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Who benefits from IP rights for agricultural innovation? Mainly farmers and consumers.
Farmers and consumers realise 80% of the benefits that result from innovations in agriculture supported by intellectual property rights – in the form of greater food production, lower food prices, less use of fertilizers and more eco-friendly crop production. A policy event held this week in the European Parliament highlighted these results in a new economic study commissioned by EuropaBio and CropLife International.
What innovations are needed to make our future healthier? IFPMA Assembly 2014
BUSINESSEUROPE Champions IP as a Key Driver of Innovation for Europe
For European companies like LUCEM and Corbion-Purac, intellectual property (IP) is important for helping new ventures start up and for encouraging collaboration with larger-company partners, says a new white paper from BUSINESSEUROPE entitled Intellectual Property is Key.
Copyright Education Begins At School, Says UK MP Mike Weatherley
Education is key to ‘winning the hearts and minds’ of consumers about the importance of protecting copyright, UK MP Mike Weatherley, Intellectual Property Adviser to the Prime Minister, declared this week.
IP Matters to Small Companies, Large Companies and Governments around the World
It is important for companies across diverse sectors to band together in initiatives like Ideas Matter to share their understanding and help people grasp the importance of intellectual property, Philips Chief Intellectual Property Officer Brian Hinman told the recent Ideas Matter meeting in Brussels.