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Trademark licensing

Generally speaking, trademark licensing is a way for the trademark owner to further commercialize his intellectual property asset(-s) by allowing someone else to use his trademark under the terms defined by the trademark license agreement. From franch ...

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3 moves to design a winning strategy!

A strategy for collaboration, particularly when innovating together, must consider the manner in which Intellectual Property is distributed within such a collaboration. In this blogpost we share some tools and tips on how to build a tailored, simple t ...

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DIN 77006 and Software License Management

The DIN standard 77006 (published in June 2020) complements the contents of DIN 9001 (DIN EN ISO 9001:2015-11) for the area of quality in IP management. The standard outlines how to apply IP management in companies and gives insights in the definition ...

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The inverted firm, licensing programs and the changing role of IP

The way how companies generate value changed a lot during the last decade due to the power of the digital transformation and the emergence of digital platforms. Those platforms are driven by network effects, where each network partner creates value in ...

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The changing role of IP in business eco systems: Case study Signify

The role of IP and with it IP strategies have shifted dramatically during the last decades. Today, IP is in many cases not used anymore to keep potential competitors out of the own market. In the contrary, IP is licensed out to other companies to help ...

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Philips and Signify develop, protect and license out new business models in the lighting industry

The classical business model in the lighting industry was for a long time to sell LED lights and other luminants at a retailer. This has changed with the development of new business models, where products are leased but bought. The new type of busines ...

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European Commission’s Anticipation and Guidelines for SEP Licensing Practice

While the patent policies of standard developing organizations (SDOs) are majorly for standard setting processes, the European Commission (EC) released a guideline for standard-essential patent (SEP) licensing practices on 29 November 2017.

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New research project at MIPLM: Valuation of FRAND License Rates

The objectives of fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (“FRAND”) licensing are to promote technology development and improve social benefits. There are a lot controversial issues in the interpretation and enforcement of FRAND commitments and the ca ...

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