April 10, 2013. Nancy Edwards Cronin Moderates the Disruptive Media Conference Panel at the 2013 NABShow
Nancy Edwards Cronin, Partner, heads this panel focused on how to harness disruptive technologies and find success in the Digital Age. What makes a disruptive technology more difficult to handle? What factors contribute to making a profit? How does intellectual property protection play into the path to profit? The panelists will discuss lessons learned, and give their opinions on the role of disruptive technologies as an innovation driver, how media and entertainment companies react to disruption, what makes winners or losers, and how the adoption lifecycle affects the bottom line. More info.
November 7-9, 2012. ipCG hosted the 10th ipCG Thought Leadership Conference
Business results are increasingly driven by intangible assets - these assets can provide substantial value in several ways. This year's conference examined how to focus intangible assets to capture more value through a transformative process. The conference, held at the Stowe Mountain Lodge, in Stowe, VT, was limited to 50 attendees. There were two add-on sessions, one focusing on "The Impact of AIA on IP Strategy" (CLE credit pending) the other on IP Portfolio Development. For more information please contact Christina Sidell or visit the main conference web page.
June 26-27, 2012. Nancy Edwards Cronin spoke at The
11th Annual SCPD Conference
Nancy Edwards Cronin presented at the Society of Concurrent Product Development conference in St. Paul, on “Leveraging IP Practices to Enhance Innovation.” After the presentation Jennifer Petersen interviewed Nancy on some key aspects of the presentation and asked additional questions about innovation and IP. The interview, which can be heard here, touches on the following:
Innovation defined as “mind to market”
Differing innovation/IP needs of early stage and larger companies
Return on investment for IP
How to deal with large numbers of innovative concepts
The presentation to SCPD illustrated that:
IP Strategy is a component of best-in-class business management & protected innovation
Process and strategic focus delivers reliable results, and
Connecting IP Strategy and business objectives helps to improve decisions and achieve your innovation objectives.
Check back on the ipCG website for a presentation/blog article from Nancy on these topics in the near future.
June 27-28, 2012. John Cronin led Pure Insight Innovation Masterclass
IP value creation in the New Product Development process
Using IP to drive innovation
Tools to communicate IP value and build executive and partner alignment around IP
For more information, please see the event’s brochure.
March 2, 2012. Nancy Edwards Cronin speaks at Hollywood IT Summit
Nancy Edwards Cronin, Principal, spoke at the Hollywood IT Summit (HITS). The conference was held on March 2nd in the George Elkins Auditorium at the Malibu Campus of Pepperdine University from 9AM to 5:30PM. HITS was a one-day event with multiple tracks and break-out sessions. The major areas of focus for the Summit were studio case studies (best practices), digital distribution models and analysis, connectivity and real-time decision making, big data, self-service business discovery and exploration of innovative technologies driving business transformation.
Information on Nancy's talk:
Get A Clue! Solve the Mystery of Innovation & Intellectual Property Value
Digital. New revenue models. Shared content. Residuals. Dynamic aspects of the entertainment industry are creating a wave of business disruption. But are you riding the wave of innovation, or is it crashing over your head?
In the chaos, there is opportunity. Shifting business models and company reorganization can provide amazing new business and technology solutions – some of which can be protected innovation through intellectual property (IP). And it’s a repeatable model.
It’s a mystery that this hasn’t this been exploited in entertainment! We will discuss how you can take full advantage of the technology onslaught via innovation and IP process.
November 9, 2011. ipCG attends Mass Innovation Night in Boston
November 8, 2011. Bruce Story Delivers Strategic IP Webinar
In a webinar entitled "Creating a Strategic Patent Portfolio" on Tuesday, November 8th at 11AM ET, Bruce Story, Senior Advisor, discussed how patents can be created strategically, how they can be managed strategically and the six ways patents can create strategic value. All companies, large and small, can benefit from the thinking and processes involved in creating higher value patent portfolios.
November 5, 2011. Nancy Edwards Cronin, Keynote Speaker and Judge at Startup Weekend Syracuse
On November 5th Nancy Edwards Cronin, Principal, was a keynote speaker and judge at the Startup Weekend Syracuse. The Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups!
November 2-4, 2011. ipCG hosts the 9th ipCG Thought Leadership Conference
On November 2-4, 2011 ipCG hosted the 9th ipCG Thought Leadership Conference. This year's conference focused on how to identify and strengthen these connections in order to "ConnectovateSM: Innovate Across Connections to Create Value" and introduced a new model which can be applied to your own unique business circumstances.
October 25, 2011. ipCG speaks at the University of Vermont’s School of Business Administration
Representatives from ipCapital Group lectured at the University of Vermont's School of Business Administration on Tuesday, 10/25. Ben Taylor, Consulting Manager, and Ben Little, Associate Consultant, discussed innovation and intellectual property strategy with an Executive MBA cohort from the Haute École De Gestion De Fribourg. For more information on the partnership between the Fribourg and Burlington business schools, see the UVM article here: http://www.uvm.edu/business/?Page=news&storyID=12564&category=business.
October 18, 2011. Adam Bulakowski speaks at the Tuck School of Business
Adam Bulakowski (firstname.lastname@example.org), Senior Manager, spoke at the Tuck School of Business on Oct 18. Adam presented a recent case study about "Strategic Management of Innovation and IP" that stresses the importance of IP positioning and alignment with innovation strategy.
September 20, 2011. ipCG speaks at the 2011 Congress on Patent Strategies for the Financial Services Industry
On September 20th Nancy Edwards Cronin, Principal, spoke alongside Robert R. Sachs of Fenwick & West LLP at the 2011 Congress on Patent Strategies for the Financial Services Industry. The topic was Bilski vs. Kappos: How Bilski Changes the Law of Patentable Subject Matter, and its Effect on Present and Future Patent Programs, and Effective Patent Strategies.
June 29, 2011. John Cronin discusses NPD toolsets at the 10th annual SCPD Conference
John Cronin, Managing Director and Chairman, presented "Optimizing Your NPD Toolset for Ideation and IP Value Creation" on June 29th at the 10th annual SCPD Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota.
June 22, 2011. John Cronin leads IP story course at the R&D - Product Development Innovation Summit
John Cronin, Managing Director and Chairman, lead a course on how to create an IP Story that can be communicated across your organization, and most importantly to Wall Street, at the R&D - Product Development Innovation Summit on June 22nd in Boston, MA.
June 19-21, 2011. Bruce Story gives talk at IP Business Congress
Bruce Story, Senior Advisor, spoke on "The New World of Collaboration and Open Innovation" at the IP Business Congress, June 19-21, 2011, in San Francisco.
May 10, 2011. ipCG presents special session Bright Lights Conference 2011
John Cronin, Managing Director and Chairman, and Bruce Story, Senior Advisor, presented "Creating a Dominant IP Strategy" on May 10th in a special session at the invitation only Bright Lights Conference 2011 in New York.
May 3, 2011. ipCG presents at the Plastics Engineers ANTEC 2011 Conference
April 29, 2011. Nancy Edwards Cronin a panelist at Saint Michael's College "Enterprise Plan Competition"
For the second consecutive year, Nancy Edwards Cronin, Principal, served as a panelist in the Saint Michael's College “Enterprise Plan Competition,” in which students pitch sustainable business plans to a panel of local business leaders.