What do patents reveal about Coronavirus?

13th May 2020

Published in The Patent Lawyer Magazine – March/April 2020 This article demonstrates the importance of data interrogation using PatBase Analytics and examines the activity of patent offices across the world in the wake of COVID-19. This article answers some key questions about coronavirus in patent data:  Is this a growing area… Read More >

Nike’s patented solution to counterfeits: blockchain shoes

6th May 2020

What is Blockchain?   Put simply, the blockchain is a secure digital method of storing data about transactions. Within a blockchain, information such as time, date, location, company and person are stored in “blocks”. Each block connects with another block of information to form a chronological “chain”. There are complex mathematical and technical features of the blockchain… Read More >

Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary – Let’s clean up our environment!

22nd April 2020

The Ocean Cleanup is an organisation founded by Boyan Slat when he was only 19 years old. As a teenager, he felt passionate about reducing plastic pollution in the ocean and so he started developing a novel solution to clear up plastic floating in large bodies of water while still in high school.  Since then,… Read More >

Minesoft Online Training and Support

9th April 2020

Minesoft Training and Support Available When Working From Home  In these strange and uncertain times when many have been encouraged to work from home, you can still rely on Minesoft for the online training and support you may need. The Minesoft Support team is working hard to make sure that support continues to be readily available to… Read More >

April Fools! Prank your Friends with These Patented Items

1st April 2020

April 1st, also known as April Fool’s Day, is associated with the tradition of playing practical jokes on friends. However, according to many online sources the origins of the tradition are unclear. Some claim the tradition comes from the changing of the Julian to Gregorian Calendar in France… Read More >

World Water Day: Tackling Water Scarcity and Sanitation Issues

18th March 2020

UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 aims to “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all” by 2030. Lack of access to safe drinking water and poor sanitation negatively impacts food security, livelihood choices and opportunities for… Read More >