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Gold Standard Registered Design Protection

  Companies spend a significant amount of time, effort and investment considering how their products look to the consumer. Rightly there is then a desire to provide protection from copycats and others seeking a shortcut to allow them to benefit by marketing a similar product without the effort. Fortunately, the...

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Driverless Vehicles: The Race to Develop Sensor Technology

  Over the last century, the use of detectors and sensors has come to underpin the society we live in today. From piezoelectric sensors found in microphones to silicon detectors used in medical imaging, sensors are found in almost every facet of our lives today. Transportation is no exception to...

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Proving Plausibility – How a Deficient Disclosure can be Terminal for a Patent: Part 1

  Timing is everything when it comes to filing a patent application. Too early and your application may lack the essential evidence to support your invention. Too late and the competition may beat you to it. But problems may arise if suitable evidence is not included in your patent application,...

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Intellectual Property Rights Lead to Higher Performance in European Businesses

  Summary The European Patent Office (EPO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) have just released a joint report based on a detailed study of over 127,000 European firms from all 27 EU member states and the UK. According to this analysis, firms that own intellectual property rights...

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Electrifying Opportunities in Specialist Vehicles

  In 2013, the BBC’s Top Gear programme celebrated the UK motor industry by bringing together a collection of British-made vehicles on London’s Mall. It was petrolhead heaven for the viewers. Practically all categories of vehicle were represented. There were sports cars, luxury cars and racing cars flanked by fire...

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