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Sowing the seeds – supporting biotech progress with IP

Discover how biotechnology shapes health innovation and drives advancements in Intellectual Property across diverse technological fields.

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Lightning in a bottle – how IP law helps shape the future of energy

The energy sector is undergoing explosive change. Explore IP law's invisible contribution to this shifting landscape and where progress is likely to lead.

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Driving the future: innovations steering the automotive industry

Explore the trends mapping the automotive industry's future: advanced batteries, autonomous driving and more.

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What are patent trolls, and how do they affect innovation?

Learn about patent trolls and their impact on business, innovation and consumers.

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Setting the record straight on patent infringement and damages

The time and money involved in litigation emphasizes the critical need to understand how this aspect of patent law works.

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Piracy of traditional knowledge: urgent need for equitable solutions

Traditional knowledge (TK) represents the know-how passed down through generations within a community. But how does it interact with modern patent systems?

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Plant patents: balancing innovation and biodiversity

Mounting pressure on Earth's natural resources means agriculture must become more efficient and adaptive, and IP rights will have an important role to play in achieving this goal.

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How viable is the global patent system?

Discover what has been shaking up the IP industry and what can be done to ensure the future stability of our global patent system.

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Unitary effect and European validations in view of national prior rights

It has now been over six months since the doors of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) opened, bringing numerous changes for European patent applicants and recent patentees.

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Resistive forces: examining counter-influences to AI uptake in IP practice

The enthusiasm to apply AI to professional services has its place, but we must be aware of the technology's limits and risks when patents are concerned.

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IP briefs: Abolition of the EPC's "10-day rule"

For the Intellectual Property (IP) system to function predictably and consistently, regulations must be set in stone. Yet that stone can still be reshaped as needed.

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Spooktacular Halloween inventions

This time of year, the moon can have a strange effect on even the stalwart IP sector. So, join us as we lift the coffin lid on five eerie inventions – if you dare!