Standard Essential Patents: What Every IP Attorney and In-house Counsel Should Know

        The development and licensing of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) underpin so many aspects of modern life—from wireless telephony to Wi-Fi to connected cars and the internet of things—that it is very easy to underappreciate the complexity of the rules and practices that govern SEP. As the speed […]

Can your board articulate answers to these questions about IP?

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Can your board articulate answers to these questions about IP? We regularly hear that modern businesses are based on intangible assets, with as much as 80% of company value coming from intangibles. Yet most IP is not reflected on the balance sheet, and so the dilemma drives CEOs and boards […]

IAM Recognizes Graham Bell, Director of Cubicibuc as one of the World’s Foremost IP Strategists (2017)

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June 2017, for the third year, Graham has been named in the IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists. In announcing the IAM Strategy 300 on his blog, Joff Wild noted that “These world-class IP strategists do not see issues from just one perspective; instead, they view things […]

Managing the IP risks associated with enabling connectivity in IoT devices

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Managing the IP risks associated with enabling connectivity in IoT devices The headlines are buzzing with excitement over the potential benefits of the “Internet of Things” (IoT), and how new services will be created when “things” are connected. Given the relative commoditised state of communications technology it is easy to […]

Protecting your investments in R&D and New Product Development

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Protecting your investments in R&D and New Product Development Organisations that do not control their IP (generation, capture, management and exploitation) risk investments in R&D and building deliverables that are not commercially attractive. Poor IP management leads to leakage of competitive advantage, real or spurious litigation or loss of product […]

Gannons + Cubicibuc Seminar on IP Protection

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Gannons + Cubicibuc Seminar on IP Protection for new product development All businesses apply intellectual assets as the foundation of how they add value. Understanding where, how and by whom the value creation is done means that the associated IP can be identified and protected. While avoiding third party IP […]

Trade secrets may be your weakest link

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Trade secrets may be your weakest link All companies have secrets. Some are technical such as the detailed specification of a manufacturing process; some are business-related such as a list of customer names and addresses, which would be useful to a competitor. Some are of enormous value. The common factor […]