Computer Technology

Intellectual property and disruptive technologies: how to protect your innovation

In today’s digital-driven economy there is hardly an industry that is not evolving through digital innovation. The IP needs of those disrupting an industry are different from those of the incumbent companies, but are no less important. A well thought out IP strategy is absolutely necessary for a startup to...

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Are the days of the smartphone numbered?

Smartphones have revolutionised how society interacts with technology, and today, technology is changing our very perception of the world around us. Advances in virtual reality and augmented reality technologies are blending the boundaries between the real and virtual environments. Business potential is vast and investors are certainly taking note. Is it...

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Industry 4.0 offers new opportunities and new competition: is your business IP ready?

Computer technology offers a raft of new opportunities for traditional manufacturing companies.  However, it also opens new challenges since traditional companies may face new competition unless they embrace technological advancements in their sector. The EPO Annual Report 2015 showed that the top five applicants for patent applications in the field...

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IP is Real for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Start-ups

Virtual reality and augmented reality are on the verge of becoming the next technological breakthrough. Facebook’s purchase of Oculus for $2 billion in March 2014 epitomised the seriousness with which major players view VR in terms of its potential. The immediate and dramatic induction of Pokémon Go into popular culture,...

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Why Patent Computer-Implemented Inventions?

The patenting of computer-implemented inventions is one of the most controversial and hotly debated topics in IP today. Influenced by lobby groups on both sides of the debate, legislators are under increasing pressure to set out a clear and comprehensive approach to protecting software innovations. On one side, companies and...

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