Ocean Tomo has three employees attending this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas. The OTInsights blog will feature the team’s observations and experiences all week. For a live look into SXSW, follow Josh Gammon @GammonIP, Maria Lazarova @lazarovam and Nash Ream @NashReam on Twitter.
I recently had the opportunity to speak during Northwestern University’s Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property Annual Symposium. The one-day event, held at University’s Law School, addressed current hot topics in the industry, including gene patenting and innovation economics.
As I am quick to point out when asked, teaching is the one part of my job I enjoy the most. It's both a forced discipline to crystallize and advance your own thoughts as well as a catalyst for insight driven by the questions of the students. This morning I had the opportunity to again teach the class of my good friend Professor James Conley, Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management Class 441, Intellectual Capital Management.
Today we released the new Take 5: On Patents report featuring an overview of patent issuance activity within the United States Patent & Trademark Office in December including:
Top 5 Patenting Entities (#1 Digimarc Corp. – Avg. OTR™ Score: 164)
Top 5 First Named Inventors (#1 Yuichiro Nakaya of Hitachi, Ltd.)
Shirley Webster, Managing Director in the Expert Testimony Practice of Ocean Tomo, who oversees our Houston office, had the pleasure of speaking at the University of Texas’ 9th Annual Patent Law Institute last week. The two-day event, held at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, focused on the latest developments in patent law.
There are opportune times to “harvest” -- meaning, identify and inventory -- trade secrets. If a company recognizes and takes advantage of those opportunities, then developing a robust trade secret portfolio should become considerably more manageable.
Prepared exclusively for Crain’s Cleveland Business by Ocean Tomo, the Patent Power Index recognizes those companies in Norheast Ohio that are transforming the state’s innovation landscape. The full article and featured companies is available in the article “Stronger Ideas Start Here,” by Chuck Soder.
Product of R&D. Significant component of a balanced IP portfolio. Economic driver. In homage to Jeopardy!®, “What are trade secrets?” Right!
Today we released the new Take 5: On Patents report featuring an overview of patent issuance activity within the United States Patent & Trademark Office in October including:
Top 5 Patenting Entities (#1 ContorMIS)
Top 5 First Named Inventors (#1 Wolfgang Fitz)
Top 5 Patent Classes (#1 USPC 148)
Top 5 Sub-Patent Classes (#1 USPC 91.2)
Top 5 Prosecuting Law Firms (#1 Keller Jolley Preece.)
Intangible assets (namely, trade secrets) often can be more easily understood when analogized to tangible assets (for example, works of art) with which people are familiar.