There is no doubt that CEOs are gaining a greater perspective on IP. There is also no doubt that the key question a CEO will want to know about IP is whether his enterprise has a patent or trademark to defend anything considered important at the moment. If his attorneys say yes, then that may be all he wants to know – trusting that the people employed to handle IP matters will… Read More
Over the weekend I collected and read all the posts that I have written in my two years with Think IP Strategy straight through to pick out the common threads. In doing so one element popped out at me, and I include it here within our list of mistakes. This is the failure to lead. The IP legal profession tends to attract a fairly conservative lot. That has made industry transformation… Read More
Monetary concerns are some of the most common issues out there for IP managers. These concerns stream from limited budgets and the need to balance those limited budgets with comprehensive global protection (from filing IP to assertion, defensive litigation actions and other). Let’s face it, there is always something more that can be done…one more patent filed, one more country covered, one more report requested…. The situation should make getting the most… Read More
Throughout some of my recent discussion with different companies and indeed one of the reoccurring themes since I have a started studying and working in the IP field is how to guide the organization towards capturing IP value and how to effectively do this on an on-going basis. Most often an asset deemed to be “valuable IP” would fall into one or more of the following categories: assets required for the company… Read More
The strategic principle behind this mistake is one of the classics of strategy. IP is opportunity and not exploiting an opportunity, especially a hard won opportunity, means to make an investment and not seek a reward. IP can be used within product solutions, it can be licensed, or it can otherwise be used to shape relationships with customers, partners, and competitors. It will foster useful interactions or keep others from competing where… Read More
Welcome to the first edition of our Business podcast, recorded on 2 December 2010. In this new series, we take a closer look at business issues with intellectual property impact. In this show Christian Bjorkman from MindArk joins Jeremy Philips, Duncan and Ana to discuss MindArk, their business model, and related intellectual property issues. Here’s a quick snapshot about MindArk from their site: MindArk´s business model is to offer companies (Planet Partners)… Read More
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