4iP News


​Forthcoming 4iP Council speaker engagements: Milan, Madrid, Budapest and Leuven

17 March 2017

4iP Council’s research work to be presented at conferences in Milan, Madrid, Budapest and Leuven

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A comparative study of quality across the five largest patent offices estimates that only 2-6 per cent of granted patents have “dubious validity”

09 March 2017

As part of a series of articles and publications on the topic of patent quality, 4iP Council recently spoke to Professor Gaétan de Rassenfosse, Holder of the Chair of Innovation and IP Policy at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.

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EPO Annual Report: EPO grants record number of European patents in 2016

07 March 2017

Due to effective measures to improve its productivity, the European Patent Office (EPO) published 96 000 granted patents in 2016, which is 40% more than in 2015 and a new high mark in its history.

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Study shows intellectual property is good for the European economy, balance of trade and job creation

20 February 2017

Joint EPO-EUIPO follow-up study confirms the economic benefits for Europe of patents, trademarks, designs and other forms of IP

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Latest research from 4iP Council: Lessons from Huawei v. ZTE

13 December 2016

4iP Council’s latest research report ‘Lessons from Huawei v. ZTE’ aims to help IP and competition law practitioners as well as policy makers understand the impact of the seminal ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union on standard essential patents, access to justice and FRAND licensing.

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