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..

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..

Alex Burns - May 05, 2023

Gene sequencing accelerates with custom hardware

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

James Leach - Oct 19, 2022

AI at the UKIPO – a more patent friendly approach?

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

James Leach - Sep 26, 2022

Obtaining patent protection for software inventions can be challenging - but we can help

New developments in software are continuing to change the world we..

Non-Fungible Tokens as legal property?

The world of cryptocurrency is a fast-moving and complex one...

Charlotte Lynch - Aug 16, 2022

Standards, SEPs, and FRAND agreements - an overview

The terms “standards,” “SEPs,” and “FRAND agreements,” are..

James Leach - Aug 12, 2022

The firepower of Cloud Native thinking

Taylor Dolezal of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation explains why..

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..

Sarah Harvey - May 10, 2022

Vertical farming - finding space to sprout up

One thing the past couple of years have taught a lot of people is..

James Leach - Apr 28, 2022

Software patents: Fixed-fee patent eligibility opinions on software patents

IP protection for software. It’s complicated…but we can help.

For a..

Daniel Brodsky - Apr 07, 2022

Software for use in medical methods: excluded from patentability?

In this blog we look at the challenges associated with patenting..

Florian Zobel - Mar 30, 2022

2022 changes to EPO Guidelines: highlights

With the 2021 changes to the examination guidelines, the EPO changed..

Urs Ferber - Mar 23, 2022

Advances in dentistry making a real impression

We all love going to the dentist, especially for restorations like..

Robert Worboys - Mar 15, 2022

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..

Toby Hill - Mar 11, 2022

Tech giants set up shop in Munich - Europe's answer to Silicon Valley?

Arguably best known for its annual Oktoberfest celebrations,..

Urs Ferber - Mar 02, 2022

IP GUIdance - graphical user interface design rights

While patents protect the technical aspects of products, registered..

Caroline Hart - Feb 28, 2022

Maximising the value of design rights

From SMEs to multinationals, from car manufacturers to fashion..

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,..

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..

Robert Worboys - Nov 16, 2021

Pulse of Fintech H1 ’21 – investments in fintech are growing and diversifying

KPMG have recently published their biannual report ‘Pulse of Fintech..

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..

Lucy Coe - Sep 21, 2021

The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Internet of Things

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

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..

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..

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..

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..

Lucy Coe - 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..

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..

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..

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..

Camille Terfve - Jul 14, 2020

Can software be therapeutic?

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

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..