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ClearViewIP - The Industry Leading Intellectual Property Consultancy

ClearViewIP - The Industry Leading Intellectual Property Consultancy | Patent Licensing and Litigation | Scoop.it

ClearViewIP is an intellectual property consultancy focussing on IP Strategy for high-tech FTSE 500 companies - this infographic takes a look at a previous patent landscape on IP & The Connected Car, followig its dominance at CES 2013

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ClearViewIP welcomes TomTom's former CIPO, Peter Spours, to the Senior Team

ClearViewIP welcomes TomTom's former CIPO, Peter Spours, to the Senior Team | Patent Licensing and Litigation | Scoop.it

ClearViewIP is delighted to announce that Peter Spours will join the team following his role as Chief Intellectual Property Officer (CIPO) at TomTom. In this role, Peter spent 7 years leading intellectual property, including directing strategy, licensing, risk mitigation, claims and litigation, patent acquisitions and technology-based deals across the TomTom Group. Peter's international experience at TomTom includes management of litigation, arbitrations and transactions in Europe, Japan and US.


"I have known Peter since the early days of ClearViewIP and am impressed by his pragmatic, commercial approach to managing IP challenges. ClearViewIP has experienced rapid growth in recent years, resulting in further internationalisation of our client base, and we continue to increase and adapt our service offerings in line with changes in the IP landscape. Peter's specific expertise fits well with the team and his recent, extensive in-house experience adds a valuable extra dimension," said Jon Calvert, Managing Director of ClearViewIP.


Peter responded: "I am delighted to join ClearViewIP at this point in their growth. The team are highly talented and have demonstrated their value to clients over and again. I look forward to applying my insights and hands-on experience from within major technology companies."


Prior to TomTom, Peter spent two years with ThinkFire Inc, a US based consultancy, directing its European activities; advising major companies and investors on business aspects of intellectual property. Previously, Peter led worldwide patent licensing for BT Group plc. where he was responsible for thecommercialisation and management of a 12,000 strong patent portfolio through licensing, enforcement and sales. Earlier, he managed business development for BT's internet business and set up mobile ventures in Asia. He was a director of several mobile phone and internet companies.


Peter started his career in Government and aerospace having read Applied Physics at Durham University. He has written on IP strategy for the International IP Strategists Association (INTIPSA), Intellectual Asset Magazine (IAM) and Lexology and been invited to speak at many events, including: CIP Forum, IP Business Congress (IPBC), Global IP Exchange (GIPE), Global Patent Congress (GIPC) and Imperial College's 'Best Practice' series.


Peter's IP expertise and extensive board-level experience in leading multinational technology companies, coupled with his international vision and network, will fully compliment the next phase of ClearViewIP's growth.


We welcome him to the team.

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IPBC 2014: Unitary Patent, NPEs & IP Market Dynamics

IPBC 2014: Unitary Patent, NPEs & IP Market Dynamics | Patent Licensing and Litigation | Scoop.it

This week marked the annual gathering of some of the greatest minds in intellectual property. The IP Business Congress (IPBC) is a staple in the calendar of many in-house counsel, patent attorneys and IP strategists worldwide. Managing Director, Jon Calvert is a regular face at the event.

 

Recognised as one of the leading international IP strategists by his appointment to the IAM300 for the fourth consecutive year, Jon is always keen to join in the latest key IP debates and network with his peers at this annual event.

 

This year, IPBC took place in Amsterdam; fitting, given that Holland is the home to many leading, innovative technology companies such as TomTom, ASML, NXP Semiconductors and Philips. In fact, Philips’ CEO, Frans Van Houten, was the first CEO of a technology company to have addressed an IPBC audience! Frans emphasised the positive changing dynamics of IP and its importance as a business asset. Most memorably, Van Houten was quoted as saying ‘business strategy without an IP strategy is no strategy’ and this remained a key theme of the event. With Philips the 3rdrd largest patent filer internationally, having filed their first patent in 1905, Van Houten clearly recognises how pivotal IP is to a technology company. He did, however, make it clear that despite his own familiarity and engagement with IP, he did not believe it was sensible to extend visibility into IP matters as far as investors and further that IPshould not be held as an asset on the balance sheet of companies.

