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The I-stuff effect

One way of tackling the silos that have emerged around the IP and
intangibles nexus in many companies is to think about I-stuff. It is a term
that encapsulates a completely different approach to the issue



Efficient execution of an IP strategy

Innovation and business strategies are often well integrated inside companies.Less clear, however, is where intellectual property fits in

The vanishing billion dollar patent portfolio

When Chevron bid US$18 billion for Unocal in 2005, one of the things thatmay have caught its eye was the California oil company’s patent portfolio.If that was the case, Chevron has probably been left very disappointed

IP-based open innovation pre-empts trolls

Many companies see patent trolls as a growing threat. A new approachto innovation effectively stops the trolls in their tracks

Business method money

A strategic approach to IP management and commercialisation is possiblein the financial services industry. However, for it to be successful a numberof pre-conceived ideas have to be tackled head on

Patent value continues to soar in 2005

Intellectual Property Economics, a US IP economics consulting andresearch firm, has assembled the top 25 judgments/settlements of USpatent infringement cases for 2005. The figures show that the sumsbeing generated are higher than ever

The deal makers

Lawyers have traditionally done best out of advising IP owners.Now, however, a new breed of adviser is emerging and they have theireyes on the big bucks too


European industry’s chance to make a real difference

The European Commission’s decisionto initiate an open consultationprocess on the future of patents inthe EU is a major chance for industryto make clear what it needs.

Japan’s lessons for the wider IP world

For the last four years, Japan has been undergoingsomething of a revolution. Changes are coming thickand fast as the Prime Minister seeks to put IP rights atthe centre of the country’s economy. There is much forothers to learn from what has been happening


High-stakes debate brews over injunctive relief in US patent cases

Permanent injunctions are apotentially devastating part of USpatent litigation. A Supreme Courtcase could lead to changes in theway that they are imposed

Implementing a patent plan

For many start-ups, building apowerful patent portfolio couldmean the difference betweensuccess and failure. The trick isunderstanding the best way tomaximise potential value

Laws of nature and the nature of law

Current proposals for the reform ofUS patent law are far-reaching. Evenso, they would reinforce the hegemonyof large corporations in the IP ecosystem.Whether this is a wise stepfor the long-term good of Americaninnovation is open to question

Skin deep

A recent survey on patent qualityin the United States poses morequestions than it answers

The benefits of off-shoring IP work (co-published editorial)

A growing number of businessesand attorney firms are seeing thebenefits of outsourcing someaspects of the IP lifecycle, writesLeon Steinberg

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