The management of patents claiming technology that is essential to an industry standard is an important, but challenging area of patent law.
The US has launched an accelerated examination procedure for patent applications relating to COVID-19, as Eric Enderlin explains.
The current health crisis has inspired inventors from a wide range of industries and organisations to look for ways to help, including meeting the urgent need for protective equipment in hospitals.
Novagraaf is very proud to be working with Gabicci, a heritage brand from the 1970s. Alastair Rawlence explains the role of IP in the revival of a beloved fashion brand.
Pandemic panic has driven acute increase in demand for goods, services and information online. Novagraaf’s Anca Dragnescu-Pinawin sets out the IP implications for brand owners.
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Bankruptcies among high street chains in the UK are becoming an all too familiar sight with household names, such as Thomas Cook and Mothercare going under in 2019, and many companies anticipating financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, and the recession that is predicted to follow.