Innovation Asset Blog

Switzerland lands the No. 1 spot on international IP rankings

INSEAD, a globally recognized school of business, recently released its Global Innovation Index rankings, with Switzerland at the No. 1 spot. This year's list represented a jump from its No. 4 ranking last year.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

UK university looks to join higher education, intellectual property

The University of Bristol in the U.K. recently announced the availability of intellectual property developed by colleges and universities. The goal of the initiative is to expedite the process of development after scientists and other researchers complete projects at universities.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

American Invents Act passage receives praise from Boston Scientific

Boston Scientific, a specialized medical device vendor, recently announced its support for the America Invents Act, which was introduced by Texas Congressman Lamar Smith.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

ISPs take note of copyright, property violations

Major American internet service providers are likely to bolster their efforts against illegal file-sharing and piracy after lengthy negotiations with entertainment companies holding copyrights on songs, movies and other media, technology news provider CNET recently reported.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

ICANN approves new top-level domain names

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the organization responsible for managing domain names and internet addresses, recently announced its board of directors approved a plan to overhaul the internet's domain name system radically.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

OHIM and WIPO sign cooperation agreement

The European Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market recently announced it has signed a wide-ranging agreement with the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Expert: Litigation alone won't win the piracy war

While the war against copyright infringements is one that is certainly worth waging, litigation alone will not be sufficient to prevent content piracy, according to Clayton Noble, co-chair of the Business Software Alliance.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

GNSO considers new measures to improve post-expiration and renewal policies

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the body responsible for assigning internet domain names and addresses, recently announced new measures that are being considered to improve the processes and policies surrounding domain name renewal and expiry.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

NYSE bell to ring from IP event

The New York Stock Exchange is a symbol of international economic power and dynamism that draws the attention of financial observers worldwide.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

WIPO announces IP project for West Africa

The World Intellectual Property Organization recently announced the launch of a new program designed to simplify and standardize copyright processes for musical works in 11 West African countries.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

INTA praises European IP strategy

The International Trademark Association recently announced its approval of the new Intellectual Property Rights Strategy document published by the European Commission.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

IP chief: Private companies can protect IP

Victoria Espinel, the White House's intellectual property enforcement coordinator, recently claimed that private companies are taking action to combat intellectual property infringements, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

BSA praises House GOP innovation agenda

The Business Software Alliance, an organization that advocates on behalf of the software industry, recently commended House Republicans on their seven-point policy on encouraging innovation and growth.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

US administration outlines views on America Invents Act

In a recent letter to House Judiciary Committee chairman Lamar Smith and ranking member John Conyers, U.S. commerce secretary Gary Locke outlined the official views of the Obama Administration on H.R. 1249, also known as the America Invents Act.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Website enables public to examine patent applications

A pilot website recently launched by the U.K. Intellectual Property Office will enable members of the public to examine patent applications online.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

USPTO to partner with Swedish patent authorities on pilot program

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently announced plans to collaborate with the Swedish Patent and Registration Office on a new pilot program designed to improve cooperation between the authorities.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Expert criticizes EC patent system study

In a recent Patently-O report, intellectual property expert Ronald Mann claimed that a study on the European patent system is deeply flawed.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.