Wednesday, 18 December 2013

ICC focuses on IP management for innovative SMEs

From Sam Davies (ICC Online Communities Coordinator) comes the following information, which will certainly be of potential interest to many readers of this weblog:
As an IP blogger you may already be aware of the series of research papers into IP and Innovation that the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) launched late in 2013. We are pleased today to release a video related to the first paper in this series.

The first paper -- Enhancing IP Management and Appropriation by Innovative SMEs 
--provides an overview of the various internal and external factors that may influence the approach SMEs take to IP management, presents the main types of strategies they adopt, discusses ways to improve their IP management, and articulates a number of recommendations for policy-makers.

In this Google Hangout recording, Daphne Yong-d'Hervé, ICC's Chief Intellectual Property Officer discusses with Omer Hiziroglu, General Manager of Inovent Innovative Ventures (Turkey), and Emil Pot, General Counsel at Actogenix (Belgium), the role that IP property management plays in the business strategies and operations of technologically innovative SMEs.

Please feel free to link to this video or use it to create discussion on your blog or online community. To see the video and find out more about the series, click here.

For further information, please contact Daphne Yong-d'HervĂ©, or follow @iccwbo_org on Twitter, or #ICCIP.
The role of the ICC is something that this blogger has never understood.  The organisation does indeed take an interest in intellectual property, as evidenced by the recent promotion of its Positive Innovation Agenda (see IPKat post here), but it doesn't seem to participate in all the usual international and regional forums for intellectual property debate.  Can anyone fill this blogger's knowledge gap?

Also, if there is any reader who would like to review the ICC paper for this weblog, please get in touch!

1 comment:

Suleman said...

I distilled this report into 10 main points for my smaller clients about a month ago. Your readers may be interested to see that at the following address to save them reading through the report: