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Samsung, LG and South Korea’s trade secrets dilemma

The long read: Few countries are more focused on the threat of IP leaks to China than South Korea. But when it comes to shoring up legal protections for trade secrets, senior leaders have put on the brakes, anticipating threats to key industry players and national technology goals

03 March 2021

As technology demystifies IP, money will flow into the space like never before, says Erich Spangenberg

The long read: The enfant terrible of the patent world is as hungry as ever after his move into services with IPwe. In an exclusive interview, he talks candidly about the need to dismantle silos in the ecosystem, how AI can transform patent monetisation and investment, and which country will emerge as the world’s next IP superpower

24 February 2021

How SMEs can use IP to secure success in the new data-fuelled AI paradigm

The long read: Data does not have to be an opportunity just for the biggest players, smaller businesses can also get in on the act – but only if they think carefully about IP strategy

17 February 2021

Why benchmarking is essential to patent strategy and how best to use analytics

The long read: The key findings of an exclusive new survey that lifts the lid on which metrics rights owners value when comparing their portfolios against others

10 February 2021

A six-point plan for a new approach to assessing SEP essentiality

The long read: As the European Commission  calls for reform of the framework governing the declaration, licensing and enforcement of SEPs, former EPO chief economist Nikolaus Thumm and ex-Philips CIPO Ruud Peters outline an effective structure for a new system

03 February 2021

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