Webinars

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artificialintelligence
copyright
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newtechnologies
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Swift’s move to re-record and re-release her albums, labelling them as “Taylor’s Version” seem to have paved the way for a historic change in the world of music. On the other side of the Atlantic ocean Taylor Swift regained control of her creative work, meaning not only to her musical works but also to the master recordings. Although there is an interesting backstory explaining this decision of Taylor Swift, in this webinar we will focus on the legal grounds that made it possible. More interestingly, we will examine whether this would be also legally possible in EU. Copyright, licensing, and commercial transactions form an exciting world, and this case confirms it..
copyright
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globalpatentsystems
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globalpatentsystems
newtechnologies
smes
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trademarksampdesignrights
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globalpatentsystems
enforcement
smes
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webinar
smes
copyright
trademarksampdesignrights
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opensource
standardsfrand
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standardsfrand
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standardsfrand
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standardsfrand
sdogovernanceiprpolicy
frandlicensing
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smes
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FTO analysis is a crucial step in the product development process that helps companies assess potential infringement risks and take measures to avoid them. By conducting an FTO analysis, companies can identify potential infringement risks and take measures to avoid them, thereby minimizing the risk of legal disputes and costly litigation. Our expert speaker will guide you through the fundamental concepts of FTO analysis and provide a detailed overview of the key steps involved in assessing the risk of patent infringement, including how to identify relevant patents and intellectual property rights, how to evaluate the scope of these rights, and how to minimize infringement risks.
competition
smes
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enforcement
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globalpatentsystems
patentvalue
standardsfrand
sdogovernanceiprpolicy
frandlicensing
franddetermination
patentpools
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Webinar Description: The assessment of SEPs’ true essentiality is a topic that has gain significant interest among policy makers. As the European Commission is expected to deliver a legislative proposal to promote an efficient and sustainable SEP licensing ecosystem, the webinar aims to provide a review of the literature on different mechanisms that could be used to determine the essentiality of a patent. Indeed, whilst any policy intervention stems from the need to ensure a reasonable balance among accuracy, transparency, and cost of the essentiality checks, the available approaches score differently in terms of their efficiency.
standardsfrand
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Imec leverages its microchip technology in various technology platforms, which in turn cover a multitude of system platforms that enable smart solutions for health, industry, mobility, cities, entertainment, energy, education and agrifood. The webinar describes IMEC’s innovation network models bringing together a world-class infrastructure within the local and global ecosystem of government, universities and industry and its diverse expert partners across the value chain to accelerate progress towards a connected, sustainable future and the IP models to support such open innovation.
newtechnologies
healthcare
biotechnology
smes
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Most of the academic and policy attention in the past two decades has been focused on patent holdup theory that posits how weak patents asserted under the threat of injunctive relief can extract greater value than their true worth. This is peculiar given that the eBay ruling in 2006, and its subsequent interpretation by the courts, has greatly reduced the opportunity for injunctive relief in the US. This study instead investigates the symmetrical theory of patent holdout whereby strong patents asserted in a regime of weak injunctive relief can only extract value below their true worth. The focus of the study is on small(er) technology firms (STFs), which are generally understood as critical to economic growth, in contention with much larger incumbent market actors. In particular, the Sonos v. Google and Centripetal v. Cisco are provided as case studies.
globalpatentsystems
competition
standardsfrand
sdogovernanceiprpolicy
newtechnologies
enforcement
smes
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This webinar addresses the legal protection afforded to tattoos by copyright law, covering current discussions on ownership and infringement of tattoos as copyright works, including in the context of commercial uses in video games and films. With Dr Paula Westenberger, Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at Brunel University London.
copyright
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newtechnologies
automotive
energy
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newtechnologies
copyright
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healthcare
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standardsfrand
automotive
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patentpools
biotechnology
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smes
infographics
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In this joint webinar organised by the EUIPO and 4iP Council, you will learn the essentials of Trade Secrets, the risks and advantages and the best way to use them for your business. Trade secrets are one of a number of tools which protect ‘creations of the mind’. Companies, researchers, inventors and creators that hold economically valuable information, often keep this secret to give them an advantage over their competitors.
smes
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Dr. Claudia Tapia and Sofia Pachera Gasparini wrote a paper that proposes a strategy to effectively develop and deploy green technologies globally.
standardsfrand
newtechnologies
smes
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artificialintelligence
smes
copyright
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In this joint webinar organised by the EUIPO and 4iP Council, SMEs will understand how Intellectual property rights (trademarks, copyrights, designs, patents) are important tools for getting a business competitive advantage and to secure finance for your business. Discover as well the EUIPO financial support for SMEs to protect their IP.
globalpatentsystems
competition
smes
copyright
trademarksampdesignrights
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Webinar organised by 4iP Council and the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA)
newtechnologies
iot
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Webinar organised by 4iP Council and the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) Speakers: - Marta Duque Lizarralde: Marta Duque Lizarralde, LL.M, is a Doctoral Candidate and Research Associate at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Prior to joining TUM, she worked as an IPR policy researcher at Ericsson. - Stephen Potter: Advisor and Business Development at Iprova, a Swiss / UK start-up that is rapidly delivering highly diverse inventions with the help of its novel AI/ML/NLP software.
