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The Patent Development of Single Use Plastics

Food packaging has dominated headlines in recent years, largely due to the negative environmental impact of the production and waste of single-use plastics. With companies and governmentvowing to combat this it will be interesting to see if the patents within this field reflect the rhetoric, as well as looking where the industry is generally heading.


In the latest publication of Food & Drink Processing & Packaging  (page 68), Patent Seekers analyze the patents published within the last year to understand the industry direction. 

The patent development of single use plastics

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Transform Healthcare with Artificial Intelligence

It is clear that AI is transforming the world of medicine, yet innovation around the globe appears to be primarily concentrated in the US and China, the two economic powerhouses.


In the latest publication of Medical Device Developments  (page 27), Patent Seekers discusses the impact artificial intelligence has on Healthcare.





Opioid Addiction – A Patent Perspective

Opioids are a broad class of drugs that interact with opioid receptors in your cells, creating sensations of pain relief and pleasure. Opioids can carry the risk of changing the brain’s chemistry, leading to tolerance, such that a larger dosage is required to produce the same effect. Opioid addiction can be characterised by an almost uncontrollable urge to use opioid drugs. It can lead to life-endangering health problems, such as overdosing, which in turn may cause breathing to slow or stop, and ultimately, death.

The opioid addiction crisis is one of the foremost global health concerns of recent years and is largely believed to be a direct result of the overstatement of the benefits of opioids coupled with underplaying the risks by large pharmaceutical companies and advocates.

Check out the full article, written by Alec Griffiths IP Manager at Patent Seekers, in issue 8 of the Global IP Matrix  where he analyses the patent landscape surrounding the fight against the opioid crisis.

The Essential Guide to Dealing with Intellectual Property to Protect your Ideas

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