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International Journal of Intellectual Property Management


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International Journal of Intellectual Property Management (2 papers in press)


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  • Multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online use in the internal market: Directive 2014/26/EU   Order a copy of this article
    by Laura Prieto 
    Abstract: This paper will consider questions around the Directive 2014/26/EU concerning the multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online use in the internal market, considering the digital economy and the context of the Digital Agenda for Europe and the Europe 2020 Strategy aiming for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and the article 167 and others of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). The paper will consider the need to provide of coordination of national rules to avoid the inefficiencies in the exploitation of copyright and related rights across the internal market, looking for the benefit of rightholders and users, and the need of metadata systems for an effective aggregation of repertories. The paper will also consider the derogation for online music rights required by a broadcaster to communicate or make available to the public its radio and television programmes.
    Keywords: intellectual property; copyright, related rights; collective management; digital economy; single market; broadcasting; music; radio; television; multi-territorial licensing; directives; Digital Agenda; online services

  • How patent experts create patent breadth   Order a copy of this article
    by Karin Beukel 
    Abstract: Science as an input to patented inventions is a fundamental of economic growth. However, our understanding of how science is transformed into patents is limited. In the present paper I seek to fill this gap by examining the micro-foundations of science-patent transformations. Using an inductive, grounded theory approach to study the transformation of 12 scientific discoveries into patents I recast the relationship between science and patents: I show it as a particular process that affects patent breadth. Exploiting surplus patent breadth depends on the processes of abstraction and cognitive variety, which can be mobilized by patenting experts. The theory is tested using a recently published algebraic interpretive method for examining causal relationships in small-N studies.
    Keywords: intellectual property strategy; patent agents; science;