 

As the Unitary Patent System edges ever closer to reality, with initial integration currently predicted for the end of 2015, it is no wonder that this was a key topic of IPBC 2014. Although an audience poll suggested that the majority were in favour of the system, a discussion panel raised some concerns: Luc Savage, VP IP & Licensing at Orange, although in favour of the system, raised doubts as to whether using this channel would create the 80% savings that are currently being predicted; whilst Ton Van Hoef, VP & Chief IP Counsel for ASML, suggested there could be conflicts between competition law and IP law, as well as potential language barriers.

 

Non-practicing entities (NPEs) remained a hot topic of debate this year, although panel discussions seemed to reflect a change in attitude in relation to the usual negative connotations: Brian Hinman, CIPO at Philips, put forward the view that without NPEs, the entire IP ecosystem would be significantly impacted; whilst Peter Toto, Senior VP IP at Sony, supported the idea that NPEs have created a secondary market that has allowed improved movement of patent assets between companies.

 

The CIPO panel discussion also raised a ‘Quality vs. Quantity’ debate in regards to a company’s patent portfolio, with some conflicting ideas: Craig Opperman, GC at Naspers, championed ‘Quality’, with the resounding argument that having patents related to your own products is beneficial, but having patents related to your competitors is better. Opperman also believed that some CEOs focus on quantity without foreseeing future costs, whilst Brian Hinman’s rebuttal concluded that while quality matters, it can be equally important to combine this with sufficient quantity, as you cannot with certainty predict which patents will truly be valuable in the future.

 

Separate discussions emerged relating to patent value with differing opinions generated from a US and European perspective: Anthony Hayes, CEO at US-based Spherix, believed that market uncertainty is driving down patent value and that US licensing is becoming more challenging; whilst Wolfgang Maennel, Senior Partner at Munich Innovation Group, believed prices in Europe have not changed in the last 18 months and that Asian entities are maintaining dynamics in the IP marketplace. This view was echoed by Dan McCurdy (now at RPX, formerly of Allied Security Trust) and Micky Minhas from Microsoft who confirmed patent prices in the transactions market for good quality patents have not really changed in recent times.

 

With a wealth of expertise attending IPBC each year, it is no wonder that it is the source of such intense debate, providing an array of informed opinions on some of the key topics affecting the world of IP today. Outside of the panels, peer discussions and networking sessions provided much more colour and insight, highlighting that the need to obtain independent commercial advice on IP matters has never been more critical.

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Colin Hunsley Discusses IP Deals & Patent Valuation as Vice President of LES B&I

The Annual Conference for the Licensing Executives Society Britain & Ireland chapter (LES B&I)took place at the Royal Over-Seas League in London last week. ClearViewIP have a long-standing relationship with LES, however this event was particularly significant for our Commercialisation Director Colin Hunsley as it was his first appearance in his new role as Vice President of LES B&I .

 

Colin was invited to chair the opening panel of the conference, entitled 'Successful Deal Making Experiences', much to his delight give his own interest and success in generating substantial revenues from the commercialisation of intellectual property. Colin was joined on the panel by ex-colleague Roger Harrison whom Colin had worked with at BTG. Roger, who prior to the Bayer takeover worked at Algeta, provided insight into how value was created by the successful Norwegian company. Colin and Roger were also joined by Kevin Mutch of Fabergé, who spoke about the brand development of their iconic name, and Jeremy Carmichael of Astex Pharmaceuticals who shared his experiences to help the audience understand the roller coaster of financing rounds.

 

Colin was also invited to participate in a further panel in the day: 'Exploring the Role of IP as a Business Asset', where patent valuation methods were a hot topic. Colin said of this panel: "It is probably one of the most interesting sessions on patent valuation I have been involved in: of particular interest was the perspective of insolvency approaches to realising value from IP and the concept of using IP as loan collateral."

It has been a great year for Colin so far as alongside his recently disclosed Vice Presidency, it will soon be announced that he has once again been recognised as a leading international IP strategist by his appointment to the IAM300 for the fourth consecutive year, alongside Managing Director, Jon Calvert.

