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Full paper on field-of-use pricing of SEP licences under FRAND terms now available

12 December 2019

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New research just loaded on the value of connectivity in automotive

11 December 2019

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21 November 2019

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Five new summaries on patenting and IP for SMEs just loaded!

19 November 2019

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New EPO study finds that SMEs typically rely on European patents to protect high-potential inventions

04 November 2019

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Latest Research

The Value of Connectivity in the Automotive Sector - A First Look

by Prof. Bowman Heiden of the Center for Intellectual Property, Chalmers University of Technology and The Hoover Institute, Stanford University

This summary paper looks at the actual value that connectivity in vehicles can bring to society and the different sectors affected, Connectivity is one of the four critical megatrends facing the automotive industry. These trends are autonomous driving,…

The Value of Connectivity in the Automotive Sector - A First Look

Market success for inventions - Patent Commercialisation Scoreboard: European SMEs (Key findings)

This European Patent Office study covers the ability of European small and medium-sized enterprises to bring inventions covered by European patents to market. The study shows that SMEs typically rely on European patents to protect high-potential…

Market success for inventions - Patent Commercialisation Scoreboard: European SMEs (Key findings)

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

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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.