Sunday, 1 November 2015

October's Aistemos posts: a handy summary

In case you missed our online activity during the very busy month of October, here's a list of Aistemos blogposts posted during that month, 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:

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

A couple of weeks earlier, this weblog hosted a short piece by former Nokia VP for R&D and Director of IP, now current Aistemos consultant Donal O'Connell, about business development for IP businesses.  Here's a further piece from Donal which offers a novel way to look at a problem many businesses experience: he calls it "Stickiness". 


Monday, 26 October 2015

Mapping and data visualisation:an initiative from Oxford

Oxford University is one of the oldest educational institutions in the world. But age and tradition count for nothing today, where education and research must be cutting-edge if they are to make any mark at all in the contemporary data-savvy environment in which they compete for students, funds and credibility. In this context Aistemos notes an initiative taken by the Oxford Internet Institute which it brands the Information Geographies Project. 

Friday, 23 October 2015

No going back, but patent quality must improve: serious thoughts from a birthday party

Aistemos marked its second anniversary with a reception at London's stylish Hospital Club, an unfamiliar venue for many but a cosy retreat and handy base for many of the most imaginative members of the creative industries. Here keynote speaker Brian Hinman (CIPO, Philips) makes some highly pertinent observations about the role of patents today.


Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Not quite white elephants, but more patents have been sent packing

Patents are potentially assets of great value -- but if you have to keep paying for their upkeep and for the protection of their validity but they aren't earning you anything, they come preciously close to being white elephants. Here are some comments on a short item on Business Matters dealing with an increasing tendency to let patents lapse.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Strange Brew: beer patents under the microscope

"Strange Brew: beer patents under the microscope", an Aistemos IP Analytics feature that was first included in an IAM Weekly update, has become increasingly relevant following the AB InBev-SABMiller merger plans.  This is the seventh most-popular Aistemos blogpost to date.


Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Expectations versus experience? 50's not too old for IP analytics startup

This is Simon Brooke's feature on Aistemos CEO Nigel Swycher, published in Real Business, giving some background and context to Nigel's vision of IP analytics.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Mind your own IP business -- but first find your opportunities

"Biz Dev for IP Firms" is the somewhat informal title of a fairly serious paper by Donal O’Connell (formerly a Vice-President of Research & Development and a Director of IP at Nokia).


Thursday, 8 October 2015

Not just for giants: why smaller businesses need IP strategy too

Aistemos CEO Nigel Swycher explains that having an IP strategy is not just for tech giants. This piece is intended for a wider audience, and not just IP specialists. 

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Prosthetics: the next IP battleground?

"Prosthetics: the next IP battleground?" is an Aistemos IP Analytics contribution to IAM's Weekly Industry Reports (first published here). This feature discusses prosthetics -- a US$ 20 billion dollar market but an area of IP investment that rarely features in any analytics -- and describes the key elements of a market that can expect substantial growth in the coming decades. 
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