IAM Magazine issue 32October/November 2008
Craig Opperman, James Bessen and Michael J Meurer
Microsoft’s failed bid for Yahoo! is now all about what could have been. Nowhere is this more so than with regard to intellectual property.
D K Ram
Scope eKnowledge Center
It is becoming increasingly clear that markets punish companies with poor intangible asset management strategies. Recent events have only served to emphasise this.
Jorge M Torres and Nir Kossovsky
Intangible Asset Finance Society
Patent trolls have capitalised on
significant inefficiencies in the IP
market. It is only by understanding
this and then taking action that
industry players can neutralise the
threat they pose
I3PM (International Institute for IP Management)
PatentFreedom is an online database and information exchange
designed to help companies that are developing strategies to deal with the challenges posed by nonpractising entities.
Daniel P McCurdy and Chris Reohr
Women have long been underrepresented at the top of the patent world. Leading women in the business share their experiences and hopes for the future.
The IP marketplace in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China is sophisticated and developing rapidly. To make the most of it, local knowledge is absolutely essential.
Finding the right outside patent agencies with which to work and then developing a good relationship with them is a vital job for in-house patent managers.
The events of recent months have shown that there is no such thing as independent intangible value. Instead, it always depends on context.
The Australian government is considering an overhaul of patent law following the release of a report that identifies the ease of getting protection as a barrier to innovation.
All IP-related questions are fair game as a new columnist joins the roster of IAM regulars.
Damon C Matteo
Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
As new patterns of IP exploitation emerge, the onus is on investors and corporate decision makers to make sure they do not miss the opportunities.
Brody Berman Associates
To construct the knowledge economy, you need people with the tools to do it. A lack of interdisciplinary focus in
academia and in industry means that they are few and far between.
Ulf Petrusson and Bo Heiden
Centre for Intellectual Property, Gothenburg
A new patent law is expected to come into force in China in 2009. The drafting process for the legislation has been
Co-published editorialManagement report
The European Commission has been at the forefront of recent rapid changes to online music licensing in Europe
Uncertainty is the name of the game for trademark owners in the US seeking to understand how internet affects their rights
European courts often have conflicting views on how to deal with the legal challenges posed by keywords, metatags and hyperlinks
The rapid evolution of the internet exemplified by the Web 2.0 phenomenon brings new challenges, in particular for rights owners struggling to police the vastness of the web and cope with the exponential replication of content
Co-published editorialIndustry insight
The Balanced Scorecard technique can help IP managers align with the broader business function, writes Alexander Butler of Thomson Reuters.
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