Tuesday, 1 September 2015

August's Aistemos posts: a handy summary

In case you missed our online activity over the summer months, here's a list of Aistemos blogposts posted during August, together with a short synopsis.  Each blogpost comes with a moderated comment facility, so please feel welcome to respond to anything you read, whether you disagree with it, wish to amplify or clarify its points, or merely provide further links to relevant material.

To check each post out, just click the title:
What can we learn from the fact that, while insurance companies are so eager to market anti-troll patent insurance policies, they don't seem have any packages for sale to non-practising entities?

Cooperation between Japan and Singapore in examining patents mentions private sector involvement, but doesn't go into specifics. Is there scope for greater private sector involvement -- and whatever happened to the Peer to Patent initiative, which did seek third party input?

Aistemos CEO Nigel Swycher paints a picture of a world that in some respects still resembles our own, but in which its data-driven functionality is quite different.

We look at a new title that suggests that, rather than IP law being a drag on direct foreign investment in patents and other IP rights, it's international investment law that slows things down.

As Nokia shifts its business profile, the logic of its commercial plans can be measured against competing IP portfolios in its key markets, as a Cipher snapshot reveals.

"Innovation to Investment – How to capitalise on your IP" is an attractive seminar coming up on 25 September. Great way to start the weekend ...

Building on an earlier blogpost on the value of lapsing IP registrations and applications, this post observes the strategic power wielded by the owner of even an invalidated design patent.

The space in the social media which Aistemos shares with many other business-to-business enterprises is a space that is cluttered with tweets, blogposts, newsletters and other media extolling the virtues of lists of things that IP-oriented SMEs should (or should not) do. Some are useful; others are not.

The International Patent Classification system has been with us so long that it's easy to forget much we rely on it when looking at patents within different technological sectors.

The US-based Data Transparency Coalition is not specifically IP-focused, yet its prescription for a better information environment makes sense for an IP community that depends so much on raw data provided by the public sector.

Are lapsed patents and patent applications a useless and wasteful by-product of the intellectual property system, or are they an under-rated and misunderstood asset class?

This new book covers, among other things, FRAND licensing, standardisation and standard-essential patents, open innovation and a positive role for the public domain.

As competition stiffens in the information-bearing wearables sector, this blogpost looks at market share and fluctuations in stock value, asking whether a Cipher snapshot of patent holdings might not provide a better guide to share value.


The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the source of much information regarding the scale and nature of use of its registered rights systems. But how big is the gap between WIPO's data and the analytics that give them meaning?
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