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Machine Learning and Patents – A Guide for Patent Attorneys in Chemistry and Life Sciences

Machine learning and artificial intelligence have gained an explosion of attention in recent years as a tool that can be deployed against a wide variety of problems. Indeed, the applications of machine learning are no longer limited to the field of computer science. In chemistry and life sciences machine learning...

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Convergent Behaviour: Trends in AI HealthTech Patent Filings

AI & IP Series This is the third in a series of three articles directed at all innovators using artificial intelligence to solve problems in healthcare. Our aim is to address some of the misconceptions we frequently hear around the protection of AI-based HealthTech inventions and to provide some practical...

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Drafting Chemical Patent Applications: Strategies for Dealing with an Absence of Data

Those who have experience of the patent process in the chemical field will know the importance of supporting the application with experimental data. This will help facilitate a smooth route to grant, and maximise the chances of arriving at a patent that will withstand challenges from third parties. However, as...

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Designs in the Automotive Sector – Putting you in the Driver’s Seat

  Cars are excellent examples of assets that strongly benefit from all three types of registered intellectual property protection. Patents are key to protecting technical innovations, while trade marks can provide an essential safeguard of the brand behind the vehicle. Furthermore, in a surprising departure from convention, in 2019 the...

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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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