IAM Magazine issue 17April/May 2006
Scotland’s Intellectual Assets Centre is a unique organisation. Funded by the Scottish Executive, the Centre’s remit is to help the nation’s businesses understand the importance of intellectual assets and to consider them actively in strategic planning
With banks and other financial institutions taking a much closer interest in intellectual property, IAM has put together a team of experts that will help keep readers updated on key developments
IBM and open source do not seem the perfect match at first sight. But Big Blue makes no secret of its desire to get its fair share of the action and is already making money from the Linux system. However, some doubt whether this strategy can work in the long term
The complexity of technology licences and cross-licences has increased in many industries, but nowhere more so than in the highly competitive semiconductor sector
As a pivotal figure in IBM’s reworking of its intellectual property strategy, Marshall Phelps is a worthy entrant into the IP Hall of Fame. He is now helping to rework Microsoft’s approach to patents
An analysis of the S&P 500® over recent decades show just how important intangible assets have become to business organisations
Recent German legislation shows that those lobbying for stricter laws on IP crime are not always banging their heads against brick walls.
If the USTR is to be believed, China and IP rights just do not mix. But such a simplified view does not reflect the real situation.
North American universities have created and licensed out intellectual property that has done a great deal to enhance the lives of people around the world. But that does not mean they could not be doing more
Many believe that because patents are too readily obtained, the bad ones are gumming up the system and destroying innovation. They are wrong
Venture capitalists need to know if the companies they are investing in possess good patents. The question is: what is a good patent?
It is common practice for designers to use their own names as brands. A recent preliminary decision from the European Court of Justice shows that there can be considerable pitfalls in doing this
During most M&A transaction, IP is not usually a primary consideration. But, writes Asa Le Fustec, it should be
The Supreme Court’s decision in the upcoming eBay case could have profound consequences for the US IP system. Whether these will be welcome is another matter
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