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Do Investments in IP Rights Generate Growth? [infographic]

A company’s future growth potential is a function of the alignment of a company’s assets relative to future growth opportunities. Along with intangible assets such as knowledge, competencies, willingness and readiness, a company’s growth success is also reliant on tangible assets - culture, intellectual property, technologies and capital - all fundamental elements for sustainable business growth. Collectively, these assets are what makes a company who they are and what makes them unique.

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The Diversity of University Tech Transfer Strategy

At the risk of stating the obvious, all universities are similar, but each one is different. Just when you think you’ve got a key piece of university tech transfer strategy figured out -- like peeling the proverbial onion -- you unearth another layer you haven’t even considered. (Actually, in this case, onions are much too stolid and predictable – maybe raking leaves on a windy day would be a better analogy.)

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Five Events That Will Shape University Technology Transfer

If I had to characterize the year 2011 in the world of university technology transfer, I would describe it as a year of "wait and see." Of course several notable events happened -- for example, patent reform and a Supreme Court case that clarified limitations on university patent ownership. But my sense was that this year’s big events will make their true impact felt over the longer term.

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The Wolves Are At The Door

Innovation is the lifeblood of any organization, and value creation is measured by a company’s intellectual property portfolio. As a business leader, you are responsible for protecting your company’s IP portfolio through patents. What exactly is a patent? A patent is a legal document granted by the federal government that gives the patent owner the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering to sell, and importing the claimed invention. Essentially, it is the property right to the inventor. Virtually anything made by man can be patented, such as “a new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement,” according to Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco PL.

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P&G's Lessons from a Century of Open Innovation

Suffice it to say I was honored my friend Chris Thoen would agree to talk about P&G‘s Open Innovation history at the 3rd Open Innovation (OI) Summit at Baldwin Wallace College‘s Center for Innovation & Growth: Practical Challenges of Global Open Innovation.  Chris has been interviewed, quoted, written about extensively as a leader in OI, including on these pages, and for good reason. ...

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