Advanced Engineering

Growing Your UK Patent Portfolio via The UKIPO Green Channel

  Sustainability, climate change and generally looking after the environment are some of the important issues facing the world today. The patent system may, surprisingly to some, provide a useful tool in advancing a green technological revolution in the UK. It is well-known that the patent system can help drive...

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New UKIPO “IP Access” Fund. Up to £5,000 Intellectual Property Grant Available for SMEs

As part of the UK Government’s strategy to rebound the economy through the success of knowledge-led high skill businesses, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has launched a new IP Access fund as an extension of the existing IP Audit Plus programme. This new fund, which offers grants of up...

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Agri-Tech, The Internet of Things, and Getting Ahead of the Curve

  With global population surging and with increasing pressures, both legislative and environmental, brought on by climate change, the agriculture sector has been forced to adapt to a new series of challenges. In recent years, one partial solution, which has risen to prominence, is the use of Internet of Things...

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Cultivating Safety: How the Agricultural Sector can Harvest IP from Far Afield

  Back in 1977, NASA published a paper entitled The Role of Aerospace Technology in Agriculture. The report summarised a study, the goal of which was to improve productivity of agriculture through aerospace technology. The study included a review of the present state of agriculture, plant and animal culture, and...

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Government Incentives Steering an Electric Vehicle Revolution

  The electric vehicle (EV) market is rapidly picking up pace. According to data from the RAC, nearly 40% of all new cars sold in 2021 in the UK have been hybrids or fully electric¹. This is up from under 10% in 2019. It is clear that electric vehicles are...

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