What exploding hoverboards teach us about patents

We look at how exploding hoverboards have shown us that patents can be detrimental to IP protection, and how innovation is hurt by counterfeiting. 

Following their 2015 explosion onto the market (largely attributed to Justin Bieber’s endorsement), hoverboards are apparently still going strong as newspapers this week reported on a Catholic nun riding a hoverboard in to vote. It’s despite the safety risk of the two-wheeled personal vehicles: many are prone to overheating, causing hoverboards to be recalled in the hundreds of thousands following injuries, fires and even explosions in some cases.

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[Webinar] Just how do you stop repeat IP offenders?

 Red Points are working together with IP watchdog and American legal professionals to create a blueprint of how to stop those that persistently violate IP rights. The webinar will take place on the 27th of June at 6 pm CEST and 12 pm East Coast Time, and aims to arm businesses and IP professionals with the tools they need to stop entities repeatedly using other’s IP illegally for profit.

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