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Over the last few years, IBM has been a pivotal player in the development
of the patent system and in exploring the financial possibilities it offers.
Now Big Blue’s top IP lawyer is at it again
The European Patent Conference was launched by the FFII, a group best
known for taking a hard line against software patents. By bringing different
stakeholders together, the hope is that dialogue will replace confrontation
as a way to build an effective European patent system
Although there was something for everyone in the KSRdecision, the real
winners will ultimately turn out to be members of the patent bar
While many may see KSRas helpful to patent infringers, a close reading
of the decision reveals that the opposite may, in fact, be the case
Indices based around rating the performance of quoted companies’
IP management and performance have been with us for a few years now.
Recent research shows the returns investors in one would have enjoyed
over a six month and one year period
When the CEO of Procter & Gamble decided that 50% of the company’s
products should be developed collaboratively, a new internal business
group was born. Seven years on, it is ensuring the boss is getting exactly
what he wants
It may not be worth putting intangibles on a balance sheet, but including
them in management commentaries is a completely different matter