The PatSnap Blog: Innovation Insights

PatSnap Weekly: May Week 3 2017

Posted by Hejab Azam on May 19, 2017 at 3:33 PM

This week, there have been medical advances with the first ever stem cells produced from human blood, as well as the successful 3D printing of ovaries that have produced healthy mice. Elsewhere, China has broadened its software patent guidelines—could this mean more US software companies filing patents there?

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Topics: news

PatSnap Weekly: 2017 May Week 2

Posted by Hejab Azam on May 12, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Welcome back to PatSnap Weekly. This week there have been significant technological advancements in medicine from AR goggles for surgeons to battery free implantables.

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Topics: news

The huge list of innovative food technology

Posted by Hejab Azam on May 8, 2017 at 1:00 PM

 

As the food industry is getting more sophisticated to meet consumer demand, so is the technology producing it. From innovative manufacturing processes to household consumer goods, innovative solutions are reflected in all aspects of this industry.

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Topics: food

PatSnap Weekly: 2017 May Week 1

Posted by Hejab Azam on May 5, 2017 at 3:03 PM

Welcome back to the first PatSnap Weekly after the bank holiday. Although it’s only been a four day week, a lot has happened with advancements in medicine, tech and IP.

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Topics: news

Supermarket of the future

Posted by Dominic Ladden-Powell on May 4, 2017 at 1:41 PM

The supermarket is one of the most ubiquitous sights in the Western world. Seemingly immune to the decline of the High Street, supermarket brands go from strength; Walmart is the largest company in the world by revenue1 while Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrison all rank among the world’s largest companies2.

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Topics: food

Intellectual property & food: Patents vs trade secrets

Posted by Hejab Azam on May 2, 2017 at 2:24 PM

With global retail sales of $4 trillion (£3.1 trillion) annually, food and beverage is one of the largest sectors in the world - the top 50 food manufacturers account for 20 per cent of global packaged food retail sales1. Food conglomerates and FMCGs regularly develop innovative food products to provide consumers with easy cooking and eating choices. Whether it’s Uncle Ben’s Rice, Heinz Ketchup, or Twinkies, there are iconic favourites in every household.

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Topics: food

PatSnap Weekly: 2017 April Week 4

Posted by Hejab Azam on April 28, 2017 at 1:31 PM

Welcome back to PatSnap Weekly. This week there have been signficant advancements in both cancer and glaucoma detection. Elsewhere, could the Iron Man suit become a reality?

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Topics: news

World Intellectual Property Day – Improving lives through innovation

Posted by Hejab Azam on April 25, 2017 at 5:01 PM

This year, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) is celebrating innovations that helped to make the world healthier, safer and happier.

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Topics: IP & Innovation

The beginning of a dietary revolution?

Posted by Hejab Azam on April 24, 2017 at 11:03 AM

The fitness industry has transformed over and over in the past 50 years. From fads like the grapefruit diet, emphasis on superfoods like quinoa and exercise regimes like Zumba, the industry is constantly changing as consumers continually lose confidence with each but never give up hope in the next .

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Topics: food

PatSnap Weekly: 2017 April Week 3

Posted by Hejab Azam on April 21, 2017 at 3:55 PM

Welcome back to PatSnap Weekly after a great bank holiday weekend. This week has been a veritable glut of medical advances with big steps taken in both dementia and diabetes treatments. Elsewhere, could a new type of tumble dryer be coming?

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Topics: news

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