The Intellectual Property Institute is an independent public research organisation and charity committed to international evidence-based research in intellectual property law, policy and development. As an Institute of research excellence established for over 30 years, the IPI provides to the intellectual property research community a combination of academic rigour and industry expertise.
IPI’s research programme identifies key structural and policy issues and clusters research activity around these issues and industries. Importantly, as well as reacting to industry, academic and user perspectives on the management and use of intellectual property, this research structure means that individual clusters might identify intersecting and inter-category issues and anticipate emerging areas for attention.
In its strategic collaboration with the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Institute (QMIPRI), the IPI now presents the greatest critical mass in IP research in the UK, and is emerging as a leader for policy development and influence. This provides a particular advantage for IP leadership in the UK, in that the IPI represents a clearly independent intellectual resource that has successfully coordinated collaborations between industry, the profession and academia over the past 30
years. This means that the UK possesses a clearly independent resource on which it can build in order to engage in greater leadership on IP issues at the European and indeed international level.
The IPI therefore presents a unique mix of academic rigour and genuine engagement with industry and business at first principles, and stands to bring that research excellence to policy-makers throughout Europe, building genuine critical mass for international intellectual property research in the UK.