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Brunel University London scientists develop prior art checker
28 April 2017 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The tool, which currently has the working title of the Design Assistant for Semantic Comparison of Intellectual Property, could prevent costly patent litigation
Law firm sees rise in fintech patents
20 April 2017 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
EMW's research revealed that the number of fintech patents filed worldwide is continuing to rise sharply, reaching 9,545 in 2016, up 6 percent from the 9,045 filed the year before
Patent trolls on the rise in EU, says coalition
06 April 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
There has been an ‘explosion’ of lawsuits from so-called trolls in Europe, according to IP2Innovate
Unwired Planet wins twice in one week
05 April 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Apple ends Imagination deal
03 April 2017 | Hertfordshire | Reporter: Barney Dixon
CRISPR Therapeutics snags patent
30 March 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
UK commits to Brexit unknown
29 March 2017 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
IPSO asks Germany to step into EPO dispute
21 March 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
UPC on track for December launch
17 March 2017 | The Hague | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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UKIPO launches study of IP enforcement framework
13 March 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Jordan joins Patent Cooperation Treaty
10 March 2017 | Geneva | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Spain edges toward unitary patent
10 March 2017 | Madrid | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Experts staunchly defend software patents
09 March 2017 | Geneva | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
EPO patent grants up 40 percent
07 March 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
German parliament to debate UPC ratification
01 March 2017 | Berlin | Reporter: Barney Dixon
CPA launches IdeaScout
27 February 2017 | Jersey | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Spain should ‘reconsider’ position on unitary patent
20 February 2017 | Madrid | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Italy ratifies UPC Agreement
15 February 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Anti-EU MP against UPC ratification
14 February 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
WIPO publishes three millionth patent application
07 February 2017 | Geneva | Reporter: Barney Dixon
CPA Global releases Memotech 7
03 February 2017 | Jersey | Reporter: Barney Dixon
EPO partners with Russia and Cambodia
02 February 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Brexit whitepaper hints at unitary patent
02 February 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
UPC ratification document doesn’t mention CJEU
27 January 2017 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
KWM UK goes out of business
19 January 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
UPC to begin in 2017
16 January 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
UK signs UPC protocol
20 December 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
DLA Piper launches new patent tool
14 December 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
UK and Brazil renew coop agreement
08 December 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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