Intellectual property


Financier Worldwide Magazine

January 2017 Issue

January 2017 Issue

Intellectual property (IP) is the lifeblood of many companies, in some cases accounting for up to 70 percent of total value. Inventions, literary/artistic works, designs and symbols, and names and images used in commerce – all of these and more come under the IP banner, and need to be protected from those with unscrupulous intent. Therefore, the adoption of an effective IP strategy, alongside the protection in law provided by patents, copyright and trademarks, are key means for companies to achieve this. Further, if IP strategy can be closely integrated with the overarching business strategy, the scope for companies to grow and see their business generate value is significantly enhanced.

FORUM: Valuation and damages in IP disputes

FW moderates a discussion on valuation and damages in IP disputes between Thomas Vander Veen at Epsilon Economics LLC, John Paul at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP, Christopher P. Gerardi at FTI Consulting, and Marti A. Johnson at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Protecting your company’s innovation

Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck Whether you are operating a large multinational corporation, a computer consulting firm or a medium-to-small manufacturer, innovation is the driving force for successful business. All companies innovate. Some do not realise how much...

IP protection for computer software in the United States

Ladas & Parry LLP Following the 1998 decision of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the case of State Street Bank v. Signature Financial, which had held that anything resulting in a useful concrete and tangible result (such as allocation of costs between trading funds...

Intellectual property strategy for FinTech

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP Similar to other traditional industries, a digital revolution for financial services is underway. Financial technology (FinTech) has for decades improved financial processes. In the Information Age, the FinTech landscape is quickly evolving with new services...

The evolution of intellectual property rights ownership in the new global economy

Benoît & Côté There is a definite worldwide research & development (R&D) race in this global economy. Time is of the essence for academic or corporate researchers, as the faster ones get the recognition but above all the resulting intellectual property (IP) rights...

Significant changes coming to Canadian trademark law: plan ahead

Deeth Williams Wall LLP In 2014, Canada made some significant amendments to its Trademarks Act. The amendments are intended to allow Canada to accede to three international trademark treaties: the Nice Agreement, the Madrid Protocol...

Enforcing and defending IP rights

Arochi & Lindner Although violation of intellectual property (IP) rights takes place in all territories around the globe, strategies to fight them vary from country to country and even from industry to industry. In developing economies, a person who earns a...

What you need to know about intellectual property and Brexit

JAG Shaw Baker In 1993, the EU Council Regulation 40/94 created EU Trademarks (previously known as Community Trademarks). That regulation, which was created more than 20 years ago, does not specify the consequences of a member state leaving the European...

Intellectual property litigation in the UK: an attractive option for business

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP Massive changes in the UK courts over recent years, including the streamlining of processes and procedures in the traditional High Court, as well as the offering of a new range of alternative forums in which to litigate, has made outdated the historic...

Q&A: Patents portfolio management and licensing

FW moderates a discussion on patents portfolio management and licensing between Paul Collier at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Brian Hinman at Philips, and Joeeta Murphy at Stratagem IPM Ltd.



Arochi & Lindner

Benoît & Côté

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Deeth Williams Wall LLP

Epsilon Economics LLC

FTI Consulting

Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

JAG Shaw Baker

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Ladas & Parry LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP


Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Stratagem IPM Ltd.

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