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Lightbulb moments come at any time – but how do we protect them? Lightbulb moments come at any time – but how do we protect them? Adriano Agulló

Ideas and ownership: series highlights

The concept of protecting ideas and innovation by legal means dates back to antiquity. But many of our existing laws are under strain, their suitability and ultimate purpose called into question. Here…
What the court decides in this case could potentially change the genetic research landscape for ever. What the court decides in this case could potentially change the genetic research landscape for ever. David/Flickr

Genetic land-grab or reward for ingenuity? Australian court to rule on gene patents

IDEAS AND OWNERSHIP: The concept of protecting ideas and innovation by legal means dates back to antiquity. But in the age of the internet and multinational business models, many of the existing laws are…
Collaboration leads to higher quality, lower costs and greater flexibility. Collaboration leads to higher quality, lower costs and greater flexibility. loop_oh

Open source – ditching patents and copyright for the greater good

IDEAS AND OWNERSHIP: The concept of protecting ideas and innovation by legal means dates back to antiquity. But many of our existing laws are under strain, their suitability and ultimate purpose called…
Debates about online copyright protection have been particularly heated of late. Debates about online copyright protection have been particularly heated of late. marfis75

Will the internet kill copyright? Here’s hoping …

IDEAS AND OWNERSHIP: The concept of protecting ideas and innovation by legal means dates back to antiquity. But many of our existing laws are under strain, their suitability and ultimate purpose called…
Companies too often replace genuine innovation with regulatory shenanigans. Companies too often replace genuine innovation with regulatory shenanigans. eMagineArt.com

Evergreening patents: playing monopoly with solar fuels and medicine innovations

IDEAS AND OWNERSHIP: The concept of protecting ideas and innovation by legal means dates back to antiquity. But many of our existing laws are under strain, their suitability and ultimate purpose called…
Classic patenting norms are increasingly being modified for strategic purposes. Classic patenting norms are increasingly being modified for strategic purposes. CoastConFan

The art of war: know your enemy’s patents, and your own

IDEAS AND OWNERSHIP: The concept of protecting ideas and innovation by legal means dates back to antiquity. But many of our existing laws are under strain, their suitability and ultimate purpose called…
Having a patent may increase financial returns by between 40% and 50%. Having a patent may increase financial returns by between 40% and 50%. Xurxo Martínez

Do patents promote innovation?

IDEAS AND OWNERSHIP: The concept of protecting ideas and innovation by legal means dates back to antiquity. But in the age of the internet and multinational business models, many of the existing laws are…
How can we best reward creators and those who benefit from their creations? How can we best reward creators and those who benefit from their creations? 917press

IP, patents, copyright, you

IDEAS AND OWNERSHIP: The concept of protecting ideas and innovation by legal means dates back to antiquity. But in the age of the internet and multinational business models, many of the existing laws are…