Advanced Engineering

The Current Future: The Opportunities for UK Companies in Electric Vehicles

There is an emissions cloud hanging over the global automotive industry. Sales of diesel cars have slumped in the wake of the “dieselgate” scandal, while pressure to reduce carbon emissions could cause petrol cars – and even petrol-electric hybrids – to begin to be phased out as early as 2025....

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Get your patents IN: India – the next hotbed of fintech innovation

With e-commerce making up just 4% of the retail market, most of the population still yet to be exposed to digital disruption, and a start-up ecosystem only a decade old – India might seem like an unlikely location for fintech innovation. Yet, in May, Indian company Flipkart became the world’s...

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Is there a missing link in your IP strategy?

Bearings manufacturer CeramicSpeed caused quite a stir at the recent Eurobike trade shown in Germany with their chainless, drive-shaft based drivetrain. In the last few years alone, the cycling industry has seen many innovations, including electronic gears, more gears, fewer gears, disc brakes, power meter developments, e-bikes, tubeless tyre technology...

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Tesla and Trade Secrets: the importance of a rounded IP strategy

We recently discussed how trade secrets can be a valuable tool in a company’s IP arsenal when handled properly, and Tesla is a good example of a company who uses a multi-faceted IP strategy to give them a commercial edge. Tesla has featured heavily in the news over the past...

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Why Trade Secrets Could Be An Important Part Of Your IP Strategy

Most tech companies will consider patents to be a “must-have” element of their intellectual property (IP) strategy, but the strength of trade secrets is becoming more evident. Trade secrets can be particularly useful as a complement to patents or when patent protection is not available. Recently, Bumble filed a lawsuit...

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