How Patent Vulnerability Impacts Valuation

By David Wanetick As I often tell business leaders who attend my course on Valuing Early-Stage Technologies, valuing patents isn’t rocket science. It is much more difficult. Or to paraphrase Winston Churchill, valuing patents is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. Measuring even a well-delineated permanent entity is much more difficult than […]

Australian University Technology Transfer – the need for a new business model

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By Peter Beven Dr Peter W. Beven’s presentation delivered at the ISPIM Innovation Summit 2014. [This presentation originally appeared at]

Developing an Intellectual Property Strategy

By Fred Logue in conjunction with the Law Society of Ireland Diploma Centre Specialist IP lawyer Fred Logue presents a short lecture on developing an IP strategy for your organisation. This lecture was presented as part of the LSI Diploma Centre’s Understanding Law in the Digital Age MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) offering. For more information […]

The Win-Win Case for Building Outsourced IP Teams

By Michael Sneddon With global patent filings at an all-time high, and budgets and resources often remaining flat, it’s no surprise that corporate intellectual property (IP) professionals and their law firm partners are feeling overwhelmed. In fact, according to key findings from the CPA Global’s 2014 State of the IP Industry Survey, published Oct. 27, […]

Higher R&D does not necessarily result in more or better patents

By Bruce Berman It is unclear that companies with the most significant increases in R&D spending are securing more, better quality or valuable patents.  A random study of the R&D spending and U.S. patent granted three years following of 12 leading technology companies conducted by Brody Berman Associates shows that costly corporate research spending does […]

Innovation Best Practices: 4 Tips from the 5 Most Patented Companies

By Peter Ackerman In today’s rapidly changing marketplace, innovation has become critical for companies both big and small. The question is: how do we quantify innovation? While companies like Google and Apple may appear to be among the most innovative in the public eye, neither company cracked the top 10 in terms of invention output […]

IP Risk Management Process and System


By Donal O’Connell Intellectual Property (IP) Risk: Risk is the chance of something going wrong, and the danger that damage or  loss will occur, whereas risk management is the process of analysing exposure to risk and determining how best to then handle such exposure. Risk mitigation means that you do something about it. By its […]


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