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Are We Back to Square One?

Are We Back to Square One?

April 9, 2019 Maybe it was just too good to be true… After years of being on the receiving end of a patent system stacked against them, things were finally starting to improve for US inventors.  Under USPTO Director Iancu’s tireless crusade to restore faith in the US...

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State of the Union

State of the Union

To start us off and in case you missed it, last week, we reported yet another successfully brokered deal with a voluntary licensee. Second, we were recently retained by the prestigious National Research Council of Canada to advise them on their overall intellectual...

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A Year of Transition

A Year of Transition

A belated Happy New Year to all of you!  As I reflect upon this column, which has gone through various permutations over the last 7 years, I am amazed by how readership has grown organically from a dozen (including several family members 😊) to over 15,000...

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Mr. Iancu Goes to Washington

Mr. Iancu Goes to Washington

“Remarkably, in what I believe amounts to Orwellian ‘doublespeak,’ those who’ve been advancing the patent troll narrative argue that they do so because they are actually pro-innovation. That by their highlighting, relentlessly, the dangers in the patent system, they...

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Follow the Money

Follow the Money

If you’re curious as to whether the IP Market is trending up or down, you can use vector-based analysis on a series of indicators (as we did in our previous column) or you can simply follow the money. One may ask the question, “is the flow of money coming in, directly...

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Mid-Year Review

Mid-Year Review

Now that we have firmly closed the first half of the year and are mid-way through Q3, it is a good time to look at some indicators that tend to explain current and future market trends. Whenever I search for influencers of the IP marketplace, I generally look for the...

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The Soul of Patents

The Soul of Patents

The recent issuance by the USPTO of its 10 millionth patent marked a symbolic milestone. More importantly, it gave pause for many to reflect upon the fundamental question: why does one file for a patent?   Those, like us, who personally interact with inventors daily...

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Are we entering IP Market 2.0?

Are we entering IP Market 2.0?

Two weeks ago, the who’s who of the Intellectual Property business community descended on San Francisco to attend the annual IPBC Global 2018. It is at this conference that decision makers from various entities that comprise the IP market convene with the hopes of...

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Help is on the Way!

Help is on the Way!

  These were the words from new USPTO director Andrei Iancu when I spoke to him last Thursday at the AIPLA Spring meeting in Seattle (Tangible IP was a sponsor).  I’ll come back to this in a minute. By now however, anyone who follows the IP world (even distantly)...

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Has the tide just turned?

Has the tide just turned?

  First, the good news: last month, I commented about the trio of cases for the Federal District (which is the appeals division for all IP cases in the US) that seemed to open the first chink in the Alice armor. As a refresher, Alice is the US Supreme Court case...

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Is Alice back in Wonderland?

Is Alice back in Wonderland?

In this wonderful world of intellectual property, a lot can happen in the course of a month and this last month between our newsletters is no exception. So, where do we start? Let’s maybe launch with the latest news that the Trump administration’s new trade war is now...

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How to Work with Brokers and Buyers

This article first appeared in the 2015 edition of the IAM Yearbook: Building IP value in the 21st century, a supplement to Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), published by The IP Media Group. To view the guide in full, please go to www.iam-magazine.com How to Work...

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Tangible IP Beefs Up Its Management Team

Seattle – October 3, 2014: Tangible IP Beefs Up Its Management Team TANGIBLE IP announced today that several senior and well respected industry experts have joined its management team. These additions will allow the firm to add varied and deep technical expertise to...

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Tangible IP in the News

Our CEO, Louis Carbonneau, recently gave an interview to the Montreal based daily newspaper Le Devoir on the lack of IP protection affecting many small Canadian technology companies.

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