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Finding a way to protect your ideas before it’s too late

Rubik's Brand has been of many firms suing the European Court for delays – complaining that pirate cubes were continuing to be sold. Chartered patent attorney Thomas Prock explains why the legal system isn't an impediment to protecting innovations and which is the best strategy to adopt in preparation.

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How Polaroid founder Edwin Land changed the patent system to one we rely on today

Since his death, numerous people have compared Steve Jobs to Thomas Edison, the man who still has more patents than anyone else. But perhaps it's more apt to liken him to his hero Edwin Land, inventor of instant photography, founder of Polaroid and “champion of patents”. With the numerous changes in the modern day patent landscape, peering back through history may prove to be an interesting exercise.

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Are cities the best place to be an entrepreneur?

Are cities the best place to be an entrepreneur? There is a long-established argument – dating back to the Industrial Revolution – which says that collecting people and activity together leads to more effective industrial clusters, because of knowledge spillovers, stronger markets for skills and networks of buyers and sellers.

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