By Christian Heubeck and Wolfgang Weiss, Weickmann & Weickmann. This article first appeared in Wininng with IP, Managing Intellectual Property Today, edited by Adam Jolly, published by Novaro Publishing, January 2022.
Licensing is accelerating the fight against Covid-19 and the transformation of the workplace. Christian Heubeck and Wolfgang Weiss at Weickmann & Weickmann discuss how tech ventures can use it to innovate and adjust at speed in a book inspired by the EPO’s and LESI’s High-growth Technology Business Initiative.
Scientific ingenuity rightly gains the plaudits for turning the tide against Covid-19. In its way, however, licensing has played an equally influential role in accelerating innovation. It has opened up the path for bringing together the networks of partnerships that have transformed frontier research into life-saving treatments within a year. Each drop of the vaccine is packed with intellectual property rights, each separately sourced and negotiated. Alongside the core breakthrough to combat the virus sits a series of elements to safely purify, package and distribute the vaccine to millions....
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