Patents

In order for an invention to be patentable it must be new and inventive compared to any information that was publicly available before the filing of the first patent application for the invention. In other words, if the existence of an invention has been revealed to...

A recent High Court decision has highlighted the importance of the ‘inventive concept’ of a patent when it comes to patent infringement. Serjeants’ expert patent attorney Tim Cadman explains: The wording of a patent claim is usually enough to determine patent infringement. However, in  Regen Lab...

A final year product design and technology student from Loughborough University, and now a client of Serjeants, has received international coverage of his latest invention - an underwater jetpack. Archie O’Brien designed and developed a functional prototype of his underwater jetpack in just 12 months as...

2017 has been a notable year for high profile intellectual property disputes that have had a major impact on UK patent and trade mark registrations and infringements. Serjeants’ Tim Cadman highlights the key points from a few of the more significant cases that have taken place...

Developed by Loughborough University’s Control Systems Research Group, Repoint is a revolutionary new railway track switch that could help support increased levels of day-to-day rail traffic across our networks and significantly reduce rail service disruption caused by points failures. Now, with the backing of a consortium...