Using a partnership agreement to build trust within joint ventures

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Using Partnership Agreements as a framework to build trust within teams involved in joint ventures Companies recognise that they can’t and shouldn’t try to be good at everything. Faced with challenges of escalating costs of R&D and investments in NPD companies increasingly look to externalise activities through partnerships, open innovation […]

Is innovation missing from IP strategy?

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Is innovation missing from IP strategy? Strategy is the selection of a unique and valuable proposition rooted in the system of activities that is difficult for competitors to imitate, and gives the organisation a “sense of direction”. Corporate strategy with a generic boiler-plate approach to IP risks missing opportunities, losing […]

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 […]

Understanding FRAND in the Automotive Sector

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Unpicking FRAND for the Automotive Sector The automotive industry is beginning to see major benefits of connectivity with potentially revolutionary prospects. Yet this success brings the interest of players not traditionally engaged with the automotive sector, including patent holders, licensors and non-practicing entities making claims on patented technologies. Download the […]

Meet us at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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Arrange a one-to-one meeting with Cubicibuc to discuss issues of SEPs, FRAND licensing @ MWC. Cubiciubuc continues to support a range of clients with issues relating to patent and technology licensing in the mobile space. We have over 15 years’ experience in advising clients on matters relating to standards essential […]

Approaches to Valuation

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A robust valuation with a transparent methodology allows the business owners to make informed decisions about the direction of the organization in terms of IP creation, management and exploitation. A clear valuation also allows business owners to present the value of the organization to potential investor and acquirers. Read more: Cubicibuc […]

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 […]

Unwired Planet v Huawei – Lessons for FRAND compliance

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5 April 2017, the UK High Court handed down the much-anticipated judgement in the Unwired Planet v Huawei FRAND trial. The case involved patents claimed to be technically essential to standardised technologies for mobile communications: 2G (GSM), 3G (UMTS/WCDMA) and 4G (LTE). We are pleased to see the Court recognises […]

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 […]