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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12 June 2020

The Value of Connectivity in the Automotive Industry

Dr. Bowman Heiden, Co-Director of the Center for Intellectual Property (CIP); Visiting Professor at UC-Berkeley; Visiting Scholar at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University
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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. A research paper on this topic can be found in our 'Research' section and a Q&A with Dr. Heiden on economic value can be found in our publications section.

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Categories: Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT)

29 May 2020

FRAND Licensing Levels under EU Law - components or end-device?

Prof. Jean-Sébastien Borghetti , Professor of Private Law at University Paris II Panthéon Assas
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Dr. Igor Nikolic, Senior Fellow at University College London Centre for Law, Economics & Society
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Prof. Nicolas Petit, Professor of Law at the University of Liege and the College of Europe
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Analyses whether EU law imposes an obligation on holders of standard essential patents (SEPs) to license at all levels of the value chain, including at component level. The location of the appropriate licensing level in the value chain is becoming a crucial question in the IoT debate as more and more industries will gain cellular connectivity (automotive, home appliances, agriculture, healthcare, etc). Provides extensive and practical analysis of this issue from the perspectives of general principles of EU constitutional law, patent law, contract law and competition law.

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Categories: FRAND, Internet of Things (IoT), IP and Competition Law, Licensing

06 May 2020

The status and acceleration of green technology innovation in Europe and beyond

Dr. Peter Oksen, Senior Program Officer, WIPO Green
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Tamara Nanayakkara, Counsellor, SMEs and Entrepreneurship Support Division, WIPO
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Arnaud de La Fouchardière, Founder and CEO of Vitirover
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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.

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Categories: Patent Strategy, SMEs

02 April 2020

Why each company should have an effective IP strategy

Axel Ferrazzini, Managing Director, 4iP Council
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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.

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Categories: IP Management, Patent Strategy, SMEs

16 March 2020

FRAND terms: Same price if different uses of the same SEP?

Dr. Eskil Ullberg, Senior research scholar and adjunct Professor in economics at George Mason University
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Addresses whether price differentiation based on the field-of-use – a common strategy adopted by businesses with high fixed costs–is economically efficient per se, and in particular explains the implications for licensing of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) on Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) terms and conditions.

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Categories: FRAND, Internet of Things (IoT), IP Management