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Intellectual property benefits and losses in the pharma sector
The pharmaceutical sector, highly dependent on patents and other intellectual property to invest in new medicines and treatments that are needed world-wide, is a European success story involving 43,000 manufacturers, 1.1 million employees, and €284 billion in sales at the wholesale level.
How well do university students understand IP?
Although 68% of UK students say they expect to be involved in creative or innovative activity that involves intellectual property during their higher education, many students have no idea whether there is any IP in their particular project work (19%), nor how to protect it (14%) or who to talk to about it (46%).
SMEs, Innovation and IP: Pillow Talk
Four Ways That Patents Foster Innovation
India-based firm GreyB Services has researched and expounded on four statistics that it says demonstrate the value of patents for innovation, in the areas of licensing fees, economic growth, diverse innovation, and continuing improvements.
IP helps power the world’s innovative economies
This year’s Global Innovation Index (GII) has once again ranked national economies according to their innovation capabilities, with several factors related to intellectual property (IP) contributing to the innovative capacity of these countries.