IAM Issue 50

50 for 50

As IAM celebrates its 50th issue, we
name 50 of the people, companies
and institutions, as well as a few
other things, that have helped form
the market on which we have been
reporting for the last eight years

Joff Wild , Jack Ellis and Jane Denny

Industry insight

Getting the most value from your IP payments partner

Ensuring your or your clients’ IP rights are
maintained and well-protected often
depends on who manages your IP
payments, writes Emily DeWolfe of
Thomson Reuters


IP risk assessments a pragmatic approach to avoiding problems

An IP risk assessment limits the
number of IP-related surprises that
a corporation faces. It lowers the
risk in acquisitions and allows
management to price products to
incorporate the risk that is assumed

Claims-based patent valuation

In a world where intellectual
property increasingly drives market
value, determining patent value is
an essential skill. Unfortunately, the
methodologies used to do this
frequently neglect the essence of a
patent: the claims

HP and Yahoo!’s curious competition

Recent decisions taken by the
boards of HP and Yahoo! have both
had tangibly negative affects on the
companies’ stock performance

The IP marketplace comes of age

While too many companies,
regulators and courts in the West
are placing obstacles in the way of
the IP marketplace reaching its full potential, in Asia they are
marching ahead

The struggle to stay ahead in innovation

A booming market for patents, open
innovation and non-practising
entities that specialise in idea
generation are changing
approaches to innovation. Together,
they pose challenges for large
companies trying to stay ahead in
the innovation stakes

An extraordinary squandering of intellectual capital assets

Avoiding the attrition of women
from IP businesses leads to
improved profitability

The US$4.5 billion tipping point

It was the largest patent auction in
history and triggered a summer of
sales featuring some of the world’s
biggest technology players. But will the Nortel patent auction prove
to be a game changer in the way
that intellectual property is viewed
and valued?

Intellectual property and venture capital

There are significant opportunities
for venture capital investment in
start-up businesses seeking to
exploit developments in the IP


Apple v Samsung: the German Tab Decision

Although a court’s decision to prohibit
the sale, pr
oduction and possession of the Samsung Galaxy T
ab 10.1 in
Germany created news headlines across
the world, it was not a surprise

0 to 50 in 8.5 years

When this column started publishing in
2003, IP investing was less of a strategy
than an idea. T
, how patents
contribute to results is better understood
- so are the associated challenges


It’s time for European IP owners to meet the pirate challenge head-on

The Pirate Party’s stunning
success in a key German
election held in September
sets IP owners in Europe a
challenge that they cannot
afford to duck

A round-up of IP-related quotes, observations and opinions from the recent past...

“Today, lots of investors and innovators in Silicon Valley, maybe the majority, would tell you the patent system is doing the exact opposite of what it’s supposed to.