A recently published book identifies major weaknesses in the US patent system that, its authors say, need to be addressed if the country is going to remain a leading innovation light. But have the authors of Patent
Failure got it right?
The IP marketplace in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China is sophisticated and developing rapidly. To make the most of it, local knowledge is absolutely essential.
PatentFreedom is an online database and information exchange
designed to help companies that are developing strategies to deal with the challenges posed by nonpractising entities.
Microsoft’s failed bid for Yahoo! is now all about what could have been. Nowhere is this more so than with regard to intellectual property.
Women have long been underrepresented at the top of the patent world. Leading women in the business share their experiences and hopes for the future.
Patent trolls have capitalised on
significant inefficiencies in the IP
market. It is only by understanding
this and then taking action that
industry players can neutralise the
threat they pose
Finding the right outside patent agencies with which to work and then developing a good relationship with them is a vital job for in-house patent managers.
It is becoming increasingly clear that markets punish companies with poor intangible asset management strategies. Recent events have only served to emphasise this.
European courts often have
conflicting views on how to deal
with the legal challenges posed by
keywords, metatags and hyperlinks
The rapid evolution of the internet
exemplified by the Web 2.0
phenomenon brings new challenges,
in particular for rights owners
struggling to police the vastness of
the web and cope with the
exponential replication of content
Uncertainty is the name of the game
for trademark owners in the US
seeking to understand how internet affects their rights
The European Commission has
been at the forefront of recent rapid
changes to online music licensing
The events of recent months have shown that there is no such thing as independent intangible value. Instead, it
always depends on context.
The Australian government is considering an overhaul of
patent law following the release of a report that identifies the ease of getting protection as a barrier to innovation.
The Balanced Scorecard technique can help IP managers align with the broader business function, writes Alexander Butler of Thomson Reuters.
To construct the knowledge economy, you need people with the tools to do it. A lack of interdisciplinary focus in
academia and in industry means that they are few and far between.
All IP-related questions are fair game as a new columnist joins the roster of IAM regulars.
A new patent law is expected to come into force in China in 2009. The drafting process for the legislation has been
As new patterns of IP exploitation emerge, the onus is on investors and corporate decision makers to make sure they do not miss the opportunities.