A blog about the business of patents
the business of patent attorney firms
the business of companies that rely on patents as a core asset
the use of the patent system to achieve commercial objectives.
Well, what can I say…. IPH’s subsidiary AJ Park has acquired New Zealand patent attorney firm Baldwins for the princely sum of $AU 7.4 million. Historically, Baldwins was one of
People in Glasshouse (Advisory) shouldn’t throw stones…because they have been sold to Grant Thornton…
Well that was the lamest title ever! Here’s some decidedly lame conversational interplay between me and my (hypothetical) butler, Dougal, and then I’ll get to the meat of this post.
Hello! I thought I’d take a look at how margins influence decision making for the listed patent attorney firms. One of the things that you will notice that listed patent
“Wake up sir, wake up! ” “What is it Dougal?” Dougal of course is my (hypothetical) butler, paid for by the (hypothetical) monetisation of my (all too real) blog. “QANTM
I am pleased to awarded “Best Lawyers” Lawyer of the Year for Biotechnology Law in Melbourne. It is a peer reviewed award that tends to be dominated by big law
A commercial fund investing in early stage life sciences companies in Australia operates in accordance with a fairly limited framework. Typically, the fund would be a closed end fund. A
What’s similar about shares and patents? They are both legally recognised and tradeable forms of property in an abstract concept (a company, a new useful idea) that encourage investment in
In an earlier post, I set out some of the reasons why patents are so critical to early stage life sciences companies. In many respects, they are their most valuable
I’m all about having patent attorney firms offering a range of services to their clients, particularly ones that complement the core profitable business of filing patent applications (services such as
There you are: Professor David A. (for Absurd) Pomposity III, one of the world’s finest immunologists and proud academic. Dressed in a shabby sportscoat with leather patched elbows you look