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What role does IP play in innovation and technology diffusion? How is technology being developed and disseminated in different sectors and countries today?

These are issues that ICC explores through its research project on the links between intellectual property (IP) and innovation.

An improved understanding of how IP is actually used in innovative processes helps policymakers design IP and innovation-related frameworks that achieve their policy goals more effectively.

It also helps innovators better understand what the project reveals to be the symbiotic nature of IP and innovation.

ICC contributes to a better and more concrete understanding of the IP/innovation interface via its dedicated, extensive and independent research project commissioned to explore concerns common to all business.

Our papers draw from real-life examples, existing research and information from a variety of contributors involved in the innovation process. Expert reviewers helped to ensure that a range of perspectives were incorporated in the papers.

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