Copyright Monetization Business is Latest IP Enforcement Play

By Bruce Berman New IP licensing model is generating opportunity for content providers and investors; obstacles for file-sharers. Rightscorp is an IP licensing business model of a different stripe. It monetizes copyrights through widespread enforcement of consumers who download music and movies without paying. While some may consider Rightscorp the first public “copyright troll,” others see […]

IP facts you can’t afford to miss…but you probably do

By David R. Jarczyk As a transfer pricing practitioner, having access to all possible information is not only critical for your IP analysis, but ultimately your reputation as an expert. Yet the alarming reality is that most practitioners are forming their IP positions based on less than 25 percent of available information. l. What you […]

PwC Patent Litigation Study: More Suits and NPEs; Fewer Big Awards

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By Bruce Berman What’s to be learned from PwC’s 2014 Patent Litigation Survey that we don’t already know? Patent suits are at an all-time high, with almost 6,500 in 2013 keeping pace with the number of utility patents granted, about 300,000. Most of the new cases (67%), have been brought by NPEs or those without […]

Corporate Intellectual Property Department Governance

By Donal O’Connell Governance Governance is the act of governing. It relates to decisions that define expectations, grant power, or verify performance. It consists of either a separate process or part of decision-making or leadership processes. In modern nation-states, these processes and systems are typically administered by a government. When discussing governance in particular organisations, […]

Protect, Preserve, and Monitor Intangibles

By Michael D. Moberly As readers know well, it is an economic fact that intangible assets collectively represent 80+% of most company’s value, sources of revenue, as well as serve as ‘building blocks’ for growth, profitability, and sustainability. It’s certainly not much of a leap in thinking then to recognize that key factors to effectively manage […]

Strategic Patenting 4: A Case Study of Success

By Jackie Hutter The Takeaway: In the 4th post in this Strategic Patenting Series, a case study is presented of a company that created durable market-making patent protection for a successful consumer product innovation using a disciplined patenting strategy. The strategic patenting efforts of Procter & Gamble undertook with its market-leading Swiffer Wet Jet® floor […]

Business Model Innovation: Why Building a Better Mousetrap is Not Enough

By Efrat Kasznik What do solar energy and personal communications have in common? While energy and communications seem unrelated industries, they have significant similarities if one considers the role of business model innovation as a precursor to success in bringing new intellectual property to market. Take, for example, two companies: •SolarCity Corporation (Nasdaq: SCTY), a […]


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