Intellectual Property

Patent Damages Today - But What About Tomorrow

 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.

Momentum for Trade Secret Legislation on Both Sides of the Atlantic

 Product of R&D.  Significant component of a balanced IP portfolio.  Economic driver.  In homage to Jeopardy!®, “What are trade secrets?”  Right!

Town Hall Meeting on IP Investments & Markets: Focus On Patent Transactions

In late June, I attended the first Town Hall Meeting on IP Investments and Markets, presented by Ocean Tomo and hosted by the Center for Applied Innovation. Held in Chicago, it brought together leaders from the IP industry with investors and investment managers to discuss the potential for the IP asset class to drive corporate growth and act as a source of alpha for investors.

Ocean Tomo Insights: Evolving IP Market Series, Chapter 8

Chapter 8 of the Evolving IP Market Video Series explores the foundations of the taxation economy surrounding intellectual property (IP). 

Ocean Tomo Insights: Evolving IP Market Series, Chapter 7

 Chapter 7 of the “Evolving IP Market” video series focuses on sovereign wealth funds and the role of Intellectual Property (IP) in protecting domestic industry. 

Ocean Tomo Insights: Evolving IP Market Series, Chapter 5

Risk management is an important, albeit under-emphasized, aspect of effective Intellectual Property (IP) management. This week’s chapter of the Evolving IP Market Video series, “What Can We Expect Next? Risk,” discusses the most prominent risks faced by patent owners in today’s market. 

As described in the video, the risks surrounding IP generally fall within four categories: 

Twinkies and the Fecundity of Trade Secrets

Twinkies® are an 83-year old, iconic snack.  A product often has that type of staying power where its key characteristics, including flavor and overall level of quality, are consistent.  Despite Twinkies’® long run of success, Hostess Brands Inc.

Molly Keelan Reports on the 2011 AIPLA Annual Meeting

Thank you to all who stopped by the Ocean Tomo booth at the annual AIPLA conference last week. Michael Milani, Managing Director of Expert Testimony, and I enjoyed meeting new contacts and catching up with our clients.

Jim Malackowski Reports from the Licensing Executives Society Arab Countries Meeting in Abu Dhabi

Yesterday I attended a most interesting meeting of the Licensing Executives Society Arab Countries Chapter held in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Higher Colleges of Technology. The meeting was held at one of Abu Dhabi's leading science centers, the CERT Technology Park.