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Thomson Reuters Study Reveals French IP Licensing Practices

LES (Licensing Executives Society) France and the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters released a report on the state of intellectual property (IP) licensing practices in France.

Key findings include:

  • Licensing revenues will remain stable or grow in 2015 according to 68% of respondents.
  • Across all industries of those surveyed, 91% of respondents cited forging partnerships as a principal reason for conducting licensing as well as supporting research and development (89%), and increasing revenue for organizations (79%).
  • 74% of respondents believe the proposed Unified Patent Court is favorable to patent holders.
  • Overall, 80% of all respondents indicated that the activity of Non-Practicing Entities (NPE) had not affected their organizations.
  • There has been double digit growth (16%) in high-tech ICT [information and communication technologies] patent filings in industries such as pharmaceutical, food, and cosmetics in the last 10 years.

For more information, read the press release.

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