Why VCs should care about trade mark due diligence

VC investment is all about identifying startups with terrific growth potential and funding them to accelerate that growth to generate bigger returns sooner. When it comes to identifying growth potential, a couple of things are known to be key decision factors for investors: is the founder or managing team “investable”,...

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How hostile is the UK-IPO to computer implemented inventions?

A frequently raised question in UK patent circles is ‘just how hostile is the UK Intellectual Property Office towards computer implemented inventions?’ Opinions within the UK patent profession tend to differ on this point. Some – possibly with particular experience in the financial technology space – hold the opinion that...

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The growth finance landscape in biotech

Ian Jones took the helm of a lively panel debate at the Biotech and Money/Medtech and Money World Congress 2018 on the continued influence of venture capital on the sector and their appetite for growth and follow-on investment. Speaking on the panel were the following venture capital and corporate venturing...

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What You Didn’t See at the Super Bowl: What The NFL’s Secret Technology War Can Teach Your Business

The culmination of the NFL’s 2018 season, the Super Bowl, was played last night between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles. Those of you who stayed up late would have seen the Eagles crowned NFL champions as they overcame the Patriots 41 – 33 in the game’s dying minutes. However, what...

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Biotech vs Medtech: Differences in Mapping an IP Portfolio

This article was originally published on Biotech and Money as a two-part series. Read part one here. IP portfolio management is often overlooked, but is extremely important if the goal is to protect products or services in the most cost-efficient way possible. However, the process of mapping an IP portfolio to...

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