From the monthly archives:

February 2009

ipVA at EVCA IPR masterclass

by Andrew Watson on 27 February 2009

Just a quick note to say that Tom and Andrew have been invited back for the third time to present to the European Venture Capital Association’s (EVCA) IPR Masterclass on 25-26 June 2009 in Brussels. They will be giving practical tips and advice to the VC and private equity community as part of their presentation: Optimising IP value during the holding period. If you’d like to attend, please register through the EVCA site.


MIP webinar today

by Andrew Watson on 26 February 2009

A quick reminder that today is the webinar with Managing IP on Catalysing the European IP Market. The webinar is free and at 2PM GMT, so register to watch it live or if you can’t make it, watch it and other MIP webinars on-demand after it’s over.


IPReader links for February 23rd

February 23, 2009

New and noteworthy links from around the web: The Technium: Amish Hackers – Very interesting about technology adoption and innovation. I wonder about their opinions on protecting the innovations that they create? / UK – Patent wars hit life sciences, says study – In light of the GSK announcement, this article from September on […]

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DMCA and Apple’s iPhone – IP strategy

February 19, 2009

Apple uses DRM within its iPhone to help control the iPhone developer application community.  Apple uses the terms in its SDK to limit how and what gets developed for the iPhone. It then controls what programs make it into the Application Store via iTunes via an application process. All this amounts to protection involving contract […]

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ARM and IP

February 17, 2009

Great article in the Times yesterday about ARM, including an interview with CEO Warren East: Warren East: ARM believes its strength lies in sharing. ARM is doing well, despite the current economic crisis, largely due to thinking well ahead in terms of the next generations of product. ARM relies heavily on R&D and licensing as […]

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GSK, patent pooling and open innovation

February 16, 2009

The Guardian on Friday had a story about GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) changing their strategy towards medicine in the developing world: Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline pledges cheap medicine for world’s poor. As part of this strategy, GSK is pledging to: Cut its prices for all drugs in the 50 least developed countries to no more than 25% of […]

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IPReader links for February 16th

February 16, 2009

New and noteworthy links from around the web:

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IP strategy definition

February 11, 2009

I‘ve been doing a lot of writing over the past six weeks about IP, IP strategy, and how it relates to businesses, including for an upcoming article with Andrew for Managing IP. In the process, I found that there wasn’t any short and simple definition of “IP strategy”. Here is my proposed definition of IP […]

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IP strategy events: New York

February 10, 2009

Two interesting IP strategy events, both put on by World Research Group, both in New York, and both featuring Jackie Hutter.  The titles alone are enough to make me want to pack my bags for a trip across the Atlantic: 6th Annual Summit on Monetizing and Maximizing IP,  4-5 March 2009 | New York, NY […]

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MIP Webinar: Catalysing the European IP market

February 9, 2009

Together with the team at Exponent IP, we’ve helped organise a webinar with Managing IP on the European IP services market on February 26 at 2pm GMT. Speakers in the hour-long web seminar will: Discuss where the global IP service market is heading; Ask why Europe lags behind the US; Explain the European perspective on […]

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