At a time when many companies are considering onshoring operations to minimise risk, it is heartening to find data confirming that Europe is attractive to global innovators – both as an R&D destination and as a large, relatively-stable marketplace in its own right.
So, should innovative businesses be considering onshoring or expanding their R&D activities in the UK in the months ahead?
Research undertaken jointly by European intellectual property firm, Withers & Rogers, and Econsight, confirms the high volume of patents filed in Europe between 2013-2019 and sheds light on the countries where protection is most often sought for fast-developing technologies, such as sensors, battery tech, digital health and AI and machine learning. As business activity starts to re-gain momentum, innovative owner-managed businesses and corporates could consider strengthening their presence in this proven market.
There is much to gain from onshoring innovation activity in the UK, due to its excellent
David Thomas, a reporter at American Lawyer, has been hired by Reuters to cover the business of law.
At American Lawyer, Thomas has been covering the business of law, with an emphasis on national and global law firms.
He had been at ALM Media for the past year. Before that, Thomas spent four years at the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. He was also associate editor of Inside U.S. Trade. He was also a reporter at the DeKalb Daily Chronicle.
Thomas holds a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University and a master’s degree from the University of Illinois-Springfield.