While intellectual property professionals have long been a major force in the creation of value through innovation for businesses across many sectors, their own industry has been somewhat slower to embrace innovation and change
It has been a long road to a more unified EU patent protection system. Now the current momentum could lead to better enforcement and more innovation across the Continent, says Wouter Pors of lawyers Bird & Bird
Whether Britain opts for Brexit or not, developing our IP-based economy is the key to future economic growth, says Daniel Ryan, adviser to the European Union and creative industries on IP value, and head of Berkeley Research Group’s London office
Building a brand and protecting intellectual property by registering trademarks may be a legal rollercoaster ride
Intellectual property is now the most valuable asset that many businesses have and must be protected in law against potentially ruinous incursions
Putting a value on an intangible asset can be testing, but commercialising intellectual property is a lucrative business
Does the UK intellectual property and patent regime need a shake-up? Does it do the job or is it unfit for purpose?
With varying degrees of take-up, boards are beginning to appoint a director who has specific responsibility for intellectual property