The current debate on ‘IP’ and how to make sure that regulation does not cause an unnecessary barrier to creating new business opportunities at the same time a providing sufficient protection to owners of ‘IP’ is well explore in Prof Hargreaves report. We would welcome any thoughts you have on this!
Digital Opportunity www.ipo.gov.uk/ipreview.htm
A review of Intellectual Property and Growth
An independent report by Ian Hargreaves
In November 2010 the Prime Minister David Cameron announced an independent review of how the Intellectual Property framework supports growth and innovation.
Chaired by Professor Ian Hargreaves and assisted by a panel of experts, the review reported to Government in May 2011.
The Review makes 10 recommendations designed to ensure that the UK has an IP framework best suited to supporting innovation and promoting economic growth in the digital age.