[LUGOS] Fwd: [Until 30 June] Participate in survey to improve the ICT patent framework for responsible innovation

Matija Šuklje matija at suklje.name
Fri Jun 16 11:54:16 CEST 2017

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In rem: [Until 30 June] Participate in survey to improve the ICT patent 
framework for responsible innovation
Die et hora: 16. 06. 17 08.16.04
Scripsit: Matthias Kirschner <mk na fsfe.org>
Ad: associates na lists.fsfe.org

Dear associates,

as you know the FSFE, as well as many of you, has been involved in the
software patent topic for many years and now there is another way to get
active in this area.

Until 30 June you can participate in a survey for "CIFRA: Challenging
the ICT Patent Framework for Responsible Innovation", a project within
Horizon 2020 of the European Commission. The study is performed by Knut
Blind, who already previously did work on standardisation and patents in

The FSFE was already involved in expert interviews for that project and
because we believe it is important to provide a diverse set of
rationales and arguments in this context, your participation will be
highly appreciated.

## How you can help

1. Make sure at least one you in your organisation fills out the survey:
   Direct link to the survey to be completed by **30 June 2017** (the
   results will be made available at first to the respondents of the
   survey, and then presented at a workshop on 30 October in Madrid):


2. Spread the information about this survey with others interested in
   that topic. 

## Background: The outline of the project

> The importance of patents for the promotion of responsible innovation
> in ICT is in general acknowledged. This survey is conducted within the
> framework of CIFRA: Challenging the ICT Patent Framework for
> Responsible Innovation, a project within Horizon 2020 of the European
> Commission.
> We are aware of the various business models of the stakeholders
> involved in the development and commercialisation of ICT-related
> technologies and the different role ICT patents and other intellectual
> property rights play. Consequently, there is no single first best
> solution available. It is further acknowledged that the patent system
> is an integral legal framework which is respectful of IPR meeting the
> requirements of both 'innovative step' and 'novelty' – regardless of
> the technology, industry or sector.
> The objective of this study is to review the issues and possible
> improvements related to current framework for ICT patents to promote
> responsible innovation. This questionnaire is based on the review of
> the literature and interviews with stakeholders from various
> backgrounds. It aims to collect the opinions and attitudes of
> stakeholders involved in or with the ICT sector towards the current
> patent regime framework relevant for responsible innovation. Your
> answers to the questions of the survey, which we interpret as your
> personal opinion and not necessarily your organis ation’s official
> position, will be treated with absolute confidentiality. We will only
> analyse data on an aggregated level and include them in the final
> report of this project to be published on the project webpage
> http://cifra-h2020.eu/.
> We know about your time constraints, but would deeply appreciate your
> co-operation and your opinions in order to support the further
> development of an innovation-friendly patent regime for ICT in the
> European Union.

## Contact information

If you have any questions about the survey, feel free to contact Mirko
Böhm <mirko na fsfe.org> or Matthias Kirschner <mk na fsfe.org> about it. 

Best Regards,

PS: as we want to improve the communication with you, our associted
  organisations, please let me know if you feel we can make improvements
  for future communication.

Matthias Kirschner - President - Free Software Foundation Europe
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