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By Ian Atkinson
Graphene was identified back in 2004 by scientists at The University of Manchester. This led to a surge of interest in this seemingly simple, yet surprisingly fascinating new material.
In this article, we take a look at recent case law surrounding exclusive licensing and how care should be taken both when negotiating and acquiring an exclusive licence.
By Clair Curran
Europe is home to a relatively aged population — today, almost a quarter of us are 60 or older.
By Nicole Cordy
There is a misconception that all inventors are eccentric old men who spend their lives tinkering with gadgets in a shed.
By Gareth Price
There has been much progress in recent times with the negotiations between the UK and European Union in relation to registered IP rights.
By Ian Atkinson
Powerful ideas, whether they are of a political, religious or technological persuasion, have the capacity to improve our lives.
By Terence Broderick
I was sat on a bus recently and noticed the person sat in front of me reading an email.
By Akber Ahmed
Now, when you think about the World Cup, malicious marketing tactics and trade mark law might not immediately spring to mind.
By Clair Curran
We start with self-taught chemist Charles Goodyear's quest to make natural rubber into a stable and durable product.
By Terence Broderick
There are many obstacles preventing the uptake of autonomous and electric vehicles. A recent white paper from not-for-profit organisation Regen highlighted several policy priorities that need to be addressed ...
By Terence Broderick
My colleague and materials specialist Ian Atkinson recently discussed the commercial potential of graphene and the importance of obtaining protection for innovations which are based on the myriad properties...
By Ian Atkinson
An article in the Financial Times published on 31 October 2017 discusses why lab-grown diamonds pose a threat to big miners such as De Beers in the diamond jewellery sector.
By Clair Curran
Plant Variety Rights (also called Plant Breeders' Rights) are a form of intellectual property right designed specifically to protect new varieties of plants.
By Edith Penty Geraets
The UK Supreme Court recently heard the latest instalment of an ongoing battle over the blockbuster drug pregabalin (Warner-Lambert v Actavis).
By Jenny Smith
Back in November 2017, Dr Jenny Smith reported on an interesting situation in the USA where large organisations were seen to be exploiting a legal loophole in order to avoid their patents ...