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:
*** Monday, 29 August 2016: Looking for something? Data search via DataSearch
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.
*** Friday, 26 August 2016: WIPO's Global Innovation Index: more than just a beauty parade?
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?
*** Thursday, 25 August 2016: Due diligence: more value, less cost in corporate transactions
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.
*** Tuesday, 23 August 2016: Brexit and patents: yesterday's news or tomorrow's problem?
"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.
*** Friday, 19 August 2016: A matter of opinion: the IP in the Boardroom survey
Here's a reminder of our ongoing survey on "IP in the Boardroom". Do please complete it if you've not already done so.
*** Thursday, 18 August 2016: Universities transferring technology: beacons of light, or groping in the dark?
"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?
*** Tuesday, 16 August 2016: Industrial (Robotics) Revolution: Dawn of the Cobots
Here's another Cipher Snapshot, this time reviewing the spread of patents in the emerging collaborative robotics sector.
*** Monday, 15 August 2016: Trade secret asset management: a challenge, but not a hopeless one
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.
*** Thursday, 11 August 2016: In praise of IP due diligence: more value, lower cost in corporate transactions
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!
*** Wednesday, 10 August 2016: Subsidised patent infringement insurance: a good idea -- or a lazy substitute for one?
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?
*** Monday, 8 August 2016: The Cipher tool: IP analytics in theory and practice
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.
*** Thursday, 4 August 2016: Creating a global patent strategy: some finer points
We review and discuss "Creating a Global Patent Strategy: Advice from Silicon Valley", a question-and-answer post on IP Folio.
*** Tuesday, 2 August 2016: Patents surrounding Pokémon Go – has someone caught them all?
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.
*******************************************************You can check out Aistemos's posts over the previous twelve months below:
- July 2016
- June 2016
- May 2016
- April 2016
- March 2016
- February 2016
- January 2016
- December 2015
- November 2015
- October 2015
- September 2015
- August 2015
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