Meet The Team: Emily Hayes, Partner, European Patent Attorney

Emily Hayes

Emily Hayes
28 Oct 2019

“I remember being really young, maybe six or seven, and wanting to be an inventor,” recalls Emily Hayes, adding, with a laugh – “without really knowing.

FRAND Licensing of SEPs in the age of connected cars

Christoph Moeller

Christoph Moeller
26 Oct 2019

Cars are developing more and more into computerized mobile platforms. They relieve the driver of many tasks and provide enhanced functionality and.

Employing CRISPR to expose ‘hiding’ cancer cells to immunotherapy

Foteini Tzakoniati

Foteini Tzakoniati
25 Oct 2019

Immunotherapy employs the patient’s immune system against cancer.  There are various types of immunotherapy including adoptive cell therapy, cancer.

Renewable energy – huge potential for biofuel innovation

Thomas Driver

Thomas Driver
23 Oct 2019

It has been widely reported in the media recently that we need to do more to address the way in which we are affecting the environment. The burning of.

Controlling genes – the new field of epitranscriptomics

Nick Sutcliffe

Nick Sutcliffe
21 Oct 2019

The human genome contains roughly 20,000 genes that encode proteins. In order for the cells and tissues of a human to function properly, the expression.

Consumable consumables: the edible water bottle

Niles Beadman

Niles Beadman
09 Oct 2019

Throughout the 20th century, plastic has become increasingly prevalent in our everyday lives.  To date, it’s estimated that over 8 billion tons of.

Inventive AI: can machines innovate?

Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson
07 Oct 2019

The integration of technology based on artificial intelligence into our everyday lives continues apace, in fields such as self-driving vehicles, speech.

AMR - a global threat

Sarah Kostiuk-Smith

Sarah Kostiuk-Smith
27 Sep 2019

A hot topic on everyone’s lips at the moment is Climate Change and its predicted impact on our way of life.  We are warned that rising global.

T cell engagers - dark horses of immunotherapy

Adam Gregory

Adam Gregory
26 Sep 2019

Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) technology has attracted a lot of attention and investment in recent years, but the potential of T cell Engager.

Budding opportunities for pharma

Callum McGuinn

Callum McGuinn
26 Sep 2019

With shifting attitudes surrounding cannabis-based drugs, it is essential to explore the array of benefits this may have for patients and the.

From data to drugs - a brief introduction to AI in drug discovery

Joseph Newcombe

Joseph Newcombe
25 Sep 2019

The road to an approved drug is well known to be an arduous journey. Recent estimates put the cost of bringing a new drug to market at a figure of.

Strict and inflexible: material claims at the EPO

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith
24 Sep 2019

Innovators in advanced materials can face an uphill struggle to get suitable patent protection at the European Patent Office. Matthew Smith explains.

Obtaining patent protection for fermentation processes and products – the European perspective

Tanis Keirstead

Tanis Keirstead
19 Sep 2019

Fermented foods have been known for millennia and form an important part of many national cuisines. Initially used primarily to preserve foods and.

Batteries for the future: the sky may not be the limit!

Eleanor Maciver

Eleanor Maciver
18 Sep 2019

In an earlier blog Sam Bailey discussed the growing demands for high performance battery technologies to meet current and future energy storage needs. .

Intermodality: the future of transport?

Christoph Moeller

Christoph Moeller
13 Sep 2019

Search the term 'intermodality' and you'll turn up a number of definitions and some fine distinctions (when does intermodality become multi modality,.

Food of the future – regulating and protecting gene-edited crops

Simon Kremer

Simon Kremer
11 Sep 2019

A recent episode of the BBC World Service’s excellent series “50 Things that made the modern economy” (now up to ‘thing’ 75) concerned plant breeding.

When AI met EQ

Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson
06 Sep 2019

Affective computing may be a multi-billion -dollar business, but much of how it works remains obscure.

DIY biology dilemma – regulating biohacking

Camille Terfve

Camille Terfve
04 Sep 2019

Science kits may have inspired generations of children to become scientists, and those grown up children might be surprised that there may be cause for.

Printing with graphene: exploring the inks set to unleash graphene's potential for mass-market applications

Richard Howe

Richard Howe
30 Aug 2019

Graphene has been widely heralded as a game-changer in the research and development of new materials, with potential applications in electronics,.