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India moves towards a new utility model regime

Although the International Monetary Fund rated India’s economy as one of the world’s fastest growing in 2010 (with a growth rate more than double the global rate of 5%) it is currently positioned at just 62 in the Global Innovation Index – down from 56 in 2010 and 45 the year before. Despite this lack of recognised innovation capability, Indians often come up with inspiring solutions to everyday problems with very limited resources. However, of the 34,287 patents ...

Posted by Jane Denny, IAM Magazine on 18 November 2011 @ 10:02AM
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Why the US government sets the standard on accounting for intangible assets

It is a common view that government institutions lag the private sector in the application of cutting-edge practices. But, says Professor Baruch Lev, in the field of accountancy that is not always the case. According to Lev, who has been named by Accounting Today as one of the 100 most influential people in the accounting profession, when it comes to recording intangibles there are world-class best-practices to be found in the US national income accounts. Lev, a professor at ...

Posted by Jane Denny, IAM Magazine on 11 November 2011 @ 4:12PM
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The US's $14.5 trillion intangible economy and a failure of accountancy

The value of intangible assets in publicly-held companies in the US is $14.5 trillion, according to a new report; and, it says, nearly two-thirds of this amount is not reflected on balance sheets. What Ideas Are Worth: The Value of Intellectual Capital and Intangible Assets in the American Economy by Kevin Hassett and Rob Shapiro also states that the value of intellectual capital – which includes “traditional intellectual property of patents and copyrights; the broader ...

Posted by Jane Denny, IAM Magazine on 04 November 2011 @ 4:38PM
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New litigation dangers emerge in China

A recent court ruling in China is compounding fears about how local firms are now using different types of patent rights to gain competitive advantages over foreign companies. Earlier this month, laptop manufacturer Aigo secured victory in litigation with Toshiba when the Xi'an People's Court ruled that the latter had violated IP rights covering USB Plus technology owned by the Chinese company. According to Lewis Ho, a partner at Simmons and Simmons in Shanghai, ...

Posted by Jane Denny, IAM Magazine on 25 October 2011 @ 1:08PM
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The IP Hall of Fame - the search for 2012's inductees begins

The process to find the inductees into the IP Hall of Fame for 2012 is now underway. Earlier this year, five outstanding individuals joined the most exclusive club in IP; one that counts among its members international statesmen, epoch-changing inventors, great authors, visionary chief IP officers and judges who have handed down some of the most important decisions in IP history. We are now looking to add five more names. And we want you to help us. The IP Hall of Fame enables the ...

Posted by Jane Denny, IAM Magazine on 20 October 2011 @ 2:00PM
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