Monday, 1 August 2016

July's Aistemos blogposts: a handy summary

August has arrived, and we can now look back on the past month's blogposts. We see in retrospect that July has been another incredibly busy month: we posted 17 features, of which the most heavily-read was our comment on the World Economic Forum's Global Information Technology Report 2016. Be that as it may, here's our list of all the major Aistemos blogposts that we composed and published in July, 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:

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been seeking comments on whether US public companies should make more disclosures regarding their intellectual property activities. Considering what an important issue this is, it's a little surprising that the volume of response to this request for feedback has not been greater, and that so little publicity has attached to it both outside the IP community and even within it. Here we offer some thoughts of our own.
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"Good and bad innovation: what kind of theory and practice do we need to distinguish them?" is the question posed by Geoff Mulgan in an 8-page paper that Nesta has floated on the Twittersphere. We take a look at the notion of evaluating innovation in general terms, asking whether there is a role for IP analytics in this process.
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Following news of what the BBC calls "faded internet star" Yahoo was acquired by US telecoms giant Verizon, we take a look at one small item relating to this deal: the fact that it does not include the Excalibur portfolio of supposedly leading edge patents.
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A fresh version of the Glossary of Terms Used in the Federal Budget Process, first issued in the United States by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in 2005, has just been released. What does it say about intellectual property -- and to whom does it matter?
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"The Effect of Innovative Activity in Firm Performance and Development: Analysing Data from Eurozone" is the title of a paper by Ilias A. Makris (Technological Educational Institute of Peloponnese, Greece). What does it say about IP and investment capital>
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This month's case study takes a look at the application of IP analytics to the generally unsexy, humdrum but often critically important issue of cost management.  This exercise looks at the savings that can be made by an engineering business with global reach.
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News and information service Thomson Reuters has now agreed to sell its IP & science unit for $3.55 billion".  This deal has repercussions in the market for the sale of IP data services. What are they?
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The Global Information Technology Report 2016: Innovating in the Digital Economy has recently been published by the World Economic Forum. How does it integrate intellectual property issues into a wider sectoral picture?
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Here's a Cipher snapshot of the distribution and control of key patent portfolios within this illuminating sector.
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Following yesterday's Aistemos blogpost ("Majors, patent facts and pebbles in the Patent Pond", here), we offer some thoughts on the role played by uncertainty in shaping the outcome of IP investment and exploitation decisions. Is it not the case that we have always lived with uncertainty, and that the only change is in the nature of the uncertainty we have to deal with?
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Our attention was caught by "A record number of major holders were granted far fewer US patents", an informative article on IP CloseUp by long-time IP analyst and respected patent-watcher Bruce Berman.  This article raises the suggestion that uncertainty results in a decrease in granted patents. Is this actually the case?
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"Patent Strategy and Cost Management: How Many is Enough?" is the title of a forthcoming Aistemos webinar on Tuesday, 16 August 2016, starting at 1500 pm BST.  This blogpost outlines it.
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Books that fall within the purview of this blog's readership aren't so common that we can ignore their publication, which is why we draw the attention of our readers to IP Strategy, Valuation, and Damages, published this year by LexisNexis (details can be accessed from the publisher's website, here). 
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Last month Aistemos hosted an IP Strategy Roundtable, in which participants discussed the place of IP within the decision-making processes of businesses at the highest level.  This blogpost gives readers a taste of how it went.
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Last month this weblog highlighted "From Science to Society: Innovation and Value Creation", this year's R&D Management Conference which took place in Cambridge, UK, on 3 to 6 July.  At this very special event Aistemos CEO Nigel Swycher will be giving a presentation on how R&D needs and benefits from IP analytics. Here's a summary of the points he made.
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