Big Ben London

London History Day – Historical patents from London-based inventors

31st May 2020

London History Day falls on May 31st each year marking the anniversary of the day the renowned clock, “Big Ben”, located at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, first started keeping time in 1959. This year, Minesoft is joining in the celebration of the city of London for its resilience,… Read More >

Commonwealth Heritage Forum – supported by Minesoft

27th May 2020

The future of humanity, health and learning from crises shines a light on our heritage – the centuries of knowledge can point us towards solutions to today’s common issues, whether in energy, carbon footprint or climate change. We live in the “built environment”, so… Read More >

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 >