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The Future of Brands: Innovation and Personalisation
Date: 20/01/2017
Brands owners— those who rely on their trade marks to help identify and distinguish their products, services and companies— are facing numerous market changes and challenges. Alan Giles of the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, explored these developments in the recent British Brands Group’s annual Brands Lecture, summarising the future of retailing as “Never mind the quality, feel the personalisation”.
Top 100 Global Innovators Named
Date: 10/01/2017
This year’s Top 100 Global Innovators Report, just released, lists leading companies and institutes from all over the world that are using intellectual property (IP) to help them innovate and to get new research and development to market. Speakers at the report launch from Saint-Gobain, Philips, Marvell Technology Group and ExxonMobil highlighted trends to diversify and collaborate in their innovation and to improve the quality of IP.
Innovation in Healthcare
Date: 03/01/2017
Brian Hinman, Philips’ Chief Intellectual Property Officer, blogs here about innovation trends in healthcare, and how the use of intellectual property (IP) in the healthcare sector is evolving to encompass collaborative arrangements among multiple innovators, and the use of IP rights well beyond patents.
Software Innovation: A Major Contributor to EU’s Economy and Jobs
Date: 15/12/2016
Software, which has become a virtually ubiquitous part of everyday life, is a major contributor to innovation, jobs and the economy in the EU. The software industry generates €12.7bn (7.3%) of the R&D expenditure, €910bn (7.4%) of the GDP and 11.6mn (5.3%) of the jobs in the EU, directly and indirectly.
IP: Not just for Christmas!
Date: 06/12/2016
With the holiday season now well under way and festive shopping ramping up both on the high-street and online, a new campaign has been launched to encourage consumers to avoid fakes when making their purchasing decisions.
The future of intellectual property (IP): Working smarter, not harder
Date: 01/12/2016
Innovation continues to speed up and diversify. The possibilities for encouraging and protecting innovation through various kinds of intellectual property (IP) are changing and expanding. So how are companies dealing with the increasingly urgent questions and decisions about how to use IP to stay competitive?
European registered designs and designers highlighted
Date: 23/11/2016
The best of Europe’s industrial and product designs, and the prolific Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro whose range of automobile designs from the Volkswagen Golf to the Delorean DMC-12 have earned him a lifetime achievement award, are being showcased in the upcoming EUIPO EuropaDesign awards, to be announced at the end of this month.
Europe promotes the ‘knowledge economy’ with the help of IP
Date: 17/11/2016
“We already live in the innovation economy where immaterial value creation is really important,” says Dr Nima Sanandaji, author of the new report ‘Immaterial Value Creation in Europe’. In Ideas Matters’ new video interview with Dr. Sandandji, he emphasises that “if you’re investing a lot of your efforts in creating some kind of intellectual property, there has to be protection.”
Actress, author, singer Carrie Hope Fletcher says @getitright
Date: 28/10/2016
The UK creative industry’s @getitright campaign, which encourages and helps consumers to get their films, music, TV, games, books, newspapers, magazines and sport from legitimate online sites, has got a boost this month from actress, author and singer Carrie Hope Fletcher.
IP-intensive industries deliver 38% of jobs, 42% of economic activity in Europe
Date: 27/10/2016
The second joint economic study carried out by the EU IP Office and the European Patent Office, released this week, has found that the contribution of intellectual property (IP) intensive sectors to Europe’s economies has increased in the past three years.