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Challenging the ICT Patent Framework for Responsible Innovation

Challenging the ICT Patent Framework for Responsible Innovation

Objective

The aim of the project is to provide a structured review of the role of the Patent System on the innovation process and how it impacts the social development with specific focus on the particularities of ICT research and innovation. The project will identify and thoroughly characterize the imperfections of the current system and propose alternatives that provide better alignment between ICT Research & Innovation, human needs and societal expectations.

Therefore the project will propose alternative framings that result in a more effective and efficient tool for collaborative innovation and real technical and social development. These alternative framings may comprise suggestions to adapt existing tools (such as the patent system), or defining new mechanisms (such as new innovative licensing schemes).


An specific area of study will be the open source software model, which currently seems to work well for software development, to assess its pros and cons as a collaborative innovation scheme and to what extent the advantages of the open source ‘philosophy’ could be extrapolated to the patent system.

The analysis and outcomes of the project will not just be theoretical but, whenever applicable, it will be based on a thorough data analysis of the patent landscape in the ICT sector.
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Coordinator

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA

Address

Ronda De La Comunicacion S/N Distrito C Edificio Oeste I
28050 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 102 937,50

Participants (3)

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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 130 750

UNIVERSITA COMMERCIALE LUIGI BOCCONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 70 000

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 48 265

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 731940

  • Start date

    1 November 2016

  • End date

    30 November 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 351 952,50

  • EU contribution

    € 351 952,50

Coordinated by:

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA

Spain