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24 August 2015
The Economist recently published an article criticising the patent system. A number of patent experts have responded publicly to The Economist voicing concerns with both the scope and nature of its analysis. The response below, from 4iP Council, has been submitted to the Economist for publication.
24 June 2015
Among the characteristics of high quality research is that it is expertly written and empirically sound. It should also consider and reflect a varied spectrum of reliable sources and expert opinions. The 4iP Council Advisory Committee was created to help ensure that 4iP Council's own commissioned research followed these principles.
02 April 2015
35 per cent of the patent filings at the European Patent Office (EPO) over all sectors are covering Computer Implemented Inventions (CII) and 48 per cent of the jobs in the European Union within industry using patents are directly or indirectly dependent on CII patents. These are findings from a soon to be release 4iP study on CII.