Stephen Otter, IPO Senior Patent Examiner and Search Tools Manager, gives us the inside story on a powerful new patent search tool launched at the IPO this month that will revolutionise our patent examiner searches.
Patents protect the features and process that make things work. A patent can only be granted for something that is new and inventive. A patent has to be renewed every year but can last for up to 20 years.
From graphite tennis rackets to fluorescent yellow balls, intellectual property is everywhere you look in the game of tennis. We explore some of the innovations behind the legendary Wimbledon championship.
The Coronation is not only a historic event, it means big business for some, with flags, bunting and souvenirs flooding the shops. But exactly what are the rules around Royal-related intellectual property?
Following the Standard Essential Patents (SEP) Call for Views that we ran last year, we’re now hosting a short SEPs Questionnaire. This time, we want to understand how the SEPs framework and licensing environment works for smaller-sized businesses.
While we wait to see who will bring home the trophy let’s look at how far what started as a humble pig’s bladder has come.
With less than one year until we start piloting the ‘One IPO’ service for patents customers, Lucy Mills, Project Lead, tells us about the new search service, with new tools to search and analyse IP.
Wheeling their way into the future, are Hornit - an innovative and creative British business that produces a wide range of cycling products. We spoke to their CEO Tom de Pelet about how Hornit has grown and how intellectual property …
It’s just over a year since we launched our ground-breaking, five-year ‘One IPO’ Transformation programme – a complete modernisation of our IP rights services. Emma Ford, Project Lead, brings us a preview of our new patent application service.
At the Intellectual Property Office we like to celebrate intellectual property every day. British IP Day, however, gives us that extra excuse for sharing some great IP success stories.
We spoke to one of the companies who have made use of IPO’s Green Channel – a fast track patent application process- to find out their environmental innovation story.