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4iP News: SMEs that have filed at least one IP right are 21% more likely to experience a growth period afterwards & are 10% more likely to become a high growth firm.

New study EPO & EUIPO explores the link between high growth firms and IPRs

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Publications: 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 joint project between the European Patent Office and the European Union Intellectual Property Office aims to determine the importance of IPR activities for High Growth Firms (HGFs) in Europe. To this end, it assesses whether SMEs that make more frequent use of IPRs are more likely to become HGFs. 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

4iP News: ‚Äč4 Reasons to Patent - NEW interactive guide for SMEs launched today

New interactive guide to help European SMEs unlock all the value of patents

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Categories: Infographics, IP management, SMEs

Publications: 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

4iP News: Public affairs expert Elia Bergamini joins the 4iP Council team as coordinator

4iP Council further strengthened with strong academic and geographic experience

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