Intellectual Property as Information

What do we mean when we talk about Intellectual Property (IP)? This is important. After all, how can you think strategically about an “asset” when you do not have a firm understanding of that “asset”? Quickly scan any book, article or website and you’ll find a number of definitions for IP, which range from cataloguing… Read More »

Business Strategy and Patent Strategy Alignment:

  That “your patent strategy ought to align with your overall business strategy” is an easy thing to say. It’s also a little trite and potentially misleading. The statement implies that a patent strategy follows a business strategy, which should not be the case – the two ought to inform each other. Additionally, the statement… Read More »


Patents As Corporate Strategy: an occasional journal This blog is largely for my benefit: a reminder of lessons learned, ideas that pop-up and things I might have wanted to say at the time, but didn’t. However, I do have an audience in mind for this blog: a non-expert, but sophisticated, management that understands the importance… Read More »