31 Jul

Welcome to IP Market 2.0

The IP market has never been more fluid, so there was plenty to discuss for the close to 700 delegates from over 30 jurisdictions who gathered for the eighth IPBC Global, held at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco from June 14 to 16. Patent reform and a series of unhelpful court decisions are driving greater numbers of players to look more closely at alternatives to the US market in Europe and Asia; while transactions are on the rise, with signs that prices might soon start going up. Company boards are increasingly looking at intellectual property, but may not yet have a proper handle on value and strategy. All this and a lot more was debated over the three days of another highly successful event