Monday, 3 August 2015

Aistemos welcomes careful readers ...

As we reach the first working week of August, we greet new readers to the Aistemos weblog with words of welcome to our new format.

Current readers of the Aistemos blog will spot that it has become more interactive and user-friendly. You can now post comments on our discussions, click through to our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts, browse our most-read blogposts and search our content (there's a little word-search box in the top left-hand corner of the blog's home page. Alternatively, if you visit the sidebar on the right hand side of the page, you can check through our list of earlier posts by title and by subject-matter.

Data is the cards you've been dealt;
intelligence is knowing how to play them
To avoid raising false expectations, there are a couple of disclaimers.  First, this is not a law blog, even though it discusses patents, trade marks and other intellectual property rights. It's a blog that is dedicated to IP intelligence: how you can get data about IP rights and what you can do with that data once you have got it.  Secondly, this is not a news service. There are already plenty of excellent news services around, both online and in traditional print formats. Our blogposts may contain news, and might occasionally make news, but that's not their prime justification. The object of the exercise is to provide a space in which news which has a bearing on IP intelligence issues can be made more meaningful for our readers -- whether this is because we explain it, comment on it or interrogate it in order to open up fresh topics for discussion.

Do please read our posts carefully and, where appropriate, critically, and share your thoughts with us. The field of IP intelligence is not one in which anyone has a monopoly of the wisdom and the same facts can usually be legitimately analysed in a variety of ways. You comments will help to make this weblog a place in which readers will be able to enjoy a more rounded, textured appreciation of the topics we discuss.