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A new ruling makes it easier to patent discoveries with no specific use, what are the implications?

November 8, 2011 by


An invention is only patentable if it is believed to be useful in any industry. However, a new judgment by the UK’s Supreme Court has ruled that patents need only contain “plausible” suggestions of uses for the new technology. This will make it easier to patent the products of research in the life sciences and […]

How good is the UK at research?

October 28, 2011 by


A new report published by BIS comparing the UK against other research-intensive nations highlights the international strength of the UK research community but also warns that it is under threat from underfunding and a decreasing share of the international scientific workforce. The report includes some pretty interesting statistics about research in the UK, comparing what […]