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Intellectual Property: Substantiating Innovation
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About Ideas Matter

Ideas Matter is a consortium of cross-sector enterprises, small and medium-sized businesses and trade associations that aims to expand awareness and promote the benefits of intellectual property (IP). We firmly believe that ideas are important to the economy, important to society, important to companies both large and small.

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Managing the IP risks of Cloud services
Date: 24/07/2017
We are witnessing an unprecedented digital transformation as more and more aspects of our lives become interconnected, from self-driving cars and the ‘internet of things’ (IoT) to the apps that deliver our groceries and schedule our maintenance appointments. It’s an exciting time for developers, startups and tech companies, as well as established businesses across industries that might be thinking about using digital and Cloud-based services for the first time. However, with a new pace of innovation comes a complex world of new challenges and hidden landmines, not least of which are the potential lawsuits over intellectual property (IP) in such new developments and services.
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"Brands in Motion"
Date: 13/07/2017
An interesting new report and study from public relations firm WE Communications describes how the public perception and performance of trademarked brands is increasingly a dynamic rather than a static phenomenon requiring ‘brand motion’ rather than simply ‘brand positioning’.
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OECD, EUIPO and Interpol map the ‘negative IP’ routes to economic and consumer damage
Date: 04/07/2017
With intellectual property (IP) rights serving as a strong factor in promoting innovation, economic growth, and consumer and societal benefits, the by-products of ‘negative IP’—counterfeiting—are precisely the opposite. New studies from the OECD, the EU Intellectual Property Office (OECD) and Interpol map the current hotspots and trade routes for counterfeit products, and outline the damage that these pose for both the economy and consumers world-wide.
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What’s new in tech innovation? Holographic apps!
Date: 28/06/2017
Three-dimensional, holographic application programs from Belgium’s Cronos Groep were among the new tech innovations on display at this month’s EU Digital Festival in Brussels.
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The vital role intangible assets play in our economy
Date: 20/06/2017
Who owns the world’s patents? This seemingly simple question is more complex to answer than it seems. According to the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), one in four public records of patent ownership may be inaccurate. The ORoPO initiative—the Open Register of Patent Ownership—is working to improve this situation through greater transparency and openness of patent ownership data.
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Reporting on patent disputes: Trolling for news?
Date: 19/06/2017
On the back of recent claims of ‘fake news’ in the political arena comes an interesting new report by the U.S. non-profit, The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) in New York, finding that news coverage of patent litigation is often one-sided, subjective and inflammatory, and commonly uses the term ‘patent troll’ despite the US Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) and even court findings that the term is ‘unhelpful’ and ‘prejudicial’.
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