The Innovation & Invention Yearbook 2021 has become an indispensable guide to global IP management and monetisation,delivering shrewd analysis of the most pressing legal and commercial developments affecting intellectual property. Thisyear’s edition is no exception, with chapters covering a wide variety of highly relevant issues – from the impact of electric vehicle technologies, royalty rates in the licensing of standard essential patents, the European perspective on supplementary protection certificates, and how to build the ideal patent portfolio. As ever, there’s a distinct international feel to this year’s edition with insight from major markets such as India, Turkey, China and Russia. IP owners of all shapes and sizes, as well as other members of the stakeholder community, will benefit from the insights showcased in this handy volume.
We take pride in our commitment to the highest quality standards of publication; as such, only those firms and organisations with distinguished expertise and track records were invited to contribute to the Innovation & Invention Yearbook. Forgoing unnecessary technical jargon, it provides senior executives and practitioners with easily accessible and pragmatic guidance on strategic considerations to maximise returns on intellectual assets and optimise IP rights administration.
We wish to thank all of the contributors for their hard work on this project, and hope that you find the yearbook a valuable addition to your resources.