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The impact of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning on the Patent Profession
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The impact of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning on the Patent Profession

Matthew Veale discusses the impact of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning on the patent profession.

UK IPO announces temporary fee changes
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UK IPO announces temporary fee changes

The UKIPO has temporarily reduced or removed certain fees associated with patents, trade marks and registered designs until 31 March 2021.

Top Cat helps Dibble nab Copy Cats
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Top Cat helps Dibble nab Copy Cats

It’s news that could make Amazon the most tip top Top Cat among toy and game designers, inventors and parents worldwide.  

The retailer has announced the establishment of a Counterfeit Crimes Unit that will be tasked with bringing copycats to justice.   The Counterfeit Crimes Unit is composed of former federal prosecutors, data analysts and investigators and will be charged with bringing sellers that break not only law, but Amazon’s policies, to justice.

Warning Notice – Scam Payment Letters
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Warning Notice – Scam Payment Letters

Have you received a letter out-of-the-blue recently from an unfamiliar agency asking you to pay a fee to register your European Patent application? Look out for the scam letters that look official, but aren't. 

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Coronavirus - UK IPO, EPO and EU IPO extensions and support

A simple overview of the current status from IPOs. Last updated 18th May 2020. 

Is it unethical to patent?
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Is it unethical to patent?

The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted many companies to invest time and effort in developing technology that is aimed at helping care for, test, or treat people suffering from the disease. In normal times, these might be considered normal commercial activities and would be considered for patenting without a second thought. However, the fact that these developments are typically not being motivated by pure commercial gain, but by a desire to do something for the public good causes many companies to question whether or not they should seeks patents or any other form of intellectual property protection.

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