For experts or novices, 4iP Council webinars are delivered by eminent third party experts or members of the 4iP Council network. Topics support a wider understanding of invention and innovation, intellectual property strategy and supporting tools as well as of related case law.

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24 February 2020

What you need to know about copyright and social media

Dr Hayleigh Bosher, Lecturer in IP law at Brunel University, London & blogger for The IPKat.
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Adresses the remit of social media - how it is being used and what that means in relation to counterfeit goods; how copyright works on social media; copyright infringement on social media; the terms and conditions of social media platforms; social media in education.

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Categories: IP management

21 November 2019

Intellectual property from the perspective of a venture capitalist

Dr Christian Schneider, Managing Partner of Vesalius Biocapital
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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

17 October 2019

From idea to profit: Learn to leverage your intellectual property

Dr Begoña Gonzalez Otero, Senior Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
Find out more about Dr Begoña Gonzalez Otero

Addresses types of IPR, how they differ and pathways to follow. Also covers the strategic value of IPRs and why timing matters, strategies to help grow your business using IPRs and provides useful resources and orientation.

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Categories: IP and Competition Law

26 June 2019

FRAND access regimes in European law

Mathew Heim, Senior adviser to 4iP Council Europe and a Visiting Research Fellow at Bruegel
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Addresses the scope of the FRAND regimes as a European law instrument. What are the common elements that make up FRAND terms and conditions? What conclusions can be drawn from past practice? How FRAND can be applied going forward?

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Categories: FRAND

14 May 2019

Understanding Injunctions in European Patent Law

Prof. Dr. Lea Tochtermann, Professor of Private Law and European Patent Law at the University of Mannheim, Germany
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Presents the legal basis for the current discussion on proportionality within TRIPS, European law as well as in selected European jurisdictions, focusing on Germany. It provided an outlook on whether the demand for legislative action is justified. Reflects the content expressed in a short paper found in 4iP Council's Research section entitled 'Injunctions in European Patent Law’. A longer version of this paper was published January 2020 in ZGE/IPJ - Zeitschrift für Geistiges Eigentum/Intellectual Property Journal and is available in english and german at https://www.mohrsiebeck.com/artikel/injunctions-in-european-patent-law-101628zge-2019-0018.

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Categories: Patent System and Patent Quality