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

Malta, IPR tax planning opportunities

From an IPR tax session held in London between Deloitte, Intertrust and IPEG Consultancy, it became clear that Malta may indeed be an excellent jurisdiction to locate intellectual property (IP) and to perform research and development activities (R&D). The legal…

Who Owns LTE Patents?

This year, LTE (Long Term Evolution) the 4th generation (4G) mobile network communication technology is rolled out in many countries worldwide. It looks like it will be an even greater success than the currently prevailing UMTS/GSM (3G/2G) technology. LTE will…

Perfect Storm is Set to Slam IP Rights, Holders

Broad and largely unfounded disdain for intellectual property rights and holders has gone beyond bickering between operating companies and NPEs, or Hollywood (old economy) and Silicon Valley (new economy). It  is starting to have an impact on innovation and investment,…

Occupy IP, New Economy Businesses Clash with Old

Have copyright holders become their own worst enemies? Poorly drafted bills in the U.S. Senate and Congress designed to curb music and other Internet piracy, in some cases by holding information aggregators who enable it responsible, is fueling a new…

What is the Real Value in Real Options?

Winston Churchill may have characterized real options as a riddle, wrapped inside a mystery in an enigma. Intellectual property portfolio managers from some of the world’s largest companies insist that they can only evaluate the merits of research projects with…

Year of the Patent Bull Market

2001 showed us a world economy in turmoil, financial instability in  the European Union and a looming recession in most of the major EU countries, falling prices on major stock markets.  How different the market for strategic IP was in…

Christmas Patents

Christmas traditionally is more than a religious and cultural holiday celebrated by billions of people around the world, time for lighting Christmas trees, the hanging of wreaths, Christmas stockings, candy canes, Christmas pudding and roasted turkey and other special food.…

D-Day for EU Patent

Today and tomorrow the EU Competitiveness Council meets in Brussels under the current Polish Presidency.  On December 2, EPLAW had its Annual Congress in Brussels. Needless to say what the main topic was: will the European Unitary Patent ever come…

IP Service Providers, An Underexposed Group

The International Conference “IP Service World“, by the Germany based “Management Circle”, organized its 2nd conference this week in Noordwijkerhout (near Amsterdam). Where most IP conferences target IP trial attorneys, trademark practitioners and patent attorneys, this conference aims to provide…

Critical view on EU Patent legal aspects

In a time where Europe and especially the SMEs in Europe need more than ever an EU one stop shop, unitary, patent protection for their inventions, nobody seems to be able (or willing?) to cement unity in opinion – what…