The increasing number of patent applications for renewable energy generation offers hope for climate change.
Insights: April 2019
The referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal relating to plants obtained by means of an essentially biological process.
Toyota are offering royalty-free licenses for almost 24,000 patents (and patent applications) related to various aspects of battery, hybrid, and fuel cell electric vehicle technology.
Although nearly all commercially available hybrids and battery electric vehicles use Li-ion batteries, there are some concerns regarding energy density and safety of Li-ion batteries, especially in the transport sector.Replacing the liquid electrolyte with a solid electrolyte is being considered as one of the possible ways to both mitigate the safety concerns and to improve the currently limited energy density.
The UK IPO appears to have been prepared to take a more favourable approach towards computer software falling on the borderline of what is considered allowable. Such cases, having received an initial refusal from the UK IPO Examiner, have come before the Hearing Officer of the UK IPO for consideration.
Reddie & Grose is pleased to announce that on 1 April 2019, Duncan Nevett was promoted to Partner.