Computer implemented inventions in Europe and China

Computer implemented inventions in Europe and China

  INTRODUCTION Inventions involving computers – so-called computer implemented inventions (CII) – are one of the main driving forces of the ongoing fourth industrial revolution (4IR). Europe is a traditional player in this revolution, while the importance...
Patenting blockchain

Patenting blockchain

Blockchain has aggressively taken the centerstage of the fourth industrial revolution and is considered to be the driving force of the so-called web 3.0. Although blockchain’s claim to fame stems from its role as technology underlying the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, its use is not limited to the financial sector. For example,