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What is a fair and reasonable price of a patent?
28 Jul 2015

That is the multimillion dollar issue with which the IP industry is grappling. Patent owners - especially those who own industry standard-essential patents - think they should get paid more, while patent licensees which create products for consumers think they should pay less. In talking to industry players, Mark Laudi finds some surprising potential answers to this vexed question.
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New register of patents launched
28 Jul 2015

No central registry of patents exists - until now. In the past, searching patents was a painstaking process. You had to go to many IP offices, and grapple with outdated or incomplete records. Mark Laudi reports that the Open Registry of Patent Owners hopes to change all that.
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Ericsson cries foul over competitors' use of its patents
06 Jul 2015

Consumers benefit immensely from global standards in telecommunications. It allows them to use their phones almost anywhere in the world, without facing compatibility issues. But many of these standards are patented by Ericsson, and the Swedish company says it should get paid significantly more for licences. Competitors disagree. They want these licences to be available more cheaply so that they can offer consumers a choice of devices. Ericsson's Chief IP Officer Kasim Alfalahi tells IAM's Editor in Chief Joff Wild there is a huge disincentive to keep investing in research and development if Ericsson cannot achieve a fair and reasonable return on it.
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Can you invest in patents like you invest in stocks?
06 Jul 2015

Yes, says Ashley C Keller from Gerchen Keller Capital. But this method is only for sophisticated investors who understand the industry. In this conversation with IAM's Richard Lloyd, he also takes a swipe at the unpredictability of patent litigation and pushes back on the label that he is a patent troll.
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Patents: are they about inventions or litigation?
06 Jul 2015

Unfortunately, it's the latter, says David Kline. He despairs at the reputation that the IP industry has gained for putting innovation and inventions second to suing for infringement, and wants to see the standing of patents restored.
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What is the true value of patents?
06 Jul 2015

No one really knows, according to Nader A Mousavi. What we do know is that the volume of patent registrations in the past year is up, but the value of patent portfolios being sold has declined. Mousavi tells Mark Laudi that this divergence between low and high-value patents is going to grow.
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IPBC Global 2014 Interview with Craig Opperman, General counsel of Napsers
07 Jul 2014

Napsers general counsel Craig Opperman talks about what he calls the "spray and pay" approach to the construction of patent portfolios: focusing on quantity over quality, he says, is like manufacturing AK47s and then setting them loose onto the streets.
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IPBC Global 2014 interview with Ira Blumberg, head of IP at Lenovo
07 Jul 2014

Ira Blumberg, vice president for IP at Lenovo, talks about his company's recent big-ticket deals with Google, NEC and Unwired Planet, and gives his insights on the main IP challenges facing growing Asian businesses.
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IPBC Global 2014 interview with Brian Hinman, CIPO of Philips
07 Jul 2014

Philips chief IP officer Brian Hinman talks about taking over from his predecessor Ruud Peters, the role IP strategy is playing in Philips' transition into new business areas, the 'internet of things' and the need for patent issuing offices to focus on quality.
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IPBC Global 2014 interview with Joe Beyers, CEO of Inventergy
07 Jul 2014

Inventergy CEO Joe Beyers talks about the advantages for non-practising entities in going public, the importance of transparency in the patent monetisation marketplace and the IP opportunities presented by Asian economies.
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IPBC Global 2014 Interview with Jayson Pankin, CEO of AutoHarvest
07 Jul 2014

Creating IP value is not just about monetising portfolios, as AutoHarvest makes clear. This non-profit, collaborative project is focused on allowing diverse parts of the automobile industry to share intellectual property; and it already has substantial buy-in.
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2014 06 24 IPBC Global Interview with Anthony Hayes, CEO of Spherix
07 Jul 2014

CEO of Spherix, Anthony Hayes, talks about the ups and downs of running a public IP company (PIPCO) and the general state of the IP market in the US.
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IPBC Global 2014 Interview with David Brown, MD of the IP Solutions business at Thomson Reuters
07 Jul 2014

The developing IP marketplace poses substantial challenges to service providers. David Brown, MD of Thomson Reuters IP Solutions, explains what his company has been doing to ensure it stays ahead of the curve with regards to both IP protection and commercialisation.
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IPBC 2014 - Putting IP on the balance sheet
07 Jul 2014

Philips CEO Frans van Houten told IPBC Global 2014 delegates that he does not believe IP should be a balance sheet item. Others are less sure.
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IPBC Global 2014 Interview with Deirdre Leane, President of IPNav
07 Jul 2014

Currently president of NPE IPNav, Deirdre Leane is due to succeed Erich Spagenberg as the firm's CEO later this year. In this interview she talks about IPNav's fearsome reputation, its future plans and what it is like being a woman in what remains the male-dominated world of IP monetisation.
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IPBC Global 2014 interview with David Koris, head of IP at Shell
07 Jul 2014

