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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


The Value of Connectivity in the Automotive Sector

The Value of Connectivity in the Automotive Sector

This slide set was presented by Dr. Bowman Heiden during a 4iP Council webinar on the 11 June 2020. Dr. Heiden explored the actual value that connectivity in vehicles can bring to society and the different sectors affected. Connectivity is one of the four critical mega-trends facing the automotive industry. These trends are autonomous driving, shared mobility and electrification, yet connectivity is both separate and integrated to these other mega-trends. The importance of connectivity is therefore fundamental to the future evolution of the industry. A research paper on this topic can be found in our 'Research' section and a Q&A with Dr. Heiden on economic value can be found in our 'Publications' section.

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Categories: Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT)

An interview with Dr. Bowman Heiden on economic value

An interview with Dr. Bowman Heiden on economic value

In December 2019, Dr. Bowman Heiden published – The Value of Connectivity in the Automotive Sector – A First Look available in our Research section. A webinar organised by 4iP Council will be dedicated to this topic on June 11th. Registration to the webinar is already open. 4iP Council decided to sit down with Dr. Heiden to further explore the value of connectivity and how economic valuation methods could contribute to a sound understanding of the matter. This Q&A is the result. Dr. Heiden works for the Center for Intellectual Property - Chalmers University of Technology, University of Gothenburg, and Norwegian University of Science and Technology; The Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

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Categories: FRAND, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT), Standardisation

4 Reasons 4 Design Rights

4 Reasons 4 Design Rights

This flyer developed by 4iP Council in collaboration with the ASTP, EUIPO, The European IP Helpdesk, GRUR, INPI, INTA and IPAN is part of a series of materials designed to help small businesses and innovators get the most from intellectual property. It is available as an interactive guide with orientation links, case references, facts etc. in our 4SMEs website area.

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Categories: Infographics, IP Management, SMEs

FRAND licensing levels under EU Law: components or end-device?

FRAND licensing levels under EU Law: components or end-device?

These slides were presented by Prof. Jean-Sébastien Borghetti, Dr. Igor Nikolic and Prof. Nicolas Petit during a 4iP Council webinar on 28 May 2020. The webinar analyses whether EU law imposes an obligation on holders of standard essential patents (SEPs) to license at all levels of the value chain, including at component level. The location of the appropriate licensing level in the value chain is becoming a crucial question in the IoT debate as more and more industries will gain cellular connectivity (automotive, home appliances, agriculture, healthcare, etc). The webinar provided extensive and practical analysis of this issue from the perspectives of general principles of EU constitutional law, patent law, contract law and competition law. The presenters' recent paper on this topic can be viewed on the SSRN website and a summary of the presenters' work, can be found in the research section of 4iP Council's website.

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Categories: FRAND, Internet of Things (IoT), IP and Competition Law, Licensing

The status and acceleration of green technology innovation in Europe and beyond. Presented by Dr. Peter Oksen, Senior Program Officer, WIPO Green, Tamara Nanayakkara Counsellor, SMEs and Entrepreneurship Support Division, WIPO and Arnaud de la Fouchardière, CEO, Vitirover

The status and acceleration of green technology innovation in Europe and beyond. Presented by Dr. Peter Oksen, Senior Program Officer, WIPO Green, Tamara Nanayakkara Counsellor, SMEs and Entrepreneurship Support Division, WIPO and Arnaud de la Fouchardière, CEO, Vitirover

These slide were presented on 5 May 2020 in a webinar addressing green technology inventors, entrepreneurs, companies, academia, research organisations and government organisations looking for insight and expertise on green innovation evolution, strategy and business networking. Speakers from WIPO's green innovation and SME teams provided an overview of the support WIPO offers green innovators and SMEs in general, while Vitirover, a successful green technology innovator and European SME, shared its first-hand experience.

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Categories: Patent Strategy, SMEs