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Publications: 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
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
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.
Publications: 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.