Innovation Insights

PatSnap Weekly: 2017 February Week 4

Written by Hejab Azam on Feb 24, 2017 5:39:54 PM

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IP and Magic Leap's acquisition of Dacuda

Written by Kirsty Bell on Feb 23, 2017 5:01:00 PM

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Magic Leap, the Florida-based augmented reality startup which has filled thousands of tech blog column inches and raised nearly $1.4 billion (£1.2 billion) in funding despite not yet having launched a single product, has acquired the 3D branch of Swiss scanning company, Dacuda.

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Topics: Legal, news

Anti-counterfeiting: Developing a successful brand protection strategy [Webinar]

Written by Hejab Azam on Feb 23, 2017 3:17:20 PM

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This webinar was hosted by our guest speakers Joel Stobart and Jeff Moore. Joel is CTO at Custodian Solutions and Jeff is Operations Director at Analytical Alternatives (AAL). In this webinar, Joel and Jeff discuss brand protection strategies for anti-counterfeiting.

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Topics: PatSnap Webinar, IP Risk, Legal, Trademarks

How to improve communication between R&D and IP [eBook]

Written by Hejab Azam on Feb 20, 2017 4:08:24 PM

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In many organisations, R&D and IP are considered separate departments focusing on different aspects of IP development. R&D focus on rapidly developing technology at the early stages of the innovation process whereas IP is usually involved at a later stage when patent protection is required.

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Topics: Patents, R&D, Collaboration, Corporate Strategy, Intellectual Property, Legal, ebook

PatSnap Weekly: 2017 February Week 3

Written by Dominic Ladden-Powell on Feb 17, 2017 4:03:22 PM

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Welcome to the third edition of PatSnap Weekly, a weekly review of the latest developments from around the world in innovation including technology, medicine and intellectual property.

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The CRISPR decision and the future of biotech patents

Written by Hejab Azam on Feb 16, 2017 6:00:00 PM

An image of a DNA structure modelOn Wednesday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) upheld a series of patents on gene editing technology by the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. The patents have been awarded for a DNA altering technique called CRISPR.

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Topics: Technology, IP Risk, Patents, Litigation,, R&D, Healthcare, Patentability, Legal, news

Myocardial infatuation: 14 Therapies for the heart

Written by Hejab Azam on Feb 13, 2017 8:41:08 PM

myocardial-infatuation-header.jpgHeart disease is an umbrella term which encompasses a range of disorders such as heart attacks, congenital heart diseases, congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease. Heart disease is the number one cause for death in both men and women in the US. CT scans of mummies have shown that heart disease was frequent in Ancient Egypt which suggests that there are other causes to heart disease apart from smoking, fast food and inactivity.1

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Topics: Technology, R&D, Healthcare, 3D Printing, Pharmaceuticals, bioprinting patents

PatSnap Weekly: 2017 February Week 2

Written by Dominic Ladden-Powell on Feb 10, 2017 3:00:00 PM

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Welcome to the second edition of PatSnap Weekly, a weekly review of the latest developments from around the world in innovation including technology, medicine and intellectual property.

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Webinar: Reducing patent annuity costs

Written by Hejab Azam on Feb 10, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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In this webinar, we were joined by our guest speaker Peter Rouse, director at Patent Annuity Costs Ltd.

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Topics: IP Risk, Patents, Litigation,, Intellectual Property, Legal

The race for the skies: 9 flying car designs

Written by Dominic Ladden-Powell on Feb 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Uber announced this week the hiring of former Nasa engineer Mark Moore to work on developing a flying version of their lift service. Is this just a publicity stunt or is the technology closer than we might think?

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Topics: IP & Innovation