Shifts In Big Oil Patent Landscape: Capturing Value From Intellectual Property For National Transformation

By Paul Germeraad, Rashid Khan and Deepa Ravindranath

This paper highlights the emerging trends in energy sources and in particular the effect of these trends upon the traditional oil and gas industry and the oil rich nations of the world. Particular attention is paid to emerging countries which have vast oil and gas assets but who have now expressed the intent to transform themselves from their traditional oil and gas commodity based economies into knowledge-based societies. As part of this transformative process, companies and nations around the world are taking a closer look at the monetary value and economic use of IP.

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