Friday, 1 April 2016

March's Aistemos blogposts: a handy summary

As we say farewell to March and welcome April, here's our 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.
Thursday, 31 March 2016
IP Competitive Intelligence: Who’s Doing What?  "IP Competitive Intelligence: Who’s Doing What?" is the title of a forthcoming webinar hosted by Aistemos, this being the first time we have ventured into this increasingly popular medium. The date is Wednesday, 4 May 2016.
Wednesday, 30 March 2016
Brexit and belief -- but where's the data?  On 23 June of this year the people of the United Kingdom go to the poll, to cast their vote in a crucial referendum on whether this technologically sophisticated and commercially mature nation should remain members of the 28-country European Union or take the significant and probably irreversible step of withdrawing from it. The opinions are being expressed on each side, but there has so far been little use of patent data from the IP community.  
Tuesday, 29 March 2016
Artificial intelligence comes into focus, but the picture's incomplete  "The Race Is On to Control Artificial Intelligence, and Tech’s Future", announced John Markoff and Steve Lohr in the New York Times, here. This absorbing piece explains that "Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft, are jockeying to become the go-to company for A.I. In the industry’s lingo, the companies are engaged in a “platform war"", a platform being a piece of software that other companies build on and that consumers cannot do without.  This war report however makes no mention of one of the most powerful weapons available for combat.
Wednesday, 23 March 2016
White goods in the grey area: is there (still) a connected appliance ecosystem war?  Readers of this weblog will need no reminder that white goods are no more immune from the information industry and environmental pressures than any other sector in which domestic appliances meet high-tech and the internet of things (IoT).  This post is an Aistemos report, prepared with the Cipher analytics tool. It takes
a look at how these devices have changed, how they have been serviced by novel ecosystems, how far these developments have been protected by IP rights and, importantly, what might be the implication of these changes for competition.    
Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Jointly-owned IP rights: best avoided  "Avoid jointly owned IP like the plague" is the message of our occasional guest contributor Donal O’Connell.  Jointly-owned rights may be the fruit of both inter-company and intra-company collaboration, often where research has been driven by interdisciplinary considerations.  They can however be problematic, as Donal explains, offering some constructive advice for those who encounter them and have to deal with them.  
Monday, 21 March 2016
Entrepreneurship as organizing  Entrepreneurship as Organizing: Selected Papers of William B. Gartner, as its title suggests, is a "greatest hits" compilation drawn from the oeuvre of Professor William B. Gartner. This weblog offers some thoughts on it.
Thursday, 17 March 2016
IP and the national economic climate: are we using the wrong barometer?  The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and national patent-granting offices publish annual reports that show, among other things, the quantity of patents applied for and granted. This data, which enables readers to draw comparisons between different countries as well as to contrast patent filing and grant activity of a single country over a period of years. On a more detailed level, we can also learn much about the identity and therefore the patenting activities of large corporations that either generate their own innovations or acquire them from others. But how much can we really glean from this data?
Wednesday, 16 March 2016
Blockchain, data and intellectual property: the shape of things to come?  Nick Holmes, writing in this month's Internet Newsletter for Lawyers, touches a topic to which many readers of this weblog will be even more averse than the dreaded BEPS -- the new data buzzword "blockchain". What, if anything, will blockchain mean for IP protection, exploitation and analytics?
Wednesday, 9 March 2016
IP taxation and BEPS:what's in store?  This weblog previously flagged a roundtable on 23 March on the taxation of intellectual property, an event that is both topical and relevant as businesses address the new and little-understood base erosion and profit-shifting (BEPS) regime. In this blogpost, roundtable participants offer some personal perspectives ahead of the discussion.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016
Academic entrepreneurship: translating discoveries to the marketplace  Academic Entrepreneurship: Translating Discoveries to the Marketplace is the third title published in the Johns Hopkins University series on Entrepreneurship. Aistemos takes a look between the covers.
Monday, 7 March 2016
Dirty data: hands-onguidance for the IP community  This guest contribution from Donal O’Connell discusses what he calls "dirty data"; Donal explains its implications for businesses, strategists, advisers and investors in the field of intellectual property.

Thursday, 3 March 2016
Medical M&A – more than meets the eye?  In October of last year, we prepared some figures to highlight patent-protected investment trends in the prosthetics sector. These were published as an IAM Industry Report and we also posted them on this weblog here.  Now we return to the healthcare sector, looking beyond prosthetics to the general area of medical devices -- a field of innovation and ingenuity that is almost as old as mankind itself.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016
FinTech for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Visionaries  The FINTECH Book: The Financial Technology Handbook for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Visionaries, put togethe rby Susanne Chishti and Janos Barberis, has just been published. Tagged as "A front-line industry insider's look at the financial technology explosion", this title promises much -- but does it have what readers of this weblog are seeking?
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