IAM Magazine issue 08October/November 2004
The due diligence process is a notoriously time-consuming and frustrating process but a necessary one for any company undertaking a transaction, whether fund raising, an acquisition or an IPO. By Morag Macdonald and Nicola Maguire
An organisation has been launched that aims to redress what its founder believes is a one-way argument about intellectual property rights in Europe. Those with an anti-IP agenda are doing all the running, he claims, and European companies will suffer as a result. By Isla Grant
Not every company is in a position to practise classical carrot and stick style licensing. But that does not mean that licensing is not an option for every business, regardless of the intangible assets it owns. By Lesley Craig, Esq and Dr Lindsay Moore
Patent marketing is an increasingly powerful commercial tool that is used by companies working in a variety of economic sectors. By Rolf Rings
Recent court decisions have forced Japanese companies to look closely at how they reward employees whose inventions lead to successful products. Businesses in other parts of the world would be well advised to do the same.
Trademark and copyright owners will not be successful in fighting counterfeiting and piracy merely by talking to governments and enforcement authorities. They also need to engage with the public. But, when they do, they have to be careful
The biotechnology and agriculture sectors in Canada have welcomed a recent decision that will make it easier to obtain patents on the modified genes and cells of plants and animals in vivo and to enforce patent rights in whole plants and animals
Extensive IP due diligence is a necessity, not an expensive luxury, when considering whether to invest in a company. The trick is to know what you should be looking for
The term patent trolling is frequently used pejoratively by IP owners that invest heavily in R&D to create their rights. But what, in fact, are IP asserters doing wrong?
If intellectual properties are seen as the jewels of the knowledge economy, should IP managers behave like jewellers?
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