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The Extraterritorial Enforcement of IPR Rulings: Coming Soon?

07 June 2019

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Forbes magazine reviews our '4 Reasons to Patent' interactive guide

27 May 2019

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SMEs that have filed at least one IP right are 21% more likely to experience a growth period afterwards & are 10% more likely to become a high growth firm.

24 May 2019

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​4 Reasons to Patent - NEW interactive guide for SMEs launched today

21 May 2019

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Public affairs expert Elia Bergamini joins the 4iP Council team as coordinator

20 May 2019

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Latest Research

Injunctions in European Patent Law

by Prof. Dr. Lea Tochtermann of Mannheim University

This brief paper was developed by Prof. Tochtermann as a resource supporting the webinar she gave 14 May 2019 as part of 4iP Council's webinar series. It covers the legal basis for the discussion on proportionality within TRIPS, European law as well as in…

Injunctions in European Patent Law

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

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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.