Aug 13, 2011
The world’s IP and financial markets are interconnected, turbulent and difficult to navigate. Luckily the International IP Strategists Association (INTIPSA) exists to provide guidance through rough, economic waters.
Headquartered in London, INTIPSA is a professional organization with the desire to build a global community of IP strategists, including in-house practitioners, specialists, external advisors and students. The group’s agenda includes raising awareness and professionalism of IP strategy and fostering a marketplace of strategic services. Interestingly, the organization was cultivated in late 2009 by UK-based ... Read More
May 19, 2011
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
Aug 5, 2010
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
Jun 22, 2010
The IP Market Player of the Week this week was an easy choice. The most influential gathering of IP professionals in the world takes place at the annual IP Business Congress presented by IAM, and this year it is in Munich. The Event commences today, June 20th, and runs through Tuesday June 22. However, many IP professionals have been in Munich since early last week for informal and formal gatherings and meetings. Work engagement prevented me from attending this year, but I promised ... Read More
Mar 17, 2010
I have anticipated the movement of IP legal practitioners from an "Ex Post Facto" practice to an "Ex Ante Facto" practice. Essentially, this shift entails a move away from purely IP litigation or transactional practices, and a move towards the IP monetization space. I've identified a few examples thus far, and the newest name on this list is MioTek LLC, a new boutique law firm opened up in Milwaukee by Joe Miotke, former partner and IP practitioner for Michael Best & Friedrich. ... Read More
Feb 11, 2010
I've been meaning to have Duncan Bucknell as the IP Market Player of the Week for some time. Indeed, Mr. Bucknell frequents all of the IP blog conversations that I do, so I've read his perspective on different facets of the IP Market - usually equipped with a bit of humor, which is always a relief. On Duncan Bucknell's IP Think Tank Blog, one of my favorite IP blog conversations took place last year, titled "What is IP Strategy Anyway?" I encourage you ... Read More
Jan 20, 2010
I've realized that the "IP Market Player of the Week" may also be a highly influential individual in the IP market, and should not be limited to firms and institutions. Thus, this week's "IP Market Player of the Week" is an individual working from within a large institution.
The position of IP asset manager is not one which is commonly held by the largest I-Banking institutions across the world. Nevertheless, Deutsche Bank, and more specifically one of its Directors, Marc Lucier, have formed ... Read More
Dec 4, 2009
The business model of this defensive IP aggregator is not only unique, but it is inspiring for those of us that spend most of our professional time working with and protecting the IP of operating companies. Commencing business just one year ago last month, RPX celebrated its birthday with the recent announcement that HTC Corp., a Taiwanese mobile phone company, has become the 20th company to subscribed to RPX's membership.
How it works: RPX offers operating companies a unique opportunity to defend against offensive patent ... Read More
Oct 19, 2009
Progressive and successful intellectual property management involves not only the expertise of a lawyer, but also integrates knowledge and experience from various disciplines of the IP market, including valuation, sales, accounting, tax, and the ability to navigate the market with a network of relationships and an understanding of the market players. This was the reason London-based Coller IP Management was launched. An off-shoot of private equity head, Coller Capital, the IP consultancy combines commercial and technology expertise with patent and trademark lawyers to offer somewhat of ... Read More
Aug 28, 2009
A product of MIT investments and technologies, IPVision, Inc. now provides analytical and consulting services for companies and clients needing strategic patent analysis and patent portfolio assessment. IPVision harvests its own human capital in professionals experienced in IP management, specializing in assessing corporate positions based on its intellectual property strength and future outlook. Specifically, according to their site:
IPVision services build upon our broad-based experience, public and proprietary datasets and the IPVision analytics platform. Project services and reports span all perspectives of IP issues, ... Read More