Cyber criminals are not trying to steal your IP

By Donal O’Connell The headlines: “Valuable intellectual property targeted by cyber attacks” “Cyber Crime – Intellectual Property Theft” “IP theft is ‘most damaging’ cyber-crime for UK businesses” “Intellectual Property Cyber Theft: Get Real” “Protecting companies intellectual property from cyber crime” These are just some of the attention grabbing headlines of recent times, However, I would […]

IPR Strategies for the South-East Asian Knowledge Market

By Helika Jurgenson at the South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk  Many European SMEs may be under the impression that they do not conduct R&D in South-East Asia, because they do not have a research facility there. The likelihood is however that in reality, a high proportion of them engage in activities which fall under at […]

Protecting Your Company’s Value? Think Beyond the “Usual IP Suspects”

By Jackie Hutter Entrepreneurs seeking to maximize their company’s value must think beyond the “Usual IP Suspects,” that is, patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. I call these forms of IP the “Usual Suspects” because they are what entrepreneurs and their advisers invariably focus on when questions arise about protecting a company’s value. While these […]

How IP Leaders Can Win C-Suite Support – Interview with Bruce Elder of IDT – Part II

By Damian Durrant Continuing the latest installment of IP Answers, IDT’s Legal Director of Intellectual Property and Licensing Bruce Elder explains how in-house counsel can get attention and budget from the C-suite for their IP program. In Part One, Bruce began by explaining how to position IP in the context of overall priorities, speak the […]

A New Look At Intellectual Property And Innovation In Africa

By Patrick Terroir Africa: Dawn of a New Era Africa is a large continent with 54 countries. A solid average growth rate of more than five per cent over the past 15 years bears witness to the region’s impressive economic potential. A growing labour force and a large and emerging consumer market hold the promise […]

Top 3 IPR mistakes for SMEs in South-East Asia

By the South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk Team A wide range of foreign industries are now looking to Southeast Asia not just to take advantage of an abundance of cheap labour for exportables, but also to tap into new consumer markets formed from a growing middle-class population. While these opportunities can lead to substantial returns […]

Will blockchain technology fuel a new patent war or prevent one?

By Bruce Berman The race is on to gain control of a new technology that has the power to reinvent banking and make transactions and other agreements between parties cheaper, safer and easier to complete. Like disruptive inventions that preceded it, blockchain has businesses, large and small, jockeying for leadership. This means that patents are likely […]