Innovation Insights

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.


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.


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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

Webinar: Patent valuation methodologies for companies and entrepreneurs

Written by Hejab Azam on Feb 6, 2017 3:45:00 PM

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In this webinar, we will be joined by our guest speaker Dr. Dierk-Oliver Kiehne, CEO of InTraCoM. InTraCom specializes in intellectual property rights and innovation management with a focus on valuations of patent utility models, patent families, or entire corporate portfolios. Their customers include large Blue Chip companies, SMEs, M&A agencies, banks, research institutions and tech transfer offices.


Topics: Growth, Patents, R&D, Corporate Strategy, patent analysis, Competitive Intelligence, Legal, IP Analysis

Westminster Legal Policy Forum Summary: The future of the UK’s patent framework

Written by Hejab Azam on Feb 6, 2017 12:15:00 PM

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This event was held to discuss the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and how it would affect patent law throughout the UK. The major issues discussed were whether the UK will still be part of the UPC after Brexit and the implications leaving the EU will have on our patent system.


Topics: Legal, news

Startup advice: Creating an effective IP strategy

Written by Hejab Azam on Jan 27, 2017 5:15:00 PM

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We live in an age where we depend heavily on technology on a day-to-day basis. As a result, there are more emerging technology companies that are disrupting the market to provide new solutions to improve our lives. It is becoming important for these companies to protect their hard work and stay ahead of competition by protecting their assets through various forms of intellectual property.


Topics: R&D, startups, Legal

Brexit to create more confusion and cost around patents

Written by Hejab Azam on Jan 3, 2017 9:54:35 AM

Traditionally, patents have had to be filed in each individual member state, a system which involves many different requirements for the various member states. It includes a need to translate patents into the official language of specific member states, paying renewal fees for each patent where the patent is valid, and other legal fees. 


Topics: Legal

What does the Apple vs Samsung ruling mean for design patents?

Written by Joe Bamsey on Dec 7, 2016 10:49:15 AM

Yesterday the supreme court reversed its decision in the design patent infringement case between Apple and Samsung. The ruling means that Samsung's original patent damages bill of $399 million will be significantly reduced. This decision sets a new precedent for the calculation of damages from design patent infringement cases under "article of manufacture rules", meaning patent holders can no longer expect damages to be calculated based upon the entirety of the profits from the sale of a product infringing a design patent. Instead, they may only seek recovery from profits which are attributable to the infringing feature(s).


Topics: Patents, Legal, Design Patents