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Do you have the right owner's consent?

United Kingdom - August 13 2018 Everybody has seen the FACT advert before watching a movie "You wouldn't steal a car". However, despite the popularity (notoriety?) of this advert...


But where would I charge it?

USA - July 10 2018 It is certainly the most common reason I have encountered when discussing why people (myself included) have dismissed buying an electric car. The lack...


The USPTO grants its 10,000,000th patent!

USA - June 28 2018 It took 228 years, but the USPTO recently granted its 10,000,000th patent. From the making of pot ash and pearl ash (US Patent No. 1) to Coherent...


Insights: When does a public disclosure yesterday not prejudice a patent application filed today?

United Kingdom - June 8 2017 The above question does not relate to grace periods, breach of confidence or international exhibitions, the details of which vary from jurisdiction to...

Michelle Pratt.


Insights: £24.5 million not outstanding

United Kingdom - March 16 2017 On 18 January 2017, the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Shanks v Unilver, rejecting an inventor’s claim for compensation on the basis that...

Michelle Pratt.