 

In his new role as Vice President, Colin hopes to reach out to the current and next generation of technology and licensing experts and encourage more technology companies to participate in events to further grow and influence the LES community.

 

ClearViewIP Ltd welcomes speaking opportunities. To find out more about ClearVIewIP speaking at your upcoming event, please contact clio_davies@clearviewip.com or for information on how ClearViewIP can help your business, feel free to contact us.

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LESI Moscow 2014: Colin Hunsley Appointed LES B&I Vice President

LESI Moscow 2014: Colin Hunsley Appointed LES B&I Vice President | Patent Licensing and Litigation | Scoop.it

This weekend, Colin Hunsley travelled to Moscow for the annual Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) Management & Delegates' Meeting (IMDM) which precedes the LESI Annual Conference. LESI is an association of 32 national and regional member societies comprised of individuals who have expertise in the field of intellectual property licensing, commercialisation and technology transfer.

Colin has been a key figure of the Licensing Executives Society' Britain & Ireland chapter (LES B&I) for a number of years, speaking at seminars and workshops and more recently co-chairing the LES Healthcare committee, to support IP commercialisation in the medical fields, in both Life Sciences and Medical Devices.

Colin's active role in LES B&I means he is a regular face at many of the LES events internationally but his presence at the LESI Conference in Moscow this weekend marked the first in his lead up to becoming Vice President of the LES B&I. His Vice Presidency was announced internally to the current LES team back in April and he will officially take up the position in the coming months. With his wealth of experience in IP commercialisation and his contributions to LES and other societies, it was no wonder that Colin was identified as the ideal candidate.

Colin was previously a Chairman of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Medical Engineering Division where he was responsible for overseeing a range of lectures, conferences and seminars to increase interest from the organisation's members. These included world leading conferences on the development of hip and knee replacements and the rapid growth of an incontinence interest group which has resulted in subsequent improvements in patient solutions. He has also presented for a range of organisations including Shanghai International Property Forum, The Patent Office of The Republic of Poland, Kaplan Hawkesmere, CIPA, PraxisUnico and IEEPI. More significantly perhaps, Colin has also been internationally recognised for his IP Strategy expertise by his appointment to the IAM 300 for four consecutive years.

In his new role as Vice President, his main goal is to grow and encourage membership amongst the many technology companies in the UK and Ireland. His experience of working closely with a number of these leading technology companies means he has first-hand experience of the significant and vital role licensing plays in their operations. Colin hopes to reach out to the current and next generation of technology and licensing experts and encourage more technology companies to participate in events to further grow and influence the LES community.

You can meet Colin and the other LES members at the upcoming LES B&I Annual Conference & AGMwhich takes place in London on 12th June.

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Patent Filing Strategy Whitepaper: Tips & Tensions

Patent Filing Strategy Whitepaper: Tips & Tensions | Patent Licensing and Litigation | Scoop.it

ClearViewIP is an Intellectual Property Consultancy providing a range of services to help companies monitor, expand and better understand their IP portfolio and its position within their industry.

 

There are various forms of intellectual property but which form of protection is applicable depends on what has been created and how it is intended to be used. For new technology, patents are often the best way to protect the core invention and, as such, companies are eager to file applications; but filing and pursuing patent applications can also be costly and time consuming. In order to make important decisions in regards to patent filing, creating a successful strategy is crucial: it involves understanding the company's overall business goals and aligning them with a number of key financial, organisational, environmental, human and legal factors, as this whitepaper explores: http://bit.ly/Q6x3ln

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INFOGRAPHIC: Mobile World Congress 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Mobile World Congress 2014 | Patent Licensing and Litigation | Scoop.it
ClearViewIP is an Intellectual Property Consultancy and Ideas Brokerage
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NFC: Contactless Payments & IP

NFC: Contactless Payments & IP | Patent Licensing and Litigation | Scoop.it

ClearViewIP is an Intellectual Property Consultancy providing a range of services to help companies monitor, expand and better understand their IP portfolio and its position within the industry.

