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IP & SME growth

The European Union Intellectual Property Office recently launched the Ideas Powered for business initiative within the framework of its SME programme.

Founder Martin Schifko explains how his company’s application of software to simulate the effects of wind, water and solid material is changing the face of industrial design.

Devialet is making a significant contribution to the audio industry throughout constant innovation and investment in R&D since its inception. Learn more in this case study.

The Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund is a 20 million Euro grant scheme created to help European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) access their intellectual property rights.


Marc V. Richards and Scott Ilhwan Yoo, of Brinks Gilson & Lione, examine the state of patenting AI-related and AI-generated inventions and a path forward in view of the rejection of the DABUS patent applications. This article first appeared in The Patent Lawyer, Annual 2021, Issue 51.

Wenya He, Trademark Attorney at Beijing Sanyou, evaluates symbolic use, consistency, proper use, and non-use cancellation. This article first appeared in The Trademark Lawyer, Annual 2021.

Unique perspectives on copyright in the music industry by talking to music artists, songwriters, musicians and people from the music industry about creativity and copyright. Co-hosted by Dr Hayleigh Bosher (author of Copyright in the Music Industry) and Jules O’Riordan (Entertainment Lawyer and artist known as Judge Jules).

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Red Technologies, a leading innovator in dynamic spectrum sharing and management solutions.

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