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Publications: How do I use intellectual property to grow my business?

How do I use intellectual property to grow my business?

This document developed by 4iP Council for start-ups and SMEs explains how intellectual property can be used as a strategic asset. It is available in an interactive format in our 4SMEs area. The interactive version provides useful links and additional information.

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Categories: Infographics, IP Management, Patent Strategy, SMEs

Features: No more searching for the charger

No more searching for the charger

Innovative European SME, EnergySquare, simplifies access to energy with wireless charging technology.

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Categories: Patent Strategy, SMEs

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

4iP News: New SME case study - Prophesee's advanced neuromorphic vision system and patent strategy.

This short case study by Fernanda Donaire Passoni outlines Prophesee's patent strategy.

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Categories: Industry 4.0, Patent Strategy, SMEs, Student Contribution

Publications: The SME Prophesee; its advanced neuromorphic vision system and patent strategy. Fernanda Donaire Passoni.

The SME Prophesee; its advanced neuromorphic vision system and patent strategy. Fernanda Donaire Passoni.

Founded in 2013, Prophesee is a start-up based in Paris which has created the most advanced neuromorphic vision system in the world. Inspired by human vision and built on the foundation of neuromorphic engineering, Prophesee is a revolutionary system that gives Metavision to machines, enabling them to react much more intelligently, autonomously, faster and safer than before. This short case study outlines Prophesee's patent strategy.

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Categories: Industry 4.0, Patent Strategy, SMEs, Student Contribution