Taylor Wessing’s new European patent litigation tool

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By Duncan Bucknell Thanks to Taylor Wessing’s brand new Patent Map, anyone can now quickly compare European jurisdictions on key litigation factors. Those who have litigated in Europe will know that this comparison is at the heart of every strategic litigation campaign, whether seeking to launch a new product (and avoid injunctions) or attempting to […]

Silicon Valley GCs focus on IP Management and Strategy

By Damian Durrant At the recent 27th Annual All Hands Meeting organized by the Silicon Valley Association of General Counsel (SVAGC), intellectual property matters were forefront, and particularly IP strategy, litigation and portfolio management. Over three hundred counsel and representatives of the dynamic Silicon Valley technology community attended the conference, which also addressed pressing corporate regulatory, […]

Quinn: Patent PERPs are the real bullies of the licensing world

By Bruce Berman A disturbing article by IP Watchdog’s Gene Quinn asks “Who are the real bullies of the patent world?” It’s not patent trolls. They are far less of a problem than Patent PERPs – Practicing Entities that Refuse to Pay. The founder and editor of IP Watchdog, one of the leading IP blogs, […]

IP Case Study: Protecting design and innovation in China

By Alex Bayntun-Lees Innovative technology that is used in consumer products can be protected under invention or design patents in China, but this will not offer 100% protection against others illegally using the innovations in knock-off products, particularly while the patent is still pending. However, when it comes to products with functional technology, consumers are […]

7 Signs You Need an IP Management Solution

By Peter Ackerman Not sure if your team is ready to implement a robust intellectual property management solution? Here are 7 telltale signs you need an IP management solution. 1. Your rate of innovation has slowed down. To increase your competitive edge, you have to keep up the quality as well as the quantity of […]

China Focus: Managing Intellectual Property as a Business Asset

By Alex Bayntun-Lees For most businesses, intangible assets represent more than 50% of the value of the enterprise. The most significant group of intangible assets are those protected by intellectual property such as inventions, designs and brands. Since they form such a large part of the overall value, their management as financial assets is important […]

The Naked Truth: 30% of US Unicorns Have No Patents

By Efrat Kasznik and Lynn Dudinsky It seems that not a day goes by without a commentary about Unicorns, a Silicon Valley-coined term used to describe a startup (pre-exit) with a valuation exceeding $1 billion. The number of Unicorns, the vast majority of which are US software companies, has recently crossed the 150 mark, according […]

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