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How can Digital Tech Companies Help Tackle Mental Health?

Mental health has been the subject of increasing public attention in recent years. As well as affecting individuals’ quality of life, poor mental health exacts a significant economic toll: by some estimates depression alone costs the British economy in the region of £100 billion a year through lost productivity and...

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Big Tech Companies on the Healthcare Market

When you hear about the likes of “Apple”, “Amazon”, “Facebook”, “Google” and Microsoft”, healthcare is not typically the first thing that springs to mind. However, in recent years these tech giants have been emerging in the healthcare sector. What triggered this diversity in their market strategy? How might this affect...

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Do the latest sales figures and patent activity suggest the electric vehicle market is stalling?

Sales of low-emission cars recently fell in the UK for the first time in over two years in a development that the Society of Motor Manufactures and Traders called a “grave concern” for the industry. Meanwhile, Toyota has opened up almost 24,000 of its hard-earned patents related to low-emission vehicles...

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The chemistry of collaboration

From Paul Allen founding Microsoft with Bill Gates, to Ben and Jerry creating their much loved ice cream flavours, many of our modern technologies and luxuries are the product of collaboration. Those within R&D will know the value of collaboration – rarely do breakthroughs result from the work of just...

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UK becomes even more attractive for first filings in computing and telecomms

Following an announcement earlier in the year that the UK IPO will be outsourcing searches to the EPO (see Ross’ article here), the UK IPO have expanded this to the computing and telecommunications fields (see announcement here). Where UK applications are filed in these fields, there will be a pot...

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