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EIC board says IP rules should change over sector complaints

Recommendations include giving host institutions the chance to support commercialisation of inventions

The EU’s main innovation funder should change its rules on intellectual property, its governing board has said, after meeting with the research and innovation sector to discuss widespread concerns.

At present, some instruments of the European Innovation Council give individual researchers indefinite rights to exploit IP they have contributed to developing. But some R&I groups have described this as “counterproductive” and “unworkable” because it clashes with usual practices through which institutions have more control.

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