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

Anonymous Patent Litigation?

A new addition to the service industry around patent litigation in Europe has just launched: a company that delivers frontman or “strawman” administrative services to assist law firms and patent attorney firms to offer their clients the possibility to start…

Strategic Autonomy Tech Alliances

The Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) published a Report on Strategic Autonomy Tech Alliances. It provides the status and recommends steps forward for political-industrial-technological collaboration on digital technologies that are critical for sovereignty in the EU.  Defending sovereignty and…

A Case Study on Trade Secrets

Imagine this hypothetical case study involving an innovative company headquartered in Europe but with operations in a dozen countries around the world. It employs approximately 2,600 people worldwide. It is a market leader in its industry sector. The Legal &…

IP Valuation Services

IPEG delivers IP valuation services. About the various aspects of valuation, we posted numerous articles on the IPEG website. A selection. The Correlation Between IP and Startup Valuations The role that intellectual property (IP) plays in startup valuations is a…

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.…

What is the Value of my Intellectual Property?

"What’s the value of my IP?” is a question that comes up in the mind of a lot of IP owners, enticed by news of lavishly priced IP rights, they would like to see if they can get their IP monetized in a similar lucrative way. For the companies that receive the question of whether they can valuate the IP this is not always good news. “It depends”  is mostly not a reply that is welcomed by a hopeful IP owner, who expects immediate enthusiasm from the valuator and a strong confirmation of his own ideas about how valuable his IP is.

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…