Chemistry

Wisdom of the crowd: how to make sure IP doesn’t derail your crowdfunding efforts

Startups raising hundreds of thousands – even millions – of pounds via Kickstarter may be rarer than it once was, but crowdfunding remains a popular method of fundraising. There are a myriad of options, whether you go down the equity crowdfunding route offered by the likes of Seedrs, CrowdCube, and...

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Chemistry and Modern Innovation: Part 2 Advancing Chemical Understanding

Our previous article ‘Chemistry and Modern Innovation: Part 1’ outlined the ways in which chemistry has facilitated developments in other industries, looking at a number of innovations reliant on chemical products and processes. In this article, we will consider how chemical innovation itself can be improved using technologies developed in...

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Chemistry and Modern Innovation: Part 1 Chemistry Catalysing Innovation

Perhaps more often than you might expect, chemistry plays a key role in the technological advancement of our modern society. Today, chemical products and processes actuate innovation across a highly diverse range of industries, from electronics and digital, to sports, automotive, fashion and pharmaceutical. Similarly, emerging technologies developed in other...

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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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Nurturing green technologies for a post-plastics era

With the current atmosphere of renewed efforts and motivation to minimise our impact on the natural environment, plastics are in the spotlight. Plastics crop up regularly in our daily lives, particularly in the packaging of the food, drinks and other consumer products that we use. The durability of the polymers...

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