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IP Events and Conferences

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.


2010 IP hall of fame nominations

by Andrew Watson on 2 November 2009

It’s that time of year again, and nominations are now open for the IP Hall of Fame. The IP Hall of Fame comes from the folks at Intellectual Asset Management magazine.

Don’t just think of someone alive today – hall of fame members include Sir Edward Coke and Thomas Edison, though only the live members get a vote (unlike the apocryphal story of Jeremy Bentham at the University of London):

Via the nomination process, anyone in the global IP community can put forward a name to be considered by the IP Hall of Fame Academy, comprising all living IP Hall of Fame inductees and specially invited international IP thought-leaders.

The deadline is 2 December, with the 2010 inductees announced in February 2010 with a gala dinner at next year’s IP Business Conference in June, in Munich.


Reminder: EVCA webinar tomorrow

September 22, 2009

Just a quick note to highlight that our first in a series of webinars on IP and investing for the European Venture Capital Association with Bernd Geiger of Triangle Venture Capital Group is tomorrow, 23 September 2009 at 12 noon UK time (BST) or 13:00 CEST. The debut session will dive right in and tackle Best Practise in […]

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IP Business Congress 2009 – Chicago

March 24, 2009

This is just a note to highlight the IP Business Congress 2009 in Chicago, USA. Andrew spoke at the 2008 event in Amsterdam, and enjoyed it immensely as both a speaker and as an attendee. This year’s event looks to be another good event, this time in the Windy City. Speakers include some pretty big […]

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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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New databases and cooperation ahead in Europe?

March 2, 2009

Following up from the Managing IP Webinar on Catalysing the European Market, (which you can watch the replay) we discussed about a whole range of ideas in looking at the European (and global) market for Intellectual Property Services. I especially liked Benoit‘s slide on the IP ecosystem in Europe, which had both IP Brokerage and […]

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ipVA at EVCA IPR masterclass

February 27, 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: […]

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MIP webinar today

February 26, 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.

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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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