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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.

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What you need to know about copyright and social media. Presented by Dr. Hayleigh Bosher, Brunel University

What you need to know about copyright and social media. Presented by Dr. Hayleigh Bosher, Brunel University

These slides were presented on 18 February 2020 during a webinar addressing the following themes: The remit of social media - how it is being used and what that means in relation to counterfeit goods. Copyright works on social media - copyright protects photographs and videos, but should everything on social media be protected? Copyright infringement on social media - we all share content on social media, but is it illegal, and what are the risks? The terms and conditions of social media platforms - we all have social media profiles but how many of us have read the terms and conditions that we have agreed to? Social media in education  - social media is a great tool for education, but what can we do to better inform and protect teachers and students?

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FRAND Licensing Levels Under EU Law

FRAND Licensing Levels Under EU Law

This slide set investigates whether EU or national law provide legal authority to impose a direct or indirect obligation on Standard Essential Patent (“SEP”) holders to license at all levels of the value chain, including at component level (“license to all”, hereafter LTA). Extensive analysis of EU text and case-law (general principles of EU law, patent, contract and competition laws) suggests that there are only very limited doctrinal grounds to impose an LTA obligation on SEP holders that made a FRAND commitment. Similarly, French contract law – which applies to FRAND-committed SEP before the European standard setting organisation ETSI – does not give rise to a legal basis for the introduction of a ‘license to all’ regime. In the rare cases where licensing obligations might be imposed on SEP holders, these would effectively be akin to compulsory licensing, where public policy calls for restraint. Visit our Research section to down load the paper associated with this slide set.

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The SME Prophesee; its advanced neuromorphic vision system and patent strategy. Fernanda Donaire Passoni.

The SME Prophesee; its advanced neuromorphic vision system and patent strategy. Fernanda Donaire Passoni.

Founded in 2013, Prophesee is a start-up based in Paris which has created the most advanced neuromorphic vision system in the world. Inspired by human vision and built on the foundation of neuromorphic engineering, Prophesee is a revolutionary system that gives Metavision to machines, enabling them to react much more intelligently, autonomously, faster and safer than before. This short case study outlines Prophesee's patent strategy.

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Categories: Industry 4.0, Patent strategy, SMEs

Intellectual property from the perspective of a venture capitalist

Intellectual property from the perspective of a venture capitalist

This slide set was shared on 21 November 2019 by Dr. Christian Schneider who presented the perspective of an experienced venture capitalist on start-up selection and the role of intellectual property. Dr Schneider drew upon his experience as a seasoned investor over 20 years to give a picture of common patterns and challenges inventors and entrepreneurs experience with regard to intellectual property. The webinar addressed the range of attributes investors look for, the role of IP in investment decision-making, pitfalls and challenges in relation to IP and real world examples – good and bad.

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Categories: Patent strategy

An economic approach to antitrust analysis of discriminatory licensing, grant backs and cross-licenses, no-challenge clauses, and patent thickets (Summary paper)

An economic approach to antitrust analysis of discriminatory licensing, grant backs and cross-licenses, no-challenge clauses, and patent thickets (Summary paper)

This summary was prepared for 4iP Council by Jorge Padilla of Compass Lexecon and Koren W. Wong-Ervin of Qualcomm Inc. The full version of the paper, written by these same authors, was first published in Concurrences Review, N° 3-2019. See full paper below.

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Categories: IP and Competition Law, IP Enforcement, Licensing