Category Patent Management

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…

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…

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…

Dirty Data in IP Management Systems

Intellectual Property rights (IPRs) are valuable assets for any business, possibly among the most important that it has. It is therefore crucial that the associated IP data are also treated well. “Data integrity” are data that are characterised in that…

Patent Integrity

CIP Forum 2009, currently held in Goteborg, Sweden, covers lot of IP management issues from valuation, open innovation and the relationship with IP, and of course contributions where the Patent Troll prominently appears as the bad guys. No IP forum…