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

Norway has oil, Holland has water

Foreign delegations fly on and off to The Netherlands to see with their own eyes how the Netherlands solve water problems. Netherlands had no major water problem since what is known as the “Delta Works”, a major undertaking after disastrous…

Patents role in Apple’s success

Now the master of new consumer technologies, Steve Jobs, announced his resignation on Wednesday as Apple CEO, attention is also given to the intellectual property aspects of Apple’s success. Mr. Jobs’s say over the minute details of Apple’s products is…

Mad Men Thrive in Mid-Town Manhattan

Once the iconic Main Street of the advertising industry, Madison Avenue has quietly evolved into a center for Manhattan’s emerging intellectual property businesses. Don Draper, flamboyant Mad Men creative director, however, needn’t worry about the new neighbors cramping his style. They’re too…

Patent Thickets, right or wrong?

Patents are instituted to provide an incentive to innovate, which is important considering that innovation is a key driver for economic prosperity. Yet, what happens if the company that holds the patent right does not want to produce anything, but…

Employee Inventions

The most important source of “raw material” for any Patent Department is the inventor community and so, improving the quantity and quality of ideas that are coming from this community should be a role of the highest priority for any…

IP Securitization – the case for Belgium

In the rapidly changing economy of today, the tangible property of a company is becoming less important than an intangible property which is very often a company’s most important, if not the only, valuable asset. Nora Wouters highlights the possibilities…