innovation.  For years we..

Christoph Moeller - Jun 26, 2019

Data and security issues in a world of connected cars

Mobility patterns are changing and technological innovations in..

Anna Mudge - Jun 19, 2019

Tips from the top: inspiring women in technology

You may be surprised to hear that only 17% of those working in..

Graeme Moore - May 29, 2019

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..

Christoph Moeller - May 24, 2019

A single to Singapore please: the rise in on-demand bus services

Discussion about future mobility tends to focus on the strategies of..

Simon Parry - Apr 05, 2019

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles: growth and innovation

While much attention and noise has surrounded the growth in the..

Matthew Smith - Apr 04, 2019

Hydrogen: the storage question

There’s a lot to like about hydrogen.  It’s light; it’s abundant (at..

Christoph Moeller - Mar 28, 2019

The road to autonomous

In a recent article published in Intellectual Property Magazine, ..

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..

Simon Parry - Feb 25, 2019

Self-driving vehicles: what do consumers think (and want)?

As a survey of 25,000 consumers in 20 countries, and a study that has..

Christoph Moeller - Jan 28, 2019

Autonomous driving: the IP twists and turns

Autonomous driving (AD) is on everyone’s lips when it comes to the..

Simon Parry - Jan 22, 2019

Autonomous vehicles - the race to innovate

The future of the automotive sector will be fundamentally different..

Christoph Moeller - Dec 11, 2018

Future mobility: the new direction of transport

Massive social, economic and technology trends are converging to..

Simon Parry - Oct 30, 2018

Team Bath Racing Electric: racing to success

Team Bath Racing Electric (TBRe) achieved their best ever ranking at..