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What does patent data reveal about
climate change mitigation technology trends?

What does patent data reveal about climate change mitigation technology trends?

Patent data is used by innovators and organisations to better understand a technology landscape, identify interesting areas for innovation and help inform on the commercial viability of an invention. With green technology a hot topic and the consequences of climate change very clear, patent data can reveal some interesting climate change mitigation technology trends, identify areas of growth, as well as areas that aren’t advancing quite so quickly. More…

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What’s new in the IPC 2022.01?

What’s new in the IPC 2022.01?

The new version of the IPC 2022.01 is now live! You will be able to include the new patent classification codes that came into force on the 1st of January in your comprehensive searches in PatBase as they start being assigned. More…

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Charities Minesoft has supported in
2021

Throughout the year, Minesoft is committed to supporting local and national charities, helping to fund essential research and reach the most vulnerable people in our society. This year we are proud to have supported the Alzheimer’s Society, the Poppy Factory, the Vineyard Community and the Royal Overseas League. More…

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Festive patents to bring some holiday cheer!

Each year, inventors are inspired by the festive period and come up with an array of novel ideas to celebrate the holidays. Many inventors will decide to protect their creations and their intellectual property by applying for a patent, which will sometimes in turn allow them to commercialise the said invention. So, let’s dive into some of the finest festive patents! More…

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Pfizer signs deal allowing generics to produce COVID pill

Pfizer signs deal allowing generics to produce COVID pill

On the 16th of November, Pfizer announced a deal with international public health group Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) that will allow generic drug manufacturers to produce and supply its experimental antiviral COVID-19 pill. The licensing agreement will authorise the MPP to grant sub-licenses to qualified drug companies in 95 low and middle-income countries, giving residents access to affordable life-saving treatment.  More…

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Ocean Conservation through
Innovation

Our oceans are vital to humans’ survival, the balance of ecosystems and the future of our planet. For decades, climate change, pollution, and unsustainable fishing has put widespread and severe pressure on oceans and marine life. This in turn has a knock-on effect causing marine fisheries to diminish, with some species being hunted to near extinction, bleaching of coral reefs, rising sea levels, falling pH levels and the proliferation of toxic algae. However, it is not all doom and gloom. Ocean conservation efforts have intensified over recent years with the development and adoption of disruptive technologies to help preserve marine life and reverse or curb these longstanding threats.

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Bioinformatics and Digital
Health patents: A rapidly
changing landscape

Bioinformatics & Digital Health patents: A rapidly changing landscape

A recent study by IP firm Mewburn Ellis found the number of patents and applications published within the bioinformatics and digital health sectors has risen significantly over the last 10 years. This surge in computer-assisted healthcare IP protection, particularly in the US and China, suggests organisations need to adapt their IP strategies and ensure their inventions are protected within this rapidly evolving patent landscape.

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The real-world effect of diversity of
inventors in Biomedicine

The real-world effect of diversity of inventors in Biomedicine

Over the years studies have shown that more patents are awarded to men than women. Although the gender gap is narrowing it has been reported that only 16.2% of biomedical patents are held by women. Some studies on this topic claim that health and medicine-related innovations more often address men’s health and our society could be missing out on important medications, devices, and technologies that could benefit women’s health. Recent studies highlight the importance of diversity of inventors and the impact this has on the development of diverse innovative solutions that would benefit society as a whole.

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