Monthly Archives: December 2012

EU GETS ITS LONG-AWAITED UNITARY PATENT

After 30 years of talks, the unitary patent will finally become a reality in January 2014 in at least 25 of the current 27¬†Members States of the European Union, once the provisions have been translated into national law. The good … Continue reading

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YTKO WINS GRAND JURY PRIZE AT EUROPEAN ENTERPRISE PROMOTION AWARDS 2012

Cambridge-based TII member YTKO won the prestigious Grand Jury Prize for inspiring entrepreneurialism at the 6th European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA) held during Global Entrepreneurship Week in November 2012. Already winner of the UK’s national BIS Enterprising Britain Award for … Continue reading

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FROM OPEN INNOVATION TO TOTAL INNOVATION

In a presentation at the SciTech Europe 2012 conference at the end of November in Brussels, Charles Leadbeater, keynote speaker at TII’s 2012 conference in Copenhagen, advocated an innovation model for Europe similar to that implemented by the FC Barcelona. … Continue reading

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AGREEING A PRICE FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

This is the title of a booklet which is published by the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) in its IP Healthcheck series which is designed to help businesses value their IPRs when conducting transactions involving intellectual capital. It will help … Continue reading

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ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR) MECHANISMS

The EU’s IPR Helpdesk has published a new fact sheet in collaboration with WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center on “Efficient Resolution of Disputes in R&D Collaborations, Licensing and Other Technology Transfer”. A well-developed dispute resolution strategy is a key factor … Continue reading

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FORCED TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER IS BAD FOR THE AMERICAN ECONOMY?

This is the core of the testimony expressed by Rob Atkinson, President of The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, before the House Science Committee in which he highlighted the fact that forced technology transfer by other nations (aka China) has … Continue reading

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BOOK OF THE MONTH: THE POWER OF FREEDOM

Written by historian and two-times Prime Minister of Estonia, Mart Laar, “The Power of Freedom: Central and Eastern Europe after 1945” gives a gripping overview of the social, political and economic developments in Central and Eastern Europe since 1945. It … Continue reading

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