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Supermarkets: an unexpected sector for a tech arms race

When you think of a supermarket, you may think of fresh fruit, the fish counter, and the frozen foods section. You might not necessarily associate supermarkets with technology innovation. Yet, behind the scenes, the evidence suggests this is exactly what supermarkets’ research and development teams are working on. Some of...

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IP and its Importance for AI Startups

The value of a business goes well beyond its balance sheet and physical assets. Value for businesses in all fields, big and small, is often tied up in intellectual property. While intangible, a thorough IP strategy aids all businesses, such as by building a unique brand that creates further business;...

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The Current Future: The Opportunities for UK Companies in Electric Vehicles

There is an emissions cloud hanging over the global automotive industry. Sales of diesel cars have slumped in the wake of the “dieselgate” scandal, while pressure to reduce carbon emissions could cause petrol cars – and even petrol-electric hybrids – to begin to be phased out as early as 2025....

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In a new age of personalised cancer therapy, is patent law in Europe still fit for purpose?

In the last week it has been announced that the NHS has struck a deal with Novartis to offer their ground-breaking new CAR-T therapy, Kymriah®, to paediatric patients with B cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. This is a significant development and means that some patients will now have access to this...

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Patent licensing trends in the UK pharmaceutical sector

2018 was billed by some in the industry as the year of pharma M&As. However, as of September, we still haven’t seen the acquisition values that were expected following a rather barren 2017. What we have seen are record high patent licensing deals. If your company is built on a...

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