Publications

Papers, summaries and briefs supporting a wider understanding of invention, innovation and the use of patents developed by eminent researchers or by 4iP Council supporters.

Papers, briefs and publications


The Value of Intangible Assets

The Value of Intangible Assets

These slides were shared during a joint webinar with LESI on 27 October 2020. The main presenter was IP valuation expert André Gorius. The presentation covers how and when to value your intangible assets; understanding “value” versus “price”; methods of valuation and how to manage an IP valuation.

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License to All or Access to All? A Law and Economics Assessment of Standard Development Organizations’ Licensing Rules.

License to All or Access to All? A Law and Economics Assessment of Standard Development Organizations’ Licensing Rules.

Slides presented during a 4iP Council webinar on 15 October 2020 by Dr. Anne Layne-Farrar, Vice President in Competition Economics at Charles River Associates and an Adjunct Professor at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and Richard J. Stark, Partner in the Litigation Department of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Provides an overview of the principles of patent law and licensing; a review of standards development organisation policies on licensing; a legal analysis of the license to all argument; consideration of important economic issues and less harmful alternatives.

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Categories: FRAND, Licensing, Standardisation

4iP Contribution to the European Commission Intellectual Property Action Plan

4iP Contribution to the European Commission Intellectual Property Action Plan

A strong cohesive IP framework is vital for European Industrial policy. Notably, patents are effectively the “currency” of the Digital Economy technology base. SMEs are the “backbone” of the European economy and their growth and success are vital to moving forward. 4iP Council is willing to help the European Commission to upgrade the European IP system, promote its smarter use, ensure and strengthen better IP enforcement as well as promote fair play globally for intellectual property rights. This plan outlines 4iP Council's considerations on protecting IPR investments.

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Why researchers need an IP strategy

Why researchers need an IP strategy

These slides were presented by Prof. Koenraad Debackere, Executive Director of KU Leuven R&D and Dr. Peter Oksen, Senior Program Officer at WIPO on a webinar that took place 8 October 2020. They explore the relevance of IP for research, both public and private, and look at the role IP plays in technology transfer including the related legal context and how this differs across Europe. They aim to deepen understanding of the added value of organisational governance and strategy and its impact on patenting levels.

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Categories: IP Management, SMEs

Managing your intellectual property

Managing your intellectual property

These slides were presented during a webinar on 29 September 2020 hosted by 4iP Council and LESI. The webinar addressed how to develop a business strategy for your IP; establishing IP processes and policies, exploiting your IP and considerations for your management, monitoring and assessing your IP activity effectively. The presenters were: Don Drinkwater, Director of Licensing, Bose Corporation, Boston; Jim Malackowski, Chief Executive Officer, Ocean Tomo LLC, Chicago; and Nikos Minas, European Patent Attorney, Hanna Moore and Curley, Dublin.

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Categories: IP Management, SMEs