The EU Commission is consulting the public on copyright reform. This is an analysis of whether the consultation is fit for purpose.
Big Data is an important technological change happening around us.
How should businesses react? What is the right business strategy? What is the right Intellectual Property Strategy?
It can be the difference between success and failure.
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Big Data is one of the key technological developments of today – its impact will have far reaching consequences.
In this blog, I’ll look at the potential impact on the patent system.
IPRs are supposed to promote innovation; but patenting existing technology blocks innovation. Here’s how.
Have a look at my presentation at TEDx Leuven on whether the IP system is fit for purpose.
TEDx Leuven presentation on IP
Microsoft announced that it opened up the core code of its Kinect motion-sensing device. This is a very interesting development in the light of recent decisions on whether Intellectual Property protection applies to computer – user interfaces. In other words, does Intellectual Property apply to how we talk to computers? Back in 2010, when Microsoft Read more …
Usually, the question is asked the other way around: “is there money in Intellectual Property?” But as technology is creating new kinds of currencies and new ways to pay, the question of Intellectual Property Rights in money becomes relevant. 1. New money Amazon has recently started issuing its own currency, called Amazon Coins. Amazon creates Read more …
In my previous post I explained how 3D printing affects the world of Intellectual Property (IP), and how this creates all kinds of problems for IP rights. In this blog I will expand a little bit on why that is the case, and whether something can be done about it. 1. Personalized manufacturing Remember the Read more …
Since my last blog post (two years ago) a lot has changed. The technology of 3D-printing has made great progress. And the world of Intellectual Property has started to react to the challenge posed by 3D-printing. Which, in turn, has caused a surprise reaction by the 3D-printing community. 1. What is 3D-printing? Although 3D-printing Read more …