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.
I don’t have any issue with re-branding. Brands become tired and, more problematically, old-fashioned. They cease to engage the hearts and minds of the market and as importantly, of their
The recent news that Davies Collison Cave has appointed a US-based client liaison principal got me to thinking about the old chestnut about whether Australian patent attorney firms should have
Hello, I’m back….and why (you might ask yourself, because hasn’t Patent Busting already laid out a comprehensive framework for patent attorney businesses in Australia in previous blog posts? Hasn’t he
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