IP100

The IP100

Haseltine Lake joins IP league as a national partner

A firm of European patent and trade mark attorneys, Haseltine Lake, has become the latest sponsor to back the IP100, which includes the UK’s first IP league table and a community of IP-rich businesses across the UK.

Jason du Preez

Jason du Preez

Privitar raises £12m

Privacy engineering software company Privitar has announced that it has raised £12m in a Series A funding round.

Dr Jennifer Bailey

Dr Jennifer Bailey

Take care to protect your bright ideas

Dr Jennifer Bailey, a senior associate at Marks & Clerk’s Birmingham office, says an Intellectual Property strategy is crucial, especially in such a fast-growing, competitive and lucrative global sector as healthcare.

Tammy Holmes

Tammy Holmes

Innovation brokers

Tammy Holmes, Innovation and Adoption Programme Manager for the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) looks back on the first year of its Meridian Innovation and Adoption Service.

IP100 2017: THE RESULTS ARE IN

IP100 2017: THE RESULTS ARE IN

The latest edition of the Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks IP100 sees M Squared, the Scottish photonics specialists, take the top spot as they enter for the first time.

The search is on

The search is on

When intellectual property (IP) professionals in industry or their patent attorneys need to find specialist information relating to patents or registered designs they call on the services of Search-a-patent. Dene Parker, managing director of the firm’s UK operations, explains more about the company’s work.

Shaun Millican

Head of technology and life sciences at accountancy firm Johnston Carmichael, Shaun Millican

Being inspired by entrepreneurs

Shaun Millican, head of technology and life sciences at accountancy firm Johnston Carmichael, is helping IP-rich start-ups to grow their businesses and is plugging them into the wider entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Mobile marketing with morals

Mobile marketing with morals

Grant Fraser, chief executive and co-founder of mobile marketing agency Digitonic, explains how the company is using its intellectual property to acquire and retain customers for its clients – but without compromising on its morals

David Hayers

David Hayers

How to turn IP into lending

Clydesdale & Yorkshire Banks’ growth finance team helps a broad range of businesses to borrow money based on the value of their intellectual property and has now hit a major lending milestone, as David Hayers explains.

Steve Lee

Astrosat founder and chief executive Steve Lee

Ready for lift off

Astrosat uses data from space to come up with a host of solutions for its clients back on Earth. Founder and chief executive Steve Lee explains why intellectual property is at the heart of the business.