Near Field Communications (NFC) is a somewhat divisive topic in technology circles. There are numerous applications for NFC but the application that has attracted the most interest is contactless payments. NFC patent filing rates have grown rapidly since the early 1990s, with Japan dominating the landscape - largely due to the successful uptake of contactless payments, unlike in the USA and Europe where uptake of the technology has been slow. However, patents may yet have a part to play in the progress of contactless payments and NFC, as this report explores: http://bit.ly/1iKAzLA

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Merry Christmas from ClearViewIP!

Merry Christmas from ClearViewIP! | Patent Licensing and Litigation | Scoop.it
ClearViewIP is an Intellectual Property Consultancy and Ideas Brokerage
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ClearViewIP - The Industry Leading Intellectual Property Consultancy

ClearViewIP - The Industry Leading Intellectual Property Consultancy | Patent Licensing and Litigation | Scoop.it
ClearViewIP is an Intellectual Property Consultancy and Ideas Brokerage
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ClearViewIP are Hiring!

ClearViewIP are Hiring! | Patent Licensing and Litigation | Scoop.it

ClearViewIP are looking for two Commercialisation Executives to work out of Liverpool University to help identify, evaluate and develop opportunities for the exploitation of the University's intellectual property on a fixed term contract F/T or P/T. See more details here:http://bit.ly/1bb2Fe2

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Wind Power & IP

Wind Power & IP | Patent Licensing and Litigation | Scoop.it

ClearViewIP is an Intellectual Property Consultancy providing a range of services to help companies monitor, expand and better understand their IP portfolio and its position within the industry.

 

Wind energy is the world's fastest-growing energy source and the industry has experienced significant growth over the last 8 years. As the number of installations increase in line with growing patent portfolios and as the industry becomes more profitable, litigation cases are likely to intensify. For the dominant IP owners in the wind energy market, portfolio management has never been more important, as this report explores:

 

http://www.clearviewip.com/publications/wind-power-and-IP/

 

Understanding the patent landscape surrounding your business can identify new areas in the competitive market; by considering the impact of Intellectual Property in your industry, you can gain an advantage in developing business and technology strategies to place yourselves ahead of the competition.

 

For more information on how ClearViewIP can apply our expertise to help your business, feel free to contact us on +44 (0) 845 680 1953 or email us at: info@clearviewip.com

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ClearViewIP's Directors Score a Hat Trick as IAM300 Names World's Leading IP Strategists 2013

ClearViewIP's Directors Score a Hat Trick as IAM300 Names World's Leading IP Strategists 2013 | Patent Licensing and Litigation | Scoop.it

For IP Professionals worldwide, June is a significant month in which Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) releases their list of the Top 300 IP Strategists internationally. Each year, the industry is asked to submit anonymous recommendations of people they think deserve recognition for their continuing achievements in IP Strategy.

ClearViewIP are very proud to see the inclusion of two of our Directors within this list, for the third consecutive year. Jon Calvert, Managing Director, previously held a number of international R&D business leadership positions in technology businesses. Jon recognised the increasing importance and value of intellectual property and the emergence of IP as an asset class in its own right and consequently founded ClearViewIP in 2007. Colin Hunsley, Commercialisation Director, spent many years heading up Technology Commercialisation teams for high-tech opportunities and gained an outstanding track record of generating substantial revenues from licensing or selling the IP.

Jon's dedication to IP Strategy also saw him co-found INTIPSA (The International IP Strategists Association), a not-for-profit community set up to encourage, support and educate IP Strategists worldwide. His most recent INTIPSA activities have seen him contribute to the INTIPSA column in thelatest edition of IAM Magazine: 'Full Disclosure: the next big thing?'.

Colin's experience in Technology Commercialisation has led to his involvement with the Licensing Executives Society (LES), where he is on the council of LES Britain & Ireland. Within LES, Colin focusses on Healthcare, due to his significant experience of medical devices, and he is currently involved in setting up the LES Healthcare Committee.

ClearViewIP would like to congratulate both Jon and Colin for once again being recognised as leading IP Strategists worldwide.

IAM will be distributing copies of the IAM 300 and the latest edition of their magazine at IPBC, Boston this week. Both Jon Calvert and Senior IP Consultant, Josue Ortiz, will be in attendance.

