Ride2Work Day: What role has intellectual property played in the success of the Brompton folding bike?

It’s that time of the year again: it’s National Ride2Work Day (Wednesday 17 October 2018). With this in mind, I thought I’d take the opportunity to show my appreciation for my favourite way to travel to work: the Brompton folding bicycle. I take a brief look at the bike and the role of intellectual property

Intellectual property – strategic use and management in the resources sector

A strong IP strategy is a vital part of any business, especially in the resources sector where innovation has historically provided key competitive advantages   Dr Michael Zammit, and Scott Philp, Shelston IP Senior Associates, provide insights into the strategic role of IP for entities operating in the resources sector. To read the full article,

The CPTPP has been signed – no United States and “IP Lite”

The “CPTPP”, otherwise known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership is what remains of the “TPPA-11” (which was itself, what remained of the  Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) Free Trade Agreement following the withdrawal of the United States).  Earlier today (8 March 2018), in Santiago, Chile, the eleven remaining signatories put pen to paper

Where else can I secure protection via my European patent application?

Did you know that a European patent application can be used to secure protection reaching beyond the EPC member states?  Perhaps surprisingly, a European patent application can be used to obtain protection in other territories – including some geographically remote from Europe.  This article summarises relevant information about extension states, validation states and requesting protection

Back to basics: the five best reasons for patenting your technology

Why should you patent your business’ technology? Many people think of the patent system simply as a means for restricting other parties from copying ideas. However, through modern business practices, there are a number of ways in which patent protection can benefit you and your business. Discussed here are five examples of how seeking patent