Research

Developing robust empirical research on topics related to intellectual property is at the core of 4iP Council’s work. We commission independent experts to provide robust data and information, as well as analysis, on the complex correlation between investment, invention, innovation, employment and social and economic success. Our research is conducted in accordance with agreed methodological principles.

Research, analysis and commentary


Patents to climate rescue: how intellectual property rights are fundamental to the development of renewable energy

by Arielle Aberdeen

Patents to climate rescue: how intellectual property rights are fundamental to the development of renewable energy

This is a brief overview of the role of patents in renewable energy technologies. It is designed to provide the reader with an introduction on the concept and importance of renewable energy production; the role patents are playing in the development of these technologies; a statistical snapshot of the patents trends and global output of renewable energy; various governmental policies; and case study highlight. With the latter showcasing how a successful company have used their IP in this area from the perspective of both a large company and an SME. This is the first introductory article which will delve into different aspects of the renewable technology sector and intellectual property.

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The Value of Standard Essential Patents and the Level of Licensing

by Bowman Heiden, Jorge Padilla, Ruud Peters

The Value of Standard Essential Patents and the Level of Licensing

Abstract and key messages of "The Value of Standard Essential Patents and the Level of Licensing".

Full paper available at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3717570.


Categories: FRAND, Internet of Things (IoT), IP and Competition Law, Licensing, Patent Strategy, Policy, Standardisation

Comparable Agreements and the “Top-Down” Approach to FRAND Royalties Determination

Executive summary of "Comparable Agreements and the “Top-Down” Approach to FRAND Royalties Determination" by Haris Tsilikas, LLM (Max Planck Institute). Full paper available at https://www.competitionpolicyinternational.com/comparable-agreements-and-the-top-down-approach-to-frand-royalties-determination

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Categories: FRAND, Licensing, Standardisation

The Value of Standardized Technology to Connected Cars

by Sunil Arya

The Value of Standardized Technology to Connected Cars

IPR & Licensing Department at a telecommunication company, as a part of the LL.M program in ‘Intellectual Property and Competition Law’ at Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC), Munich

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Categories: FRAND, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT), Licensing, Policy, Standardisation, Student Contribution

Counting Standard Contributions to Measure the Value of Patent Portfolios - A tale of Apples and Oranges?

Executive summary of "Counting standard contributions to measure the value of patent portfolios-A tale of apples and oranges." by Justus Baron, Researcher in Economics at Northwestern University. Full paper available at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3223878

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Categories: FRAND, Licensing

Patent Tigers and Global Innovation

Patent Tigers and Global Innovation

Prof. Jonathan M. Barnett - Torrey H. Webb Professor of Law at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law

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Categories: Business Models, Patent Strategy

License to All or Access to All? A Law and Economics Assessment of Standard Development Organizations’ Licensing Rules

License to All or Access to All? A Law and Economics Assessment of Standard Development Organizations’ Licensing Rules

By Dr. Anne Layne-Farrar Vice President in Competition Economics at Charles River Associates and an Adjunct Professor at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, and Richard J. Stark Partner in the Litigation Department of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

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Categories: FRAND, IP and Competition Law, Licensing, Standardisation