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Snapchat IPO story hit with patent
Feb 7, 2017
On the same day that Snapchat announced it was to float on the NYSE the social media giant faced a claim to invalidate one of its patents by a Canadian company, Investel, who is tr...
US Supreme Court Gives Latest Ruling in Apple & Samsung Fight
Dec 9, 2016
In a unanimous decision, the US Supreme Court has given a ruling in the long running case of Samsung v Apple which provides guidance on how damages in American patent cases should ...
Patent Box Tax Relief Statistics Released
Oct 10, 2016
Patent Box is a Government initiative designed to incentive innovation by enabling companies to benefit from a lower level of Corporation Tax on profits attributable to the utilisa...
UK Intellectual Property Office Offers Brexit Guidance
Aug 8, 2016
The UK Intellectual Property office (IPO) has published a summary guidance note on the status of UK/EU intellectual property (IP) rights in the wake of Brexit – to be found here. T...
Criminality and IP Infringement
Jul 27, 2016
When it comes to intellectual property (IP) infringement, time is most likely to be of the essence as matters can progress very quickly. A matter of hours can make a difference to ...
Can you see the Light? Vantaback and IP Rights in Colours
Jul 13, 2016
It has been widely reported that the Bombay-born British artist Anish Kapoor has acquired exclusive rights to use the unique Vantablack pigment, which is the blackest shade of blac...
Apple Patents Technology for Deactivating iPhone Cameras at Concerts
Jul 6, 2016
Audience members ruining concerts and plays by recording them on their smartphones could soon be a thing of the past after Apple successfully patented a technology that blocks the ...
IP Implications Following Brexit
Jun 28, 2016
Unless you have been living in a vacuum you will be aware that on 23 June, the UK voted to leave the European Union (Brexit). This decision will have a significant impact on the in...
Another Bite Out of Apple in China
Jun 21, 2016
It is usually the major brands that target smaller companies for patent infringement. However, in a classic case of David v Goliath one of China's low-cost and relatively small sca...
Google, Patents, and 'Sticky' Layers
May 20, 2016
Google has filed a patent for a 'sticky' layer to protect pedestrians involved in accidents with self-driving cars, appearing to make a significant step forward in realising its am...
UK Government Publishes Report on its IP Infringement Strategy until 2020
May 18, 2016
New strategies and proposals have been set out in a Government paper entitled, "Protecting creativity, supporting innovation: IP Enforcement 2020", published 10 May 2016. The docu...
Not a Case of 'VANTA'-Black and White in IP Law
May 3, 2016
'Vantablack' is the name used to describe a new 'super-black' coating/paint developed by Surrey NanoSystems and questions have been raised as to whether an artist may be granted ex...
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