The Institute has five major stakeholders:
- The Legal / IP Profession
- The General Public
The Institute’s mission can be broken down into four distinct objectives.
- To identify, define and fund research, the fruits of which will provide greatest benefit to the Institute’s stakeholders.
- To communicate effectively research-derived intelligence and information to the Institute’s stakeholders.
- To make an active contribution to the development of a legal, social and regulatory framework which supports innovation.
- To promote widespread acceptance and understanding of the contribution of IP to the economy and society at large.
The Institute seeks to deliver benefits to each of its stakeholding groups as follows:
Industry: providing research-based intelligence and information on IP-related issues which affect companies‘ competitiveness; raising awareness of such issues among companies; providing a platform of independent research information on which to base industrial representation to policy makers; providing a forum for networking with fellow industrialists, the legal profession, academics and IP practitioners.
Academe: providing a link to industry and the legal profession to inform research programmes; providing assistance in identifying and defining research proposals, and securing funding; providing a forum for multidisciplinary research and increasing the profile and impact of research results.
The legal / IP profession: providing research-based intelligence and information on IP-related issues which affect clients‘ competitiveness; raising awareness of such issues among IP users; providing a platform of independent research information on which to base legal decisions; providing a forum for networking with industrialists, fellow legal professionals, academics and IP practitioners.
Government: providing input to formulate policy in the IP, trade and competitiveness agendas, through the provision of relevant, independent academic research; providing a forum for networking with IP users, professionals and academics; providing a mechanism to ensure the effective utilisation of government research funds.
The general public: providing information on IP law and raising awareness of IP-related issues; promoting informed debate on such issues where they are in the general public interest.