Tuesday, 1 March 2016

February's Aistemos blogposts: a handy summary

Now that February is over, here's a list of Aistemos blogposts which we have composed and published during that chilly 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:
Monday, 29 February 2016: The Demographics of Innovation in the US: what can we learn? 
"The Demographics of Innovation in the United States" is an 87-page report by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF).  ITIF is "a non-partisan think tank whose mission is to formulate and promote public policies to advance technological innovation and productivity internationally", so its thoughts and findings should prima facie be presumed relevant, if not in all cases crucially important, to the understanding and decision-making processes of many readers of this weblog. So what is this study about, and what does it find?  
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Thursday, 25 February 2016: Glee and grin-and-bear -- but Indian shift on software patents will provide data test-bed 
It is now no secret that India is to refuse patent protection to certain software-related inventions. The decision, announced on 19 February, has attracted predictable responses from different sides of the software industry, but does it mean anything in global terms?  
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Tuesday, 23 February 2016: Terra of the unknown: trolling in Europe and corporate cosmetics 
An Opinion piece published yesterday morning in Management Today reminds us that the pro-patent versus anti-troll debate has yet to played out in the European Union, where new laws and courts will soon encounter a variety of tried and tested business practices that some have hailed as beneficial, others as toxic.  
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Monday, 22 February 2016: What can unicorns tell us about the real world? 
A fresh piece by Aistemos CEO Nigel Swycher and his colleague Sebastian Müller-Borges looks at the big picture of a commercial ecosystem in which unicorns occupy a small corner. Is it a significant one, though?  
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Thursday, 18 February 2016: When no opportunity for misunderstanding is missed: the case of IP taxation 
The taxation of intangibles is currently attracting considerable attention. Why is this so?  Here are a few of the most likely explanations, explains Aistemos CEO Nigel Swycher.  
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Tuesday, 16 February 2016: Unannounced investments and IP protection: two types of secret 
Are “unannounced investments” part of a significant trend in innovation finance, and do they have anything at all to do with national regimes for trade secrets protection?  
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Monday, 15 February 2016: Aistemos LinkedIn IP Discussions: our most recent topics 
The Aistemos LinkedIn Group, which now has 300 members, has recently offered three more discussion topics, which are listed here.  
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Friday, 12 February 2016: From bragging rights to benchmarks: advice on the need to rate inventions 
From our regular guest contributor Donal O’Connell comes some sage advice on how to evaluate inventions against each other in order to sort out immediate and long term corporate priorities.  
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Thursday, 11 February 2016: Nokia and IP again: no great shocks in Q4 and 2015 report 
This weblog had previously noted that investment analysts can give advice that has a surprising and unjustifiable impact on a company's share price, if that advice fails to appreciate the deeper intellectual property context within which financial and strategic reporting take place. This post is a follow-up on our post of 4 February on fluctuations in Nokia’s share price.  
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Wednesday, 10 February 2016: Entrepreneurship and Talent Management from a Global Perspective We review the enticingly-titled Entrepreneurship and Talent Management from a Global Perspective: Global Returnees, a new book in the Edward Elgar New Horizons in Management series. 
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Tuesday, 9 February 2016: Third party funding and IP dispute settlement: another role for IP analytics 
From Legal IT Insider comes an article, "Third party litigation funding: Bentham reports 60% leap in U.S. investment opportunities" here, which makes fascinating reading for businesses in the world's most litigious jurisdiction.  We take a look and consider its application for IP analytics.  
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Monday, 8 February 2016: Patents: what lies at the heart of defibrillators? 
Sector Marketing Intelligence (SPi) posted an item on a Radiant Insights report on the size and scale of the world market for defibrillators. Using the Aistemos Cipher software we drill down into the patent holdings in this sector.  
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Thursday, 4 February 2016: Nokia price fall a "wild overreaction" -- and it's not the first, either 
Here’s the text of an Opinion piece by Aistemos CEO Nigel Swycher which first appeared on CITY.A.M. on the irrational volatility of stock prices when investors respond to expert analysis that is devoid of a sound intellectual property basis.
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