newtechnologies
artificialintelligence
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competition
standardsfrand
frandlicensing
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Competition policy generally prohibits coordination among buyers or sellers, especially coordination on price, price-related inputs, and output that directly endangers the free play of competitive forces. Nonetheless it has been periodically proposed that this rule should be relaxed to permit the formation of licensing negotiation groups (“LNGs”) in markets for standard-essential patents (or “SEPs”) relating to wireless communications technologies. This proposal has no sound basis in economic theory or evidence. Contrary to common assertions, there is no evidence showing that SEP licensing markets widely suffer from “patent hold-up” or “royalty stacking.” To the contrary: over three decades of market performance indicate that aggregate SEP royalty rates have consistently reflected single-digit percentages of device prices, which is consistent with the rapid rates of adoption enjoyed by wireless communications technologies during this period.
globalpatentsystems
competition
standardsfrand
frandlicensing
patentpools
iot
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A webinar organised in collaboration with China IP SME Helpedesk, about the differences and similarities between the Intellectual Property Systems in China and in Europe, and why is it important for SMEs.
globalpatentsystems
smes
copyright
trademarksampdesignrights
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competition
standardsfrand
frandlicensing
franddetermination
patentpools
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competition
standardsfrand
frandlicensing
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globalpatentsystems
competition
standardsfrand
sdogovernanceiprpolicy
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frandlicensing
smes
copyright
trademarksampdesignrights
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smes
copyright
trademarksampdesignrights
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Ginevra Bruzzone and Koenraad Debackere provide a reasoned overview of the European Commission’s agenda, as far as data are concerned, for the forthcoming months, describing the main features of the approach outlined by the 2020 EU strategy for data and comment on the main challenges that have to be met to ensure that the strategy achieves its ambitious objectives, with a focus on the rules concerning access to data. This article first appeared in les Nouvelles -March 2021. Les Nouvelles is the journal of the Licensing Executives Society International.
globalpatentsystems
newtechnologies
artificialintelligence
enforcement
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These slides were presented 2 March 2021 during a 4iP Council webinar with Michele Herman, CEO of Early Stage Health-Tech Startup and Founder of JusTech Law and Dr. Justus Baron, Senior Research Associate at the Center on Law, Business, and Economics, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. The presentation discussed the competition risks that may arise when SDOs integrate specification development with open source software development, and in particular, when SDOs develop and adopt their own open source reference implementation of the SDO’s standard.
competition
opensource
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Executive summary and key messages of "The functions of patents in our societies: innovation, markets, and new firms" by Prof. Alfonso Gambardella (Head of the Department of Management & Technology of Bocconi University, Milan and Fellow of the Strategic Management Society and a member of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), London). Click on the title above to read the executive summary. Full paper available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=3789554
globalpatentsystems
patentvalue
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In this summary paper the authors argue that the value of standard essential patents (SEPs) should be independent of the level of licensing in the value chain. They further argue the value of enabling technologies, such as SEPs, is best determined in relation to the value it produces to the consumer or end-user, regardless of the licensing level. Finally, the authors discuss legal, economic, and organisational factors that can guide market actors to determine the optimal level of licensing through private ordering. Two cases studies, regarding optical standards and cellular standards, are presented to illustrate SEP licensing challenges and solutions in practice. Full paper available at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3717570.
standardsfrand
frandlicensing
iot
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Abstract and key messages of "Open Source Software and Standards Development: Competition Law Implications".
competition
opensource
standardsfrand
sdogovernanceiprpolicy
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Addresses the following questions: What is a license and why would you need one? How do you prepare to license and find the right partner? Seller beware, lessons and tips on the agreement tax implications, financial outcomes and royalty rates.
standardsfrand
frandlicensing
smes
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Covers how and when to value your intangible assets; understanding “value” versus “price”; methods of valuation and how to manage an IP valuation.
globalpatentsystems
smes
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Addressed the relevance of IP in public and private research today and in the future with a focus on environmentally friendly (green) technologies; solutions offered by WIPO for identifying and optimising IP; the different legal frameworks that surround public innovation and the impact of having an IP strategy in the public innovation context and best practices in governance and management.
globalpatentsystems
competition
sectorspecific
publicsector
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Delivered with LESI, this webinar addressed how to develop a business strategy for your IP; establishing IP processes and policies, exploiting your IP and considerations for your management, monitoring and assessing your IP activity effectively.
globalpatentsystems
copyright
trademarksampdesignrights
webinar
Covers why copyright is important for musicians, artists, producers and those working in the music industry; the basics on what copyright is; how music copyright works, and how it is split up into different elements (lyrics, song, recording); when it is copyright infringement or taking inspiration in song writing; recent copyright infringement case law and the impact on music creation.
