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AR-Assisted Surgery: Navigating the Restrictions to Patentability

  The development of Augmented Reality (AR) assisted surgical techniques is moving rapidly, with GlobalData predicting the next 10 years will see the AR market in health care reach $76 billion[1]. AR displays can be used in many ways to assist in surgical procedures or surgical training. For example, an...

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Increase the Range of your IP

  In January this year, Penn State University caused a stir in the electric vehicle (EV) field by announcing a battery for mass market EVs that has a range of 250 miles and an ability to charge in 10 minutes. The technology uses a self-heating approach that enables the battery...

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Register Your Designs So They Can’t Be Recycled

  A recent decision of the UK High Court illustrates reasons why it is often preferable to register your designs rather than relying on unregistered design protection alone. Rothy’s Inc, and subsequently Giesswein Walkwaren AG, both marketed “ballet flat”-type shoes made from knitted recycled plastic, a material not previously used...

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Computer Simulations are Patentable — but which ones?

  The European Patent Office has recently confirmed that computer simulations can be patentable. However, whether or not a simulation is likely to be patentable isn’t always straightforward. This article looks at some of the patentable and non-patentable examples recently provided by the EPO, which should provide some guidance as...

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Changes in Simulations at the EPO: A Debrief

  As the dust settles following the out-of-the-blue release of G1/19, we thought we would put together some notes and thoughts on what the decision will mean for applicants and practitioners — whether they are Europe-based or elsewhere. The most welcome result from the decision will be the degree of...

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