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A Harvard Education

A Harvard Education

The old adage “Those that can, do. Those that can’t, teach.”, is increasingly untrue, as well as being as uncharitable as it ever was. Like all professionally performed functions in modern corporate culture, IP has long been the realm of professionally educated, highly skilled individuals: Patent Attorneys, Trademark Attorneys; Licensing Executives, and the like. Now [...]

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Food For Thought

Food For Thought

Patent for inventions: hi-tech gizmos, new pharma drugs, new energy sources…. The technology list goes on and on . Like wise for Trademark. Trademarks for Brands: Coke, Shell, Apple,… And food Yes food. A few years ago Wall’s the UK ice cream manufacturer managed to patent its sophisticated multi-layer Vienetta dessert, which retailed in the [...]

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IP and SMEs – “Brevity is the soul of wit”*

IP and SMEs – “Brevity is the soul of wit”*

Getting to grips with IP and understanding what does and doesn’t work for, what does and doesn’t help, SMEs is increasingly important not only for SMEs themselves but the whole Knowledge Economy. An increasing number of IP gurus, strategists, and advisers is on the trail of that understanding. Creating, using, realising value from IP for [...]

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