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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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Volkswagen aims to jump start its electric vehicle innovation

Volkswagen announced last week plans to increase its focus on R&D relating to battery-powered electric vehicles as part of a greater push into the EV market. VW has freed up €8 billion to spend on this push towards electric vehicles, with much of that spending expected to be done through...

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Long live the idea: using IP to monetise your invention

Game-changing ideas from sole inventors and startups in tech are often shelved because the costs of implementing them are too high. Sometimes, this is simply the reality of the market – some hurdles are too high to overcome. But too often, ideas are shelved prematurely because startups do not realise...

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Applying the science of sport to business: success by marginal gains

Sir David Brailsford – the former director of British Cycling and now the general manager of Team Sky – is widely credited for championing the concept of “marginal gains” in cycling. The philosophy behind this is that if you make just a one percent improvement in a whole host of...

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