Katie Dale - Feb 26, 2024

Top marks for Iovance as FDA approves first-in-class cell therapy Amtagvi for solid tumours

On February 16, 2024, a real milestone was reached in the cell..

Thomas Lonsdale - Jan 03, 2024

Plastic Packaging Pollution: Kelp is on the Way!

Plastic packaging materials have revolutionised modern life. They..

David Brooks - Dec 20, 2023

UK Battery Strategy Commentary

Ahead of the Global Investment Summit hosted recently in November..

Joseph Newcombe - Dec 19, 2023

New highs for psychedelics in the clinic

Psychedelic compounds have long been experimented with for their..

Calum Graham - Dec 14, 2023

National Vision for Engineering Biology

On Tuesday 5 December 2023, the Minister for Science, Research and..

David Brooks - Dec 05, 2023

Layering up: how graphene is disrupting the sportswear industry

Earlier this year, Novak Djokovic broke the men’s tennis record for..

Sarah Morrow - Nov 29, 2023

What is Graphene?

For an undergraduate scientist, the answer to the question “What is..

James Leach - Nov 16, 2023

IP Protection for software-based products- An Introduction for SMEs

We are excited to launch our new software resource booklet — 'IP..

David Brooks - Sep 06, 2023

IP audits for battery and energy storage businesses

Companies working in the fields of batteries and energy storage often..

Adam Gregory - Aug 11, 2023

VC tips for SMEs — how do VCs evaluate the value of intellectual property?

As part of a series in which we ask leading venture capitalists to..

Edward Couchman - Aug 07, 2023

Cells as medicines: the promise of cell therapy

Cell therapy is one of the most exciting areas of medical science,..

Nick Sutcliffe - Jul 26, 2023

IP priorities for forward-looking cell and gene therapy businesses

IP priorities are especially important to businesses developing..

Nick Sutcliffe - Jul 06, 2023

VC tips for SMEs — how much equity should a start-up give away in a Series A fundraising?

As part of a series in which we ask leading venture capitalists to..

Nick Sutcliffe - Jul 06, 2023

VC tips for SMEs — how to choose the right VC?

As part of a series in which we ask leading venture capitalists to..

David Fyfield - Jun 19, 2023

IPEC Small Claims moving to Manchester

The Presiding Judge of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court..

Matthew Smith - Jun 12, 2023

Meet Ava Garside, teenage graphene innovator

Ava Garside first created her pollution sensor badge aged 12. Now..

Rebecca Tollervey - May 09, 2023

Patenting antibodies – the latest developments from the EPO Boards of Appeal:  Part 2 – inventive step

We have conducted a review of Board of Appeal decisions relating to..

Dan Thornton - Feb 20, 2023

The world’s toughest sports earbuds

Tom Jelliffe is the founder of ultra-durable earphones brand Tzuka...

Rebecca Tollervey - Feb 01, 2023

Patenting antibodies – the latest developments from the EPO Boards of Appeal

The prosecution of patent applications relating to antibodies..

Callum Anderson - Jan 31, 2023

Getting to grips with device led physical rehabilitation innovation

In the UK, there are an estimated 187,000 children living with an arm..

The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court – renovation, or a new coat of paint?

Comments on the current functioning, and the future, of the IPEC.


Karolina Fryzlewicz - Jun 07, 2022

Owning your IP: managing early brand risks for start-ups and SMEs

A start-up or a small or medium sized enterprise (SME) is like a..

Urs Ferber - Apr 14, 2022

Germany’s world-leading MedTech industry

Germany is synonymous with precision engineering and quality..

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..

Andrew Fearnside - Nov 17, 2021

Venturing ahead: helping Munich make its name in quantum tech

Christopher Trummer, managing director of the TUM Venture Lab..

Sam Bailey - Oct 01, 2021

Intercalation Station: bringing new energy to battery industry reporting

This online news channel offers an insider’s viewpoint as it breaks..

Adam Gregory - Sep 09, 2021

IP priorities for future food companies

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

Graeme Moore - Aug 24, 2021

New Innovation Strategy for the UK

Last month the UK government launched anew Innovation Strategy,..

Nick Sutcliffe - May 14, 2021

IP for forward-looking life sciences businesses

The recently released Mewburn Ellis IP Guide for SMEs sets out IP..

Dan Thornton - Apr 23, 2021

UK SMEs left exposed by failure to protect IP

New research from Mewburn Ellis and YouGov to mark International IP..

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..

Dan Thornton - Mar 19, 2021

The UK tech sector – alive and kicking

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

Robert Watson - Mar 11, 2021

Defending D-Line

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

Dan Thornton - Feb 23, 2021

IP rights and company performance – a causal connection?

We believe that IP can play an important positive role in commercial..

Dan Thornton - Feb 17, 2021

Confidence with patent documents as a technical resource

What is a patent document and why could it be useful to your R&D team?

Sean Jauss - Feb 04, 2021

Protecting your intellectual property: top tips for start-ups

It is common currency that intellectual property (IP) is an important..

