ICC Launches Research Papers on Innovation and Intellectual Property

The International Chamber of Commerce unveiled the first in a series of research papers on the interface between innovation and intellectual property (IP) today at a conference in Brazil co-organized by ICC and the Brazilian National Confederation of Industry (CNI).

The series of five research papers will provide insights on how IP interacts with decisions, transactions and processes related to technology development and dissemination.

Daphne Yong-d’Herve, chief intellectual property officer at ICC, said the research project aims to contribute to a better and more concrete understanding of the innovation-IP interface. “An improved understanding of how IP is actually used in innovative processes will help inform discussions taking place today among governments, businesses and other stakeholders on how to design frameworks and measures that will help stimulate innovation and growth,” she said.

The first paper, “Enhancing IP Management and Appropriation by Innovative SMEs,” addresses how innovative small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can improve their performance through better management of their intellectual assets.

Further papers will explore issues relating to: innovation and knowledge exchange through global networks and partnerships, the evolving geography of innovation, IP in innovation for non-commercial purposes, and diffusion channels for technology and know-how.

Read more on ICC’s website.

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Staff Contact:   Brian Lowry

Senior VP, Innovation, Regulation, and Trade
Tel: 202.617.3159

Brian Lowry leads USCIB’s policy work on trade, health, food, agriculture, chemicals, and intellectual property. He also coordinates USCIB’s engagement in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. Lowry joined USCIB in February 2021 having previously worked as an executive in the agriculture and crop science industry. Through his role as an executive, Lowry was also a longtime USCIB corporate member leader, as well as co-chair of USCIB’s working group on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Post-2015 Development Agenda. Lowry was also the first board chair of the UN Global Compact Network USA.
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