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Register NOW for 'Licensing your valuable assets' webinar on 17 November

27 October 2020

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"Trademarks as a business tool towards a new rebound" virtual event 30th October

26 October 2020

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Webinar slides and recording now available! License to All or Access to All? A Law and Economics Assessment of Standard Development Organizations’ Licensing Rules

15 October 2020

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SEP Value and the Level of Licensing - new paper coming soon

13 October 2020

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Why researchers need an IP strategy - webinar slides and video now available

08 October 2020

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Latest Research

The Value of Standard Essential Patents and the Level of Licensing

by Bowman Heiden, Jorge Padilla, Ruud Peters

This paper argues that the value of standard essential patents (SEPs) should be independent of the level of licensing in the value chain. We further argue the value of enabling technologies, such as SEPs, is best determined in relation to the value it…

The Value of Standard Essential Patents and the Level of Licensing

Comparable Agreements and the “Top-Down” Approach to FRAND Royalties Determination

Executive summary of "Comparable Agreements and the “Top-Down” Approach to FRAND Royalties Determination" by Haris Tsilikas, LLM (Max Planck Institute). Full paper available at…

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The Value of Standardized Technology to Connected Cars

by Sunil Arya

IPR & Licensing Department at a telecommunication company, as a part of the LL.M program in ‘Intellectual Property and Competition Law’ at Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC), Munich

The Value of Standardized Technology to Connected Cars

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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.