Monday, 5 September 2016

August's Aistemos blogposts: a handy summary

With August now behind us and September well under way, it's time to post our monthly list of the departing month's Aistemos blogposts. This is a handy way to update our regular readers on what we've been writing about during a period when they may well have been away on holiday. It's also a good way of introducing new readers, in a single blogpost, to a perspective on the sort of issues that concern us.

Each blogpost listed below 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:

We have been reading about media and information giant Elsevier's DataSearch engine. This tool which, according to its logo, is still at Beta level, is described as "the next step in making researchers’ lives easier".  We take a look at it and comment on its relevance to IP analytics.

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Global Innovation Index 2016 was published last month. Compiled with the assistance of Cornell University and INSEAD, it provides a wealth of information -- but does this data hold any real value for businesses?

This is a reminder about our next Aistemos webinar event, which takes place on Wednesday, 21 September [details are available from the webinar website].  Its focal point is the role of IP due diligence, offering a fresh approach to this topic. 

*** Wednesday, 24 August 2016: Innovation: too important to leave to employees?
"True or False: Employees Should not Be Bothered with Innovation?" That's the question posed by Copenhagen-based strategic adviser Stefan Lindegaard. This piece raises some points that call for comment. We reproduce them here and add some thoughts of our own.

"The impact of Brexit on intellectual property" is the title of a paper released in August by the UK's Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys --the largest and most influential body of IP practitioners in exit-bound Britain. The basic message is that there's not much change in the pipeline, at least in the short term.

Here's a reminder of our ongoing survey on "IP in the Boardroom". Do please complete it if you've not already done so.  

"How universities can focus their patenting on technologies with the highest potential" is a recent post to Tech Transfer Central by David Schwartz, discussing the returns on exploitation of university-generated innovation. Is this sector under-performing, or is too much expected of it?

Here's another Cipher Snapshot, this time reviewing the spread of patents in the emerging collaborative robotics sector.

Trade secret asset management" is a case study by our friend Donal O'Connell, which highlights many issues facing not only those who seek to rationalise and enhance their routines for dealing with trade secrets but also those who have to advise them.

Intellectual property law and practice is not a place where fact and fantasy often meet.  This is particularly true of tales of due diligence, where fairytale endings are never contemplated, still less found. The next Aistemos webinar will paint due diligence in brighter colours. Do join us on 21 September!

Has the Japanese Patent Office hit on an ingenious idea in subsidizing the cost of insuring Japanese companies against the cost and risk ot foreign patent litigation, or is the idea misconceived?

Here's a 118-second presentation which summarises the Cipher patent analytics tool succinctly, together with a list of examples of Cipher's deployment in a variety of contexts.

We review and discuss "Creating a Global Patent Strategy: Advice from Silicon Valley", a question-and-answer post on IP Folio. 

Following the phenomenal success of Pokémon Go, we look at augmented reality patents and consider who might be the real powers in this lively, lucrative market.

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