The 100 top global brands, led by technology companies, are up 8% over last year and are worth a cumulative $2.33 trillion. It’s no surprise
The IP Business Congress Global, among intellectual property’s premier annual events, is providing a large segment of IP CloseUp readers a registration break for the
Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google, referred to at the Big Four, plus Netflix, “dominate society, technology and IP value and valuation,” according to a new
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 places some IP rights holders squarely in the sights of the tax collector, while providing others with
This year’s Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) Annual Conference will have a financial focus and take place in San Diego April 20-May 1. The plenary
Some information technology companies dubious about strong patents that can be used to restrict their activities or force them to pay licensing fees, appear to
An article that appeared last week in the Financial Times calling into question the effectiveness of a U.S. patent system dangerously weakened by bad legislation
Can Internet monopolies – adept at providing at providing information – be prevented from violating the rights of individuals, businesses and IP holders, and impeding innovation?
Reforms to copyright law proposed last week by the European Commission would put the burden on Internet companies like Google, Facebook and YouTube to prevent
Despite dramatically lower patent valuations, some big companies, including under-performing foreign holders, have taken the number of U.S. sales to new highs. While IBM still
Lack of certainty and the high cost of monetizing patents are motivating some businesses to acquire impressive looking patents, not necessarily valid or essential ones.
The President’s confusion about innovation and what needs reform will likely undermine American competitiveness. In a recent Fireside Hangout on Google+ President Obama said that the