Silicon Valley Comes to the UK: The difference between British and American entrepreneurs

The SVC2UK campaign is designed to unite innovative British and European entrepreneurs and startups, supported with mentors from American technology titans who will help them navigate the choppy waters of scale-up. We've spoken to SVC2UK mentor Michael Shepherd, managing director of GrowthPoint Technology Partners to discover what he considers an innovative concept and what startups can do to encourage investment.

Europe comes one step closer to a Unitary Patent System

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) announced an opinion giving a green light to the long-standing aim to create a unitary patent and unified patent litigation system. Although such opinions are not binding on the court, which is expected to issue its final judgment in the middle of next year, news of the opinion of Advocate General Bot will be a huge boost to the chances of the project becoming a reality.