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Intellectual Property

Apr, 2018
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While Brexit and the possibility of an escalating US-China trade war loom over business owners, the tangle of intellectual property (IP) rights presents more problems. The Intellectual Property special report, published in The Times, asks what the future holds for creatives and patent holders, and how advances in technology will shape IP law. Also featured are opportunities presented by blockchain in stamping out patent and copyright infringements, gender imbalance in patent applications and an expert take on why legislation must change to keep up with artificial intelligence

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From the dawn of computer programming to stem cell research, inspiring women have been behind some of the most groundbreaking inventions. While their share of total patentees remains low, the status quo is shifting in many high-tech industries such as biotechnology and chemistry. The infographic charts some of the most pioneering female inventors over recent history, and which sectors and countries are leading the charge in representation