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Food inspection technology

It is more important than ever for food and drink companies to think carefully about the protocols put in place for ensuring quality control. Fortunately, the rapid pace of innovation in the field of food inspection technology is allowing food and drink manufacturers to combat this risk by installing systems...

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An android dreams up electric sheep – should machine inventors have rights?

Since DeepBlue defeated Gary Kaparov at chess in 1996, the idea that human intelligence could not be matched by machine has been thoroughly undermined. At the time, it was commonly thought that chess was the pinnacle of human intellectual ability, which a computer could never match. Today, few would argue...

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Tesla and Trade Secrets: the importance of a rounded IP strategy

We recently discussed how trade secrets can be a valuable tool in a company’s IP arsenal when handled properly, and Tesla is a good example of a company who uses a multi-faceted IP strategy to give them a commercial edge. Tesla has featured heavily in the news over the past...

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How to make sure your next export to the Middle East creates reward not risk

Exporting to new markets offers clear opportunities to grow your business. There’s the potential to raise the visibility and value of your brand and, crucially, to increase market share, customer base and profit. All at a time when the economy at home is dealing with the uncertainty of Brexit. Indeed...

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Why Trade Secrets Could Be An Important Part Of Your IP Strategy

Most tech companies will consider patents to be a “must-have” element of their intellectual property (IP) strategy, but the strength of trade secrets is becoming more evident. Trade secrets can be particularly useful as a complement to patents or when patent protection is not available. Recently, Bumble filed a lawsuit...

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