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China’s poor reputation in terms of IP protection and enforcement remains entrenched around the world. However, according to Tencent’s general counsel, the situation is not nearly as bleak as many believe
Risk is the chance of something going wrong, causing damage or loss; but many companies ignore IP risks and react only once the risk has materialised. In most cases this is too late to mitigate cost effectively
Although IP is gaining greater visibility inside corporations, what that often means is patents. In too many cases trademarks are being ignored. This is bad news for in-house practitioners but also, potentially, for their employers
Shining stars of IP (Magazine)
Introducing the five individuals selected to enter the IP Hall of Fame in 2013 for their stellar contributions to the IP space
Everyone’s a winner (Magazine)
While litigation brings substantial risk and requires significant investments of time and money, mediation offers the opportunity to achieve a win-win outcome for both sides and at a fraction of the cost
IP strategist: The inverse relationship between brand-based and tech-based intellectual property (Magazine)
Patents tend to dominate discussions of IP value, while brands, know-how and other assets are all too often absent
Benchmarking Asia’s IP leaders (Magazine)
For the past few months, IAM has been carrying out a survey of the Asia-Pacific entities that are at the forefront of IP value creation in the region. Our findings highlight what they see as their key challenges and opportunities
Identifying and mitigating IP risk needs to be part of any corporate strategy. To this end, Tata Consultancy Services has developed a robust framework that can be applied across industries
Litigation focus (Magazine)
Because intellectual property is a legal right, in the end it only has value if those that own it are ready to go to court to defend what they have. A company that is prepared to stand by and watch others infringe its patents, trademarks, copyrights or trade secrets will not be in business for long. Certainly, its shareholders will very quickly begin to ask questions.
Beer, bucks and brands (Magazine)
InBev’s acquisition of Anheuser-Busch is all about the US company’s portfolio of famous brands. And it is the declining value of another celebrated American brand that has helped to make it possible.
Lift-off for the IPBC (Magazine)
450 delegates and speakers, drawn from all corners of the world, came to the first-ever IP Business Congress in June. For two days at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam, they focused on the role of the chief intellectual property officer and how companies that embrace the position can enhance their bottom line and obtain other more intangible benefits. To cap the event off, there was a spectacular example of IP monetisation in action.
Reputation resilience (Magazine)
Best practice intangible asset management brings tangible benefits when a company finds its reputation is on the line.
French courts take a strict line on eBay (Magazine)
In June 2008, French courts rendered three decisions that held eBay liable for the sale of counterfeits on its online auction platform.
Asian jurisdictions have taken the lead in trying to encourage IP-backed lending. For would-be borrowers, presenting a credible IP-based business plan is crucial
Intangible investor: When theft is no crime (Magazine)
IP abuse is widely accepted and dangerously viral. Slowing it will require increased awareness of the benefits of IP rights, as well as the dangers of so-called ‘innocent’ pilfering
To boost the chances of raising capital or achieving a successful exit, start-ups should always be preparing for due diligence as part of their everyday IP processes
Saving the special relationship (Magazine)
Trade tensions between the United States and China could cast a large shadow over the way that IP business is carried out by companies from both nations
The Pirate Party’s stunning success in a key German election held in September sets IP owners in Europe a challenge that they cannot afford to duck
HP and Yahoo!’s curious competition (Magazine)
Recent decisions taken by the boards of HP and Yahoo! have both had tangibly negative affects on the companies’ stock performance
50 for 50 (Magazine)
As IAM celebrates its 50th issue, we name 50 of the people, companies and institutions, as well as a few other things, that have helped form the market on which we have been reporting for the last eight years
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