4iP Council represents leading technology inventors in Europe who believe that intellectual property rights enable innovation and increase social and economic welfare

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4iP Council’s consolidation of data on patent invalidity shines a spotlight on patent quality in Europe

14 November 2016

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Are restrictions on patent law necessary and meaningful? New report.

25 October 2016

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4iP Council advisor, Professor Heinz Goddar, to chair a session on software related patents at the EPO – register to attend

14 September 2016

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New research on collaborative standardisation and disruptive innovation

13 September 2016

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4iP Council discusses the merits of strong patents and sound, empirically based, IP policy at TIPSA event in Alicante.

12 September 2016

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Latest Research

Lessons from Huawei v. ZTE

by Rt Hon Professor Sir Robin Jacob, Alexander Milner

This paper first summarises the Huawei judgment and what Huawei decides in practice relating to the availability of injunctive relief for SEPs. The principal national case law since the Huawei decision is then reviewed. Finally, some matters left…

Lessons from Huawei v. ZTE
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Technology invention is an arduous and risky creative process that can result in life changing and global transformation. To incentivise investment in successful and potentially transformational technology solutions, and to reward risk, inventors must be able to seek reasonable return for their efforts. Intellectual Property Rights allow inventors to obtain such reward by creating the opportunity to commercialise their inventions. This is not only a fair way to acknowledge the contribution of the technology into the market, but also encourages continuous investment in further research, thus increasing innovation.