News about patents
New products and ideas are born every day. Technology is developing very fast in all sectors. Look at the rapid developments in the market for mobile phone devices or at the advances in the field of healthcare, for example, or the enormous investments and developments in biotechnology and the new focus on sustainability in the motor industry. Not only are these interesting developments to follow, but also they are increasingly being accompanied by a discussion about the ownership of patents in general. These are all things that concern us and which we would like to share with you. For the latest news stories, see below.
Novagraaf UK patent and trademark practices recommended in Legal 500
The patent and trademark practices of Intellectual Property (IP) consultancy Novagraaf UK have been recognised for their expertise in the 2014 edition of The Legal 500. The work of Trademark Practice Head, Tom Farrand has also been recommended in this year’s publication, alongside Patent Attorneys Dr Oliver Harris and Dr Peter Wilson, and Trademark Attorney Michael Freeman.
The sound of silence: Beats and Bose settle headphone patent dispute
Infringement suit brought by audio equipment manufacturer Bose in July accused Beats of copying five of its patents for noise-cancelling technology.
Preparing for an IPO? Don’t overlook your IP assets
IP isn’t always the first priority for a business preparing for an initial public offering (IPO); however, the sooner you start thinking about your IP assets, the better prepared you’ll be, says Alastair Rawlence.
1 October: changes to UK design and patent law come into force
This week sees the introduction of a number of changes to design and patent law practice in the UK.
UK changes to design law and practice (from 1 October)
The UK’s new Intellectual Property Act 2014 has wide-ranging implications for design and patent law and practice, many of which will apply from 1 October 2014.
Getting your IP in order: preparing for an IPO
Alastair Rawlence kicks off a series of articles setting out advice for organisations looking to consolidate their IP portfolios and to align their IP with their business strategies
Novagraaf are a first for Norwich Research Park's new hub building
Increase in entrepreneurial activity at the Park attracted patent attorneys, who expertly combine local knowledge with global connections
Innovation capacity and the renewable energy sector
The UK energy sector is facing unprecedented changes across its business environment. The government target for 15% of UK energy consumption to come from renewable sources by 2020 is one such change, leading to an estimated £29.8bn of investment in the renewables sector during 2010-2013, primarily in renewable energy.
Best IP firm 2014: the Novagraaf Group scoops top awards
It’s been a successful few months for the Novagraaf Group and its European offices with our work recognised at the award ceremonies of some of the industry’s leading IP organisations.
Integrating IP into R&D: Should you search before research?
IP strategy is best considered at the start of research and development (R&D). The first step is choosing the IP approach to take during product development. Novagraaf’s Mark Suddaby explains the options.