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CIFRA Project deliverable list per WP.

WP2. Existing Issues in the Current Patent Framework

This work package aims at producing the background knowledge of key patent-related issues in the ICT industry. It will be our starting point for future analyses and proposals

D 2.1 State of Art, literature review

The aim of this paper is to provide a structured review of the main virtues and drawbacks of the Patent System, with a specific focus on its societal impact and the idiosyncrasies of the ICT sector. In addition, the paper presents and assesses the main solutions emerged in recent years in response to the problems caused by the fragmentation of patent rights, which is particularly salient in ICT. Overall, it contributes to a better understanding of the issues at stake and helps set the ground for advancing workable proposals to improve the current status quo.

D 2.2 Empirical Evidence on ICT Patents Final

The information, documentation and figures available in this deliverable, is written by the CIFRA project consortium under EC grant agreement Grant Agreement No.731940 and does not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission. The European Commission is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained herein.

D2.3. Report on the Ethical Implications

This deliverable provides a review of the ethical debate concerning the current patent system and its ability to fulfil societal objectives with a specific focus on the ICT sector. The paper provides a review of the societal impacts of the patent system, which until now, has been mainly focused on patents in the pharmaceutical industry including, the patenting of stem cells and DNA. This paper focuses on the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry and its impact on society with regards to ’ethical issues’ and ‘open access’ related to patents. These are two of the five aims of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) approach of the EU Program for Research and Innovation of the European Commission.

D 3.1 Report on potential new framings, identifying needs for changing the current IPR regime relevant for ICT industriesnts Final

This document results from the work of the CIFRA project (Challenging the ICT Patent Framework for Responsible Innovation) and it follows and builds upon previous documents produced in the frame of that project, and namely the following. Document D2.1 “Literature Review”, reviews the literature around issues in the patent system, with a special focus on the ICT sector. In turn, document D2.2 “Empirical Evidence on ICT patents between 1990 and 2012” is the result of the analyses of patent databases over the period 1990-2012 exploring different patenting trends as well as the correlation between different factors such as measures associated with excessive patent fragmentation/proliferation and patent lags. Document 2.3 “Report on the Ethical Implications” explores the literature dealing with the ethical implications of patents in general, and patents in the ICT sector specifically.

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