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For each IP right we offer services covering strategic advice, pre-registration searches, registrations and renewals, oppositions and dispute resolution. We handle work throughout the world, working with local colleagues in over 100 countries.


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12th Apr 2022

Electric Motors – The Ecosystem and the Players

Electric motors play the important role of converting electrical energy into mechanical energy, and are divided into two main sub-types based on the power source used. DC motors are designed to be powered by a DC source, whereas AC motors are designed to be powered by an AC source. Within these sub-types, a vast range of different types of motors exist. This insight will be analysing some of the different types of motors currently used in industry, as well as looking at the activity in this area by analysing patent publication statistics.

14th Mar 2022

Women in STEM: Dr Bernadette Longridge, Engineering Centre Manager, AVL

Dr Paul Loustalan interviews Dr Bernardette Longridge, Engineering Centre Manager at AVL in the UK. Paul has known Bernie for many years, having been in the same IC Engines research group at UCL, albeit at different times, and was delighted that she agreed to be interviewed for Women’s History Month.

18th Nov 2021

There’s nothing new under the sun – a brief look at historical climate change patents – Part 4: Electric Vehicles

Electric cars are the headline act in modern climate change technology. Glamourous innovative rock stars like Tesla are pushing the boundaries of innovation to enable us all to lose our dependence on the internal combustion engine. When did innovation in electric vehicles start? Quite a long time ago.

10th Nov 2021

E-BIKE & E-SCOOTERS: The electrification of the last mile

In the run-up to COP26, a number of recommendations for priority actions to tackle climate change were published in the COP26 Special Report on Climate Change and Health, one of which is to prioritise walking, cycling and public transport. In November 2020, the UK Government published their Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution. Point 5 of the plan looks at Green Public Transport, Cycling and Walking, in which the government said they will “launch a national programme of support to increase uptake of electric bikes” and set a target milestone of by 2025 they will “double cycling rates from 2013 levels to 1.6 billion stages per year”.

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