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Female inventors and gender imbalance in patent applications

Where are the female inventors? Despite the recent fashion for children’s books designed to redress the representation of historical female inventors, according to the Intellectual Property Office, women make up just 7 per cent of UK patent holders. Ruth Wright and others discuss the possible reasons so few women are named...

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Omni MedSci v. Apple reawakens patent troll debate

Apple has recently become involved in a lawsuit that looks set to reawaken the debate around non-practicing entities and the issue of so-called patent trolls. On 6 April 2018 Omni MedSci, Inc. filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas alleging Apple was infringing four of Omni MedSci’s patents...

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Asking the right questions to optimise life sciences IP

This article was originally published on Biotech and Money. Supporting commercial goals by asking ‘why?’ As there is no one-size-fits-all approach to developing an effective IP strategy, GJE ensures it has a thorough understanding of its clients’ objectives and developments within their businesses so that it is able to offer the...

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Reducing sugar: the impact on intellectual property for the food & drink sector

The UK sugar tax for sweetened drinks is now in effect and with consumer and regulatory attention increasingly turning to the amount of sugar contained in food and drink, manufacturers are facing new challenges, in order to manage the often conflicting demands of health, flavour and cost. Public Health England...

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Medical imaging- increasing innovation yet outdated equipment

If you are unfortunate enough to require an MRI or CT scan, you might reasonably expect that the equipment is state-of-the-art.  However, a recent report published by AXREM suggests that over half of CT and MRI scanners in the UK are more than five years old, with more than 10%...

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