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Students show the value of the IP system in award winning videos
The Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Education Foundation has awarded scholarships and cash prizes worth $5,000 to four students from 13 to 18 years of age for their creative videos demonstrating various aspects of the workings and benefits of the intellectual property system.
Developing countries have much to gain from innovations in clean technology
The recent Climate Change Convention meetings in Lima, Peru, which set the stage for a new climate-change agreement to be finalised next year in Paris, took place against the background of growing awareness in Latin America and other emerging markets of the importance of innovations in ‘clean technology’ and the role that patents have to play in their own countries and among their own companies in reducing pollution and energy consumption.
Intellectual property is an ‘enabler’ for innovation and access in global health
The incoming president of the international pharma organisation IFPMA, Dr. Stefan Oschmann, has emphasised the importance of innovation in addressing the world’s pressing health needs, and the vital role that intellectual property plays in delivering needed innovations.
Who benefits from IP rights for agricultural innovation? Mainly farmers and consumers.
Farmers and consumers realise 80% of the benefits that result from innovations in agriculture supported by intellectual property rights – in the form of greater food production, lower food prices, less use of fertilizers and more eco-friendly crop production. A policy event held this week in the European Parliament highlighted these results in a new economic study commissioned by EuropaBio and CropLife International.