|One of the AmeriKat's New Year's resolutions:|
after blog more, sleep more. . .
In 2008, the European Commission published its intellectual property strategy for Europe which recognized the need for strong IP rights in order to protect Europe's innovations so as to remain competitive. The report stated:
"Protection of intellectual property is a key framework condition for innovation, stimulating R&D investment and transfer of knowledge from the laboratory to the marketplace. A clear regime for intellectual property rights is an essential condition for the single market and in making the "fifth freedom", the free movement of knowledge, a reality. This may also contribute as part of wider policy to finding solutions that could address global issues of increasing significance such as climate change, the ageing world population, and a possible energy crisis."
|Summary chart for Europe's innovation performance for 2014|
"The top innovation leaders US, Japan and South Korea are particularly dominating the EU in indicators capturing business activity as measured by R&D expenditures in the business sector, Public private co-publications and PCT patents but also in educational attainment as measured by the Share of population having completed tertiary education."
|With the sun rising on 2015, will|
Europe prioritize innovation?
|So far, a blank space. But what|
should be on Europe's 2015
New Year's Resolution Post-it?