NCIMB attends World Intellectual Property Organization Meeting

NCIMB Senior Scientist Sammi McIntosh headed to the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva last week, to represent NCIMB at the Meeting of Member States and International Depository Authorities (IDAs) under the Budapest Treaty. In this blog post she reflects on the event. The patenting system was developed to stimulate innovation, offering protection in exchange for disclosure. This allows other inventors to understand the latest advances and build on them to develop new inventions. For most inventions, disclosure involves publication of a written description and drawings. But for inventions that …

NCIMB present Guide to the Deposit of Biological Material for Patenting Purposes at CIPA webinar

NCIMB have produced a new downloadable guide to the deposit of biological material for patent purposes, and our culture collection curator Dr Samantha Law presented a webinar on the topic at the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) at the start of September. The patenting system was developed to stimulate innovation – offering protection in exchange for the disclosure of inventions allows other inventors to understand the latest advances and build on them to develop new technologies. For many inventions, disclosure requires a written description and drawings. In the case …