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The European Patent Index 2020: Analysis of the numbers

Posted on Thursday 25 March 2021 by Akshay Thaman | Intellectual Property Analyst

In case you missed it, last week the European Patent Office (EPO) released its European Patent Index (EPI) for 2020 which saw the number of European patent applications filed at the EPO drop by 0.7% compared to 2019. If you would like to know more about what the European Patent Index is and why it is significant, please see my earlier blog post here. This is the last in a two part series that will dissect the data released in this year’s EPI and what it may reveal for the state of innovation for certain sectors within Europe.
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The European Patent Index 2020: An insight into European innovation trends

Posted on Wednesday 17 March 2021 by Akshay Thaman | Intellectual Property Analyst

This week the European Patent Office (EPO) has released its much-anticipated European Patent Index (EPI) for 2020.
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Changes in Intellectual Property practices post-Brexit

Posted on Wednesday 2 December 2020 by Akshay Thaman | Intellectual Property Analyst

Brexit? Is that still happening? Well yes, fortunately, or unfortunately (depending on which side of the fence you are on), and, consequently, there are changes to how certain aspects of the Intellectual Property (IP) system will operate in the UK on or after 1 January 2021. Here is your one-stop-shop for all things Brexit and IP post the end of the transition period:
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IP strategy – key to thriving in a post-covid world

Posted on Wednesday 15 July 2020 by Akshay Thaman | Intellectual Property Analyst

As non-essential business begins to reopen after months of non-trading, and those on furlough start to return to work, many companies across the UK are pressing the ‘resume’ button in an environment with greater volatility than ever before. This will pose challenges on an unprecedented scale; therefore, companies will be doing all they can to ensure that there is enough cash available to weather the storm that is to come.
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In our hour of need is the UK’s patent process a help or a hindrance?

Posted on Tuesday 5 May 2020 by Akshay Thaman | Intellectual Property Analyst

It is safe to say that the sudden emergence of Covid-19 and its impact has taken the world by surprise. It has brought economies to their knees as well as posed social challenges, but most importantly, it represents a great threat to the health and wellbeing of the most vulnerable. In these truly unprecedented times, our hopes of fighting, mitigating, and eventually, overcoming this global pandemic rest on the shoulders of innovative companies, universities and other organisations coming up with technical solutions to solve this problem, and fast.
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New grant funding announced for UK’s innovative businesses

Posted on Monday 6 April 2020 by Akshay Thaman | Intellectual Property Analyst

On Friday 3 April the government announced that Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £20 million in the funding of innovation projects that respond directly to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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