One of our clients, RealD, is seeking a talented Computer Vision researcher to join their new Oxford-based multi-disciplinary team.
For those who don’t know them, RealD is a leading global licensor of visual technologies particularly for stereoscopic displays. They have an extensive IP portfolio that currently enables premium 3D viewing experiences in the cinema, the home and elsewhere, and they’re continuing to invest in innovation in a range of new product areas. With offices in California, Colorado, London, Oxford, Shanghai, Moscow, Tokyo and Hong Kong, they are publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol RLD).
The full job spec, together with details of how to apply, can be found here.
Following behind a number of other countries (including Belgium, China, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland), the UK’s own Patent Box regime will come into effect from 1 April 2013 – having been legislated in the Finance Act 2012. Once fully in force (it will be phased in), the Patent Box will allow companies to apply a much lower rate of Corporation Tax (10%) to profits earned from its patented inventions and certain other innovations.
A number of key source documents on the topic can be found as follows:
In addition, a number of accountancy and law firms have produced guides to the new legislation (no doubt hoping to drum up some business from its implementation!). A selection of these can be found below:
Finally, an interesting article in the Sep-Oct 2012 issue of International Tax Journal provides a helpful historical context and comparison with other European patent box regimes.
I greatly enjoyed the opportunity to attend the 12th European Conference on Computer Vision, held in October 2012 in Florence (having last attended ECCV in Stockholm in 1994!). This conference is held every two years, and this year’s was the largest in the conference’s history (with over 1,400 paper submissions and some 1,100 attendees).
A selection of full papers can be found on the Computer Vision Papers website, with all the paper abstracts online on the official ECCV’2012 website. All oral lectures were recorded and are now freely available online on the VideoLectures.net.
The best paper recipients together with the video links of their talks are below:
ECCV 2014 will be held in Zurich – one to look forward to!