IAM Issue 26

The decade-long revolution

It is now 10 years since David Bowie put pen to paper to seal the first
music royalty securitisation. From what better place than the inside is there
to assess how this deal and those that followed have revolutionised the
world of IP monetisation?

Columns

Theoretical challenges, practical consequences

There is an urgent need to develop
ways in which intellectual capital can
be valued into existence

Due diligence or discount

Due diligence does not have to be
a part of all patent valuations. But
if it isn't, discounting will have to
take its place

Piece of mind

Getting all intangibles onto the
balance sheet should be the longterm
goal, but while we wait for
that to happen there are other
options that may facilitate the
monetisation of IP rights

A sea change in wilful infringement

A recent Federal Circuit decision
has redefined the wilful damages
landscape in the United States

Roundtable

Navigating the European litigation maze

Litigating the same patent in more than one European jurisdiction is
complex, costly and time consuming. But often it is unavoidable

Features

The economics of judicial patent reform in the United States

Patent reform in the US is being directed, in some cases, at certain types
of business. However, attempts to tackle the challenges they pose could
have damaging consequences for innocent bystanders

The recipe for CIPO success

There are 12 essential ingredients needed to create the perfect chief
intellectual property officer

Navigating the European litigation maze

Litigating the same patent in more than one European jurisdiction is
complex, costly and time consuming. But often it is unavoidable

For what it’s worth

Having communication channels other than traditional financial statements
is critical for the financial wellbeing of companies rich in intangible assets

Just say no

Because strong patents advance science, calls in the US for an expanded
research use exemption must be rejected

Small but perfectly formed

It may have only a few members, but companies across the world have
benefited from work done by The Gathering – an organisation that has been
hugely influential in spreading the intellectual asset management message
over the last decade

IP best practice in the investment holding period

There are 10 golden rules for VC-backed companies to follow if they want to
ensure their IP is as valuable as possible in the period leading up to sale

The strategic edge

Tactical deployment of intellectual assets may bring short-term benefits,
but sustainable success depends on thinking and acting strategically

Electronics & Instruments

Hon Hai Precision Industries takes
the lead from Canon. Honeywell
moves into the top 10 while
Matsushita drops out. Six of the top
10 companies have patent holdings
in multiple scorecard industries, five
of the companies are conglomerates;
however pure-play companies take
the top two spots

Insights

European Commission assumes role of global technology watchdog

The recent European
Court of First Instance
decision in the Microsoft
case may turn out to
have major implications
for all IP owners
operating in the
technology sector

IP Hall of Fame inductees announced

A process that began in April
2007 ended at the beginning of
September when the names of
those to be inducted into the IP
Hall of Fame for 2007 were
announced in London. The
inductees were voted in by the
IP Hall of Fame Academy