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Journal of Intellectual Property, Oxford University Press, publishes our paper on injunctive relief

27 September 2018

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26 September 2018

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​Study finds IEEE’s 2015 patent policy sowing uncertainty and slowing innovation

26 September 2018

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Philips becomes a 4iP Council supporter

19 September 2018

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Hello-Tomorrow and AAAML become 4iP Council ecosystem partners

18 September 2018

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Are PAEs a Threat to Europe?

by Igor Nikolic

Patent Assertion Entities are often negatively portrayed as harmful “patent trolls” that engage in speculative and abusive patent litigation against manufacturing companies. Although mass PAE litigation has mainly been US phenomenon, a recent study…

Are PAEs a Threat to Europe?

Standardization for the Digital Economy: The Issue of Interoperability and Access Under Competition Law

by Björn Lundqvist

The article attempts to identify what legal systems are applicable when data is obtained from devices, sent to other devices, and/or distributed to the Cloud, and, ultimately, when it is reused. The article specifically focuses on the application of…

Standardization for the Digital Economy: The Issue of Interoperability and Access Under Competition Law

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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.