Monday, 1 February 2016

January's Aistemos posts: a handy summary

Now that January is over, here's a list of Aistemos blogposts which we have composed and published during the past 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:

Friday, 29 January 2016

The road ahead for taxation on IP

Forget the clichés about death and taxes, face the reality. Here's news of a specialists-only roundtable discussion, billed for 23 March, that will review the options for IP taxation in a changing world.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Rabbits join Unicorns in the Investment Menagerie

Regular readers of this weblog will know that over the past six months we have had a good deal to say about Unicorns. 2016 has been trumpeted as the Year of the Rabbit -- but what other acronym-driven coporate animals are lurking in the IP undergrowth?


Monday, 25 January 2016

Plastics, patents and a platform for innovation

The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics report offers a fascinating contemporary portrait of an industry that is so large and all-pervasive that we are in danger of being of being quite unable to keep it in perspective. But why does this portrait make so little mention of patents?


Friday, 22 January 2016

Joint venture strategies: a new book

Joint Venture Strategies: Design, Bargaining and the Law, by Zenichi Shishido, Munetaka Fukuda and Masato Umetani, is quite the most interesting read we've seen for quite some time. Why not find out why?


Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Creating an inventive ideas template: some practical guidance

This guest post by Donal O’Connell offers a real-world perspective on managing innovative ideas from their very inception till the time they reach the point of possible patentability, and beyond.


Monday, 18 January 2016

After the gold rush -- the end of the (banking) world?

Writing for Global Banking and Finance Review, Aistemos CEO Nigel Swycher again directs his focus on FinTech.  This is what he has to say.


Thursday, 14 January 2016

Patents: quantity is vanity, impact is sanity

Some IP commentators and news services seem to be obsessed with the number of patents applied for or granted, as though this alone was a reflection on a company's well-being. The truth is that it's not how many patents that counts, but what they are worth in industrial terms.


Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Investment, finance and entrepreneurship -- two new titles

Two new books have recently been released by Edward Elgar Publishing, each of which might be imagined to offer something to readers who work in the field of investment and entrepreneurship. Do they deliver the goods, or do they leave something to be desired?


Monday, 11 January 2016

The Man Who Sold the World ... Bowie Bonds

The death of British-born rock star David Bowie, at the early age of 69 following a lengthy battle with cancer, brought a volley of tributes to his musical creativity. For the intellectual property community, though, he will be remembered for something else.


Friday, 8 January 2016

Where do IP-related risks originate?

This imaginative and helpful guest post from Donal O’Connell points out that IP-related risks can spring from a wide variety of sources. Once you know where they come from, you can make better preparations to deal with them.


Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Putting the record straight: when the data you access is erroneous

Businesses, investors, patent searchers and analysts are now highly dependent on the information they can access online. this post looks at the data correction policy of a major host.
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