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Keeping ahead of the game…

Legal protections for creativity have evolved over time and differ depending on the area of invention.  One can argue whether humanity is better off when good ideas are protected like this, but certainly economically it can make a difference both to … Continue reading

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Innovation is hardest when most needed

Engineering innovation is what has put Derby on the map.  Leading with textile processing in the Industrial Revolution, it moved into being a leader in transport with with railways and then cars and aeroengines. New ideas often take a while to … Continue reading

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