Amigos, llega el viernes y se que vuestra profesionalidad os impide iros de fin de semana sin llevaros algo que leer para esos ratos de ocio. LVCENTINVS os sugiere algunas lecturas de propiedad intelectual
La Comisión Europea acaba de publicar el Estudio que ha encargado sobre «Intellectual Property Valuation«. Copio del Executive Summary: «This report summarises the conclusions and recommendations of a European Commission (EC) appointed panel of European IP valuation experts drawn from a range of disciplines including those involved with accounting, business valuation, IP consulting, litigation and damage award activities. The panel’s task was to consider how IP valuation plays a part in the policy for the «Innovation Union» and the bottlenecks that occur». Mas información aquí.
Approaches to protection of undisclosed information (Trade Secrets) es el titulo de un estudio publicado por OCDE que seguro que interesa a aquellos que esteis trabajando en esta materia. This background paper takes stock of the available legal protection for trade secrets and presents a method for the assessment of the stringency of available protection. The objective is to better understand the nature of the protection and how it might vary across a diverse sample of countries. This information will provide an essential input for the second phase of the project that will consider the relationship of the stringency of trade secrets protection to relevant aspects of economic performance.
Para los amantes de las «marañas de patentes» aquí teneis un reciente artículo que seguro os gusta: Patent Thickets: Law and Economics in Action. Patents give a monopoly over an invention until 20 years from the date of filing the application, in exchange for which the details of the invention become available to all when the application is published (typically 18 months after the filing date), and usable by all once the monopoly expires. In a fast-moving area of invention, however, some argue that this 20-year period can seem unreasonably long and a build-up of patented inventions necessary to create a single product can cause ‘patent thickets’ and prevent further innovation. Is this a reason to change patent law, or to use another area of law (such as competition law) to intervene? An examination of the economic situation, including past examples, is necessary to answer such a complex question that has worldwide implications. This article suggests that it is best to let the market, not new legislation, sort out the challenges.