Duncan Bucknell

Why do some attorneys rejoice over clearly valid patent claims? Valid patent claims are by definition narrower.  There are times when this is a serious liability, here’s an example. It’s not...

Don’t copy. Make your own stuff, don’t copy someone else’s.  Be innovative and create your own. If you come up with the same stuff independently – and I mean without even...

Oxford University Press doesn’t do things by halves. A beautiful looseleaf they sent over recently for me to review is no exception to this rule.  It’s called ‘Drafting Agreements in the...

What, pray tell, you say, is the IP D?? ‘Who has the D?‘ was, as you know, the title of Paul Rogers and Marcio Blenko’s January 2006 Harvard Business Review Article...

Strategic thinking has a lot of baggage.  A lot of it derives from conflict, ie war. Is that really necessary? Can’t we be strategic without having to worry about ‘them’ out...

Here’s a simple structure for you to use in analysing your IP Strategy. There are two main branches to Intellectual Property Strategy: (1) corporate IP Strategy and (2) product specific IP...

Welcome to a special edition of the IP Think Tank podcast.  In this show our CEO, Duncan Bucknell speaks with Deepak Somaya from the College of Business at Illinois about recent...

John Welch, Ben Lehman and Duncan Bucknell discuss recent developments in the ground of Fraud on the US Trade Marks Office, providing evidence of intent to use in the US and...

Duncan is joined by Michael Geist to discuss the latest developments in relation to the Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and their implications