Computer Technology

Success for Areva NP demonstrates strategic power of appeals

Earlier this year the EPO Boards of Appeal decided (in case T0625/11) to overturn a decision from the Examining Division and allow a European patent application for an invention relating to software. The patent application was filed by Areva NP, a French company involved in the design and supply of...

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Graphical User Interfaces – don’t believe everything you read

You may have read in the past that Apple had a patent granted for their ‘slide-to-unlock’ concept and that they were suing rivals for infringement of that granted patent. You may also have read, or been advised, that it is not possible to patent software and that you can’t patent...

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Internet of Medical Things – exciting innovation with potential security risk

The “Internet of Things” (IoT) – the network of devices interconnected with each other via the Internet and other networks – is constantly expanding. These connected devices include medical devices with connectivity capability which form the so-called “Internet of Medical Things”, or IoMT. Examples include everyday wearable activity trackers, hospital...

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Intellectual Property: How To Protect Your Fintech Innovation

Getting to grips with intellectual property (IP) can seem daunting for fledgling FinTech companies just pushing off the starting blocks. However, it’s a step that early-stage businesses, looking to disrupt the market with the latest innovation, cannot afford to overlook. The IP needs of disruptive companies are different from those...

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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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