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Expert Report: 100 Radical Innovation Breakthroughs

The European Commission recently published an independent expert report identifying “100 radical innovation breakthroughs for the future”.  Combining machine learning algorithms and human evaluation, a team of experts identified central emerging developments.The report is a foresight study displaying the progress and outlook for 100 ground breaking social and technological innovations. As Jean-Eric Paquet, Director General…
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Guest Article: AI is Changing How Products are Bought and by Definition Will Change Trade Mark Law

At its very basic level, trade mark law is about how the public buy products and their interaction with brands. After all, a trade mark is defined as a sign which distinguishes the products of one undertaking from another undertaking. The ‘distinguishing’ happens when the public consider products carrying brands pre-purchase, purchase products carrying those…
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New EU-Mercosur trade deal

The European Union and Mercosur states – Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay – reached on 28th June a political agreement for an ambitious, balanced and comprehensive trade deal. The goal of this new EU-Mercosur trade agreement is to: Remove market barriers and help EU firms – especially smaller ones – export more; Strengthen workers’ rights…
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UKIPO publishes a report on patents related to AI

On the basis of the report published earlier this year by WIPO on the technology trends in Artificial Intelligence (AI), the UKIPO decided to publish a report focusing on the same technology trends, but at UK level. This report seeks to take a closer look at the patenting activity in the UK in the AI sector.…
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New: European Innovation Scoreboard 2019

The European Commission (EC) has published the 2019 editions of the European Innovation Scoreboard and Regional Innovation Scoreboard at the beginning of the week. Both show that the EU’s innovation performance has been improving for four years in a row. For the first time ever, Europe’s innovation outperforms that of the United States. However, the…
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