Can a Machine Really Invent?

Can a Machine Really Invent?

  As IP attorneys we have certainly seen a large increase in AI inventions over the past few years. It comes as no surprise then, that the UK Government wants to develop intellectual property law and policy to ensure that AI technology is supported and protected...
Brexit IP: Prepare for the worst, hope for the best

Brexit IP: Prepare for the worst, hope for the best

  After several years of debate and negotiation, the UK will finally leave the European Union at midnight on the 31st December 2020. This brings with it some fundamental changes for UK companies with European trade mark and design registrations. Julia House,...
How does Apple successfully patent software?

How does Apple successfully patent software?

Having handled patent cases for more than 20 years, I have lost count of the number of times clients have asked “How do I patent software?”, or state that “Software is not patentable in the UK or Europe”. My answer has always been…