Intellectual Property is an important tool for every company, small or big, in today's business context. The seminar and discussion provides an understanding of the value of IP for business in the context of latest developments in India and across the world. It also provides insights into strategies for fast tracking patent grants.
Session 1: Intellectual Property and Business Value
This session focuses on how companies can take advantage of their IP assets to gain business and commercial benefits. It…
This post was first published on November 03, 2014.
An article published in The Hindu on October 24, 2014, talks about the silent in-sourcing movement in Multi-National Companies. Organisations such as General Motors, focussing on in-sourcing IT operations during the last three years, and Astra Zeneca, setting up a captive unit in Chennai to move a large portion of global IT operations, have been cited in the news report as examples to highlight the growing in-sourcing phenomenon. One of the…
This post was first published on 25th July, 2013.
Public Funded Research Institutions and educational institutions in India have begun to realise the importance of commercialising their Intellectual Property, a phenomenon that was long overdue. While a large number of these institutions are yet to be woken up to the trend, those that have tasted success are willing to explore further in order to push their returns northwards.
Commercialising intellectual properties of research institutions has obvious benefits:
Original Date of Publication: September 6th, 2010
Unlike five years ago, many Indian companies in today believe that Intellectual Property (IP) adds value to their business interests. They have been aggressively protecting their IP and are asking what their IP is worth. They are not content with the answer of attorneys that revolves around exclusivity, competitive advantage, market share, price margins and so on. Companies would like to know if their IP really has value in terms of money.
Determining the value…
This post was first published on March 14th, 2013.
Contrary to popular belief in India, Intellectual Property (IP) is neither a boon nor a curse for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Just like other business tools, it is a tool that can provide business and competitive advantage, provided an SME wishes to gain such an advantage. The wish must obviously be backed by appropriate steps in the right direction, in the light of the SMEs business goals. While the overarching objective…
First Publication Date: 6th December 2010
Licensing is one of the important ways by which companies generate revenue from their patents. Assignment or licensing is the only way by which many dedicated research firms, that develop a portfolio of patents through focussed research make money. For many knowledge driven companies patents add value by providing competitive advantage or business advantage through exclusivity. Decision with respect to investments in R and D are made by most companies based on possibilities of patent…
This post was first published on February 19, 2010.
Open Source Software (OSS) has certain advantages when compared to proprietary software. It comes with the following benefits:
a. The software may be downloaded for free;
b. Source code of the software is available, which enables improvement and customization;
c. The software generally has a community and the development is faster;
d. Support and implementation services are available from multiple sources; and so on.
As OSS always comes with a license, the…
First Publication Date: 7th December 2009.
Today, Open Source Software (OSS) is being widely used in business as high quality software is being developed by open source communities. Most proprietary softwares have their OSS counterparts, which provide similar or better features. As integration of open source softwares into business is increasing, companies have evolved various business models for commercially gaining from OSS.
One of such models is the dual licensing model. Under a dual licensing model, a company makes a…
First Publication Date: 3rd April 2009
The Common Public License (CPL) is an open source license agreement released by IBM. The company holds copyright over the license. It permits the distribution of the license but limits the right to modify it. Softwares such as Windows Installer XML developer tool, Windows Template Library and so on have been released under the Common Public License.
The agreement grants a license over the following rights under the copyright law to every person…