Thursday, 8 June 2017

We're on the move!

We've been here since May 2015, but this month the Aistemos weblog gets a major makeover and moves to a spanking new site here.  Not just that, but the blog's name is changing too. Aistemos is still the name of the company, but the branding of the blog is falling in line with the name of Aistemos' star IP analytics product, Cipher. 

If you are one of our email subscribers you can carry on receiving Cipher blogposts, and all other news items, from cipher.ai/news/. A new RSS facility will shortly be available there too.

The old Aistemos blogsite will remain accessible for a short while, but all its archival material -- and there's plenty of that --  has already been ported to the new Cipher blog.

We look forward to keeping you informed about all sorts of interesting bits and pieces concerning IP strategy, management and analytics. Do join us at our new Cipher site!

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Aistemos blogposts for May: a handy summary

Each month we list and summarise the previous month's blogposts for readers who have been away or who were simply too busy to follow them in real time.  This blog lists our main posts for the recently-passed month of May.

Every one of the blogposts 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.

May's substantive blogposts are as follows:


Following up on the IP Strategy Forum 2017, presented by a team of experts in April under the auspices of Managing IP magazine and some illustrious sponsors, Aistemos CEO Nigel Swycher summarised the two most important things he came away with: 
First, ... IP is no longer a specialist topic, but is now a mainstream topic involving finance, marketing, tax, M&A, licensing etc. Secondly, ... the answers to difficult questions such as how to manage risk and how to create value are to be found in collaboration across sectors, and multi-disciplinary teams.
This blogpost questions whether IP being a mainstream topic is a matter for satisfaction or concern, given the level of ignorance and misunderstanding that has accompanied it on its journey to the mainstream from the niche it previously occupied.

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Friday, 19 May 2017:  A new home online for Cipher

Aistemos' Cipher intellectual property analytics tool, which has featured many time on this weblog, now has a handsome and revamped online presence, via its new address at cipher.ai. Do feel free to pay a visit and see what Cipher can do!

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Thursday, 11 May 2017: Moni in the Media

Aistemos COO Moni Mannings is, as her title suggests, an integral part of the Aistemos team.  With her extensive experience in the fields of law and finance, she has the capacity to broaden the perspective of IP analysts at the point where their discipline dovetails with commercial considerations that face real-world businesses. This post points to her interview by Irish Dragon's Den presenter Richard Curran on 'The Business', giving her a chance to tell her personal story and to describe the challenges she has faced in a male and white privileged world. 

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"Legal Issues: IP Asset Valuation and IRS Scrutiny" is a paper by George H. Pike (Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law). "Legal Issues", a monthly column in Information Today, looks at legal concerns and challenges for the information industry in general; its ambit is not specifically tied to intellectual property.  This blogpost picks out a couple of issues arising from Pike's paper.

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You can check out Aistemos' posts over the previous twelve months below: