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Never Too Early, Never Too Late

The output of an intellectual property (IP) landscape analysis is typically a report that captures business factors in a given technology area at a “snapshot” in time and synthesizes findings into actionable information.  The findings in an IP landscape report may be applied to support business decision-making at any level of intellectual asset management (IAM) maturity achieved by […]

IAM, Sun Tzu, and “White Space”

“Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.  If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat.  If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”  Sun Tzu, […]

IAM: He Who Fails To Plan …

As mentioned in a previous article, a company’s business plan is a good source of input to intellectual asset (IA) lifecycle planning.    More specifically, a well written and routinely updated business plan may serve as a starting point for an intellectual property (IP) landscape analysis. IP landscape analysis is a knowledge discovery discipline that involves […]

IAM: It’s Your Business

Intellectual asset owners (and, frankly, many IP attorneys) allow themselves to be consumed by the intellectual asset protection effort.  And that is perfectly understandable!  The investment of time, energy, and treasure required of, for example, an inventor in a patent prosecution can leave little left of all three.  But successful exploitation of an intellectual asset demands diligent attention not […]

You Never Forget Your First Time …

Relax.  It’s not that kind of post. Today I am christening a new TacticalIP blog category:  Intellectual Asset Management (IAM).  To introduce some terminology used in the field, I thought I would share the story of my initiation to the world of IAM. Long before I became a patent attorney, I was a software engineer […]

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