This week the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) published patent no. GB2,500,000.
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.
WIPO reported that in 2011 global patent applications broke the two million mark. This journey is one of almost constant growth spanning more than two decades. Could such an increase herald a bright new future of global technological brilliance?
The European patent system is undergoing major reforms. These include the creation of a patent with unitary effect across Europe and a Unified Patent Court (UPC) to enforce the new patent right.
A few weeks ago whilst trying to cram even more stuff into my freezer I snapped the plastic front cover of the freezer drawer, much to the annoyance of my other half.
The Scottish philosopher Thomas Reid observed almost three centuries ago, There is no greater impediment to the advancement of knowledge than the ambiguity of words.
Today’s blog outlines the evaluation of the Fast-tracking Green Patent Applications authored by Antoine Dechezleprêtre, researcher at London School Economics (LSE), who presents his findings at the IPO today.
Today (20 May 2013) is the IPO sponsored 'Patent Research Workshop'. The event hosted by Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) will showcase three soon-to-be published reports from the IPO's Economic Research and Evidence team.