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Breakthrough technologies: robotics and IP

Robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) have huge potential to disrupt many aspects of our lives. But how is innovation in robotics taking place, and what is the role of IP in that process?

African entrepreneurs lead the way in climate change adaptation

A recent exhibition of green technologies on the sidelines of the recent UNFCCC COP 22 in Marrakesh highlighted the dynamism of African entrepreneurs in developing solutions to overcome local environmental challenges. Find out how bio-latrine technology from Uganda and a mobile-operated tele-irrigation system from Niger are improving the lives of local communities.

Flying cars: transforming a dream into reality

Ladislav Batik, Chief Operating Officer of the Slovakian company AeroMobil talks about the challenges associated with developing their flying car – a vehicle that operates both as a car and as an airplane – and the role that IP plays in that process.

Chess, films and timepieces: a filmmaker’s IP journey

Norwegian filmmaker Øyvind Von Doren Asbjørnsen talks about his latest film, Magnus, about the incredible genius of 25 year-old Chess world champion, Magnus Carlsen and shares his views on the importance of copyright to filmmakers. He also discusses the general importance of IP to business as he embarks on a new venture that combines his passion for filmmaking with his love of watches.

University IP policies: perception and practice

Students are destined to be key workers in the knowledge economy. They will be dealing with intellectual property (IP) during their studies and future careers. So how well do they understand it? Recent research from the United Kingdom suggests there is much room for improvement.


Digital pioneer, Jaron Lanier, on the dangers of “free” online culture

April 2016 -Jaron Lanier is a Silicon Valley insider, a virtual reality pioneer and one of the most celebrated technology writers in the world. But he is increasingly concerned about today’s online universe. He explains why and what it will take to turn things around.

Remix Culture and Amateur Creativity: A Copyright Dilemma

June 2015 - Many commentators today are talking about the “age of the remix”, a practice enabled by widespread access to sophisticated computer technology whereby existing works are rearranged, combined or remixed to create a new work. They make it sound as if remixing were a novel phenomenon, but a brief glance at human history reveals that it is in fact nothing new.

Video Games and IP: A Global Perspective

April 2014 - Since the launch of the first mainstream game console by Nintendo in 1985, video games have become a global industry worth an estimated US$65 billion. It is the fastest growing sector of the entertainment industry and an important driver of economic growth.