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Three new reports and two summaries just loaded to our research area

06 December 2018

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How OSS licensing could coinhabit with standards development organisations ​- new research

06 December 2018

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New publication on "Patent hold-up and patent hold-out: evolutions in Europe and the US"

05 December 2018

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​WIPO awards 4iP Council official observer status

03 December 2018

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Webinar on industry challenges after recent case-law on confidentiality of FRAND agreements – slides now available !

23 November 2018

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Latest Research

Standardisation, Open Source, and Innovation: Sketching the Effect of IPR Policies

by Martin Husovec. Assist. Professor, Tilburg University (Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society & Tilburg Law and Economics Center)

This summary report explores the following questions: “What are the differences between standards development organisations (SDOs)’ IPR policies and open source licenses in dealing with IPRs?” “What frictions may arise from such differences in their…

Standardisation, Open Source, and Innovation: Sketching the Effect of IPR Policies

Intellectual property licensing tensions: in utilizing open source software in the formal standard setting context

by Jingze Li. Tilburg University, (Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society)

This summary report explores the following questions: “What are the differences between standards development organisations (SDOs)’ IPR policies and open source licenses in dealing with IPRs?” “What frictions may arise from such differences in their…

Intellectual property licensing tensions: in utilizing open source software in the formal standard setting context

Evaluating the EC Private Data Sharing Principles: Setting a Mantra for Artificial Intelligence Nirvana?

by Dr. Begoña Gonzalez Otero. IP Researcher and Consultant

This article talks to recent European Commission communications on data trading and artificial intelligence with a focus on the Commission's “Guidance on Sharing Private Sector Data in the European Economy” which came with a working document: “Guidance on…

Evaluating the EC Private Data Sharing Principles:  Setting a Mantra for Artificial Intelligence Nirvana?

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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.