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Tracking the value of intangibles

What is intellectual property worth? The recently launched World Intellectual Property Report 2017 offers fresh evidence about the role of intangible capital in global value chains.

Perspectives on access to medicines and IP rights

Thomas Cueni who heads up IFPMA, the global trade association for the research-based pharmaceutical industry and Ellen ‘t Hoen, former Executive Director of the Medicines Patent Pool, offer their views on access to medicines and the challenges that lie ahead in the search for innovative solutions.

Embraer: Brazil’s pioneering aviation giant

Wander Menchik, Head of Embraer’s Technology Development program offers an insider’s view on the importance of innovation and IP to the company and its future goals.

Regulating machine data: less is more for global growth

Thaddeus Burns, Senior Counsel for IP and Trade at the General Electric Company offers an industry perspective on an appropriate policy framework for regulating machine data to allow the digital economy to realize its enormous potential.

Trade secrets: the hidden IP right

In today’s increasingly complex, highly competitive and hyper-connected world, trade secrets are emerging from the shadows and gaining tractions as an effective way to protect certain intellectual assets. Find out how trade secrets can be a boon for small businesses.


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.