It’s a question that we often ask as part of the IPO’s outreach team and it’s not always easy to answer.
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.
January was an exciting month for the British Library. We launched Living Knowledge, a new vision setting out our strategy to guide us towards our 50 year anniversary in 2023.
For mediators, the job is an exercise in rescue, to rescue people from the courts and sometimes from themselves.
If like me, you are unfamiliar with self service tills, this is something you will hear quite often. As you stand peering at a check out screen with a queue of vexed customers looking over your shoulder.
The PatLib UK network consists of 15 information centres (mainly libraries).
Many innovations today are simple adaptations of everyday items or concepts. Once imagined, they change our lives and simplify problems overnight.
From the perspective of an outsider – which is what I was 5 years ago – the world’s patents system looks on the face of it rather strange – critics might even say dysfunctional.
We all know that when running a business, there are a whole host of procedures and requirements that you need to remember and adhere to.
A family tradition of Christmas surfing in Croyde bay in Devon got me thinking about how improvements to the original rubber wetsuit are potentially patentable.
In a recent survey 89% of accountants told us they thought it was important to gain a better understanding of intellectual property (IP).