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.
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.
The Novagraaf Group on the podium of best European consultancies
The Novagraaf Group has been recognised in the 2014 edition of Innovation - Technology & Intellectual Property, a guide published by Leaders League that ranks the world’s leading intellectual property consultancies.
Why is Tesla seemingly giving away its patents?
More and more companies are embracing collective (or open) innovation as a means to grow their businesses, as Novagraaf’s Mark Suddaby explains.
Ruud Peters joins Novagraaf’s Supervisory Board
The Novagraaf Group announced today that leading intellectual property (IP) professional Ruud Peters had joined its Supervisory Board. Formerly Chief IP Officer at Philips, Peters brings considerable experience in IP asset management and IP licensing to the Board, which also includes chairman Wubbo de Boer, former president of the European trademark office OHIM, and Boudewijn Molenaar, a partner..
Wearable tech: should we watch out for Microsoft?
The smartwatch looks set to be the next big topic for consumers and IP professionals, with Apple, Sony, Samsung and now Microsoft all filing patents for wearable technology.