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Could a New High Revving Rotary Engine Really Take Off?

Author: Alex Bone Astron Aerospace (“Astron”) is seeking to build interest in its patented multi-fuel rotary engine design, the Omega One.  The company says that the Omega One can produce 160hp and 170 ft-lbs of torque from a package weighing less than 16kg.  The design is modular so that, if more power is required, Omega… Read more »

Ironman? Superman – PART 2

Patent Attorney and keen “endurance eventer” Stuart Greenwood continues his dive into the world of IRONMAN to report on the breaking of the latest seemingly unbreakable athletic barrier and the technology that helped make it possible.   PART 1 can be read here   Part 2 – The Swimsuit After looking at the technology behind… Read more »

Unjustified threats

Author: Peter Lyons   Patentees should be aware of the potential consequences of making unjustified threats of infringement proceedings.   On 4 August Mr Justice Meade handed down his decision in Shenzhen Carku Technology Co, Ltd v The NOCO Company [2022] EWHC 2034 (Pat). This was a revocation action brought by Carku against NOCO’s GB… Read more »

IP and AI – UK Government publishes response to second consultation

Author: Fergus Brown   On 28 June 2022, the UKIPO published its response (here) addressing the second consultation on the interplay between artificial intelligence and intellectual property, which ran from October 2021 to January 2022. The consultation sought input on three specific areas: Copyright protection for computer-generated works (CGWs) without a human author; Licensing or… Read more »

The IP Space – Edition 3

Author: Adrian Bennett   Greetings once again everyone, it is a pleasure to welcome you back to this new series of short articles reporting on the latest challenges and successes in the Space Industry.  It is our mission to keep you updated with the latest news, and provide wider background context around the various players… Read more »

WIPO Green: A forum for green technology

Author: Lucy O’Brien   WIPO Green launched in 2013 as an online database for users to exchange needs and solutions in the field of green technology, with green technology being defined in by the United Nations as technologies that “protect the environment, are less polluting, use all resources in a more sustainable manner, recycle more… Read more »

Being Agnostic can be better for the Environment

There has been much talk about stopping use of internal combustion (IC) engines, but reports of the death of the engine may have been exaggerated. Cummins has produced conventional engines for many years starting with diesel and later including natural gas as fuel sources.  As part of commitment to sustainability it is also looking to… Read more »

Re-designing the system – the UK IPO consults on the future of UK design protection – all questions answered by the government*! *not

I reported on the post-Brexit consultation launched by the UK government into the design system here, and the government’s response was recently published here. This article looks at the main conclusions offered in the government response.  If you were envisaging that the response would set out a clear plan for the reform of the system… Read more »

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