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Category: Inventions & Innovations

Understanding the importance of IP

Your most valuable asset  Every business is affected by IP to a greater or lesser extent. Although intangible, IP is often the most valuable asset of a company…

Inventors Shine at European Patent Office Inventor Awards

Bright ideas from inventors across Europe were recognised at the European Patent Office Inventor Awards 2016 recently.  Teams from Germany, Denmark and France were among those recognised for…

US Patent for Wright Brothers’ ‘Flying Machine’ Rediscovered

US Patent No. 821,393 was granted to the pioneering brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, 110 years ago; and disappeared after being loaned to the Smithsonian Museum by the…

Indian Patent Office Proposes Streamlining Examination Procedure

New rules proposed by the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry are designed to streamline the examination procedure for patent applications at the Indian Patent Office.  The proposed…

IBM is Leading US Patent Recipient

US technology company IBM has announced that it received the most patents in the USA in 2015, a position it has achieved for 23 years in a row.…

Record Numbers of Patent and Trade Mark Applications in 2014

A recent report from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) says that the number of patent and trade mark applications around the globe reached a new record in…

Robotics and 3D Printing Patents Dominated by Japan and the US

A recent report by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) shows that Japan and the US are at the head of the group of nations leading the way…

SH&P Client wins Horners Award for Innovation

In a strong field of entries, SH&P client Guardian Maritime Limited was recently awarded the prestigious Horners Award for innovation in plastics design and manufacture.  The award, which…

Canadian Company Invents Space Elevator

A Canadian technology company has been granted a US patent for an innovative system of sending people and equipment into space, making the whole process of getting into…

Sinclair Seeks Crowdfunding for A-Bike Electric

Crowdfunding has proved to be an imaginative and often lucrative way for inventors and start-up businesses to raise money to fund the prototyping, production and sale of new…