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Natural Fit: Augmented intelligence and intellectual property

This entry is the first in a series of blogs entries covering the topic of AI (augmented Intelligence) and IP (Intellectual Property). Intellectual Property includes Patents, Trade secrets, Know-How, Domain Names, Copyrights, Trademarks, Service Marks and Defensive Publications. For this discussion, we will focus on patents. Analyzing a patent portfolio can become overwhelming and laborious […]

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Inventing beyond your known horizons

How does your company decide where to invest in R&D and M&A to ensure survival and growth? Most companies focus on current and near-term products and technologies. But with rapidly changing technologies, how can you be positive your pipeline is real, and it supports the direction for future growth? How will you accommodate the immersion […]

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Why adoption of an open source model is no excuse for ignoring patents

  By Mark Bell, IBM senior IP Strategist It is sometimes said that adopting an open source approach can provide protection from patent concerns. For example, in this article Simon Phipps sets out certain ways in which relying on open source software can provide real relief from patent concerns. In particular, Mr. Phipps mentions the […]

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IP Management insight from an IP pioneer

/**/ By Mark Bell IBM Senior IP Strategist It is generally accepted, and regularly repeated, in the international business community that effectively managing Intellectual Property is vitally important to commercial success. What is less clear is exactly what constitutes effective management of Intellectual property. Generally speaking, the organizations which have shown themselves to be most […]

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