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Policy recommendations for the Belgian patent system

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38308 45657 2008 11 PDF Available
Title
Policy recommendations for the Belgian patent system
Abstract

This article presents 10 broad policy recommendations aiming at improving the awareness and a sound use of the patent system in Belgium. This exercise was motivated by the relatively low reliance on the patent system in Belgium, by both applicants and inventors. The main objective was not to stimulate ‘blindly’ the filing of more patents applications, but to ensure that inventions that should be protected are indeed patented. The recommendations are structured around four main pillars: (i) improve access at lower costs; (ii) improve awareness through training; (iii) improve information; and (iv) improve visibility of Belgium as a European actor. Concluding remarks underline the importance of involving the social partners for an effective implementation and the need for a cost–benefit evaluation of several recommendations.

Keywords
Policy recommendations; Patent system; Belgium; Patent prize; University IP policy; IP audit; IP training; SMEs; IP information; Litigation system; IP forum
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: World Patent Information - Volume 30, Issue 4, December 2008, Pages 309–319
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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