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LES Britain & Ireland - Calendar of Events - LES London Meeting, Trade Secrets

LES Britain & Ireland - Calendar of Events - LES London Meeting, Trade Secrets | Patent Licensing and Litigation | Scoop.it

The next LES London Evening Meeting will be held at Charles Russell LLP, 5 Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7RD.


Always regarded as high value but are they being treated with the care and attention required?

 

This evening seminar will look at the how trade secrets are being managed currently, the European draft directive and make a comparison with US, highlighting the differences that can have real business impact.

 

See more at: http://bit.ly/1BrGo9T

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Wearable Technology & IP: Fitness & Healthcare

Wearable Technology & IP: Fitness & Healthcare | Patent Licensing and Litigation | Scoop.it

ClearViewIP is an Intellectual Property Consultancy providing a range of services to help companies monitor, expand and better understand their IP portfolio and its position within the industry.

 

Sales of smart glasses, watches and wristbands are predicted to reach 10 million units this year, generating approximately $3 billion in revenue. It has been widely observed that the medical and fitness industries are among the most popular areas where wearable technologies may have a significant impact. This report looks at the worldwide wearable technologies patent landscape with applications in the fitness and healthcare sectors. By studying patenting activity and systems used to monitor biomechanical, physiological and biochemical parameters we can begin to make informed predictions about the future of wearable devices.

 

http://bit.ly/VSeBiJ

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Internationally Acclaimed IP Strategists: ClearViewIP's Directors recognised by IAM300 for Fourth Consecutive Year!

It is hard to believe it has been 12 months since announcing that ClearViewIP's Directors had scored a hat trick as acclaimed international IP strategists, but we are pleased to announce that Managing Director Jon Calvert and Commercialisation Director Colin Hunsley have once again been recognised by the IAM 300 as leading intellectual property strategists - now for the fourth consecutive year!


Every year, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) releases their list of the Top 300 IP Strategists worldwide, anonymously nominated by their peers and reviewed by a panel of experts, assessing each individual's continuing contributions to IP strategy.

 

Jon founded ClearViewIP in 2007, having recognised the increasing importance and value of intellectual property in technology businesses and the emergence of intellectual property as an asset class in its own right. He then later went on to become co-founder of INTIPSA (The International IP Strategists Association), a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and educating the IP strategy community.

 

Colin has championed IP strategy across many organisations throughout his career, having previously been Chairman of the Medical Engineering Division of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and having engaged in a number of speaking positions for organisations including Shanghai International Property Forum, The Patent Office of The Republic of Poland, Kaplan Hawkesmere, CIPA, PraxisUnico and IEEPI.


It has certainly been a great month for Colin, who has also just been elected as Vice President of the Licensing Executives Society for Britain & Ireland, having been recognised for his expertise and continued dedication to the society.


With both Jon and Colin's ongoing contributions to IP strategy on a global scale, it is rewarding to see them once again publically recognised by their fellows.


IAM will be distributing copies of the IAM 300 and the latest edition of their magazine at IPBC 2014, commencing this weekend in Amsterdam. Jon Calvert will be in attendance.

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Optimising value in IP assets

Optimising value in IP assets | Patent Licensing and Litigation | Scoop.it
ClearViewIP's insight:

Intellectual property assets such as patents, trademarks and copyrights increasingly form the core value of many organisations and transactions. IP assets can be used in a number of ways to extract value. They can be sold, licensed, mortgaged and grown through use. Optimising the value of intellectual property rights is part of good IP management within an organisation, and recent high profile battles have shown how powerful a role it can play in furthering strategic objectives. In what ways, then, can firms ensure IP is aligned with business objectives? And how can they manage risk to generate maximum value from their IP portfolio?

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INFOGRAPHIC: World IP Day 2014: Movies - A Global Passion

World Intellectual Property Day takes place on April 26th. To celebrate, ClearViewIP created the following infographic that takes a look at this year's theme: 'Movies - A Global Passion':

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ClearViewIP - Recruitment

ClearViewIP - Recruitment | Patent Licensing and Litigation | Scoop.it

WE'RE HIRING! ClearViewIP are currently looking for a Technology Analyst to join the team in Winchester & a Life Sciences Commercialisation Executive to work out of The University of Liverpool: http://bit.ly/1bb2Fe2

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Jon Calvert Enhances Students' Working Knowledge

Jon Calvert Enhances Students' Working Knowledge | Patent Licensing and Litigation | Scoop.it

Working Knowledge is a social enterprise created to decrease unemployment rates in the UK by providing business mentors to coach and encourage college students in a bid to improve their chances of employment, post-education. ClearViewIP's Managing Director, Jon Calvert, was pleased to be invited to participate as a mentor at their latest event hosted by Abingdon and Witney College (Berkshire) at theKassam Stadium, last week.

