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WG3: Industries Patent Observatory The role of the Industries Patent Observatory (IPO) is to act as an information and publication platform in the field of IP, that provides industry specific insights, reference texts and statistics.

The aim of the IPO is to progessively develop a targeted resource centre that provides high quality information on the realities of the IP economy in different industries, e.g.:

  • Information technology & software
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biotechnology
  • Materials, textile & fibres
  • Financial services

IPO will be headed by a Chairman who is assisted by the leaders of the respective industries' working groups.

In order to contribute to the advancement of IP management thinking and practice in the respective industries, IPO may also take part in conferences, events and fairs, participate in working groups of industry associations, and publish in specialized journals.


I3PM thanks PATEV GmbH & Co. KG for a generous sponsoring as a start-up financing of the work of IPO.

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