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Unified Patent Court – Key Step Forward What’s just happened? The UK government yesterday announced its ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement – the UPC Agreement for short. Read the report of the announcement here. What happens next? The UPC Agreement requires ratification by UK, Germany and France. Until that happens, it can’t come into […]
It’s fascinating that scientists from time to time think the unthinkable. Here, this MIT group have actually merged mass-less photons of light together to get … well, a new form of light, one where the photons have mass and a slower speed. So, if gaining mass also slowed the photons down, as this paper says, […]
It ought to be “no news” rather than News by now. But it’s good to see a Brexit announcement from an official horses mouth. The key takeaways from this announcement (and previous information from various sources) are: A European patent application, filed before or after Brexit, can contain a designation of the UK A PCT […]
Another “first” for Mr Musk. Australia isn’t the only place where power outages are frequent enough to be troublesome; it happens in rural parts, and even urban parts, of Europe. Note the reported millisecond reaction time after the conventional grid failed. Bravo to Tesla innovation!
This new EPC patent costs tool is designed for use by US patent attorney and patent agent principals. It looks to be a first of its type in the EPC patent procurement arena. Key features of our EPC patent costs budget tool We designed the tool to generate an indicative lifetime budget that you can use […]
Christmas day is next Monday, so we’re taking a holiday! We’re going to be away from our desks from 18:00 Friday December 22. We’ll be back at midday on December 27. If you send us an email before then, someone will be checking to see what you’ve said that morning. You’ll have a response in […]
Here’s something in an area where we’ve worked on IP – microneedle patches. There’s been a lot of news flow on this technology but this piece is worth singling out as it’s a report on Phase I trials. Virtually painless, capable of self-administration and the microneedles themselves dissolve whilst still penetrating the skin – fascinating, […]
Japan actually started putting GPS satellites up a few years ago. Apart from the US, Russia, China, the EU and India have satellites in place, some constellations currently with just regional coverage and not yet fully operational. It does look like the accuracy of the US GPS system doesn’t fulfill some modern commercial objectives in […]
Trade mark rights can be incredibly valuable. But those rights need to be looked after. The owner has to use the trade mark, and do so properly. In most places, the legal rights have to be renewed every so often. And if a trade mark gets taken into the language as a descriptor, the owner may lose […]