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Microsoft’s 4Afrika IP Hub: Enabling Innovation
When selling a product, you are selling far more than its functionality. You are selling your idea, your innovation, your intellectual property (IP). In an age where businesses can be constructed and equally deconstructed overnight, original ideas are precious and invaluable. As a result, IP protection such as copyright, trademarks, trade names and utility models have become standardized in many areas of the world.
Monkey, Wikipedia and a selfie – how the digital world is changing the face of intellectual property laws
Recently, a story published by the Telegraph has gained the attention of European media. A British photographer, David J Slater, is suing Wikimedia (the foundation which owns Wikipedia) for unlawful usage of an image he took in 2011.
London Technology Week: Robots, wearable technology and virtual realities
This month, the UK celebrated its first London Technology Week. The event - supported by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London - brought together a range of the latest ideas and innovations, from a robotic hand driven by a synthetic nervous system, to a virtual-world platform designed to help stroke patients.
European Inventor Award 2014 Winners Announcement
The long wait is over. The European Patent Office announced the winners of European Inventor Awards this week at its 9th European Inventor Award ceremony at the very center of European tech innovation, Berlin, Germany.
European Inventor Award finalists spotlight: Self-Cleaning, Air-Cleansing Concrete? An Amazing European Invention
As the European Inventor Award ceremony approaches, here at Ideas Matter we have been watching the run up to this prestigious awards closely.
We are sharing a profile of one of the candidates from each category every week until the 17th of June.
This week we focus on nominations from the Industry category.