The conference "The Role of Patents – Innovation in a European Digital Single Market", organised by the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies of the Joint Research Centre (European Commission), aims to provide reliable evidence based on patent data analysis to support European innovation policies for a Digital Single Market.
Industry representatives, digital innovation analysts and policy makers will discuss the latest thinking on the following issues in the relationship between digital technologies and patents:
- Standardisation and interoperability
- Fragmentation and competition
- Patent quality, licensing and patent aggregation
- Interplay with open innovation