Innovation Asset Blog

USPTO calls for opinions on streamlining patent reexamination

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently announced plans for a public discussion that will address the issue of streamlining procedures governing patent reexamination.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

US commerce secretary: Innovation is at the 'heart' of job creation

Gary Locke, the U.S. commerce secretary, recently issued an official statement to mark the occasion of World Intellectual Property Day.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement launches new PSA

As part of efforts to mark World Intellectual Property Day, a unit of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement recently launched a new public service announcement intended to discourage intellectual property theft.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Report: China destroys millions of pirated publications for World IP Day

The Chinese government recently kicked off an initiative to destroy pirated and illegal publications as part of an official nod to World Intellectual Property Day, which officially takes place on April 26.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Jordanian senator: Arab renaissance based on knowledge industry

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, a Jordanian senator and prominent advocate of intellectual property in the Arabic-speaking world, recently claimed the Middle East is on the verge of a "knowledge boom."

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

BIO calls for changes to patent reform bill

Despite its support for reform of the U.S. patent system, the Biotechnology Industry Organization recently called for changes to the patent reform legislation that was recently passed by the House Judiciary Committee.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Cisco and Wi-Lan sign multi-year license agreement

In a move that will increase the pool of innovative technologies available to developers at network infrastructure firm Cisco, the company recently announced it has signed a new license agreement with WiLAN.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

LES announces World Intellectual Property Day celebratory events

The Licensing Executives Society, a professional society made up of members associated with the transfer, use, marketing and development of intellectual property, recently announced a series of events set to raise awareness about the importance of intellectual property.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

International patent system received 2 millionth application

The World Intellectual Property Organization recently announced its international patent system has received 2 million patent filings since its inception.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Report: EPO receives record number of patent filings

In what may be a sign that the European economy is recovering from the recent global financial crisis, the European Patent Office recently announced patent filings reached record levels in 2010, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Study: Small businesses should do more to exploit innovations

Many businesses have been built on the foundation of a good idea or a new invention. For many, this has led to considerable profits. According to a recent study, however, many small businesses could be doing more to leverage their intellectual assets.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Taiwan to cash in on intellectual property rights

Recognizing the potential for profit in owning the rights to technological and other inventions, the Taiwanese government recently made plans to create an "intellectual property bank," according to a recent Intellectual Asset Management report.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Experts: Intellectual property can make cyber security profitable

In a recent SC Magazine report, cyber security experts James Denaro and Mark Ungerman claimed that a solid intellectual property strategy can help cyber security companies ensure their profitability.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

U.S. and UK making progress on patent cooperation

The governments of the UK and the United States recently announced they have made progress on a joint plan to cooperate on patents.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Royalty Pharma acquires royalties for $487 million

Biopharmaceutical firm Royalty Pharma recently announced it has purchased the rights to royalties paid on sales of two pharmaceutical products, Lexiscan and Cubicin.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

USPTO to launch patent fast-track in May

After much debate and discussion, the United States Patent and Trademark Office recently announced that it plans to launch a new, fast-tracked patent application option in May.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

WIPO: Global trademark applications on the rise

Applications for new trademarks and renewals of existing trademarks both increased steadily in 2010, indicating a recovery from setbacks experienced as a result of the global economic crisis, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

University of Minnesota signs license agreement for technology transfer

The University of Minnesota recently announced it has signed a license agreement for an ecommerce framework that will enable the university to transfer technologies to startups.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Expanded internet to create new branding opportunities

Later this year, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is set to make available a wide range of new internet addresses.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.