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Don't miss our next webinar! ​FRAND terms: Same price if different uses of the same SEP?

24 February 2020

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Webinar slides now available - What you need to know about copyright and social media.

18 February 2020

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Latest paper: 'FRAND Licensing Levels Under EU Law'

12 February 2020

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'The Value of Connectivity in the Automotive Sector' - full report now available

31 January 2020

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Alessandro Burro wins 4iP Council Research Award for his paper on the implications of 3D printing on IP and IP law

30 January 2020

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Latest Research

FRAND Licensing Levels Under EU Law

by Jean-Sébastien Borghetti, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas; Igor Nikolic, University College London (UCL) and Nicolas Petit, University of Liege and the College of Europe

This summary paper investigates whether EU or national law provide legal authority to impose a direct or indirect obligation on Standard Essential Patent (“SEP”) holders to license at all levels of the value chain, including at component level (“license to…

FRAND Licensing Levels Under EU Law

The Value of Connectivity in the Automotive Sector - Full Report

by Prof. Bowman Heiden, Center for Intellectual Property (CIP), Chalmers University of Technology The Hoover Institution, Stanford University

This report explores the actual value that connectivity in vehicles can bring to society and the different sectors affected. Connectivity is one of the four critical mega-trends facing the automotive industry. These trends are autonomous driving, shared…

The Value of Connectivity in the Automotive Sector - Full Report

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

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 mega-trends facing the automotive industry. These trends are autonomous driving,…

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

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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.