IAM Magazine issue 23April/May 2007
Talk of poor quality patents and flooding has become commonplace over recent years, but a closer look at the facts suggests that things are not as bad as they first seem. While patent offices do face serious challenges, major changes to the current system are not the answer
The Delaware Supreme Court has recently handed down a decision which could have a profound impact on the board members of many US companies. It indicates that failure to oversee intellectual assets may lead to personal liability.
A new online forum could hold the key to creating a standardised market for patents in Europe. If it is successful, companies may be able to release and find significant untapped value.
The IP community has a communication problem and if it does not recognise this, and then do something about it, the long-term effects could be disastrous.
The value of intangible assets is in the eye of the beholder. If you do not understand this fundamental truth then all your attempts to discover how much your intangibles are worth will be doomed to failure.
The shift from the familiar corporate asset bases – centred upon traditional physical and financial assets – to one increasingly based upon intangible intellectual capital assets brings with it changing laws and subtle new ethical problems.
The university technology transfer sector in the US must stop living off old glories and confront the challenges of the present
Here’s an interesting snippet about the military junta that seized power in a bloodless coup in Thailand last September.
After years of courtship, the marriage of intellectual property to financial investment should be celebrating more than a few anniversaries. But that is not yet the case Something borrowed, something new It takes two to make a marriage a success and only one to make it a failure
What is it that makes otherwise intelligent people appear to be Neanderthals when it comes to IP?
Technology transfer is one way of delivering innovative technology to a great many people. The issue is how it can best be encouraged.
Italian patent licensing company Sisvel plays hardball when seeking to enforce rights relating to MP3 technology. The latest company to find this out is SanDisk. But are Sisvel’s actions anti-competitive?
While the Aerospace & Defense industry has very little movement atop the leader board, the industry continues to be driven by research and development activities for new commercial aircraft platforms and government-funded R&D for government defense contracts.
Co-published editorialManagement report
Subscribers to IAM will be familiar with the fact that intangible assets are now more valuable to companies than they have ever been before.
Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden punch way above their weight when it comes to intellectual property. Experts from each country explain the current lie of the IP land in Europe’s far north
Co-published editorialIndustry insight
The procurement of products or services from a third-party for their expertise or to cut-costs has always played an important role in successful industries. Christian Bunke looks at how IP outsourcing is changing.
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