Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Transparency in Patent Ownership: now you can see the movie

Now for the sequel...
Intellectual Asset Management magazine (IAM) has put together a short (4 minute 27 second) and well-presented video, "Transparency in Patent Ownership". Prepared at this year's IPBC 2015 conference in San Francisco, it succinctly summarises the virtues of signing up for the ORoPO Open Register of Patent Ownership (for example, you can more easily check who owns a patent and therefore whether you've already been paid the right business for a licence to use it; it can also lead to the making of major savings).

The hesitancy felt by at least one major patent owner -- Philips -- about making its verified patent ownership data available is also expressed (good idea in principle but, on the "pool's a bit cold so let's all jump in together" basis, the decision is easier if one's competitors are doing the same thing at the same time).

You can view the video by clicking here.

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