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Webinar slides now live ! From Idea to Profit.

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The Value of Connectivity in Automotive - slide set now available

10 October 2019

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4iP Council contributes to DG COMP Evaluation of Block Exemption Regulation for Horizontal Cooperation Agreements

04 October 2019

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​Bocconi University - 4iP Council annual event generates lively debates

23 September 2019

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How do universities and non-profit inventions contribute to gross output?

20 September 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.