Computer Technology

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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2018 put sport tech into the floodlights, but what does the future hold?

What will the 2018 Fifa World Cup be remembered for? France’s victory? England’s resurgence? Senegal’s joyous training methods? Quite unusually, last year’s World Cup was probably most noteworthy for a technology deployment: the use of a video assistant referee (VAR) in football’s biggest tournament for the first time. VAR proved...

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Investment, Brexit and the challenge of IP for the UK space industry

The UK government is investing heavily into space technology as part of its economic strategy. For example, this year alone, two separate grants from the UK Space Agency – worth a combined £23.5m –  have been awarded to Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company, to develop a new spaceport in...

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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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