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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


Summary of the European Commission's workshop on the pilot project (cited below) for essentiality assessments of SEPs

Summary of the European Commission's workshop on the pilot project (cited below) for essentiality assessments of SEPs

4iP Council Report on the ‘Online Presentation of the results of the pilot project for essentiality assessments of Standard Essential Patents’ held on the 2nd December 2020.

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Categories: European Commission, FRAND, Licensing, Patent System and Patent Quality, Policy, Regulation, Standardisation

Pilot Study for Essentiality Assessment of Standard Essential Patents

The present study, commissioned by the European Commission (EC), investigates the technical and institutional feasibility of a large-scale system that seeks to achieve better essentiality scrutiny for Standard Essential Patents (SEPs).


Categories: European Commission, FRAND, Licensing, Patent System and Patent Quality, Policy, Regulation, Standardisation, Student Contribution

Q&A on UPC and UPS

Q&A on UPC and UPS

On 27th November 2020 the German Parliament passed the bill required for the UPC ratification. This Q&A with Dr Aloys Hüttermann (Michalski • Hüttermann & Partner), author of the book ‘Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court,’ explores the implications for the UPC.

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Categories: Patent System and Patent Quality

Valorisation of scientific results – Patent commercialisation scoreboard: European universities and public research organisations

Valorisation of scientific results – Patent commercialisation scoreboard: European universities and public research organisations

Second in a series of patent commercialisation scoreboards by the EPO. This study is based on 686 interviews conducted with 241 European universities and public research organisations, and provides detailed information on their patented inventions, commercialisation patterns, and the challenges faced by research institutions in bringing them to market. It also looks at the role of technology transfer and licensing offices responsible for the exploitation of patents. Key findings include: European universities and public research organisations bring more than a third of their inventions to market; licensing is preferred channel of commercialisation, preferably in the home market; commercialisation partners include SMEs and large companies in almost equal measure.

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Categories: IP Management, Patent Strategy

License your valuable assets

License your valuable assets

This slide set was presented by Dr Anke Nestler and Eszter Szakács during a webinar held in collaboration LESI on 17 November 2020. They address the following questions: What is a license and why would you need one? How do you prepare to license and find the right partner? Seller beware, lessons and tips on the agreement tax implications, financial outcomes and royalty rates.

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Categories: IP Management, Licensing