We last took a look at the patent landscape for solid-state batteries over three years ago, and since then, interest in the technology has only grown. Indeed, the massive rise in demand for electric vehicles has only served to further the future importance of solid-state batteries to automotive OEMs and battery manufacturers.
UK Patent Box regime more beneficial than ever for businesses in view of impending corporation tax hikes.
Since the regime was phased in from 1 April 2013, the UK Patent Box has enabled companies to apply a lower rate of Corporation Tax to worldwide profits earned from qualifying patented inventions and equivalent forms of intellectual property. The relief is given via a deduction from total taxable trading profits for a chargeable accounting period.
We are pleased to introduce our new newsletter, Sustainable Future: Exploring innovations for the Energy Transition and Circular Economy.
Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend the annual Wired Health conference, where some of the latest digital health technologies and innovative start-ups were on show. On a first note, it was great to be attending an in-person event again, and thus being able to talk face-to-face with some inspiring and passionate people about how the digital health industry is developing in the aftermath of the pandemic.
The UK Minister for Investment Lord Grimstone has just announced a new funding competition for in excess of £40 million to promote the development of commercial self-driving vehicles in the UK, such as passenger transport and delivery vans. Here, we will take a look at some of the details below as well as a spotlight on a past success story of the government’s efforts in this area.
Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning monarch in British history on 9 September 2015, surpassing the previous record (of 63 years, seven months and two days) set by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria. For some years now, the Queen has been the longest- living reigning monarch in the world. She passed a new milestone on 6 February 2022, which marked 70 years of her reign. Celebrations for her Platinum Jubilee are being held this week over a special four-day UK bank holiday weekend, from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June 2022.
Two of the most popular topics at present are artificial intelligence (AI) and climate change. In this insight we explore the overlap between the two, particularly how AI can be applied to improve climate change combatting technologies, as well as reviewing aspects of several patent applications to highlight important considerations when seeking patent protection for such AI related inventions.
Registered Community designs (RCDs) protect the shape and appearance of new products across the whole of the EU. Decisions by the EUIPO’s Invalidity Division help us to understand how the scope and the validity of an RCD may be interpreted.
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