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A Montage of IP Memes


A Montage of IP Memes

Memes have been around for a lot longer than most people think. In fact the first one was supposedly created in 1921, although the term ‘meme’ wasn’t coined until 1976. The introduction of social media and smart phones have seen a rise in the meme being used as a stand-alone form of communication. Here’s a look at some of our favourites involving all things IP.



  The Twitter account @PatentMemes is definitely a good place to start if you’re looking for a patent related meme (as the handle so helpfully suggests). Anyone working in IP can probably relate to this one and remember a time they have tried to explain their profession or discussed a particularly trying day at the office with someone unfamiliar with IP.


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Anakin Skywalker: Jedi Knight, Sith Lord and Patent Troll.
















We’re sure most will try and avoid such a situation but, on the occasions where it might occur, let’s hope the WiFi signal is strong and the time difference isn’t too extreme.

We all know how damaging a missed deadline can be.








Shout out to all of your clients who were convinced they had a technological breakthrough and you had to let them down gently…





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We’d like to think we don’t have a reputation for pestering people on LinkedIn as it’s something we definitely avoid, or at least try to go about in a nice non-pestery way. But this one did make us smile















The memes included in this article were originally created and/or shared by @PatentMemes, @ip_memes and @emptydoors on Twitter and @ToxicWarFish on Imgur.

If you have any memes you would like to share, IP related or not, then get in touch with us at [email protected] – we’d love to hear from you!

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