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IPEG Intellectual Property Expert Group is an IP consultancy based in Europe

Could NFTs Work in Publishing?

You might have heard about nonfungible tokens (NFTs). You might also have heard that NFT technology was used to “sell” a digital artwork at auction for more than $69 million—a record for a digital artwork and the third-highest price ever…

Are NFTs DRM by Another Name?

Twenty years ago, when the first generation of DRM (digital rights management) technologies hit the market, one of the benefits they touted was that with DRM-packaged files, consumers could be sure that they were getting genuine content from the source.…

Book Review Patent Management

A Book review by Severin de Wit on the book "Patent Management, Protecting Intellectual Property and Innovation (Springer 2021) by Oliver Gassmann, Martin A. Bader and Mark James Thompson, published in Elsevier's Journal World Patent Information

About IP ranking-mania

In an old (2013) IPEG post, “Does every artist have to be a Picasso?” we discussed the number of publications ranking lawyers and IP professionals, announcing them as the “top” lawyer in such-and-so, or a “top” IP professional in such-and-so…

Rating inventions and patents

We constantly rate things. A motion picture rating system is designated to classify films with regard to suitability for audiences in terms of issues such as sex, violence, substance abuse, profanity, impudence or other types of mature content. A credit…

Trade Secrets and the Insider Threat

The Lord of the Rings trilogy ends in suitably spectacular fashion with a battle scene following the retreat of all the good people to “Helms Deep,” a tall stone fortress built into the recess of a massive rock mountain. Seemingly…