Peter Finnie

Introduction to Angels in MedCity and Project Accelerate

Fiona Stevens and Peter Finnie will be speaking at the Introduction to Angels in MedCity and Project Accelerate event on Wednesday 11 July. The event, hosted by Oxford Academic Health Science Network and MedCity, will be an opportunity to discuss the funding initiatives, Project Accelerate and Angels in MedCity. Fiona...

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What changes to the law covering IP infringement claims mean for your tech startup

On 1 October, a new UK law – the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 – came into force that made significant changes to what you can and cannot say to anyone you suspect of infringing your UK intellectual property. Stripping away the legalese, at their core, the changes do three things:...

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Is there value in protecting IP you don’t intend to use?

In this piece Peter Finnie discusses how defensive patents can be of value to your business. Having long ago established itself as the first port of call for anyone wanting to check online for lower prices while out shopping on the high street, Amazon sent shockwaves through the retail industry...

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UK innovation is under threat because of archaic patent law

Peter Finnie, managing partner, discusses why the UK’s legal system is overdue an update to cater for a world largely driven by software. The microprocessor, the pocket calculator, the floppy disk, the very first Apple computer, and Pong. The 70s was a decade of great innovation, with technologies that would...

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