David Koris, head of IP at Royal Shell, explains the dynamics of IP strategy in the energy sector and talks about why, above all else, IP should be seen as a business asset.
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IPBC Global 2014 interview with ACG's Chris Israel
07 Jul 2014

Chris Israel spent seven years in the White House holding senior technology and IP under President George W Bush. Now a partner of advocacy group ACG, he was a close observer of recent attempts to push further legislative patent reform through Congress. In this interview he explains why these failed and what is likely to happen next.
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IPBC Global 2014 interview with Rob Sterne, founder of law firm Sterne Kessler
07 Jul 2014

Top patent lawyer Rob Sterne talks about the development of the chief IP officer role, the growing difficulties of being a patent owner in the US and the reasons why savvy companies are now investing more in the development of high quality patent portfolios.
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IPBC Global 2014 Interview with Micky Minhas, Chief patent counsel at Microsoft
07 Jul 2014

Microsoft's chief patent counsel Micky Minhas on the company's developing IP value creation strategy, the need for patent portfolio quality, the recent purchase of the Nokia handsets business and growing activity in the IP marketplace.
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IPBC Global 2014 Interview with Pascal Asselot, Head of business development at France Brevets
07 Jul 2014

France Brevets is Europe's only sovereign patent fund, with public financing worth €100 million. In this interview its head of business development Pascal Asselot explains the thinking behind its creation and its strategic approach.
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David Kappos
21 Jun 2010

USPTO director David Kappos discusses his plans to improve patent quality and maximise agency efficiency. Interviewed at the third IP Business Congress in Munich


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Marshall Phelps and David Kline
24 Jun 2009

Marshall Phelps, corporate vice president for IP policy and strategy at Microsoft, and David Kline, co-author of Rembrandts in the Attic, discuss their book Burning the Ships: IP and the Transformation of Microsoft; as well as the attributes a top class chief IP officer needs to possess. Look out, too, for Phelps's reaction to David Kappos being nominated as the next director of the USPTO


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An Interview with Todd Dickinson
23 Jun 2009

Todd Dickinson, executive director of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, discusses David Kappos's nomination as the next director of the USPTO, the challenges he faces and what his priorities should be; the progress of patent reform legislation through Congress; the changing US IP environment; and the Supreme Court's decision to hear the Bilski case.


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David Kappos
21 Jun 2010

USPTO director David Kappos discusses his plans to improve patent quality and maximise agency efficiency. Interviewed at the third IP Business Congress in Munich

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Marshall Phelps and David Kline
24 Jun 2009

Marshall Phelps, corporate vice president for IP policy and strategy at Microsoft, and David Kline, co-author of Rembrandts in the Attic, discuss their book Burning the Ships: IP and the Transformation of Microsoft; as well as the attributes a top class chief IP officer needs to possess. Look out, too, for Phelps's reaction to David Kappos being nominated as the next director of the USPTO

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An Interview with Dolores Hanna
24 Jun 2009

IP Hall of Fame 09 inductee Dolores Hanna, the first female president of the International Trademark Association.
Interviewed at the second IP Business Congress in Chicago.

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An Interview with Michael Kirk
24 Jun 2009

IP Hall of Fame 09 inductee Michael Kirk, the former executive director of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.
Interviewed at the second IP Business Congress in Chicago.

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Ruud Peters and Caroline Kamerbeek
24 Jun 2009

Ruud Peters, CEO of Philips IP & Standards, and Caroline Kamerbeek, its head of communications, discuss the formation of the IP Brand Development Group, the importance of reaching out to SMEs and why communicating the value of IP to a general audience matters so much.

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An Interview with Niels Reimers
23 Jun 2009

IP Hall of Fame 09 inductee Niels Reimers, one of the founders of the Association of University Technology Managers and the former head of the Stanford technology licensing operation.
Interviewed at the second IP Business Congress in Chicago.

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An Interview with Todd Dickinson
23 Jun 2009

Todd Dickinson, executive director of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, discusses David Kappos's nomination as the next director of the USPTO, the challenges he faces and what his priorities should be; the progress of patent reform legislation through Congress; the changing US IP environment; and the Supreme Court's decision to hear the Bilski case.

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CIPO
22 Jun 2009

Four chief intellectual property officers - Béatrix de Russé of Thomson; Scott Frank of AT&T; Bill Elkington of Rockwell Collins; and Erin-Michael Gill, formerly of OQO Inc - discuss the CIPO role and how it is developing, along with Ron Laurie of Inflexion Point Strategy and Rob Sterne of Sterne Kessler

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