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 - Dec 17, 2020

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

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

Kate O'Rourke - Dec 16, 2020

Brexit has happened - what you need to know about the impact on trade marks

Kate O’Rourke sets out the principles for UK and EU trade mark..

Edmund Harrison - Nov 24, 2020

Amazon Pharmacy trade mark battle

Amazon’s latest trademark dispute stems from its efforts to launch a..

Kate O'Rourke - Nov 20, 2020

UKIPO confirms new ‘Address for Service’ rules

CITMA is celebrating a major victory on Brexit in the wake of the..

Nick Sutcliffe - Nov 18, 2020

Why Forward-Looking SMEs Prioritise IP

Intellectual property (IP) is a key tool for small businesses that..

COVID-19 rescue act or major overhaul of the UK insolvency framework?

As we go into England’s second national lockdown of this COVID-19..

Andy King - Nov 06, 2020

The impact of Brexit on .EU domain names

Internet domain names are crucial commercial assets for many..

Kate O'Rourke - Oct 29, 2020

Impact of Brexit on designs – an update

As of 1st January 2021, Registered Community Designs (RCDs),..

Andy King - Oct 26, 2020

Utilising the potential of Amazon Brand Registry to protect and benefit your brand

As representatives for thousands of our client’s EUTM and UK trade..

Matthew Smith - Oct 13, 2020

The UK Patent Box - is it delivering?

Patent Box legislation has been very much in vogue over the last few..

Kate O'Rourke - Sep 30, 2020

Renewal of EU trade marks post-Brexit

Owners of EU Trade Marks (EUTMs) which are due to be renewed after..

Kate O'Rourke - Sep 01, 2020

The benefits of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to brands and businesses

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is standard practice for most..

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..

Emily Sullivan - Aug 10, 2020

Is Sky the limit in the David versus Goliath trade mark battle of the last decade?

Hilda-Georgina Kwafo-Akoto examines the potential implications of Sky..

Kate O'Rourke - Jul 29, 2020

The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court - ongoing success for brand owners

Since 1990 businesses seeking to defend their intellectual property..

Karolina Fryzlewicz - Jul 22, 2020

Branding in the TikTok® era

The social media landscape has changed significantly over the last..

Frances Salisbury - Jul 16, 2020

Five tips for patenting inventions in personalised and stratified medicine

As medical treatments become increasingly bespoke, we reveal some..

Camille Terfve - Jun 23, 2020

A Guide to Patenting Bioinformatics Inventions at the EPO: what is technical and why does it matter?

Many inventions in the field of bioinformatics (a term that we will..

Rebecca Anderson-Smith - Jun 05, 2020

Branding in times of crisis: It’s time to make your mark meaningful

David Benady explains why a brand based on solid values is now a..

Frederick Steele - May 22, 2020

Electronic signatures, “the new normal”?

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting social distancing has meant that..

Kate O'Rourke - May 06, 2020

Counterfeit contagion: fraudulent activities spread amid coronavirus (COVID-19)

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused disruption to manufacturing..

Sean Jauss - Mar 11, 2020

Making Waves

I guess it isn't all that surprising that it was tricky to get Nick..

Rebecca Anderson-Smith - Mar 03, 2020

What’s in a name? Enforcing trade mark rights and the own name defence

Clothing and accessories brand Hugo Boss has recently found itself..

Rebecca Tollervey - Nov 11, 2019

Top tips for patenting antibodies in Europe

Antibody development is a mature field of technology. There are..

Rebecca Anderson-Smith - Oct 02, 2019

5 top tips to prevent trade mark ‘genericide’

Most trade mark owners will be aware that their UK or European Union..

Adam Gregory - Jun 21, 2019

Singapore biotech start-ups: the importance of patent protection

Singapore’s biotech industry plays a key role in shaping the..

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..

Sean Jauss - Jun 14, 2019

Conducting due diligence and audits on intellectual property rights

You conduct due diligence of intellectual property (IP) rights to..

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..

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..

Matthew Smith - Feb 15, 2019

Building an IP portfolio: Nine tips for success

Companies need to think carefully about how they protect, manage and..

Emily Hayes - Jan 30, 2019

Commercialising genomic research in the US: tips for obtaining patent protection

The field of genomics has seen incredible advances over the past few..

Adam Gregory - Dec 10, 2018

Patent protection: five tips for biotech start-ups

Early-stage biotech companies are often founded based on the exciting..

Anna Mudge - Dec 02, 2018

The importance of Innovation Hubs in the UK's North West Region

Life science ‘start-ups’, ‘spin-outs’ and SMEs are some of the most..

Richard Clegg - Oct 31, 2018

Morphosis: creating and nurturing biotech start-ups in Singapore

We understand that early-stage biotech companies do not have it easy...

Robert Watson - Sep 27, 2018

Navigating the Brexit landscape: patents

The existing European patent system was unaffected by the UK leaving..