Policy Workshop: IP
China’s global patents filings jump 45% in one year
Tech giants in China continue to surge forward with new inventions, leaving the country poised to outpace US and Japan within the next few years. European companies did not see the same rapid growth, but held on to their global share
Universities should co-invest in research clouds
University of Eastern Finland head Jukka Mönkkönen talks to Science|Business about pushing harder and faster on open data to make pan European data stores available on tap
EU will find a way to keep UK in unitary patent, says EPO chief
Brexit is clouding its future role in the new common patent, but Benoit Battistelli, head of the European Patent Office thinks there are ways to keep the UK in the system
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And finally: after much delay, the EU’s independent satnav Galileo goes live
The Commission claims the service is the most accurate satellite navigation system in the world, with real-time positioning down to a metre or less. Europe now has autonomous access to space and is a key player
How to turn Europe’s large research infrastructures into engines of innovation
Europe has the opportunity to enhance its innovation capacity by strengthening cooperation between analytical research institutes and companies, providing industry with new ways to access expertise and powerful state of the art machines
UK plan to ratify single patent is a pragmatic approach
The UK is to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement. That flies in the face of prime minister Theresa May’s pledge to be free of the EU Court of Justice - and hints at a ‘soft’ Brexit
The Great IP Debate: Do patents do more harm than good?
A formal debate at Euroscience Open Forum in Manchester pitted pro- and anti-patent experts. You decide the outcome.
US fast track for cancer patents shows intellectual property can drive innovation
While Brexit has put hopes for the unified European patent on hold, a new US pilot exemplifies how a single efficient patenting system can be used to underpin and promote innovation
Could Brexit be a death knell for the European Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court?
UK withdrawal from the EU will fundamentally change the basic scope of the Unitary Patent and the associated Unitary Patent Court. This could permanently jeopardise the launch of the European single patent
Patents can make or break drug discovery in Poland
There are several barriers holding back science-industry collaboration, but the most urgent one is the reluctance to protect intellectual property in advance of publishing research results, according to two of Poland’s leading patent attorneys
How natural materials can be patent protected
Limpet teeth have overtaken spider silk as the world’s strongest natural material. As attempts are made to replicate and put this material to use, it is important to look to the IP strategy, say patent attorneys Ben Dempster and Jennifer Unsworth
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Science publishers partner with a COST Action to share data and improve peer review
Elsevier, Springer Nature and Wiley have agreed on a protocol that enables peer review data sharing in a journal sample.
Aalto researcher: the proximity of manufacturing increases the rate of R&D efficiencies
The centralised operations model keeps most of the product’s added value in Finland. Usually, the price is the decisive factor when it comes to standard products.
KTH climbs overall in QS engineering and tech rankings
KTH continues to rise in the global subject ranking of engineering and technology.
Aalto President appointed President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences
Aalto University President Tuula Teeri will leave her position as the President of Aalto University to become the President of the...
ESOF 2018: Call for scientific session proposals is open
Stakeholders in the science community are invited to submit proposals for the scientific sessions at the upcoming 2018 edition of the...
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