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


Why each company should have an effective IP strategy

Why each company should have an effective IP strategy

This slide set reviews the different types of intellectual property and the main differences between them. It also covers the value of knowing your IP assets and having a strategic plan to use them, focusing on strategies for leveraging value from patents in particular. The interactive guides on intellectual property types and benefits shown in the presentation can be consulted in the 4SMEs area of this website.

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Categories: IP Management, Patent Strategy, SMEs

4 Reasons 4 Copyright

4 Reasons 4 Copyright

This flyer developed by 4iP Council in collaboration with the ASTP, Bournemouth University, The European IP Helpdesk, GRUR 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

What is intellectual property?

What is intellectual property?

This document developed by 4iP Council for start-ups and SMEs explains the difference between forms of intellectual property. It is available in an interactive format in our 4SMEs area. The interactive version provides useful links, orientation and additional information.

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Categories: Infographics, IP Management, SMEs

How do I use intellectual property to grow my business?

How do I use intellectual property to grow my business?

This document developed by 4iP Council for start-ups and SMEs explains how intellectual property can be used as a strategic asset. It is available in an interactive format in our 4SMEs area. The interactive version provides useful links and additional information.

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Categories: Infographics, IP Management, Patent Strategy, SMEs

FRAND terms: Same price if different uses of the same SEP? Presented by Dr. Eskil Ullberg

FRAND terms: Same price if different uses of the same SEP? Presented by Dr. Eskil Ullberg

These slides were presented on 10 March 2020 during a webinar addressing the following themes: field-of-use as a principle inherent to the patent system since 1474; the efficiency of the field-of-use pricing mechanism in relation to SEP; the need for a policy of price differentiation for sustained tech advantage. The summary paper Dr Ullberg wrote for 4iP Council on this topic can be downloaded from our Research area. The full version of this paper appeared in the Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property, Volume 9, 2019.

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Categories: FRAND, Licensing, Standardisation