Around 120 students participated in the all-day workshop, with career aspirations ranging from hairdressing and fashion design to engineering and military intelligence. Despite such an eclectic mix, Jon was surprised to discover that the majority of participants, all aged 16-21, actually knew what they wanted to do, and in some instances, particular companies they aspired to work for: "I was impressed with the career objectives and enthusiasm of the guys I worked with, they all had goals and ambitions and this event helped them develop more confidence and 'employability' skills, with a noticeable step change in just one day!"

The Working Knowledge workshop coordinated business games which tackled the acquisition and application of certain skills that are required in the business world: from identifying problems to creating solutions; building a business plan; and pitching to a panel of 'dragons' and, perhaps more challengingly, their peers. ClearViewIP were pleased to be offered the opportunity to partake in this workshop and hope to be involved in similar events in the future.

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ClearViewIP - Current Opportunity: Commercialisation Executive - Physical Sciences (Liverpool)

ClearViewIP - Current Opportunity: Commercialisation Executive - Physical Sciences (Liverpool) | Patent Licensing and Litigation | Scoop.it

ClearViewIP is seeking a highly capable Commercialisation Executive with a Physical Sciences background to support the delivery of services to the University of Liverpool. Based at the University, you will work alongside the Directors and other ClearViewIP staff to build relationships across the University and will identify, evaluate and develop opportunities for the exploitation of the University's intellectual property.

 

You will have a relevant science, technology or engineering background and at least 2 years' experience of IP protection, management and commercial opportunity evaluation. Competitive salary + benefits. Full time, part time and flexible working hours will be considered.

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ClearViewIP - Commercial Partner for University of Liverpool IP

ClearViewIP - Commercial Partner for University of Liverpool IP | Patent Licensing and Litigation | Scoop.it

ClearViewIP are delighted to announce our successful bid to be the Commercial Partner for the University of Liverpool's IP commercialisation activities.


The University of Liverpool is one of the great centres of research and a member of the Russell Group which represents the 24 leading UK universities; as well as a member of the N8 Research Partnership - a collaboration of the eight most research intensive universities in Northern England.


The University of Liverpool has a strong portfolio of IP across both the Health & Life Sciences as well as Science & Engineering sectors. In particular, the University has made significant steps forward in the areas of Oncology and Chemistry. Working in partnership, ClearViewIP are able to deploy a broad range of expertise covering all aspects of the University's research activities, and are looking forward to being a part of the successful commercialisation of some world-leading research.


ClearViewIP will support the identification, capture and commercialisation of IP across all disciplines: from implementing an effective IP strategy and strategically managing the portfolio, to assisting with IP transactions - whether that be through licensing, sales, or as part of a spin-out. Exploitation of the University's IP through commercialisation will be the primary focus, with ClearViewIP applying their wealth of transactional experience to bring deal-making to the party.


Consultancy Services Director Peter Beynon will be heading up the project. He brings extensive experience of IP commercialisation, from his previous work at BTG; and also as Entrepreneur in Residence, when he led the formation and funding of the Imperial College spinout EVO Electric Ltd.


With over 75 years' accumulated experience between the Board of Directors, supported by a team of highly-skilled IP Consultants and Technology Analysts, ClearViewIP are ideally placed to bring an objective and commercially focussed approach to this role, and are pleased to have been selected as the winning candidate by the University.

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ClearViewIP - Sponsors of the London Patent Summit 2013

ClearViewIP - Sponsors of the London Patent Summit 2013 | Patent Licensing and Litigation | Scoop.it

On the 7th October 2013, over one hundred prominent intellectual property experts from industry and private practice gathered at the London Stock Exchange for the 2nd London Patent Summit. ClearViewIPwere proud to be an industry partner of the two-day event which saw delegates from across the globe discussing current hot topics in IP.

