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Publications: 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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Categories: IP Management, SMEs

4iP News: Alessandro Burro wins 4iP Council Research Award for his paper on the implications of 3D printing on IP and IP law

Fostering student interest in, and validating new ideas on, key topics related to the interplay between IP and innovation.

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Categories: IP Management

Research: Pirates of the 3D Realm: strategies for IP protection from the widespread adoption of additive manufacturing by consumers

by Alessandro Burro, candidate at Bocconi University LL.M. in Law of Internet Technology

Pirates of the 3D Realm: strategies for IP protection from the widespread adoption of additive manufacturing by consumers

Additive manufacturing is a pillar of the 4.0 industry. As it goes for other technologies throughout history, the cost of a 3D printing machine will sink lower and lower, and the accessibility to these machines by consumers will enable them to print with a vast array of materials, thus enabling them to print whatever they would previously buy, in a physical store or from an online retailer. It will be easy to infringe on an IP right with only a cheap 3D printing machine and a digital file from which the machine can take the necessary instructions. This paper considers the IP implications of this evolution and explores the various policies available, or that could be easily available with simple adjustments to current laws, to protect IP rights from the risks associated with the widespread adoption of additive manufacturing by consumers.

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Categories: IP Management, Patent Strategy, Student Contribution

Webinars: Intellectual property from the perspective of a venture capitalist

Addresses the range of attributes investors look for and the role of IP in investment decision-making. Also covers pitfalls and challenges in relation to IP and real world examples – good and bad.

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Categories: IP and Competition Law, IP Management

Publications: From idea to profit - How to leverage your intellectual property

From idea to profit - How to leverage your intellectual property

Slides presented on 17 October 2019 by Dr Begoña Gonzalez Otero, Senior Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition. This 4iP Council webinar will addressed the following: Types of IPR, how they differ and pathways to follow; The strategic value of IPRs and why timing matters; Strategies to help grow your business using IPRs; Useful resources and orientation.

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Categories: IP Management, SMEs