The use of IP in innovation and complementary intellectual asset advisory services

In a recent article, we outlined the role of IP in the innovation process. In particular, we noted that the innovation process can be conveniently described as having 4 main stages, namely:   conception of innovative ideas, the research and development (R&D) stage, commercialisation of products or services, and the marketing of those products or

The role of IP in innovation

Innovation is generally understood as the process of bringing valuable new products (and services) to market, and has been highlighted as one of the key factors that determines the future success of an organisation.  Intellectual property (IP), and the management of the IP throughout the new product development process is a critical factor in successfully

A classic patent arbitrage: the global patent prosecution highway

There is a new option now open to patent applicants for progressing a patent application more quickly to examination, and it is available in a number of major jurisdictions across the globe. This option is known as the Global Patent Prosecution Highway (GPPH) and allows patent applicants to utilise the successful examination in one jurisdiction

Back to basics: the five best reasons for patenting your technology

Why should you patent your business’ technology? Many people think of the patent system simply as a means for restricting other parties from copying ideas. However, through modern business practices, there are a number of ways in which patent protection can benefit you and your business. Discussed here are five examples of how seeking patent