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Unlocking untapped value, EPO SME case studies on IP strategy and IP management

EPO

Each year, around one third of the total number of applications that are received by the EPO come from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). By raising awareness of the benefits of intellectual p ...Veel Each year, around one third of the total number of applications that are received by the EPO come from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). By raising awareness of the benefits of intellectual property, the EPO aims to ensure that the share of applications from SMEs remains high and can even increase further. The EPO has therefore carried out twelve case studies looking at how European SMEs use patents, to encourage a greater understanding of the positive impacts of effective IP....Vähem

Sildid: ip value - smes

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Enforcers and brand owners’ empowerment in the fight against counterfeiting

European Comission

The objective of this report is to provide an analysis of techniques to empower law enforcers and brand owners in the fight against counterfeiting through the use of tools and devices that can help de ...Veel The objective of this report is to provide an analysis of techniques to empower law enforcers and brand owners in the fight against counterfeiting through the use of tools and devices that can help detect fake goods. The report focuses on tools and devices that are easily available on the market, and divides them into two main categories. The first category is represented by modern smartphones (or similar devices, such as a tablet). The second category is represented by a wide range of portable devices that are different from smartphones (e.g. portable spectrometers). Most of these tools have already appeared on the market, although some of them may only be available in forensic labs....Vähem

Sildid: business - counterfeiting - enforcement - tools and systems - rights holders

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Exceptions and limitations to copyright

European Audiovisual Observatory

This IRIS Plus aims at providing a general overview of the rationale and the evolution of the exceptions and limitations to copyright (chapter 1) in the numerous international treaties and European di ...Veel This IRIS Plus aims at providing a general overview of the rationale and the evolution of the exceptions and limitations to copyright (chapter 1) in the numerous international treaties and European directives devoted to this topic (chapter 2), and in the consequent ratifications and implementations at national level (chapter 3). Particular attention is given to the challenges deriving from the digital revolution, such as the adaptations of the rules concerning temporary acts of reproduction, private copying and exceptions for cultural heritage institutions to the online context....Vähem

Sildid: copyright - ip value

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Trade Secrets, Tools for Innovation and Collaboration (2017)

International Chamber of Commerce

This paper intends to inform policymakers about the contribution of trade secrets to knowledge transfer and collaborative innovation, with emphasis on technological know-how. It also aims to inform po ...Veel This paper intends to inform policymakers about the contribution of trade secrets to knowledge transfer and collaborative innovation, with emphasis on technological know-how. It also aims to inform policymakers about certain shortcomings in existing frameworks for trade secret protection, which can undermine cross-border collaboration in particular. The first part examines the notion of trade secrets, and explains their relationship to patents, demonstrating how businesses can deploy both approaches to efficiently manage their intellectual assets. The second part of this paper looks more closely at the practical challenges of managing trade secrets in the real economy. Finally, the last section suggests actions at the firm and legislative levels to ensure that confidential business information, a key source of competitive advantage for many firms, can be successfully protected and managed....Vähem

Keeled: English

Sildid: business - patents - trade secrets

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The Open Innovation Model (2017)

International Chamber of Commerce

The present briefing aims to inform policy-makers and other stakeholders about the open innovation model, and to draw their attention to certain recent trends related to its use. The first part of thi ...Veel The present briefing aims to inform policy-makers and other stakeholders about the open innovation model, and to draw their attention to certain recent trends related to its use. The first part of this paper describes innovation, including its origins and evolution, contrasting it with the traditional approach to R&D. In addition, it explains this model’s attractiveness for businesses in light of changes in the innovation environment, and reviews prerequisites for successful collaboration. The second part focuses on the importance of strategic knowledge management in the context of open innovation. In particular, it shows how intellectual property rights (IPRs) can facilitate the sharing of technology and of know-how, thus supporting collaborative innovation....Vähem

Keeled: English

Sildid: innovation - business - policy makers

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