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Top 3 reasons a patent search can fail (and how we mitigate for success)

Top 3 reasons a patent search can fail (and how we mitigate for success)

By Peter Vanderheyden, COO RWS IP Research At RWS we take a unique approach to patent searches – we cover the more “traditional” search methods with our highly experienced team of in-house patent analysts located at our office in London, and we also have the unique capability to perform crowdsourced searches. Clients often come to […]

Crisis and Innovation

Crisis and Innovation

by Gwilym Roberts, Chairman, Kilburn & Strode and Costas Stephanidas, Technial Manager, RWS In this time of extraordinary change and uncertainty, reaction has been rapid, well-meaning and often effective at the individual, enterprise and nationwide level. But throughout the growth of the coronavirus pandemic, we have consistently been on the back foot. Now public attention has […]

RWS Participates in the First National Patent Translation Contest

RWS Participates in the First National Patent Translation Contest

RWS participates in the first National Patent Translation Contest and the high-end dialogue on intellectual property language service talent training. To further promote the training of Chinese patent translators, a field currently growing in demand to meet the needs of an expanding patent market, Xi’an International Studies University successfully held the first National Patent Translation […]

US Patent No. 10 Million

US Patent No. 10 Million

On June 19th 2018 the USPTO issued the 10 millionth patent. It was awarded to Joseph Marron and the Raytheon Company for their invention of “Coherent ladar using intra-pixel quadrature detection”. This device is a culmination of American invention as it can be used across autonomous vehicles, medical imaging devices, military defense systems, and space and undersea exploration. […]

A countdown to the 10 millionth Patent

A countdown to the 10 millionth Patent

Next Tuesday 19th June, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will issue their 10 millionth patent. In celebration, here are some key points in the USPTO’s history! The first Patent Board was composed of Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of War Henry Knox, and Attorney General Edmund Randolph following the 1790 Patent […]

WIPO’s Notable PCT Inventions

WIPO’s Notable PCT Inventions

WIPO’s PCT Notable Inventions What do Google, the Magic Eraser and the inovia platform have in common? The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) named them as Notable PCT inventions. The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) has been one of the most accessible methods for applicants to protect their patents internationally for the last 40 years. When […]

America’s favorite pastime: Baseball Patents

America’s favorite pastime: Baseball Patents

Spring is here and as the sun grows hotter we get ready for picnics, beach days and if you are a baseball fan you can’t wait for some peanuts and Cracker Jack. It doesn’t matter if you root for the Yankees or the Dodgers, read about some of the patents that you might recognize from […]

Countdown to World Intellectual Property Day

Countdown to World Intellectual Property Day

World Intellectual Property Day, which falls on April 26th every year, is a day dedicated to learning about the role intellectual property rights play in the bigger scheme of innovation. This year’s theme is Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity, which highlights and celebrates all the ways women have contributed to and been the […]

WIPO’s Story of the Yakuanoi

WIPO’s Story of the Yakuanoi

WIPO recently premiered an awareness-raising video at their Intergovernmental Committee (IGC) Meeting on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore. The video[1] shared a story of the Yakuanoi people who had long been creating a skin lotion out of ‘suriam’, a plant local to their area. This lotion was traded between tribes in […]

Waffles to Olympics: Nike’s Intellectual Property Growth

Waffles to Olympics: Nike’s Intellectual Property Growth

As the 2018 Winter Olympics comes to an end we take a final look into the patents behind one of the most prominent sports brand at the Olympics: Nike. Their involvement in the Olympics was prominent with their “Team USA Medal Stand Collection” – clothing which featured insulated pockets, zippers and patented heat reflective materials […]

Do You Recognize These Winter Patents?

Do You Recognize These Winter Patents?

Our Olympic theme continues as we show you five interesting patents that showcase winter gear that are still very much used today. Chloe Kim’s Gold medal win in snowboarding couldn’t have happened without a snowboard and how would we be able to watch the USA-Canada ice hockey game if the hockey stick was never invented? […]