IAM Magazine issue 41May/June 2010
They may not get as much attention
as their US counterparts, but
European NPEs are out there and
doing business both in Europe and
Daniel G Papst
Toyota has paid a heavy
reputational price for recent failures
in its supply line management
process. It will not be the last
to suffer in this way.
Two innovative defensive IP models,
pioneered by AST and RPX, are
attracting growing numbers of
operating companies as they
intensify their efforts to fend off
litigation from non-practising entities.
Chinese companies are keen
acquirers of intellectual property.
For foreign businesses that know
what they are doing, this presents
Hans Joachim Fuchs
As intangibles emerge as an asset
class, financial firms are developing
a variety of mechanisms to utilise
them in the capital markets.
Benoît Battistelli will be the next president of the European Patent Office. But the way in which he was chosen lacked transparency and may make what is bound to be a tough job even harder.
Established in 2006, the IP Hall of Fame honours individuals who have made a major contribution to the development of IP in the fields of law, practice, policy, finance, business and academia. Inductees are chosen by a 40-strong IP Hall of Fame Academy from a list of nominations submitted by the global IP community.
The IAM blog (www.iamblog. com) is updated four or five times a week and currently has a regular readership of around 9,000 unique users, who visit the site an average of three times a month. In this series, some of the blog’s most popular posts are reproduced in the Insight section of IAM magazine, along with the responses that they generated.
Retreating to the past or redefining the
future in the face of growing international
patent competition is the choice now
facing the US and other countries
Managing expectations is an important element in establishing patent performance. Who are IP stakeholders and why do businesses need to care about what they think?
A recent Supreme Court case in the
US promoted class action settlements
of copyright infringements by resolving
that courts have jurisdiction over
unregistered works of authorship
Howard J Shire and Erik Kane
The issue's featured industry data includes key patent metrics for companies in the Consumer Electronics Industry.
Co-published editorialSpecial reports
Patents are crucial to virtually all companies that operate in the life sciences industries. This makes patent litigation a fact of business life. Detailed and exclusive IAM research has uncovered which law firms the life science powerhouses go to when disputes arise.
Co-published editorialIndustry insight
Two influential trademark experts, Wubbo de Boer, president of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), and Tom Heremans, attorney at law and vice president of the Benelux Trade Mark Association, talk about the Community Trademark and Registered Community Design.
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