IP strategy blog

The Emerging Risk: Avoiding Patent Wars in Blockchain Ecosystems

Patents provide the owner thereof the right to exclude others from practicing the patented invention for a limited period of time. In exchange for this right, a patent applicant must demonstrate that the invention is a significant contribution to the relevant state of the art, and the patent application must publicly disclose the invention in […]

2020-02-25T15:22:24-08:00

As Seen in Law.com: Technology transforming the in-house legal department at banks: a call to action

Across the globe, today’s leading financial institutions are making massive investments into technology and IT development. Why? To create best-in-class technology platforms, payment processing capabilities and financial systems that deliver digital solutions today’s customers have come to expect.  It is clear that the world of financial services […]

2019-10-26T11:06:13-07:00

How IBISA uses blockchain to help protect farmers

Every business plan involves a degree of risk. For some it is uncertainty about the viability of the product, while for others it is a risk of competition from other organizations making profitability an uncertain proposition. For many of the world’s farmers, however, the risk to their […]

2019-10-26T09:06:23-07:00

A 500 member milestone

When you’re caught up in the day-to-day business of moving things forward, it’s easy to lose sight of accomplishments. It was in this way that a significant milestone — LOT Network’s membership reaching 500 members — caught us nearly by surprise. We are very proud of our community, which now counts Disney, Meituan Dianping, Centerpoint […]

2019-11-18T17:21:44-08:00

LOT Member Profile: ClearAccessIP Makes Patent Strategy Manageable

IP strategy can be a significant challenge for any business. Maintaining records, keeping track of patent status and identifying potential acquisitions and divestitures can be difficult to handle. Some organizations prefer to grow their patent profile organically through internal innovation, while others prefer a more acquisition-based approach for technological progress.

There are a staggering number of […]

2019-07-02T07:24:00-07:00

How many patents are enough? View from Detroit

This was the question asked at the IAM IP in Auto conference and at the Cipher Roundtable the following day. The roundtable was conducted under the Chatham House Rule, but the automotive OEM and supplier perspective is fascinating, even without attribution.

Before we share the findings, take a moment to consider a range of possible answers […]

2019-07-02T07:25:11-07:00