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 […]

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 […]

Individual Patents that Built Empires

By Damian Durrant Whether addressed from a strategic or tactical perspective, few topics in IP receive more attention than the patent portfolio. Yet, for all the conference sessions and chatter about managing the aggregate, much of the value of any portfolio often resides in a few key individual patents, something Workday’s Head of IP Lisa […]

Intrapreneurs And Patents: Lessons Learned

By Mary Juetten The battle cry for those in the business of identifying and protecting intellectual property (IP) has long been “ You can’t protect what you don’t know you have.” This especially true for early-stage companies, who amass a lot of IP in a short period of time. Furthermore, identified and protected IP matters […]

Your Patents Probably Don’t Matter. Or Do They? How to Know the Difference.

By Jackie Hutter Let’s cut through the noise and get real about patents: they rarely matter to business value, but when they do matter, they typically matter A LOT. Sadly, there are few people out there–even those appearing as patent experts–who can distinguish between these two vastly different scenarios. This means that most patents, and […]

Patents – which countries to file in?

By Duncan Bucknell List key markets in size order. Add countries where competitors will manufacture. Add other particularly important countries for logistics – eg. is there a country that everyone will have to transit through? Review and reorder the list based on overall strategic importance with the above factors in mind. Get a quote from […]