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REGISTER NOW for our Autumn webinars - copyright & music; managing IP; public innovation

03 July 2020

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IP and access to pandemic treatments - join the FIDE & TIPSA webinar on 18 June @ 16.00 CET

16 June 2020

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​4iP Council welcomes two interns from Bocconi University for the summer

16 June 2020

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Missed the webinar? The Value of Connectivity in the Automotive Sector. Recording now available.

12 June 2020

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Download the webinar slides. The value of connectivity in the automotive sector.

11 June 2020

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Latest Research

SEP Royalties: What Theory of Value and Distribution Should Courts Apply?

Alexander Galetovic and Stephen Haber recently published the paper SEP Royalties: What Theory of Value and Distribution Should Courts Apply?

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FRAND Determination in TCL v. Ericsson and Unwired Planet v. Huawei: Same Same But Different?

Peter Georg Picht has published the paper “FRAND determination in TCL v. Ericsson and Unwired Planet v. Huawei: Same same but different” in which he focuses on the treatment of the two approaches in FRAND calculation: “top-down” and “comparable licenses”.

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The economic impact of computer-implemented inventions in Europe Overview and highlights

The study starts with a legal definition on patent protection on computer-implemented inventions (CII) in Europe provided by Prof. Dr. Klaus Melullis (KIT, former presiding judge at the German Court of Justice), followed by an analysis in a quantitative…

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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.