In February this year, aerospace giants Boeing announced plans to open its first manufacturing facility in Europe in Sheffield.
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.
Us Brits love a queue. According to a survey in 2013, we will spend up to 5 and a half hours in a queue every month.
We all love a sequel: Led Zeppelin II, Super Mario Bros, Aliens, The Empire Strikes Back and...British IP Day.
As a Business Outreach Manager, it's my role to raise awareness of IP and I find myself often saying: You don't have to look far, IP is all around us.
If you were told that optical tweezers are single beam gradient force traps you would probably be none the wiser.
The term ‘scientist’ was coined by William Whewell in 1834 in a review of an academic paper called ‘On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences’.
It’s a sad occasion when one of your favourite television series comes to an end, how can you fill the void?
Patents are by far and away the most complex, time consuming and expensive of the types of intellectual property dealt with at the IPO.
You’ve just bought the carbon fibre bike of your dreams, all £3,000 worth of it. Then, tightening up the seat post bracket, you hear a nasty little cracking sound.
Half a dozen tool companies dominate world markets. None are small fry. Their development departments are sizeable, their market presence strong.