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Reducing sugar: the impact on intellectual property for the food & drink sector

The UK sugar tax for sweetened drinks is now in effect and with consumer and regulatory attention increasingly turning to the amount of sugar contained in food and drink, manufacturers are facing new challenges, in order to manage the often conflicting demands of health, flavour and cost. Public Health England...

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Medical imaging- increasing innovation yet outdated equipment

If you are unfortunate enough to require an MRI or CT scan, you might reasonably expect that the equipment is state-of-the-art.  However, a recent report published by AXREM suggests that over half of CT and MRI scanners in the UK are more than five years old, with more than 10%...

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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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