Archive for the Category ‘Strategy’

Dealing with Devilish Detail

Dealing with Devilish Detail

Often said, “The Devil’s in the detail” is a popular saying without a certain author, though Wikipedia says Gustave Flaubert is the author of the “earlier”, and more positive, “the good God is in the detail”. The “Devil” is more often applied, even by professionals who know their way, to the arcane and obscure details [...]

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Growing you own IP portfolio

Growing you own IP portfolio

It is usual to complain about the price of insurance, for our health, for our homes, for our vacations. Getting insurance in the world of IP is a different matter. What we know as insurance, a paid for policy to give cash in adverse circumstances isn’t really common in IP, though you can get policies [...]

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IP Strategy is a New Beast

IP Strategy is a New Beast

IP Strategy is a relatively new beast. Even the definitions of its two parts “IP” and “Strategy” are not firmly defined. IP to some can be just Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) like patents and trademarks, or it can include other “assets” like know how and trade secrets. Strategy can be anything from an overarching approach [...]

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Spin out or drop out?

Spin out or drop out?

Venture capitalists work, according to urban myth, on a success rate of 1 in 10. Long odds then of a start-up companies being successful. Start ups, or spin outs, from Universities have understandably had mixed fortunes. The success of one Scottish company Burdica Biomed, a spin out supported by The Edinburgh Pre-Incubator Scheme (EPIS) which [...]

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