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


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

4 Reasons to Patent

4 Reasons to Patent

This flyer aims to help European SMEs unlock all the value of patents and is also available in an on-line interactive version within our 4SMEs section. It was developed by 4iP Council's broad network of academics and supporters with content input from seven well known IP stakeholders. The work identifies four key benefits to patenting - market access, negotiating, funding and strategic value - and breaks these down simply into methods for value-creation.

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Categories: Infographics, IP management, SMEs

Understanding Injunctions in European Patent Law

Understanding Injunctions in European Patent Law

by Prof. Dr. Lea Tochtermann of Mannheim University. This 4iP Council webinar presented the legal basis for the current discussion on proportionality within TRIPS, European law as well as in selected European jurisdictions, focusing on Germany. It provides an outlook on whether the demand for legislative action is justified. The slides provide an understanding of the legal background for the proportionality discussion within TRIPS, European law and selected European jurisdictions and perspective on the proportionality discussion and its implications concerning the patent system as a whole.

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Categories: IP and Competition Law, IP Enforcement, Legislation