Each month we publish a review of a recent IP-related book or other publication by respected commentator and INTIPSA Board member Ian Harvey.
- The Giants Among Us October 2, 2012
Stanford Technology Law Review has produced an article by Tom Ewing and Robin Feldman about Intellectual Ventures, entitled “The Giants Among Us”. It’s about patent aggregators, of which IV is the prime example, and the risks and benefits they bring. A...
- Dulling the Cutting Edge: How Patent-Related Policies and Practices Hamper Innovation October 1, 2012
The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China's new study, "Dulling the Cutting Edge: How Patent-Related Policies and Practices Hamper Innovation", looks at the current state and quality of China's patent applications, and how policies such as quantitative targets are hindering the development of genuine innovation.
- Intellectual Property Global Reference Guide October 1, 2012
Financier Worldwide Guide 2012 The following report recently published by Financier Worldwide contains a range of articles on issues affecting North America, Argentina, Europe, China, Japan, Africa and the Middle East. The articles discuss Patenting...
- The Invisible Edge June 14, 2012
Did you know that Tiger Woods' initial unassailable advantage was largely due to a patented golf ball that other competitors could not use because they were tied to a major brand? Another tale where a major company did not understand the nature of IP.
- Empires of Light January 9, 2012
History has much to teach us, in IP as in every walk of life. The smart phone/tablet IP topography is in ferment. Many business people and others say that all this IP gets in the way. Really?
- Burning the Ships December 14, 2011
Want to give a persuasive book to a "non-believer" in the value of IP strategy? Here it is. Though also fascinating for the IP strategist, this book simply, briefly and believably describes how Microsoft undertook a massive and fundamental change in IP strategy to unblock collaboration with Open Source developers.