Diversity & Inclusion

Black History Month: How Closing The Racial Data Gap in Clinical Trials is Driving New Innovation

  As patent attorneys, we are interested in clinical trials for a number of reasons. They form the backbone of medical research, and provide valuable insights which lead to approved treatments, influence the future research agenda, and drive innovation in the medical field. The patient data generated by clinical trials...

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Thinking “Outside-the-box”: Celebrating Neurodivergent Inventors

  As a patent attorney, one of the things you really come to appreciate is how much rests on thinking “outside-the-box”. So many steps in the innovation cycle – from our clients coming up with inventive technology, to us finding creative solutions to protecting it – benefit hugely from the...

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A Symbol of Pride – The Rainbow Flag

June is Pride month – an annual celebration of, and support for, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities (often shortened to “LGBTQ”). It is almost impossible not to see the rainbow flag flying proudly during the Pride festivals, signifying LGBTQ identity and solidarity. The flag was designed in...

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Should we always strive for perfection?

  This article was authored by Claire Tanner Mental health is a broad and complex topic, with no easily identifiable causes when things go wrong and certainly no easy remedies. One way or another poor mental health has undoubtedly impacted us all. Mental Health Awareness Week is an opportunity for...

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Superwomen: Female Inventors Fighting COVID-19

  This International Women’s Day, we are honouring the successes of female inventors whose innovations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have provided us with much needed hope in a period of unprecedented crisis. The gender patent gap According to a 2020 report by the organisation WISE, the number of...

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