Innovation and business strategies are often well integrated inside companies.
Less clear, however, is where intellectual property fits in
When Chevron bid US$18 billion for Unocal in 2005, one of the things that
may have caught its eye was the California oil company’s patent portfolio.
If that was the case, Chevron has probably been left very disappointed
Many companies see patent trolls as a growing threat. A new approach
to innovation effectively stops the trolls in their tracks
A strategic approach to IP management and commercialisation is possible
in the financial services industry. However, for it to be successful a number
of pre-conceived ideas have to be tackled head on
Intellectual Property Economics, a US IP economics consulting and
research firm, has assembled the top 25 judgments/settlements of US
patent infringement cases for 2005. The figures show that the sums
being generated are higher than ever
Lawyers have traditionally done best out of advising IP owners.
Now, however, a new breed of adviser is emerging and they have their
eyes on the big bucks too