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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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Often, when the AI identifies a drug, and experiments confirm it is useful for the intended purpose, the drug can be patented. But what about the AI itself – can the AI be protected by patents, and should you try to?
The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees – episode 16: the entrepreneurial journey of Mags Walker, founder of the fabl and Toolally.
Serial entrepreneur Mags Walker joins Appleyard Lees partner and solicitor Chris Hoole to talk about
Tech transfer teams’ IP challenges post-COVID-19 and beyond: part five, emerging trends for UK spin-outs and leveraging IP for funding
Part five, emerging trends for UK spin-outs and leveraging IP for funding In part five
What do you do if, before you have obtained a granted patent, a third party starts selling a product that looks like your invention? Is there anything you can do to stop the third party? Does your patent application provide you with any rights before the patent is granted? Parminder Lally and Simon Ambroz answer these questions.
In European patent oppositions, the term “straw person”, is used to describe a person, natural or legal, who files an opposition against a patent on behalf of a third party, with the third party, the real opponent, remaining anonymous throughout the proceedings.
Brexit has changed the way intellectual property rights are sought and protected, in many ways. Pre-Brexit, anyone seeking to protect plant varieties in the UK and/or EU member states made a single application to the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO); however, as of 1 January 2021, this is no longer possible.
The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees, Episode 15: Patent Box – tax relief for patent owners and licensees
Following the release of the 2021/22 UK Budget, corporation tax is set to rise to twenty-five percent in 2023.
As provided in the recent UK budget announcement, the UK corporation tax rate is set to rise from 19 to 25 percent from 1 April 2023. As a result, companies should now be thinking about whether they can make use of the tax relief provided by the Patent Box scheme.