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


Principles for Research in Patent Markets

Principles for Research in Patent Markets

Much attention has been devoted to what might be broadly called the “patent market” and how it is performing. Some have opined that the patent system is “chaotic” and “not fit for purpose,” and therefore in need of great reform...

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Categories: Patent System and Patent Quality

The varied multiple functions of patents

The varied multiple functions of patents

This paper details, through the use of recent examples, ten different ways businesses can benefit from patents other than by practising them.

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Categories: Patent System and Patent Quality, SMEs, IP Enforcement, Licensing

New brief on 4iP Council's “Stealth Licensing” report

New brief on 4iP Council's “Stealth Licensing” report

4IP Council releases brief based on the paper “Stealth Licensing” - or antitrust law and trade regulation squeezing patent rights, by Nicolas Petit

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Categories: Trade Law and Regulation

How to protect local R&D in Brazil, Russia, India, China?

How to protect local R&D in Brazil, Russia, India, China?

This article covers recent, detailed research by The University of St. Gallen on the motivation for and nature of western R&D investments in emerging markets.

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Categories: IP Enforcement, Trade Law and Regulation