George Weisz – Inventor of Ventilators

1st July 2020

George Weisz was a Hungarian mechanical engineer, philanthropist, film producer and father of three, including Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz. He invented a “pioneering artificial ventilator pneumatically powered by its own oxygen cylinder”. These ventilators are currently helping the NHS intensive… Read More >

Surprising Patents Owned by NASA

24th June 2020

Recently, NASA and SpaceX made history by launching the first commercially made spacecraft from American soil.  It is no secret that NASA and other space exploration organisations have been pivotal in developing some commonly used items today, such as baby… Read More >

Minesoft supports Richmond BID’s anti-covid cleansing initiative

5th June 2020

Minesoft is supporting the fight against the coronavirus pandemic through Richmond Business Improvement District’s (BID) new Safe S.P.A.C.E initiative. This morning, on Vanessa Feltz BBC Radio London, Gabriel Irwin (Vice Chair of Richmond BID) outlined how the anti-covid initiative would… Read More >

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 >