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LES International selects 4iP Council's work on Confidentiality of FRAND as 'Article of the Month'

08 April 2019

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The European Policy for Intellectual Property Association (EPIP) is calling for papers

27 March 2019

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​European companies and inventors file more patent applications in 2018 - EPO Annual Report just released

12 March 2019

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Women in IP - discover the results of the MIP and 4iP Council survey on International Women's Day 2019

08 March 2019

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Seven new research reports, new collaborations, court decisions, webinars and more

28 February 2019

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Latest Research

Economic efficiency and field-of-use pricing of SEP licences under FRAND terms

by Dr Eskil Ullberg, PhD, Adjunct Professor, George Mason University, Virginia, USA and Head of the Trade in Ideas Program, Institute of Management of Innovation and Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

This summary paper is concerned with patented technology markets, and whether price differentiation based on field-of-use is economically efficient. The focus is on the licensing of SEPs on FRAND terms and conditions, including also the Internet of Things…

Economic efficiency and field-of-use pricing of SEP licences under FRAND terms

The examination of computer implemented inventions and artificial intelligence inventions

by Jean-Marc Deltorn, Andrew Thean, Markus Volkmer

Computer-implemented inventions and applications of artificial intelligence have become an important part of the current innovation landscape. This trend is demonstrated by a significant increase in patents filings in a variety of technical areas, from…

The examination of computer implemented inventions and artificial intelligence inventions

Patent Quality: Does One Size Fit All?

by Naina Khanna, Phd Candidate at Maastricht University, the Netherlands under the European IP Institutes Network Innovation Society (EIPIN-Innovation Society)

In this article a broad range of literature is analysed to answer the question; what the term "patent quality" may encompass and whether there could be one size fits all definition? The paper seeks to facilitate the identification of factors that influence…

Patent Quality: Does One Size Fit All?

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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.