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It is the season to be jolly and thus also a good opportunity to enjoy some of the stranger inventions which have passed across the desks of patent attorneys around the world.

In this article we consider the importance for SMEs to identify the inventors of a patent application correctly and steps that can be taken to prevent inventorship disputes.

IP experts Spruson and Ferguson examine what are innovation patents and why SMEs should be aware of them.

In the fourth article in our series on the use of Intellectual Property (IP) by small and medium businesses (SMEs), we discuss some further thoughts shared with us by inventors who have gone through the process of conceiving an invention and developing the invention to a market-ready product.