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Do you have a clear idea of who owns and controls all IP within your supply chain?

Ownership of intellectual property (IP) within a supply chain can provide significant advantages, including negotiating power and flexibility. It is therefore important to understand…

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How do you patent artificial intelligence inventions in the UK?

Whilst patents can be granted for a range of technologies, there are some areas that fall under the umbrella of ‘excluded matter’. Even though…

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European Inventor Awards 2023 are now open!

The award was first launched by the European Patent Office (EPO) in 2006 and celebrates innovation by rewarding inventors responsible for technological breakthroughs driving…

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World Entrepreneurs’ Day 2022: common pitfalls to avoid

With World Entrepreneurs’ Day 2022 on the horizon, Mathys & Squire wants to share some common pitfalls that innovative early-stage businesses may fall foul…

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Calling all young innovators: Young Innovators Award applications are now open!

Once again, Innovate UK has opened its Young Innovators Programme to support 18- to 30-year-olds with creative and ground-breaking business ideas to commercialise their…

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Do you have standard terms or agreements in place to be used when engaging external agencies, consultants or freelancers?

A common misconception when engaging external agencies, consultants or freelancers is that the ownership of IP may transfer to the contractor upon payment. However,…

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What is the difference between a ‘sale’ and a ‘licence’ in the world of IP?

Intellectual property is an intangible asset and can be a subject of transactions, where it can be bought or in-licensed, and equally, it can…

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Fourth Industrial Revolution: Deep tech innovation in smart connected technologies

The European Patent Office (EPO) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have teamed up for the first time to issue a joint study that…

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Ownership of IP rights: Do you see IP as an asset and consider its licence, sale or purchase as part of your commercial strategy?

Intellectual property (IP) is an asset to any business, and as such can be subject of transactions.  In other words, IP can be bought…

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