copyright
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These slides were shared by expert Richard Vary during a webinar on 1 September 2020. The webinar addressed the following questions about the UK Supreme Court's decision: Unwired Planet v Huawei - What did the judges uphold and what did they overturn? Will the UK still be able to calculate global rates as part of deciding whether to give an injunction? Non-discrimination: what happens if one licensee has a better deal? Will the UK remain a key forum for patent owners?
competition
standardsfrand
frandlicensing
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By Dr. Anne Layne-Farrar Vice President in Competition Economics at Charles River Associates and an Adjunct Professor at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, and Richard J. Stark Partner in the Litigation Department of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.
standardsfrand
frandlicensing
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Addresses green technology inventors, entrepreneurs, companies, academia, research organisations and government organisations looking for insight and expertise on green innovation evolution, strategy and business networking.
globalpatentsystems
newtechnologies
smes
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In this webinar Axel Ferrazzini reviews the different types of intellectual property (IP) and the main differences between them. He also talks about the value of knowing your IP assets and having a strategic plan to use them, covering strategies for leveraging value from patents in particular. The interactive guides on intellectual property types and benefits shown in this presentation can be consulted in the 4SMEs area of this website.
globalpatentsystems
smes
copyright
trademarksampdesignrights
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Addresses 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.
copyright
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This summary paper investigates whether EU or national law provide legal authority to impose a direct or indirect obligation on Standard Essential Patent (“SEP”) holders to license at all levels of the value chain, including at component level (“license to all”, hereafter LTA). Extensive analysis of EU text and case-law (general principles of EU law, patent, contract and competition laws) suggests that there are only very limited doctrinal grounds to impose an LTA obligation on SEP holders that made a FRAND commitment. Similarly, French contract law – which applies to FRAND-committed SEP before the European standard setting organisation ETSI – does not give rise to a legal basis for the introduction of a ‘license to all’ regime. In the rare cases where licensing obligations might be imposed on SEP holders, these would effectively be akin to compulsory licensing, where public policy calls for restraint. The full version of this paper may be found on the SSRN website.
standardsfrand
frandlicensing
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This report explores the actual value that connectivity in vehicles can bring to society and the different sectors affected. Connectivity is one of the four critical mega-trends facing the automotive industry. These trends are autonomous driving, shared mobility and electrification, yet connectivity is both separate and integrated to these other mega-trends. The importance of connectivity is therefore fundamental to the future evolution of the industry.
standardsfrand
franddetermination
sectorspecific
automotive
iot
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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.
enforcement
trademarksampdesignrights
studentresearchcontributions
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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.
globalpatentsystems
smes
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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.
smes
copyright
trademarksampdesignrights
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The paper covers the legal basis for the discussion on proportionality within TRIPS, European law as well as in selected European jurisdictions, focusing on Germany. It provides an outlook on whether the demand for legislative action is justified. An understanding of the legal background for the proportionality discussion within TRIPS, European law and selected European jurisdictions is offered as well as perspective on the proportionality discussion and its implications concerning the patent system as a whole. The paper was developed by Prof. Tochtermann as a resource supporting the 4iP Council webinar she presented on 14 May 2019 (see our Webinar page). It is a short version of the paper entitled ‘Injunctions in European Patent Law’ published January 2020 in ZGE/IPJ - Zeitschrift für Geistiges Eigentum/Intellectual Property Journal which is available in english and german at  https://www.mohrsiebeck.com/artikel/injunctions-in-european-patent-law-101628zge-2019-0018.
enforcement
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This summary paper is concerned with patented technology markets, and whether price differentiation based on field-of-use is economically efficient. The focus is on the licensing of SEPs on FRAND terms and conditions, including also the Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and the economic growth in the digital economy, especially for SMEs. The central argument proposed is that the difference in the value between usages of standardised technologies determines whether a single price for all usages or specific field-of-use prices are economically efficient. The full version of this paper will appear in the forthcoming issue of the Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property, Volume 9, 2019.
competition
standardsfrand
franddetermination
smes
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This webinar took place on 13 February 2019 and offered a summary of this significant court decision, detail on the contract law basis for FRAND and a discussion on the jurisdiction issues surrounding a national court determining global FRAND rates.
competition
standardsfrand
frandlicensing
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This study explores how European policy and legislation has traditionally applied the ‘fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory’ or FRAND regime in order to ensure access to critical goods or services. This regime provides inspiration in the on-going debate around dominant digital platforms. The authors of this paper are Mathew Heim, Tanfield Chambers and Dr. Igor Nikolic, University College London.
competition
standardsfrand
sdogovernanceiprpolicy
smes
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More than three years after the CJEU’s decision in Huawei v ZTE, the EU Member States’ courts are still working out aspects of the FRAND-licensing of standard-essential patents. Important post-Huawei v ZTE decisions have clarified some issues while other questions remain open. An urgent example is confidentiality and the procedural handling of license agreements containing non-disclosure clauses. This webinar provides an update on SEP/FRAND case law and an overview on the most important court decisions.
competition
standardsfrand
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