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Intellectual Property Ownership and Firm Performance

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A recent report has shown a correlation between companies active in owning Intellectual Property Rights and the organisational performance of those companies. On average, companies owning Intellectual Property Rights such as patents, designs and trademarks generate 29% greater revenues per employee, employ 6 times as many staff and are able to pay their employees up to 20% higher wages than firms which do not. For small companies, ...

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An 89 Year Old, 400 Metre Long Patent Link

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Just before Christmas, a man called John Bradfield died.  He was 89.  And just this week, the world’s longest ship docked at Felixstowe to unload its cargo from China.  What, you may well ask, is the link – and what has it got to do with patents? Sir John Bradfield was Trinity College, Cambridge’s Bursar for nearly 40 years.  He drove ...

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A Look Back at 2014

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The world of IP Law has experienced a turbulent year with some significant global developments. In the US, the Supreme Court made important decisions on business method patents (the Alice case), while the America Invents Act has forced practitioners to adapt their procedures accordingly. In Europe, a number of CJEU rulings and a European Commission consultation has brought copyright issues to ...

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What’s it Like Being a Patent or Trade Mark Attorney?

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It’s great! It’s mentally stimulating. It’s constantly varying. It’s well paid. What’s not to like?! We spend our time largely: working alone; focussing our thoughts; putting those thoughts into persuasive written advice. We also need: the ability to rub along with colleagues; the development of a thick skin; a skill in handling one-on-one meetings; Let’s examine some of these in a little more detail. Working alone large parts ...

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Join us at iExpo, New Anglia LEP’s Free Innovation Exhibition

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We will be exhibiting alongside some of the most leading-edge companies in Suffolk and Norfolk on 20th November at BT’s global engineering HQ at Adastral Park, Suffolk. The day promises to be a fantastic showcase for innovation in the eastern region, and an excellent chance to network with a wide variety of technology professionals. Come along and: Discover the emerging technologies which are ...

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