David Lee

British software in China – Intellectual Property and Industrial Software considerations

The UK Intellectual Property Office recently published a guide for British companies looking to provide software to projects or customers in China to help identify and mitigate potential intellectual property (IP) risk. It is a useful high-level read that is applicable to different offerings of software, whether as part of...

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Green Patents for Green Software

Computer technology moves fast. New software products can have a short shelf life before they become obsolete and are replaced by something else. This can produce some issues for the patent system, but options are available for accelerating the right inventions on the basis of their green credentials. We have...

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An improved radar system is patentable, even if it is implemented entirely in a computer

In a recent Hearing the UK IPO decided to allow Accipiter Radar Technologies’ patent application. In allowing the case the Hearing Officer overturned a long-standing objection from the examiner who was prepared to reject the case for being no more than a computer program. As we have reported previously, this...

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Are the days of the smartphone numbered?

Smartphones have revolutionised how society interacts with technology, and today, technology is changing our very perception of the world around us. Advances in virtual reality and augmented reality technologies are blending the boundaries between the real and virtual environments. Business potential is vast and investors are certainly taking note. Is it...

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