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18 Feb

Public sector contracts probed in first Quarterly Economic Survey

The extent to which smaller firms are able to access public sector contracts is being probed in the first East Midlands Chamber* Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) of the year.

18 Feb

Business space available at at1.SPACE

Unique space available at1.SPACE Located on Triumph Road, NG7, next to the Nottingham University Jubilee Campus and the QMC hospital.

18 Feb

New facility will improve patient care by speeding up medical product development

Plans have been submitted for a new facility focusing on the commercialisation of medical devices and technologies, which is seeking major D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership funding.

Patent fee changes on 6 April

Posted on April 4th, 2018

Patent fees are changing on Friday.

This follows consultations on the statutory patent fees changes in 2017.

There are new fees for patent applications and patents, and new fees for lengthy applications, the Government has announced.

The changes will:
help the UK Patent Office maintain high quality, efficient services for our customers
ensure that the IPO maintains a competitive fee structure
improve cost recovery for the services it provides
continue to meet the bulk of IPO patent granting costs through renewal fees.

Guidance for business setting out the detail and how the new fees work in practice is available here.