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February, 2017


Adam Bulakowski, Principal Partner, is the author of "The VC’s playbook: Diligence essentials for technology-based IP ". In this whitepaper, Adam discusses how VC investments can improve monetization options and mitigate risk when diligence considers IP assets from a holistic business perspective, beyond the traditional legal opinions.

October, 2016


Jeff Padgett, Senior Associate, is the author of "IP Trends in the Energy Value Chain". In this whitepaper, Jeff provides an overview of the Energy value chain and the role of IP. The dramatic growth of the energy industry over the past 15 years is reflected in both global revenues and patent filings. New technologies have driven this growth and served to reorganize the energy industry. Identifying the opportunities and creating new innovations will be the key to addressing the evolving market.

September, 2016


John Cronin, Managing Director and Chairman, is the author of "Why Big Data is Key to Wearables for Sport". In this publication, Mr. Cronin explores the Sports Wearables space from a variety of perspectives, all viewed through the lens of Intellectual Property. Each perspective provides a variety of insights on the space and provides a glimpse of the future of the technology of Sports Wearables and the IP that protects it.

August, 2016


Adam Bulakowski, Principal Partner, is the author of "Valuation of Public Equities, Including Alphabet, Amazon, Apple: Capital Market Pricing of Opaque Intangible Assets". In this whitepaper, Adam connects market value to innovation-related growth potential, a practice that requires diligence beyond traditional analysis, particularly on knowledge intensive businesses.

June, 2016


John Cronin, Managing Director and Chairman, is the author of "Creating Opportunities and Winning Back Your Losses From a Patent Litigation" (password protected). In this publication, Mr. Cronin discusses the many options available to a defendant after losing a patent case, including how ipCG's latest service offering can help. Contact us for a password to open the document.

May, 2016


"How To Innovate Without All That Costly R&D". Every business needs to innovate in order to thrive. But as corporate research and development grows ever more expensive, it's also becoming ever less effective. PriceWaterhouseCoopers reports that half of all companies say they are only "marginally effective" (i.e., bad) at converting R&D spending into actual products. Which explains why R&D is so often the target of activist investors. Continue this Forbes Leadership Article by John Cronin, Managing Director and Chairman.

March, 2016


John Cronin, Managing Director and Chairman, is the author of "Where's the Real Opportunity in Big Data?". In this whitepaper, based on a presentation Mr. Cronin gave at the Big Data Innovation Summit held January 28 & 29, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada, he outlines three big challenges in innovating and then owning the new Big Data products and services companies can develop for the marketplace.

January, 2016


Adam Bulakowski, Principal Partner, is the author of "The Future of Banking Profits: Innovation Decisions for Retail and Commercial Banks". In this whitepaper, Adam outlines the changing customer and competitor landscapes facing today's banking industry and argues that developing a thoughtful innovation strategy, considering changes with both customer needs and competition, is necessary to maintain profitability.

October, 2015


"How Driverless Cars Will Radically Change Every Aspect of Our Lives". Good driver discounts? Accident premium hikes? These are about to go extinct, along with a good portion of auto insurance profits. Because in just three years' time, driverless cars are going to start hitting the roads and reshaping a host of industries - not to mention all of our lives. But before we look at how, exactly, our lives will change, let's explore a curious feature of this radical innovation: it's coming primarily from outside the auto industry itself. Continue this Forbes Leadership Article by Marshall Phelps, Jr., former Deputy General Counsel of IP and Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Corporation.

September, 2015


"Do Patents Really Promote Innovation? A Response To The Economist". Last month, the venerable Economist newspaper published an editorial decrying the state of the patent system. They rightly condemned the "parasitic ecology of trolls" that has bruised the patent system in recent years. But then the Economist went much further, claiming that while "today's patent regime operates in the name of progress, instead it sets innovation back." Continue this Forbes Leadership Article by Marshall Phelps, Jr., former Deputy General Counsel of IP and Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Corporation.

August, 2015


"Can Big Tech Regain Its Innovation Mojo?". American technology companies once led the way in developing breakthrough products and services. But today many big tech firms seem to have lost their innovation mojo. Contuine this Forbes Leadership Article by Marshall Phelps, Jr., former Deputy General Counsel of IP and Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Corporation.

August, 2015


ipCapital Group Intellectual Property and Innovation Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 1, August, 2015. In this issue:

May, 2015


John Cronin, Managing Director and Chairman, and Peter Vanderheyden, President, Article One Partners, are the authors of "Crowd Searching Prior Art: Quality, Cost Savings and Improved Product Design Start with Crowd Search Invention Disclosure Prior Art Analysis". In this whitepaper, the authors address the fact that prior art is an issue that must be dealt with today more than in the past because of the ability to analyze global information databases. While it was easy to ignore data when it was difficult to access, the amount of accessible data has exploded. Avoiding it increases risk and cost while simultaneously reducing quality. Enter crowd searching.

September, 2014


In his Sept. 2014 Intellectual Property magazine article "Decoding patent valuation PDF," Adam J. Bulakowski, Director, provides a business perspective on valuing a patent portfolio - understanding the context, analyzing complex data, applying multiple approaches, and broadening the view of IP strategy beyond assertion-based ROI.

May, 2013


Bruce Story, Senior Advisor, discusses the impact of the AIA on the value of trade secrets in "America Invents Act shines the spotlight on trade secrets", written for IAM Magazine's May/June 2013 issue.

September, 2012


John Cronin, Managing Director and Chairman, Nathan Doudera, Analyst, and John Callan of Ursa Major Associates are the authors of "Can Intellectual Property Save the USPS?" a white paper exploring how IP could be used to revivify the USPS, and the implications that bares for other players along the postal value chain. The paper was published by Post & Parcel on September 11, 2012.

July, 2012


John Cronin, Managing Director and Chairman, and Nathan Doudera, Analyst, are the authors of "Is the Rental Car Industry Heading Toward Disruption Because of Intellectual Property?", an article outlining how recent increases in patents related to rental cars and mobile technology in particular, both within and outside of the industry, are cause for rental companies to embrace and prepare for IP's role in staying competitive. The article was written for Auto Rental News.

September, 2011


John Cronin, Managing Director and Chairman, and Marshall Phelps, ipCapital Group Board Member, are the authors of "Mining Patent Gold: What Every CEO Should Know", an article detailing recent large IP transactions and trends in the industry. The article, published in Forbes Magazine on September 9, 2011 can be found at the Forbes site.

September, 2011


Learn how to how to encourage joint creation in open innovation without losing IP rights in "Onwards and upwards", by ipCG Senior Manager, Kate Shore, published by Intellectual Property Magazine, September, 2011.

April, 2011


Rachael Schwartz, Senior Manager, details how communication of the value of IP accelerates business potential in her article, "Bridging the Information Gap", published by Intellectual Property Magazine, April, 2011.

March, 2011


Nancy Edwards Cronin, Principal Partner, weighs in with her expertise on the role of IP in various industry sectors and board rooms in "Taking it to the Top" an article by Rebecca Evans for the March, 2011 Issue of Intellectual Property Magazine.

February, 2011


Rachael Schwartz, Senior Manager, outlines the best approach to IP valuation in an acquisition in her article, "Considering intellectual property in acquisition pricing", published by Intellectual Property Magazine, February, 2011.

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