Archive for November, 2010

Common patent system, EU renews drive

An EU-wide patent system aimed at cutting costs for European businesses is struggling to achieve unanimous agreement. read more

3rd November, 2010

£3m of IPO savings to be invested in business support

Savings made by the Intellectual Property Office of more than £3million will fund projects that support UK businesses developing new technologies as well as offering advice in developing their intellectual property (IP)

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3rd November, 2010

Cheaper and simpler procedure for IP enforcement in UK

From October 1st 2010 litigation in the UK will be cheaper due to changes in the procedure of claims in the Patents County Court (PCC). 

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1st November, 2010

Chilean message of hope, copyright of miner

The miner who wrote the message of hope confirming the trapped miners were alive has been awarded the copyright to the message.

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1st November, 2010

£20million funding for two Innovation and Knowledge Centres

Two new research centres in the UK will receive £20million funding , the new centres based at Swansea University and the University of Cambridge will be funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Technology Strategy Board.

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1st November, 2010