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Capturing ideas at Air Liquide

Capturing ideas at Air Liquide

4iP Council speaks to Charlotta Ljungdahl, Vice-President for Group Intellectual Property at Air Liquide, to learn how this world leader in gases, technologies and services for industry and health innovates.

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Laura MacDonald, MD at ASTP-Proton explains the need for a good ecosystem and talks about industry's increasing interest in university research

Laura MacDonald, MD at ASTP-Proton explains the need for a good ecosystem and talks about industry's increasing interest in university research

With over 800 members, ASTP-Proton in The Hague is the largest association in Europe for professionals involved in technology knowledge transfer.

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4iP Council interviews development economist, Xiaolan Fu

4iP Council interviews development economist, Xiaolan Fu

Xiaolan Fu is the Founding Director of the Oxford Technology and Management Centre for Development, Professor of Technology and International Development at Oxford University and Fellow at Green Templeton College. She is also the first mainland Chinese citizen to become a tenured professor at the University of Oxford.

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Philips tops the EPO list for patent filing for second consecutive year

Philips tops the EPO list for patent filing for second consecutive year

Philips has just been named the world’s largest patent applicant at the European Patent Office (EPO) for the second year running. The company is also in the EPO’s top 10 list for patents granted and ranks first in three leading technology fields: ‘Medical Technology’, ‘Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy’ and ‘measurement’.

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The different patent landscapes of pharma and tech

The different patent landscapes of pharma and tech

4iP Council speaks to Dr Dieter Tzschoppe, Director, Joint Cluster Pure & Applied Organic Chemistry (PAOC), European Patent Office (EPO) about the differences between patenting pharmaceutical innovation and high tech innovation and about the EPO’s work maintaining high assessment quality in the face of rising patent demand.

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