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See you in Munich at the IPBC

by Andrew Watson on 19 June 2010

Andrew, Rob, and I are all in Munich for the IP Business Congress this week. Look out for Andrew on a panel with his fellow IAM 20 members Richard Buttrick and Joe Beyers together with Johan Feenstra of Liquavista, and Carmen Vela of Ingenasa, and discussing SMEs and IP on Monday.

Our friend Ben Lehman of Think IP Strategy will be moderating a panel on
“Working together” on one of my favourite topics, open innovation on Tuesday. Ben kindly hosted me on a recent IPThinkTank podcast on Apple’s IP strategies, and I hope to catch up with him on the latest developments in all things Apple.

If you’re in Munich and want to catch up about IP and IP strategy (or BBQ, if you happen to cook), please grab me for a chat.


ipVA updates, OBEs and upcoming events

by Andrew Watson on 18 February 2010

I realise that things have been a bit quiet on the blog, but behind the scenes we’ve been very busy since the start of the year. First, I’d like to congratulate Mike Barlow, who was awarded an OBE for services in IP – quite an accomplishment!  I’d also like to welcome Martin Howard on board to ipVA as a consultant in building international licensing businesses. Martin spent a number of years at BP on their licensing business, and it’s really exciting to have access to this kind of experience. 2010 is shaping up to be an interesting year!

Second, we’ve also added Patentopolis to our partners section.  This is a pretty cool facilitated strategy game where you play head-to-head against other players with various IP rights.  They do a whole lot of customisation for the game to make it fit your business, and it’s a pretty fun way to spend an afternoon or a whole day learning about IP. This game is worth a post in itself, so I’ll not say too much more about it.

We’ve also got some speaking slots at conferences coming up:

We’ll also be doing a new series of webinars with the European Venture Capital Association following on from our webinar last September on IP due diligence. Catch us at any of these events for a coffee or a chat.


A fourth week in the life – Cracking the IP Value Code

November 8, 2009

(thanks Richard Boulton) Phew. What a long long week. In fact October end to end has been hard work every step of the way. I’m not by any means saying that I’m pleased to see the back of it, but it’s been full of lots of ups and quite a few downs. I suppose though […]

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A week in the life of this IP strategist

October 19, 2009

I thought it would be interesting to start recording a typical week in my life as a lead consultant in ipVA. I’ll try to be true to keeping a weekly record but the ambition may be beyond me. Or if this becomes too mundane or repetitive I’ll stop it. But I do think what we […]

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New EVCA webinar on IP due diligence

September 2, 2009

Just a quick note to say that we are really excited to be participating in a new webinar series for the European Venture Capital Association on IP and investing. Thank you very much to Bernd Geiger of Triangle Venture Capital Group and to Mineke and Ferhan of the EVCA team for thinking of us and […]

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Happy birthday Tangible IP

September 1, 2009

So it has officially been a year since our first post. Looking back — what a great year it has been. We’ve met some great people and even celebrated our friends and some of our team being listed worldwide as the best in IP strategy. Out of our 82 posts over the past year, you, our […]

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ipVA updates: IIR PE event and downloads

May 8, 2009

Just a quick note about some of the things we’ve got going on here at ipVA. Andrew will be presenting as part of IIR’s three day Private Equity Seminar series on 21-23 July 2009 on “The Importance of Intellectual Property Assets for Private Equity”. Our article on Broken IP structures for Managing IP is now […]

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ipVA in Guardian supplement

March 27, 2009

Just a quick note to say that Stephen Dix of ipVA is featured in a supplement in Intellectual Property in today’s Guardian. More details and a full download to come.

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ipVA updates: Imperial and podcasts

March 3, 2009

Lots of activity has been going on here at ipVA Towers, what with the Managing IP webinar the other week and being asked back to the EVCA event on IP in Brussels in June. To add to the mix, two more quick ipVA updates: ipVA will present at the Imperial Innovations Breakfast Seminar Presenting IP […]

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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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