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Duncan Park, Leading Counsel Intellectual Property, Statoil, joins Legal IQ to discuss the challenges and developments in IP and the impact on climate change technologies.

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Intellectual Property – What does it mean for Climate Change Technology?

  1. 1. Intellectual Property – What does it mean for Climate Change Technology? Interview by Helen Winsor, Legal IQ Duncan Park, Leading Counsel Intellectual Property, Statoil, joins Legal IQ to discuss the challenges and developments in IP and the impact on climate change technologies.Legal IQ: What is the biggest professional challenge for you at the moment and do you havea plan of how to overcome this?D Park: I think the biggest challenge, which makes working for Statoil so interesting, is thewide range of commercial tools that Statoil use when it comes to technology development.We use all sorts of tools including joint industry projects, technical collaboration agreements,sponsorships with the universities and also seed funds and venture capitalists as well. So youhave quite a complex array of different types of commercial tools which affect the differenttypes of IP and IP strategies you may have. The way we try and combat this is we do a lot ofIP mapping across our various technology value chains and constantly try to review the IPportfolio to try and indentify the valuable IP and look at the value, whether it’s commercialvalue, technical value, legal value or strategic value.Legal IQ: What do you think will be the biggest area of change in IP over the next ten years?D Park: In my area, I’m responsible for the new energy and renewable energy area and in ourarea there’s a lot of open innovation and collaboration. And I certainly think with openinnovation and the development of research across the internet and across border, I think thatthe IP landscape will change, especially less and less large patent portfolios, less exclusion,using IP to exclude other parties, and more collaboration will take place. And there willprobably be more IP used as a commercial commodity as well, so more trading andtechnology transfer going on.To download the full transcript and mp3, please click here: http://bit.ly/mrDeleThe Global Patent Congress will take place from 7th - 9th November at the Radisson BluFalconer Hotel & CC, Copenhagen, Denmark. The event will include the main Conferencefrom 7th – 8th followed by an Offshore Focus Day on 9th November. For details please visithttp://www.patentcongress.com, email enquire@iqpc.co.uk or call 0800 652 2363.IQPCPlease note that we do all we can to ensure accuracy within the translation to word of audio interviews but that errors may stillunderstandably occur in some cases. If you believe that a serious inaccuracy has been made within the text, please contact +44(0) 207 368 9425 or email helen.winsor@iqpc.co.uk. 1

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