Innovation Asset Blog

UAE launches intellectual property awareness campaign to meet demands of diversifying economy

The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Economy launched a campaign this week promoting the recognition of intellectual property rights as a critical step in preventing unfair business practices.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Supreme Court to hear critical Microsoft patent infringement case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case in which Microsoft is defending itself against software development firm i4i over a $290 million patent infringement judgement. The case is expected to be heard by the Supreme Court next spring.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

As green energy sector emerges, analysts debate over sources of investment

U.S. venture capital firms invested more than $5 billion in the emerging clean tech industry in 2010, according to a report from Ernst & Young. The figure is up from a mere $2.6 billion worth of investments in 2009, reflecting a growing interest in renewable energy sources.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

IBM releases innovation predictions for next five years

IBM - a company that has become  synonymous with American innovation - recently unveiled its "Five in Five" list of innovations and technological breakthroughs that the world can expect over the next half-decade.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Congress rejects extension of small business innovation programs due to disagreement on budget tax

The U.S. House of Representatives last week spurned a bill aimed at expanding two federal research and development programs that, for several decades, have helped small tech-focused enterprises bring their innovations and intellectual assets to market. The bill had passed swiftly through the Senate.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Ossen Innovation caps record year for Chinese IPOs and emerging international markets

Ossen Innovation, a Shanghai-based manufacturer of rare earth-coated steel materials, announced Wednesday that it has raised $22.5 million in its initial public offering this week.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

FCC's looming decision on proposed 'net neutrality' regulations sparks heated debate

In a debate that has provoked the ire of many participants, the Federal Communications Commission may adopt a series of "network neutrality" regulations proposed by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Experts gather in Washington to encourage R&D spending on green energy innovation

Industry leaders gathered this week at the Energy Innovation 2010 conference in Washington, D.C., to discuss the current status of U.S. energy policy, its future and what measures can be taken to achieve energy independence.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Research firm details 'innovation forces' to help manage information

Pointing out the tremendous difficulties businesses now face in information and intellectual property management, Connecticut-based research firm Gartner has released a report citing four key "innovation forces" IT leaders can exploit to tackle data and IP management challenges.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Google's venture capital arm places emphasis on tech innovation

As California tries to maintain its position as the nation's leader in high-tech innovation and startup activity, Google has turned to small tech and innovation-focused firms to build the resume of its venture capital investment arm: Google Ventures.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Senators, businesses urge China to boost IP and patent enforcement

Following a study released this week by the U.S. International Trade Commission outlining the growing problem of piracy and intellectual property theft in China, several critics, including a number of U.S. Senators, have begun speaking out against the country's failure to adopt effective anti-counterfeiting regulations.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Cancer diagnostics firm awarded top prize in world's largest business plan competition

A Kalamazoo, Michigan-based molecular diagnostics company has won the top prize in the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, receiving a $500,000 cash prize and the esteem of taking the top spot in what has been referred to as the world's largest business plan competition.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

MIT launches $20 million investment in Chinese innovation

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently announced the implementation of a $20 million fund intended to boost technological and scientific innovation in China, while also hoping to improve collaboration with the industry and MIT itself.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

NYC Mayor Bloomberg touts innovation and centrist policies as key to economic recovery

In a speech delivered Tuesday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg insisted that investment in innovation and centrist economic policies are key to a nationwide economic recovery.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Amid retaliatory cyberattacks, officials call for boost in cybersecurity innovation

As cloud-based services increasingly become the foundation upon which modern enterprises are built, businesses are becoming more vulnerable to cyber attacks and data leaks.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Breakthroughs in biotech innovation recognized at Paris forum

Recent breakthroughs in medical science, genetics and biotechnology were recognized in a forum Wednesday rewarding the top innovations in the growing sector. The event, which was hosted by a panel of industry experts in Paris, France, generated a "Top 10" list of revolutionary innovations.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

China to invest trillions in innovation over next five years

Although faltering after the global financial collapse of 2008, China has emerged from the recession poised to become a leading developer of high-tech enterprises and innovations.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Patent and IP protection in a globalized economy

If anything contextualizes the impact of a globalized economy, it is the financial collapse of 2008 - a catastrophic economic breakdown that rippled across the globe eliminating jobs and impeding growth in sectors from financial consulting to automobile sales to high-tech manufacturing.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

New Merck CEO to focus on innovation and research to improve medical technology

Speaking in an interview Wednesday, incoming Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier stressed the importance of technology and innovation in moving the pharmaceutical industry ahead.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.