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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Four Horsemen of the IP Apocalypse – Conclusion

By Joren De Wachter The relationship between Intellectual Property and technology is a complex one. It is not clear how the causality runs – does Intellectual Property arise as a consequence of the Industrial Revolution, operating as a mechanism that slows down innovation and reverses redistribution of wealth (effectively ensuring that capital investment earns a […]

Where do IP related risks originate?

By Donal O’Connell Introduction: By its very nature, there are both rewards and risks associated with intellectual property (IP). Risk is the chance of something going wrong, and the danger that damage or loss will occur. Risk management is the process of analyzing exposure to risk and determining how best to then handle such exposure. […]

The fourth horseman of the IP Apocalypse: Peer-to-Peer, the Crowd and social media

By Joren De Wachter 1. What is Peer-to-Peer? In its origin, the expression “peer-to-peer” refers to a computer network, where a distributed computer application architecture partitions tasks or workloads between peers. However, the concept has since moved to social and economic spheres, where it covers issues such as distributed networks, based on the equipotency of […]