Patent

You will remain upright: patent granted for ice cream cone machine

An ice idea: patent zones in on cones

By Rod Addy

A machine design for keeping ice cream cones upright during filling that has been used for decades has finally been granted a patent.

Salt firm Tate & Lyle granted US patent

US patent granted for salt replacer

Tate & Lyle has been granted a US patent to manufacture Soda-Lo salt microspheres, which are designed to reduce salt levels by 25% to 50% without sacrificing taste.

Coleshill says innovation is the industry's lifeblood

Firms miss out on tax breaks for innovation

By Gary Scattergood

Even companies adept at tackling the complex maze of research and development (R&D) tax credits are missing out on cash benefits because there is little clear information about what they are entitled to claim for.

Early action on patent protection is crucial to protect new products

Food firms miss the patent IP protection boat

By Gary Scattergood

Many food and drink firms are missing the commercial opportunity of intellectual property (IP) because they do not patent the innovative work they carry out, a patent expert has advised.

Patent protected?

Patent protected?

What is intellectual property (IP) - and if you've got some, what's the best way to make sure no one else gets their hands on it? Elaine Watson finds out

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