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Charles Root is the author of "Business Innovation and the Craft Brewing Industry". ipCG is beginning to see a "cross pollination" happen in the brewing industry. Specifically with Robot Process Automation (RPA) which is a form of Artificial Intelligence. As such we see an opportunity to help breweries take advantage of emerging trends in this area. Beer production, whether you’re making five gallons or 50,000 barrels, comes down to one important thing: making a great tasting beverage. To do this, you need as much concentration on the art of the brew and solid understanding of the science as you can provide to your craft. If you can use innovation, either your own or someone else’s, to give you the time you need to perfect that art and science, and thus be competitive in an ever-shrinking market share, then you need to do so.

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Do Investors Care About IP Anymore? When IP Is a Consideration in Devising Investment Strategies

It's been two decades since Intellectual Property (IP) and its development became a defining element in investment strategies for parties on both sides of the negotiation table. In the late 1990's, investors wanted their dot-com startup companies to have patents, as it would help the company appear innovative. Even after the dot-coms went bust, investors regarded IP as upside protection; meaning, if the company went under, the IP portion of the portfolio could keep the deal from being a complete loss. Investors, like Venture Capitalists (VCs), who got burned by multiple failed investment efforts, turned their interest towards start-up companies with a strong balance sheet versus those with no revenue potential. For example, if pre-investment research showed that the start-up had a Freedom to Operate (FTO), then IP became a more important consideration on an investor's check list.

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2019 Innovation Research Interchange

Adam Bulakowski, Principal Partner, and Mike Kraus, Senior Advisor are speaking at the 2019 IRI (Innovation Research Interchange) Spring Networks Conference in Nashville, TN on March 11-13. Their contribution to the discussion uses a combination of case studies and best practices to relate Trade Secret program development & management to enterprise value.

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John Cronin, Managing Director and Chairman, Nancy Edwards Cronin, Principal Partner, and Bruce Story, Senior Advisor are among 300 of the world’s pre-eminent IP strategists named in the latest edition of IAM Strategy 300 - The World’s Leading IP Strategists.

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14th Annual Thought Leadership Conference

ipCapital Group's 14th Annual Thought Leadership Conference (TLC) was held on May 9-11, 2018 at the Essex Culinary Resort & Spa. This year was an extra special event, as we simultaneously celebrated ipCapital Group’s 20th year in business.

Unlike traditional conferences, TLC is held in an intimate setting in which thought leaders may freely confer and collaborate. The interactive peer-to-peer format of seminar-style presentations affords a multitude of relationship-building and networking opportunities between facilitators and attendees.

2018 Agenda

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Conference highlights for the "The RenAIssance of Intellectual Property". <More>

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