External Engagement (Business and Community Engagement)

chrome balls on chrome baseBusiness and Community engagement is all about further and higher education institutions making their knowledge and expertise available to the business and wider social communities. This can also be referred to as 'Third Stream' activity or Knowledge Transfer. Of course, Business and Community Engagement is a two way street- whilst the community benefits from the institution's knowledge and expertise, the institution benefits from the experience of engaging with the business or social community in practice. Introductory information on knowledge exchange is available on the Patent Office website at: http://www.ipo.gov.uk/research.htm.




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ICO Warns Employees Stealing Personal Information is a Crime

The ICO recently warned employees that the removal of personal information of their employer when they change employment constitutes a criminal offence.

ECJ Rules on State Aid and Software Licensing

The European Court of Justice has rejected claims raised by a Dutch software provider, Sarc, that the European Commission had mishandled its complaint about a software licensing deal between a rival company.  

Trade Secrets and Confidential Business Information

A proposed new directive is intended to ensure that confidential information is adequately protected EU wide.

New Regulation for Collecting Societies Comes into Force

The Copyright (Regulation of Relevant Licensing Bodies) Regulations 2014 came into force on the 6 April 2014.

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