Category Archives: IPR

WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REPORT 2019 AVAILABLE

The WIPR 2019 examines how the geography of innovation has evolved over the past few decades. Drawing on millions of patent and scientific publication records, the report shows that innovation is increasingly global and intertwined. The macro analysis of global … Continue reading

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BUSINESS INSIGHT: WHAT NOW IF THE NDA IS OF LITTLE VALUE?

A new business insight provided by Roger La Salle, innovation thought leader and pioneer of “Matrix Thinking”™ The problem! In seeking to disclose a new opportunity we mostly use an NDA to try and protect our interests. However, as discussed … Continue reading

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SWITZERLAND LEADS THE EUROPEAN RANKING IN PATENTING

Switzerland is Europe’s most “inventive” country, according to 2018 patenting data published by the European Patent Office (EPO). For every million inhabitants in the country, Swiss innovators filed nearly 1,000 patent applications. According to the EPO, Europe’s second most inventive … Continue reading

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BUSINESS INSIGHT: BEWARE THE NDA

A new business insight provided by Roger La Salle, innovation thought leader and pioneer of “Matrix Thinking”™ The NDA The Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) is something all innovators would be familiar with as a document exchanged between parties that may wish … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN RESEARCH COUNCIL LAUNCHES VIRTUAL VENTURE FAIR

The ERC’s new digital platform, the ERC Virtual Venture Fair, has been launched to bring ERC-funded researchers closer to the right type of investor. Using an online deal room, researchers can share information with investor networks, funds, angel investors, accelerators … Continue reading

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EUROPE DOMINATES THE PATENT STATISTICS AGAIN

The new European Patent Offices’s 2018 report, released on 12 March, shows an increase in European patenting activity, after Chinese tech giant Huawei dominated the previous year, with a 4.6% increase in European patent applications. The new 2018 report shows … Continue reading

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EU LOSES €60 BILLION ANNUALLY TO COUNTERFEITS

According to a joint report by Europe’s intellectual property office and the OECD released this month, 6.8% of EU imports are counterfeit and pirated goods. This represents an annual loss for the European economy of €60 billion. The European Union … Continue reading

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