Intellectual Property Value in Startup Investments: A View from Silicon Valley

By Efrat Kasznik Intellectual property assets (IP Assets), primarily patents and software, have been the driving force behind high tech companies, but often times investors fail to understand their unique value as strategic business assets.  Investors tend to focus on the defensive value of IP Assets, as it relates to protecting the company’s own products, […]

Using Contracts to Protect your IP in South-East Asia: NDAs and Employment Contracts

By Helika Jurgenson at the South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk  IPR protection is an essential part of SMEs’ business strategy and it often defines the success of the business. Thus, it is very important for the SMEs to be aware of all of the possibilities to protect their IP. In today’s blog post we are […]

Respect for IP can be Taught and Nurtured

By  Marshall Phelps There is a widening gap in intellectual property knowledge. Most people do not have a clue what patents and other IP rights achieve, and for whom. This includes the general public and many in government and business. IP rights like patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets are often viewed as impediments or […]

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 […]