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Research: High Technology Entrepreneurs and the Patent System

High Technology Entrepreneurs and the Patent System

The present article offers a description and analysis of the 2008 Berkeley Patent Survey. The survey summarises the responses of 1,332 early-stage technology companies, including companies belonging to the biotechnology sector, founded since 1998 in the United States. The findings help inform the ongoing debate about how entrepreneurs use and are affected by the patent system.

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Categories: SMEs

Research: Market success for inventions - Patent Commercialisation Scoreboard: European SMEs (Key findings)

Market success for inventions - Patent Commercialisation Scoreboard: European SMEs (Key findings)

This European Patent Office study covers the ability of European small and medium-sized enterprises to bring inventions covered by European patents to market. The study shows that SMEs typically rely on European patents to protect high-potential inventions. Up to two thirds of these inventions are commercially exploited – around half exclusively by an SME itself and half with a partner, usually from another European country. European patents make this process much easier by providing protection in up to 44 different national markets. By analysing the patent commercialisation practices of European SMEs, the study offers policymakers valuable insights into the challenges facing these key players in European innovation ecosystems. The study is the first of a series of scoreboards dedicated to the market success of European patents. See the full report here: https://www.epo.org/service-support/publications.html#tab1

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Categories: Patent System and Patent Quality, SMEs

4iP News: Registration open for our next webinar ! IP from the perspective of a venture capitalist

With Dr. Christian Schneider on 21 November at 16-17.00 CET

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Categories: SMEs

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

4iP News: New webinar - Save the date - From idea to Profit - Use IP to grow your business.

Registration is now open for the latest webinar in our on-going series: 17 October at from 16.00-17.00

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Categories: SMEs