IP Strategy sits at the crossroads of technology, law, and business. With a focus on competitive advantage, IP Strategy can be aligned with Business Strategy to create and exploit powerful positioning and meaningful differentiation within a competitive landscape.
Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation.
– Dean Kamen
This three-part post says the following things will change due after the pandemic:
Frank Liu and Adam Zhu from Tiantai Law Firm argue for centralized management of global trademark portfolios to avoid ownership, budgeting, and decision-making disparities.
On 19 May 2020 World Trademark Review presents a discussion on how COVID-19 has affected domain name strategies and how IP professionals can play a critical role in driving revenues and customer loyalty.
On 12 May 2020 Intellectual Strategies is hosting David Fonda to provide expertise and information about government contracts. Participants will learn and discuss how to prevent issues with title and ownership and, importantly, address issues that have already occurred.
John Quelch (dean of the University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School) and Leila Roumani (program manager at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) argue that companies should incorporate “community health” into their business strategies, with more attention to the workers and employees who are behind the larger corporate movements (whether implementing or driving these movements).
Bake ‘n’ Switch, a dough baking video game, illustrates a potential shift from a co-development strategy toward creating original IP.
(Here’s a broader overview of video games and IP: https://www.wipo.int/wipo_magazine/en/2014/02/article_0002.html)
Simon Tsi, Chenyan Wu and Tracy Lin of Chang Tsi review how amendments could impact divisional practice, deferred examination, examination of applications relating to algorithms and business methods, and applicants’ telecommunications with examiners.
Coventure helps “incubate” companies in Aspen, CO. In the face of the pandemic, they have to rely on innovation, too, in the way they provide assistance, including:
Intellectual Strategies gathers stories, information, and events of interest to the Intellectual Property (IP) Strategy community. To make additions to future weekly roundup posts, contact Jeff Holman.
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