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


Patents fuel daring flying exploits: How French company Zapata took to the air

Patents fuel daring flying exploits: How French company Zapata took to the air

Former start-up, Zapata, is developing valuable technology and building a successful technological arsenal around patents. This article, by Fernanda Passoni, student on the L.L.M of Internet Technology at Bocconi University and 4iP Council intern, summarises the company's progress and approach.

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Revitalising European Inventiveness: Recommendations for the European Commission 2019-2024

Revitalising European Inventiveness: Recommendations for the European Commission 2019-2024

The new European Commission will be facing a significant set of global, regional and European challenges. One of these will be to help reinvigorate the European economy and to ensure that the benefits of competitive forces flow to European society and citizens. In this Note we highlight recommendations to support European inventiveness and innovation. Invention and innovation are forces that stand at the foundation of Europe’s economic potential. In particular, this Note focuses on the role of patent rights and does so for two reasons; they are the basis of many of the value chains identified by the Commission and Member States as core to the EU’s future welfare; and they are the rights that require the most rigorous assessments before being recognised and protected.

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FRAND access regimes in European law. Webinar slides presented by Mathew Heim.

FRAND access regimes in European law.  Webinar slides presented by Mathew Heim.

Inspired by the on-going debate on dominant digital platforms, this webinar explored European policy and legislation based on ‘fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory’ (FRAND) terms used to ensure access to inputs or technologies considered to be critical. Based on 4iP Council's paper, co-authored with Dr Igor Nikolic and also published in JIPITEC, May 2019, the webinar will drew conclusions on the function and meaning of FRAND in Europe.

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Categories: FRAND, Licensing

The Extraterritorial Enforcement of IPR Rulings: Coming Soon?

The Extraterritorial Enforcement of IPR Rulings: Coming Soon?

This 4iP Council briefing paper highlights areas of concern in relation to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgements in Civil or Commercial Matters proposed by the Hague Conference on International Law (HCCH).

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Categories: IP Enforcement, Patent System and Patent Quality, Regulation

High-growth firms and intellectual property rights. IPR profile of high-potential SMEs in Europe, May 2019

High-growth firms and intellectual property rights. IPR profile of high-potential SMEs in Europe, May 2019

This study assesses whether SMEs that make more frequent use of IPRs are more likely to become high-growth firms (HGF). It also examines the particular ways in which HGFs shape their IPR strategies prior to experiencing high growth.

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Categories: Patent strategy, SMEs