The new role of the CIPO

With varying degrees of take-up, boards are beginning to appoint a director who has specific responsibility for intellectual property

China tackles problem of counterfeit goods head-on

Safeguarding brands and trade marks in developing markets poses a problem where regulation may be haphazard and counterfeiters rife

Protecting your IP from cyber criminals

The theft of valuable intellectual property by cyber criminals can bring a company to its knees, so a robust defence strategy is essential to remain standing

Beware the phenomenon of patent trolling

Patent trolling by opportunistic litigants, who acquire patents not to create products but to pursue a pay-off, is a worrying drain on innovation

Where’s the value? Strategic intellectual property management

Managing intellectual property is an intensifying challenge for managers in almost any industry

Release cash when your business needs it

Innovation from Lombard is unlocking the value of software intellectual property, says Keith Nowland, regional sales director at Lombard Technology Services

Protecting UK innovation

UK businesses are among the most innovative in the world, and small and medium-sized enterprises account for 99 per cent of them

Valuing power of UK creativity

The UK has migrated to a knowledge economy, but too few businesses value their intellectual property, from original ideas to brand recognition, as Charles Orton-Jones reports