Innovation Asset Blog

Democrat, Republican senators introduce patent reform bill

A bipartisan group of senators recently introduced new patent reform legislation intended to change the U.S. patent system dramatically.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Study: Patent holders have two-thirds win rate at trial

Some intellectual property infringement cases never make it to trial. When they do, however, the patent holder has a very good chance of winning, according to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers study.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Negotiators working on draft IP protocol for wines and spirits

Intellectual property experts at the World Trade Organization are making progress on producing a multilateral geographical indications register for wines and spirits.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

'Reverse brain drain' may be feeding Chinese interest in intellectual property

The return of Chinese scientists and engineers who have worked abroad may be contributing to the growth of interest in intellectual property in the country, according to a recent whitepaper from law firm Alston & Bird.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Goodlatte tapped to chair intellectual property subcommittee

Republican congressman Bob Goodlatte was recently selected to serve as chairman of the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Forum to discuss business role in promoting respect for IP

An upcoming conference will bring together international leaders in the fields of law enforcement, intellectual property and politics to work toward an international strategy designed to promote respect for intellectual property.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Ballmer tells Hu: intellectual property enforcement necessary for development

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recently told Chinese president Hu Jintao that enforcement of intellectual property rights is necessary for China's economic development.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Innovator: Ruling in Microsoft intellectual property licence case is 'beautiful'

Ric Richardson, the inventor who instigated a seven-year intellectual property lawsuit against software giant Microsoft, recently called the federal court's ruling on the case "beautiful," according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Study: EMEA companies placing insufficient emphasis on intellectual assets

Intellectual property strategy is lacking in organizations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, according to a recent study conducted by enterprise software company SAP.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

U.S. patents increase in 2010

Last year saw a surge in the number of patents awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as a growing number of companies and individuals worked to ensure the protection of their intellectual assets.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Sentiment at CES pleads for re-evaluation of U.S. innovation policies

As the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show continued this week in Las Vegas, Nevada, discussions among tech industry leaders contributed to an overall sentiment that the U.S. is not doing enough to promote innovation and competition in a global marketplace that is quickly transitioning to an IP-centered economy.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Verizon CEO touts high-speed networks as critical for innovation in tech-focused global economy

To kick off the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Verizon president and CEO Ivan Seidenberg hosted a keynote discussion that focused on how advances in mobile technology, cloud computing, fiber optics and a range of other technologies have fueled "one of the most innovative eras in the history of technology."

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Court upholds Microsoft's guilt in patent infringement case regarding piracy software

An appeals court ruled this week that Microsoft, the world's largest software manufacturer, violated a patent that, ironically, is designed to prevent software piracy.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.