World Intellectual Property Day 2020 – Innovate for a Green Future

26 April is World Intellectual Property Day, WIPO’s annual celebration of all things IP.  This year, the theme is “innovate for a green future”.  WIPO’s website perhaps sums it up best: “World IP Day 2020 puts innovation – and the IP rights that support it – at the heart of efforts to create a green

5 strategies to use the prior art to assist in product development

In a previous article, we looked at the role of IP in innovation. In overview, the cycle of innovation can be broken down into 4 stages: 1.) conception of innovative ideas, 2.) research and development (R&D) , 3.) commercialisation of product or services, and 4.) marketing of the products or services. As the activities undertaken

The role of IP in innovation

Innovation is generally understood as the process of bringing valuable new products (and services) to market, and has been highlighted as one of the key factors that determines the future success of an organisation.  Intellectual property (IP), and the management of the IP throughout the new product development process is a critical factor in successfully