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, […]

Intellectual Property in China’s Food and Beverage Industry

By Alex Bayntun-Lees In 2011, China surpassed the U.S. as the world’s largest consumer market for the food and beverage (F&B) industry, with the Chinese National Bureau of Statistics reporting an annual growth rate of around 15 per cent in F&B imports for the previous five years, totalling around US$98 billion by 2012. Chinese demand […]

China and the next Great Wall

By Adam Bulakowski Summary: Valuable IP will define an upcoming chapter in China’s growth story. China recognizes that innovation is an imperative for its long-term economic growth. Less discussed amongst the country’s initiatives to promote innovation is the fact that China’s national system for protecting IP rights continues to strengthen. The rapid evolution of China’s […]

Intellectual Property In All Places: Non-Traditional IP Lessons Learned

By Mary Juetten In this series’ last installment, I tackled the IP lessons learned in traditional startups.  Here, I explore IP paint points experienced by some non-traditional companies, such as non-profit, non-tech, and online education startups. Completely not by design, but the founders I feature here are all female! Lesson #1: It’s all in a […]

Pull vs Push

By Donal O’Connell Pull versus push: Pull vs Push is well known in marketing and supply chain logistics. Push marketing brings content to the user. Also known as “traditional marketing,” push is the grandmother of modern marketing. Direct mail marketing, such as catalogues and brochures, are prime examples of push marketing. Yes, you guessed it, […]

Traditional Intellectual Property Lessons Learned

By Mary Juetten Over the past few months, we have been talking to many entrepreneurs about their knowledge-gap around intellectual property (IP) and other important startup matters that actually impact IP or intangibles (and therefore valuation and ultimately their success). This is the first in a three part series detailing the lessons learned by these […]

IP Strategies for Changing Times

By Louis Carbonneau With all the recent and well documented turmoil weakening the US patent system at the same time Europe is moving toward a unified patent, the imminent passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act and the White House finally recognizing the extensive damage to the US economy caused by cyber hacking, just to […]

Australian University Technology Transfer – the need for a new business model

By Peter Beven Dr Peter W. Beven’s presentation delivered at the ISPIM Innovation Summit 2014. [This presentation originally appeared at]

Developing an Intellectual Property Strategy

By Fred Logue in conjunction with the Law Society of Ireland Diploma Centre Specialist IP lawyer Fred Logue presents a short lecture on developing an IP strategy for your organisation. This lecture was presented as part of the LSI Diploma Centre’s Understanding Law in the Digital Age MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) offering. For more information […]

The Win-Win Case for Building Outsourced IP Teams

By Michael Sneddon With global patent filings at an all-time high, and budgets and resources often remaining flat, it’s no surprise that corporate intellectual property (IP) professionals and their law firm partners are feeling overwhelmed. In fact, according to key findings from the CPA Global’s 2014 State of the IP Industry Survey, published Oct. 27, […]