A lot has been written on the impact of the new leadership at the USPTO on the value of patents. Since his appointment in early 2018, Director Andrei Iancu has managed to introduce new initiatives that increase transparency and uniformity in how the USPTO and the courts interpret patent claims and validity challenges, reforms that […]
Brand equity (often equated with brand value) is an all-encompassing measure of the benefits that a company receives from its brand as a result of its cumulative marketing and brand maintenance efforts. There are various valuation methodologies that attempt to assign a specific monetary value to a given brand which range from simple cash flow […]
The World IP Organization (WIPO) has recently published its annual report titled: “World Intellectual Property Indicators 2017”, covering world IP filing activity for 2016. The report is a comprehensive coverage of global patent and trademark filing trends, comparing and ranking the world’s leading regional patent and trademark offices (“IP Offices”) by their level of activity […]
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