A brief visual explainer of the unitary patent system that started rolling out across the European Union earlier this year and its benefits for inventors.
The first patents appeared in fifteen-century Venice, but the concept of intellectual property dates back much further than that to the very dawn of modern civilization. And its origins may surprise you.
Today’s infographic, the first in a series that will run every weekend to supplement this blog’s main coverage, looks at the cost of intellectual proprietary abuse for the tech industry and innovation as a whole. The data speaks for itself.