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The vital role intangible assets play in our economy
Date: 20/06/2017
Who owns the world’s patents? This seemingly simple question to answer is more complex than it seems. According to the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), one in four public records of patent ownership may be inaccurate.
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Reporting on patent disputes: Trolling for news?
Date: 19/06/2017
On the back of recent claims of ‘fake news’ in the political arena comes an interesting new report by the U.S. non-profit, The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) in New York, finding that news coverage of patent litigation is often one-sided, subjective and inflammatory, and commonly uses the term ‘patent troll’ despite the US Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) and even court findings that the term is ‘unhelpful’ and ‘prejudicial’.
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Intellectual Property: Substantiating Innovation
Date: 31/05/2017
“Intellectual property promotes innovation by allowing inventors in small companies, large companies and universities alike to protect their inventions in ways that are enforceable,” Brian Hinman, Chief Intellectual Property Officer at Royal Philips explained in a recent video interview with Ideas Matter. “You want to sell products, you want to sell services based on that innovation. [IP] allows you to secure that protection and substantiate that innovation.”
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What’s new in tech innovation? Automated home beer brewing!
Date: 25/05/2017
A do-it-yourself beer making machine from Budapest’s Brewie company was one of the thousands of new tech innovations on display at the CEBIT Fair in Hannover, Germany this year.
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Intellectual Property Roadmap: ICC Releases ‘Essential IP Reference Tool’
Date: 11/05/2017
The International Chamber of Commerce has released the latest version of its Intellectual Property Roadmap, which provides a useful overview of the nature and uses of intellectual property, and current and emerging issues that businesses and governments face as they seek to implement and use IP and promote innovation.
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World IP Day: The innovation imperative
Date: 26/04/2017
With today being marked as ‘World IP Day’ in more than 75 events all over the world, CPA Global’s Haydn Evans explains in a new video interview with Ideas Matter how innovation is getting faster, intellectual property (IP) protection is used more often and in more diverse ways, and IP management is becoming more efficient and moving to the Cloud.
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What’s New in Tech Innovation? Mobile ECGs
Date: 21/04/2017
Robots, drones, medical advancements, cloud services, and personal apps of all sorts – thousands of new tech innovations were on display at the recent CEBIT Fair in Hannover, Germany. Ideas Matter will be highlighting some of these innovations in this and upcoming blogs and videos, and asking the question how small and large company developers are using intellectual property to help them fund, protect and commercialise these clever ideas. Today we look at the mobile electrocardiogram (ECG) developed by CardioSecur.
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IP, Brexit and Beyond
Date: 13/04/2017
“Leaving the European Union is one of the most important events in our generation,” IP Awareness Network’s (IPAN’s) CEO John Ogier told Ideas Matter following IPAN’s recent seminar on the potential impact of Brexit on intellectual property in the UK. Highlights of the seminar, which featured a wide spectrum of government, industry and academic participants, can be viewed in the new IPAN/Ideas Matter video.
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Intellectual Property: Vital Protections Promoting Healthy Trade
Date: 07/04/2017
Economies benefit from effective IP standards regardless of their trade priorities. In an era when free-trade deals are sometimes protested in the streets, and economies like the UK and the US are considering domestic preferences, effective intellectual property (IP) protections remain vital for innovation, businesses small and large, the economy, consumers and society.
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Women in IP: Innovating and Inventing for the Future
Date: 28/03/2017
As International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month are being celebrated in March, it is important to remember that women are making a particular mark on the future of IP.
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