US Supreme Court strengthens patents (for a change)
The decision earlier this month in the case of Halo v Pulse, will give owners of US patents a greater likelihood of being awarded enhanced damages. This will raise the value of patents - and increase the incentive to sue for infringement
Patents can make or break drug discovery in Poland
There are several barriers holding back science-industry collaboration, but the most urgent one is the reluctance to protect intellectual property in advance of publishing research results, according to two of Poland’s leading patent attorneys
How natural materials can be patent protected
Limpet teeth have overtaken spider silk as the world’s strongest natural material. As attempts are made to replicate and put this material to use, it is important to look to the IP strategy, say patent attorneys Ben Dempster and Jennifer Unsworth
Exports increased in SMEs funded by Tekes by more than EUR 2.6 billion
Tekes funding has a major impact on the growth and success of businesses. More than 80% of Tekes customers that have been successful in their innovation activities say that Tekes funding was a key part of their success. Jobs increased by 16 per cent in SMEs funded by Tekes during the period 2012–2015.