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Patent filings show new sectors exploring blockchain

More sectors than ever before are starting to utilise blockchain, European patent figures reveal. 

Published 22 April 2021

Stefanie Glassford: Oral proceedings by video conference

There is no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has altered the approach that the European Patent Office (EPO) has taken with respect to oral proceedings being held by video conferencing, writes Stefanie Glassford.

Published 23 March 2021

Julie Canet: One too many Pink Ladies

For me, “Pink Lady” will always refer to one of Rizzo, Marty, Frenchy or Jan – together with their pink jackets and crazy wigs. What might come to mind for most, though, are the renowned Pink Lady Apples.

Published 19 February 2021

Alistair Robertson: Get smart and be one step ahead of AI patent laws

Alistair Robertson encourages fellow patent attorneys to "stay ahead of the curve" on emerging technology.

Published 28 September 2020

Tech companies in renewables sector urged to secure IP rights

Tech companies operating in the renewable energy sector could cause decades of damage to their market position if they fail to secure their IP rights now, an expert has warned.

Published 30 June 2020

IP stats show Scotland is a hotbed of innovation 

The latest patent, trademark and design data from the UK Intellectual Property Office shows an impressive performance from Scotland in 2019.

Published 18 June 2020

UK will not join Unified Patent Court in ‘blow for industry’

The UK will not seek to become a member of the proposed Unified Patent Court (UPC) despite earlier suggestions that it would, government officials have confirmed.

Published 2 March 2020

Jason Chester: Intellectual property is on the move

Jason Chester looks at the latest evolution in branding: the motion mark.

Published 24 July 2019

IP expert hails further growth in Scottish patent applications

Patent applications originating from Scotland continue to grow, according to the latest data released by the European Patent Office (EPO).

Published 19 March 2019

Intellectual property practice Marks & Clerk recognised as top patent filer

Marks & Clerk has been named the top filer of Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications in the EU, according to figures released by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine.

Published 22 January 2019