Should AI own their own IP?

When artificial intelligence is deemed the source of a new idea or creation, it causes a legal grey area over ownership rights that will only become harder to define in the future

Why the current patent system doesn’t work for tech

‘Does the idea of a 20-year patent term still match the pace of technological and commercial development?’

Why companies must go about sharing IP with caution

Companies are collaborating in an effort to drive innovation, but sharing intellectual property is more complicated than it sounds

Why the patents system needs a revamp

Lack of a universal patent system to protect intellectual property leaves innovating companies open to potentially ruinous infringements

Generic drugs: what are they and are they better value?

Benefits of prescribing by brand, enabling the costly development of life-changing drugs, may be outweighed by higher costs, compared with cheaper generic bio-equivalents

How China became a leader in intellectual property

Huawei’s research centre in Hangzhou aerial view

Once a wild frontier where intellectual property was plundered, China is now cleaning up its act

Protecting patents and copyright with blockchain

Imogen Heap speaking at TechCrunch

Global businesses have spotted the potential to stamp out patent and copyright infringements using blockchain technology

Open source: sharing patents to speed up innovation

Careful co-operation over patents can sometimes be a good business move or a benefit to society