3 Essential Components to a Foreign Filing Patent Strategy

By Peter Cowan For the price of one globally filed patent, one can likely file 10 new patents in a single jurisdiction.  For a business with budget constraints, the result is trying to find the balance between a broader portfolio of unique patents or a large global portfolio covering only a few inventions. For one […]

The coming of age of IP asset management

By Paul Adams Intellectual property is a critical business asset yet so often it isn’t managed like one? Fortunately, new thinking is unlocking value. Twenty five years ago announcing “my company has just hired a CTO” would have prompted raised eyebrows. The idea that information technology was an asset, let alone important enough to have […]

The Seven Cs

By Donal O’Connell What is innovation? Innovation starts with thinking differently.  It is a process of questioning, experimenting, learning and adapting. It requires an appetite for risk, a willingness to question, an open mind to look at things without preconception and perhaps most importantly, patience and perseverance. Innovation can take many forms. It can be […]

Should You License Your Competition?

Show Me The Money

By Henry Fradkin In starting out or increasing the effectiveness of a technology transfer office, there are many hurdles to overcome.  These include: (1) securing the necessary commitment from top management to proceed, (2) ensuring that you have the necessary resources to achieve office objectives, and (3) having a mechanism to gain necessary technical and […]

Rebalancing the patent economy

By Patrick Terroir This post provides a summary of Patrick’s article as published in IAM Magazine Issue 64. As innovations are more and more the result of aggregation of inventions and as research strengths multiply and spread all over the world, the need for exchange of knowledge and circulation of ideas become the very condition […]

The importance of people in your Patent Strategy

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By Peter Cowan There is always more to solving the problem than we think, and the human resource aspect of intellectual property strategy is a critical component of building a strategy that companies can’t afford to ignore. If you have worked with me before, or asked me high level advice about your patent situation, you […]

Incentives For Generating More IP Commercialization Opportunities

Knowledge Portfolio

By Henry Fradkin I don’t think I have to belabor the point…this is really a tough economy. Based on at least what I am seeing and echoed by others in the IP and technology commercialization business, it appears that most “licensing” deals are the result of successful patent assertions rather than what is called “carrot” […]

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