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Innovation vs. Standardisation – Seeing the Light?

Innovation vs. Standardisation – Seeing the Light? Manufacturers of mobile phones have faced pressure for some time to standardise the connectors used for charging, in order to increase compatibility between different devices and reduce electronic waste. The European Commission has been pushing companies for a number of years to agree on a single standardised charging… Read more »

Jet Suits – Making Your Commute A Breeze?

Jet Suits – Making Your Commute A Breeze? The history of jet suits was discussed by AAT partner and patent attorney Alex Bone in his article last year. More recently, in August 2019, Frenchman Franky Zapata hit the headlines by becoming the first person to fly across the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard, the… Read more »

Legal update – UK IPO COVID-19 response

Legal update – UK IPO coronavirus response In recognition of the challenges individuals and businesses are facing amidst the coronavirus outbreak, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) has made certain temporary adjustments to its practices, to ensure that parties are not adversely affected in their dealings with the Office. It has also had to… Read more »

Playing detective with patent databases

Playing detective with patent databases It was recently reported in a wide number of news outlets that Apple might be extending its wearables range beyond smart watches, by developing a new product in the form of a smart ring. This is an expanding market which already has several major players including the Oura ring and… Read more »

Artificial Intelligence – Our March 2020 report

Artificial Intelligence – Our March 2020 report According to the European Patent Office, for the first time in more than a decade, digital technologies have taken the lead in patent applications filed. Among the top technical fields digital communication (+19.6%) and computer technology (+10.2%) saw the steepest growth. The report, published on the 12th March… Read more »

Bosch develops rapid test for COVID-19

Bosch develops rapid test for COVID-19 Bosch have developed a rapid test that can diagnose COVID-19 coronavirus infection in patients in under two and a half hours, from sample time to result. COVID-19 is spreading at an exponential rate across the world.  An ability to quickly, easily, and reliably diagnose the virus is vital in… Read more »

Red Bull takes infringement matter by the horns

In a recent High Court decision, Red Bull has successfully brought infringement proceedings against Big Horn following its offer of energy drinks for sale under a similar get up to the well-known Red Bull products. Retail team member Sarah Neil reports on the decision In a recent decision of the High Court, Red Bull has… Read more »

F1 teams join fight against COVID-19

Automotive team member Stuart Greenwood highlights how the UK-based F1 teams are joining forces to assess whether they can combine their expertise in design, rapid prototyping, and high value manufacturing and production, to produce medical devices to help in the treatment of COVID-19 patients. More than 60 manufacturers have been asked to make up to… Read more »

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