Thursday, October 29, 2009

A more conservative approach

Previously, I outlined 10 reasons to create an independent IP commercialization business unit. Of course this is not a trivial decision and there are a lot of barriers. Here is a practical route to achieving it.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

What a typical patent licensing company does

In a previous posting, I talked about a standalone intellectual property commercialization unit. This post gives examples of the typical skills and activities involved in a patent licensing company. It can equally apply to other forms of IP, such as copyright and trade marks.

Friday, October 16, 2009

University research as the seed?

You have to love Chris Horn

Chris Horn is continuously working to promote innovation as a strong component of future economic development. This is not just theoretical discourse. When he speaks he carries the authority of one has proven himself to be phenomenally successful at bringing innovation to the commercial world.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Ten reasons for a separate IP commercialization business unit

In the past 2 years, there has been a strong movement among corporate IP professionals to promote the office of Chief Intellectual Property Officer (or CIPO). I understand the reasons for this. I also support the move to shine the spotlight on intellectual property management and to give it a central role in firms.

However, I know it is going against the tide of my colleagues in the industry to suggest an alternative structure to centralization of the management of IP.

Monday, October 12, 2009

The missing ingredient in Ireland's Smart Economy Strategy

My two passions are intellectual property and Ireland, the land of saints and scholars. I believe that IP has a role to play in Ireland's future development.

Below is the text of my opinion piece that appears in the current edition of "Business & Finance" magazine (used with permission).