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Released by the EPO and the EUIPO, this study shows that companies which own at least one patent, registered design or trade mark generate on average 20% higher revenues per employee than companies which do not own any of those intellectual property rights (IPRs).
The World Intellectual Property Indicators 2020 report covers 2019 data, predating the human and economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic. What this year’s WIPI documents, however, is a strong foundation of IP activity that will serve as a base for new advancements as the pandemic subsides.
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“Confessions” of a KT Manager dealing with Open Science
ASTP Board member, since 2019, Alessandra Baccigotti examines the 'buzz' around Open Science, Open Access, Open Data, Open Source, Open Innovation
Tea with ASTP: Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing
Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing is an international agreement aimed at the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilisation of genetic resources. Access and benefit-sharing obligations are established and negotiated between the country of origin and the researcher.
Tea with ASTP: IP management strategies at the time of covid-19
The pandemic prompted universities and public research organisations to re-think their IP management strategies. Various open licenses have been developed granting free temporary access to IP rights to tackle the coronavirus crisis. Do IPRs represent a barrier to access innovation in times of health emergencies?
Tea with ASTP: Moving towards a unified JOA Model
Recording of the webinar: Moving towards a unified Joint Ownership Agreement (JOA) model. Enjoy the discussion on: What happens when more than one university owns IP? Developing common principles for inter-university agreements.