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At least one family in fifteenth-century England would have had no trouble recognising the twenty-first century patent system. Bear with me for a few paragraphs and I’ll get to the relevance.

The Pastons were an astute Norfolk family who, after the Black Death created severe labour shortages, rose from peasantry to wealth and high status in ...

china, invention
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Starting a patent search for an inventor used to be pretty close to fun. It was like setting out on a voyage of discovery, navigating to a niche subject area perhaps previously unvisited.

Thanks to the wonder that is Espacenet, ...

singapore,dyson
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James Dyson is getting predictable stick for his decision to move the HQ of the Dyson empire from the UK to Singapore.

At the top of the charge sheet is hypocrisy. James Dyson supports Brexit, so to many the move looks like putting self-preservation before principle.

The Dyson defence is that Dyson is now a global tech company that ...

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Welcome to our blog, brought back from the dead (in SEO terms) after an absence of about four years.

It’s not that there was zilch to blog about. It’s merely that in 2015, chief setter of mousetraps Graham Barker – aka me – took a Big Decision when he found himself hovering around retirement age.

After many years of sitting glued to ...


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