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IAM 41

The intangible asset rollercoaster

Like those of all other intangibles,
brand values are climbing once
again. This comes at a significant
time as it coincides with a major
breakthrough in the brand
valuation process

David Haigh
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Industry Focus: Consumer Electronics

The issue's featured industry data includes key patent metrics for companies in the Consumer Electronics Industry.

The world’s leading life science patent litigation law firms

Patents are crucial to virtually allcompanies that operate in the lifesciences industries. This makespatent litigation a fact of businesslife. Detailed and exclusive IAMresearch has uncovered which lawfirms the life science powerhousesgo to when disputes arise.

Insights

The inductees into the IP Hall of Fame for 2010 are announced

Established in 2006, the IP Hallof Fame honours individualswho have made a majorcontribution to thedevelopment of IP in the fieldsof law, practice, policy, finance,business and academia.Inductees are chosen by a40-strong IP Hall of FameAcademy from a list ofnominations submitted by theglobal IP community.

A new EPO president emerges from the fog

Benoît Battistelli will be thenext president of the EuropeanPatent Office. But the way inwhich he was chosen lackedtransparency and may makewhat is bound to be a toughjob even harder.

There is more IP litigation in China than anywhere else on earth

The IAM blog (www.iamblog.com) is updated fouror five times a week andcurrently has a regularreadership of around 9,000unique users, who visit the sitean average of three times amonth. In this series, some ofthe blog’s most popular postsare reproduced in the Insightsection of IAM magazine,along with the responses thatthey generated.

Features

Inside the Chinese IP business market

Chinese companies are keenacquirers of intellectual property.For foreign businesses that knowwhat they are doing, this presentssignificant opportunities.

NPEs in Europe – works in progress

They may not get as much attentionas their US counterparts, butEuropean NPEs are out there anddoing business both in Europe andelsewhere

Foggy supply chain claims another victim

Toyota has paid a heavyreputational price for recent failuresin its supply line managementprocess. It will not be the lastto suffer in this way.

Intangible assets in capital markets

As intangibles emerge as an assetclass, financial firms are developinga variety of mechanisms to utilisethem in the capital markets.

Embracing the new IP reality

Two innovative defensive IP models,pioneered by AST and RPX, areattracting growing numbers ofoperating companies as theyintensify their efforts to fend offlitigation from non-practising entities.

Columns

The US Supreme Court delivers judgment in key copyright case

A recent Supreme Court case in theUS promoted class action settlementsof copyright infringements by resolvingthat courts have jurisdiction overunregistered works of authorship

Great expectations

Managing expectations is an importantelement in establishing patentperformance. Who are IP stakeholdersand why do businesses need to careabout what they think?

Return to normalcy: retreat or redefine

Retreating to the past or redefining thefuture in the face of growing internationalpatent competition is the choice nowfacing the US and other countries

Industry insight

Using Community Trademarks to make your mark

Two influential trademark experts,Wubbo de Boer, president of the Officefor Harmonization in the Internal Market(OHIM), and Tom Heremans, attorney atlaw and vice president of the BeneluxTrade Mark Association, talk about theCommunity Trademark and RegisteredCommunity Design.

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