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.
In part two of our series on the history of design rights, we look at the decision to register a design right.
As communication becomes more digital, so do intellectual property offices.
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.
Today’s blog focuses on a peer review of the findings of a major piece of research collaboration with the Big Innovation Centre (BIC).
They say that the inventor of the hay bailing machine made a bundle. But can you make a bundle from using bundles of IP? Do Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) bundles help you build a successful business?
This year, the Office for the Harmonisation of the Internal Market (OHIM) celebrated 10 years of the Community Design. The event celebrated a relatively new development in IP - the community design right.
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.
In the words of British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli: The most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.