The Value of IP as a Commodity

By: Ian McClure
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I recently published an article in Issue 47 of IAM magazine titled "The Value of IP as a Commodity".  The article is a comprehensive description of IPXI and the ULR contract model for non-exclusive licensing.  In addition, the article highlights the ongoing debate between IP professionals and IP market participants regarding the inefficiencies in IP valuation and technology transfer and how best to resolve these problems.  The natural progression in IP monetization methods has led to the commoditization of IP assets, such ... Read More

Categories: Burgeoning Business, Patent Prospects, Portfolio Potential

IPBC 2011

By: Ian McClure

The Intellectual Property Business Congress (IPBC) 2011 is fast approaching, June 19-21 in San Francisco.  This is one of the premier IP market events of the year.  IPXI is one of the event's sponsors, and will have a booth in the exhibit hall.   I look forward to seeing you all there! Read More

Categories: IP Market Players

The Next Big Thing in Monetizing IP: A Natural Progression to Exchange-Traded Units

By: Ian McClure
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The 1990s was the decade of information technology (IT) - a decade where information was important, but the use, disposition, and security of information became paramount.  The 2000s was the decade of intellectual property (IP) - a decade where an idea was royal, but exclusive rights to an idea became king.  Continuing the natural progression, we currently reside in the decade of intangible assets (IA) - a decade where innovation is the door to success, but ... Read More

Categories: Monetizing IP, Patent Prospects

Invent for Humanity

By: Ian McClure

Today the Licensing Executives Society International, Inc. (LESI) and the Center for Applied Innovation (CAI) Announced the Invent for Humanity™ Technology Transfer Exchange Fair, a first-ever event bringing together a renowned collection of technology leaders, humanitarian organizations, and IP licensing & tech transfer professionals. Invent for Humanity is a two day event (January 24-25, 2012) held concurrently with the LESI Global Technology Impact Forum (GTIF) in Geneva, Switzerland. Pairing the event with GTIF creates the opportunity for participants to interact and collaborate with ... Read More

Categories: Today in IP

Invent for Humanity – A Transparent Marketplace for Humanitarian Tech Transfer & IP Licensing

By: Ian McClure
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It has been some time since I have posted, but I thought that this matter is of high interest and importance to the technology transfer community and its profound impact on global development and humanitarian concerns. Today the Licensing Executives Society International, Inc. (LESI) and the Center for Applied Innovation (CAI) Announced the Invent for Humanity™ Technology Transfer Exchange Fair, a first-ever event bringing together a renowned collection of technology leaders, humanitarian organizations, and IP licensing & tech transfer professionals. Invent for Humanity ... Read More

Categories: Monetizing IP, Patent Prospects

New article in Intellectual Property Magazine: The Value of Efficiency and Transparency in IP Licensing: Let the Market Decide

By: Ian McClure
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I recently published a new article in Intellectual Property Magazine titled "The Value of Efficiency and Transparency in IP Licensing: Let the Market Decide".  The piece discusses the need for a more efficient licensing model with market enhancing solutions providing accessibility and elminating transaction costs associated with the traditional bilateral licensing model.  Read the article HERE. Read More

Categories: Burgeoning Business, Investment Intelligence

New Article on IP Insurance: Changing the Economics of the IP Litigation Landscape

By: Ian McClure
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You may want to be apprised of the opportunities provided by IP insurance.  You may also want to simply be aware that the other side  might have IP insurance. I have published an article in this month's issue of The Federal Lawyer touching on these opportunities and the impact they may have on the IP litigation landscape.  One interesting effect is on the market for IP transactions, specifically, the influence IP insurance may have on the decision to enter into a license. Read the ... Read More

Categories: Burgeoning Business

IPO Annual Meeting 2010

By: Ian McClure
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The Intellectual Property Owners Association Annual Meeting 2010 will kick off at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, September 12-14.  The conference includes educational programs, committee meetings and an exhibit floor for IP market players to demonstrate their products and services.  The Honorable Randall R. Rader, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, will be a Keynote speaker during a luncheon, as will Kevin Kennedy, President and CEO, Avaya, Inc. I will be attending the conference, and IPXI will have a ... Read More

Categories: IP Market Players

On to IPXI and In Pursuit of Standards, Efficiency and Transparency in the IP Marketplace

By: Ian McClure
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Please forgive my temporary hiatus from IP Prospective updates, for the last two weeks have been hectic.  In the last two weeks, I have made the decision to leave the private practice of intellectual property law and join Gerard Pannekoek's team at IPXI in the pursuit of standards, efficiency and transparency in the IP marketplace.  I have followed the development of IPXI closely for over two years now, as I have posted about IPXI more than once on this medium.  As an outsider, I have watched the growth of the idea into ... Read More

Categories: Burgeoning Business

The Perfect Storm: Corporate Disclosure, Shareholders, and the Importance of Intellectual Property

By: Ian McClure
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I have followed the developing story of John Desmarais and his reported purchase of 4,000 patents from Micron as covered by Joff Wild and the IAM Blog, among other bloggers.  A very nice recap of the story, the questions that have been raised, and the meaning of it all can be found HERE under an IAM Blog post titled "Why Micron Matters".  The better title, however, might have been "Why IP Matters", for this story truly brings to light (if all reported facts are accurate) ... Read More

Categories: Patent Prospects, Portfolio Potential

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