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

IP Business Congress 2010

By: Ian McClure

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

Categories: IP Market Players

The Future of IP: Notes from the ICAP Ocean Tomo Summer 2009 Conference

By: Ian McClure

I apologize for the break in action. I have been on the road almost continuously since attending last week's ICAP/Ocean Tomo "IP Markets 2009" Summer Auction and Conference in Chicago.   Thanks to those who have messaged or emailed in search of the "full report" I promised before the event, I have not been derailed from my mission and will hereby "give the people what they want." We all know the results of the auction.  For the second straight auction, the numbers were disappointing.  ... Read More

Categories: Burgeoning Business, Investment Intelligence, Patent Prospects

ICAP Ocean Tomo “IP Markets 2009″ July Conference and Auction in Chicago

By: Ian McClure

Another Ocean Tomo conference and auction is upon us, and perhaps this one has solicited the most curiosity from IP market outsiders because of the recent sale of the Ocean Tomo transactions practice to ICAP, including its well known auction platform. How will this transaction affect the public perception and success of these auctions? Was the auction platform really a "distressed asset", as many have called it? These will be answered shortly. The turnout for this event, however, should prove that there ... Read More

Categories: Today in IP

Update on the IP Business Congress 2009

By: Ian McClure

While I regret that I did not make it to the IP Business Congress in Chicago this week, I did promise to relay some of the important moments of the 3-day conference.  Fortunately, Joff Wild has posted an update on the IAM blog titled Seen and heard at the IPBC on some of the useful information flying around the conference rooms at the Four Seasons.  The post covers important tidbits and soundbites from directors at the EPO, the USPTO, and the Intellectual ... Read More

Categories: Burgeoning Business

Introducing IP Media Group

By: Ian McClure

Producers of the Intellectual Asset Management magazine, among other publications and IP-related endeavors, the IP Media Group has made its mark in the IP transaction market.  I read IAM magazine routinely, as it is truly the best source for IP transaction-related information.  I posted recently on the IAM 250, the directory source for the world's 250 leading IP market professionals.  This is just one of the great ideas coming from this IP "media" guru, meant to bring a little more transparency to ... Read More

Categories: IP Market Players

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