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Google’s annual developer conference Google I/O took place this week in San Francisco and Google Glass has been noted as the most popular product.
The UK games industry is still anxiously awaiting approval from the European Commission on a tax break which was due to be introduced on 1 April 2013.
This week has seen a flurry of activity in respect of regulation in the tech industry: Continue reading
The US Patent and Trade Mark Office (“USPTO”) has in a letter to Apple indicated that it would be unlikely to grant a trade mark for “iPad Mini” based on its initial description. Continue reading
In the 2012 Budget the Government announced that the Patent Box will come into force in April 2013. The Patent Box is a scheme whereby companies can apply a lower rate of Corporation Tax to profits earned from its patents after this date.The relief is being phased in from 2013 to 2017.
Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung and other leading tech firms, patent officers, regulators and academics met in Switzerland last week to discuss whether action is needed to prevent patent disputes in the industry which people fear will stifle future innovation.
Following consultation with relevant businesses, The Tech City Investment Organisation (TCIO) published a report outlining its priorities for the development of Tech City http://www.techcityuk.com/content/uploads/2012/06/TCIO_2012-13.pdf.
This 134 page report was written by Max Nathan, Emma Vandore and Rob Whitehead at the Centre for London, which is a politically independent, not for profit think tank focused on big policy changes for London. There are six sections to the report: introduction, cities and the digital economy, understanding the cluster, views from inner East London firms, future scenarios and conclusions/recommendations. Continue reading
Earlier this month there was a flurry of media comment (see below) marking the first anniversary of what has become known as “Silicon Roundabout” by locals but “Tech City” by the Government. Continue reading