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13 September 2016
The summary paper below was recently developed by Haris Tsilikas (Max Planck Institute) for 4iP Council.
4iP Council discusses the merits of strong patents and sound, empirically based, IP policy at TIPSA event in Alicante.
12 September 2016
4iP Council discusses the merits of strong patents and sound, empirically based, IP policy at the Transatlantic Intellectual Property Summer Academy (TIPSA) in Alicante, Spain
Patents - Paper tigers or real tigers? 4iP Council speaks to Dr Aloys Hüttermann author of a recent paper analysing patent invalidity rates
11 July 2016
4iP Council speaks to Aloys Hüttermann author of a recent paper analysing patent invalidity rates. He claims that the assumption expressed in recent publications that the high (partial) invalidation rate of the Federal Patent Court suggests a poor patent granting practice in general is not true. This is mainly attributable to the failure to take into account patents which are involved in an infringement suit, but the validity of which is not challenged.
04 July 2016
The Patent Lawyer has published a paper on the impact of perceived high invalidity rates on business and innovation authored by 4iP Council Chairwoman and Director of Intellectual Property Policy at Ericsson, Claudia Tapia.
10 June 2016
The EPO has once again given European and International inventors the recognition and glory they deserve at the European Inventor Awards 2016 ceremony in Lisbon.