Need Broad Patents Fast? Try This.

By Jackie Hutter That title got your attention, didn’t it? It was meant to. After another successful round of patent application examinations for several clients in the last year, I thought others would like access to my proven patent acquisition methodology. Certainly, there’s a lot more than I can include in this post, and what […]

Alternative IP Strategies

By Nigel Ravenhill Don’t relinquish your IP rights if you don’t have to. It’s has been been almost a sacred cow in IP and a freedom to operate (FTO) necessity. Companies have long used defensive and offensive strategies to create and protect new markets, enter existing ones and monetize IP investments, typically resolving disputes through […]

How to determine the value of intellectual property in divorce cases

By Efrat Kasznik With approximately 50 percent of all U.S. (first or second) marriages ending in divorce, the proper identification and allocation of all marital assets is critical to the post-divorce well-being of both spouses. In a recent seminar sponsored by the Jewish Federation, financial advisor Tali Alon and family law attorney Esther Rosenfeld discussed […]

Music royalties – a siren song for niche investors seeking higher yield

By Bruce Berman A small but growing number of investors are buying the rights to musician’s future earnings, hoping to beat the fixed income returns and other markets. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, “Music Royalties Strike a Chord,” these fixed income investors are lured by future returns of 8%-12% annually, when […]

The Psychology of IP Risk Management

By Donal O’Connell The psychology associated with risk: There are a variety of psychological factors which influence how people react to risks. Research conducted on this topic has helped to understand people’s risk perceptions; how “rules of thumb” influence how people evaluate risk; how risk perceptions influence people’s concern about risk; and how optimistic biases […]

10 Reasons to Start a Patent War

By Nigel Ravenhill   Patent wars have been part of the intellectual property landscape since the middle of the 19th-century and the frenetic innovation of the early days of the industrial revolution. Many of modern history’s most famous inventors were central figures, and their fortunes based on fortuitous legal decisions that concurred with their oral […]

Using Contracts to Protect your IP in South-East Asia: Licensing and Technology Transfer Agreements

By Helika Jurgenson at the South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk  Many companies wishing to do business in  South-East Asia choose to license their IP to third parties in order to be able to expand their business ever more rapidly and conveniently. Well-drafted licensing and technology transfer agreements are the key to a successful business endeavor […]