by David Phelan , Jeremy Erwin, Laura Fannin, Ross Magee April-26-2023 in Intellectual Property

We are delighted to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day 2023 with you. This year's theme is "Empowering Women Innovators: Generating Solutions for Global Challenges“.

Over the years, women have made ground-breaking innovations that have transformed our world. For instance:

Hedy Lamarr, dubbed “The Mother of Wi-Fi” developed the frequency-hopping technology leading to modern Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.

Stephanie Kwolek invented Kevlar, a material with many uses, from ropes to bulletproof vests.

Evelyn Berezin who, through her company Redactron Corporation, manufactured and sold the first computerised typewriters, paving the way for the modern computers.

These examples, together with many more, demonstrate the pivotal role women play in developing and generating solutions and the protection that intellectual property such as patents affords. We are proud to celebrate the accomplishments of women innovators on this World Intellectual Property Day.

To make World Intellectual Property Day, our IP team takes a look at some pivotal copyright and trade mark infringements.


Many of these courtroom battles have played out in the media recently but some of the detail behind these may surprise you and offer a different perspective. If you would like to read more, please click here.

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