Friday 25 June 2010

IP Risks in Perspective

A recent press release from the parent company of Cambridge nanotech company Owlstone serves as a useful reminder to IP managers that IP risks represent only a fraction of the risks facing the IP-dependent technology business. The footer to the press release reads:

Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. Important factors, including general economic conditions, spending levels, market acceptance of product lines, the recent economic slowdown affecting technology companies, the future success of scientific studies, ability to successfully develop products, rapid technological change, changes in demand for future products, legislative, regulatory and competitive developments, the Company's ability to secure additional working capital and/or generate sufficient cash flow to support its operations, and other factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations.

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