From the monthly archives:

November 2008

IPReader | Managing IP – November Issue

by Andrew Watson on 28 November 2008

Some highlights of November’s issue of Managing IP – which I’ve now had time to read through:


Intangible Handbook – Patents

by Andrew Watson on 27 November 2008

Just a quick note to say that the section on patents is now up on the ipVA site as part of the Intangible Handbook.

And for my US readers, Happy Thanksgiving! I’m celebrating here in the UK by spending most of the day cooking and having some friends and fellow ex-pats over for a full Thanksgiving day feast.


IPReader links for 24 November

November 26, 2008

New and noteworthy links from around the web: Linguistic laughs — an expert writes – IP Kat notes the problems with translations in international IP work… Why Obama May Say Yes to Deals – Mergers, Acquisitions, Venture Capital … – “Antitrust theory is theoretical. Losing jobs and plants is real.” Traditional view is that Dems […]

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Malcolm Gladwell – Outliers at LBF

November 25, 2008

I had the good fortune of attending the London Business Forum‘s event with Malcolm Gladwell this morning, where he discussed some of the themes in his latest book, Outliers, and what he’s been thinking about since. Having received a copy of the book only today as part of the event, I can only comment on […]

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Standards and Intellectual Property

November 24, 2008

This is the first post from Rob Harrison — Rob will become a regular contributor to Tangible IP. You can also follow Rob and issues of IP and money at the IP Finance blog, where he also posts. – JH One of the issues that we deal with on a regular basis is the interrelationship […]

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ipVA November updates

November 21, 2008

Just a quick few notes about some things happening here at the blog and over at the ipVA site this week. I’m pleased to say that Chris Vigars has joined ipVA as a consultant. We’ve also released another guide as part of the Intangible Handbook — this week’s entry is on copyright. I’ve also done […]

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Consulting firms and IP

November 18, 2008

Last week I was having an informal conversation with some colleagues who also happened to be from a consulting business (but not IP or legal consulting). Over an excellent pub lunch on a rainy London day, we got to talking about IP (naturally enough when I’m involved in a conversation) and its role for consultants. […]

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Olswang’s OS Summit and the evolution of “open”

November 17, 2008

Olswang held its second summit on free and open source software (FOSS) at its offices last week. This year’s event was a much more intimate affair (last year had Bruce Perens and was at QE II conference centre), but was still very informative and well attended. Compliments and thanks to Nigel Swycher, the panel of […]

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IP questions for VCs and PE

November 14, 2008

A quick note to mention that we’ve put out a list of 10 questions related to IP for venture capitalists, private equity, and other investors to ask of their portfolio companies. My personal top three out of this list are: 1. What proportion of business value do IP and intangibles represent for your investment? 2. […]

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Parajet – the flying car and patents

November 12, 2008

A flying car has been a goal of engineers and The Jetsons fans alike for a number of years now. The Times has a story (“The Flying Car” – 9 Nov. 2008) about the SkyCar – a working (and inexpensive) design based around “paramotors”. These giant fans get strapped to your back and when added […]

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