Welcome to Greenshoots
Greenshoots is a collection of fresh intellectual property insight, analysis and commentary on the issues that matter most to those who invent, manage and protect intellectual property, written by the IP specialists of Appleyard Lees.
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The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees, Episode 13: the intellectual property story behind vaccines & other health innovation.
What’s behind the headlines and soundbites? Patent attorneys Richard Bray, Barbara Fleck and Kate Hickinson
There are many sectors in which companies are inventing and patenting green technologies. In the chemical field, there is considerable activity in relation to carbon dioxide gas reduction, developing sustainable non-polluting processes and using alternatives to fossil fuels.
The Greenshoots Podcast, Episode 12: the effect of the pandemic and lockdown on IP and innovation, seven months on
Appleyard Lees partners and patent attorneys Adam Tindall and Richard Bray look back at the first episode of The Greenshoots Podcast, recorded in April 2020, at the start of the pandemic.
Tech transfer teams’ IP challenges post-COVID-19 and beyond: part three how much data is enough in biotech and pharma patents applications?
‘Tech transfer teams’ IP challenges post-COVID-19 and beyond’ is a series of interactive virtual discussions,
Reduced patent fees for businesses qualifying as small or micro entities – a discussion of requirements, benefits and risk in Canada, Japan and the U.S.
Pursuing patent protection in multiple countries can be expensive. Whilst cost is always important, for some small companies, reducing expenditure is currently paramount to survival during the enforced global slowdown.
‘The Greenshoots Podcast’ by Appleyard Lees, Episode 11: The start-up story of Spatzwear, cycling kit innovators
This episode features the start-up story of Spatzwear, makers of premium cycling kit inspired by countless wet Yorkshire bike rides.
In the present climate it is clear that there is enormous pressure on healthcare systems across the globe. Further, an increasingly aging population leads to a number of healthcare challenges including that people are living longer generally with one or more chronic conditions.
Many start-up companies are developing artificial intelligence (AI) innovations, from AI-driven drug discovery to AI-based fruit harvesting. Many of these companies protect their AI inventions by filing patent applications.