The news this week that Penn State is to hold an auction to try to find buyers for exclusive licences to 70 of its engineering patents throws up a number of interesting scenarios and potential pitfalls for the American university. Although Penn State claims to be the first academic ...
Richard Lloyd, IAM Magazine | 07 Mar 2014
What could be one of the biggest-ever specifically IP-based transactions has recently been closed in China. According to the Conquering Innovation Fatigue blog, a trade publication called China Paper has reported that Quanlin Paper, a company based in the province of Shandong, secured a ...
Joff Wild, IAM Magazine | 07 Mar 2014
The Centre for Responsible Enterprise and Trade (CREATe) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) have published a report assessing the economic impact of trade secret theft around the world.
Released last week, ‘Economic Impact of Trade Secret Theft: A framework for companies to ...
Jack Ellis, IAM Magazine | 06 Mar 2014
After 15 years in charge of IP at Philips, Ruud Peters retired as the company’s chief IP officer at the end of 2013. As he surveys the IP landscape that he leaves behind, he sees a system under attack – but one that continues to have a compelling and positive story to tell
Altering existing photographs or film posters with pictures of political figure and rewriting the lyrics of existing songs have become two of the most popular ways for Hong Kong internet users to comment on current events. Parody has now become an issue for public consultation, and the government is seeking views on how the copyright regime should deal with parody appropriately.
The outsourcing of IP services sparks
a shift in corporate roles, says Stuart
Recher, vice president, Thomson Reuters
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