The recently introduced UK Patent Box regime was inevitably a key subject, as were the continued discussions surrounding whether a Single European Unitary Patent is feasible. Finance was also hotly debated - apt given the Summit's location - with discussions surrounding investment, funding, insurance and valuation. In fact, it was interesting to see the presence of a number of underwriters at the event, specialising in intellectual property, with IP as a valuable asset becoming increasingly of interest within the finance community.

ClearViewIP were pleased to be able to host the closing panel of the Summit that focused primarily on patent Commercialisation. Senior IP Consultant, Josue Ortiz, led the session and was joined by Asia-specialist, Don Merino - MD of Transpacific IP; Biotec expert, Nicola Baker-Munton - CEO of Strategem IPM; and, from industry, Gavin Clarke - VP Licensing EMEA at Rovi Corp, a US-based digital entertainment technology leader. The all-encompassing IP commercialisation topic was entitled: 'M&A, IPO, Joint Ventures, Licensing Agreements, Selling, Buying and Auctioning IP', which gave the team a great chance to draw on their individual experiences across the varying technology sectors and geographic markets. When asked by a member of the audience what a company can do to improve 'licensing' potential as a form of commercialisation, all panel members agreed that IP Strategy, due diligence and detailed analytical and market research played a vital role in the success of this and other commercialisation avenues.

With the Summit's sole focus on patents as a valuable asset this year, the event is set to expand further next year with their rebranding as the London IP Summit for 2014 - focussing on all areas of intellectual property.

As industry partners of the event, the platform provided a great opportunity for ClearViewIP to present some of the recent work of our team of Technology Analysts who regularly produce patent landscapes on technology areas of interest. We were also able to offer a Free Patent Landscape Competition whereby delegates could enter the draw for a chance to win a patent landscape report on their industry sector. The winner was selected at random this week, with the winning business card having been entered by Dr Kai-Uwe Clauswitz, Senior IP Manager at Umicore, a materials technology group. We look forward to working with Umicore on this project.

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ClearViewIP Ltd welcomes speaking opportunities. To find out more about ClearVIewIP speaking at your upcoming event, please contact clio_davies@clearviewip.com or for information on how ClearViewIP can help your business, feel free to contact us.

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ClearViewIP - The Industry Leading Intellectual Property Consultancy

ClearViewIP - The Industry Leading Intellectual Property Consultancy | Patent Licensing and Litigation | Scoop.it
Krakow IP Symposium 2013: IP Commercialisation in Publically Funded Research
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ClearViewIP Cross the Pond for IPBC 2013

ClearViewIP Cross the Pond for IPBC 2013 | Patent Licensing and Litigation | Scoop.it

Each year, at the start of the summer, IP Strategists worldwide come together to learn, debate and educate on the latest topics affecting the industry. This year, 600+ IP Consultants and industry professionals, many of whom have recently been recognised as leaders in their field by IAM300, gathered in Boston for the Intellectual Property Business Conference 2013.

One of those IAM300 listed IP Strategists attending was ClearViewIP's MD Jon Calvert who was joined by Senior IP Consultant, Josue Ortiz. Boston is known for being an innovative centre with a strong economic base in business and professional services. Placed among the Top 30 most economically powerful cities in the world, this was a great location for IPBC 2013.

The conference was attended by representatives from operating companies, service providers, Patent Pools and NPEs, although various new terminologies were coined for those identified as non-practising entities. Finance personnel were strong in number, looking for a model to invest in IP, but evidence of a coherent offering seemed weak. There was strong emphasis placed throughout on the role of the CIPO and it was the CIPO led sessions, from companies such as Caterpillar, Ingersoll Rand, Nokia TomTom and Kodak, that provided the highlights of the conference.

With Obama's recent proposal for combatting patent trolls announced just as IPBC got underway, this was a hot topic of debate at the conference, alongside the legislative changes in the US. With changes in the US patent system raising interest in the European courts (particularly from NPEs), the impending European unified patent system was also a key discussion point.

The event was once again supported by INTIPSA (The International IP Strategists Association), a not-for-profit organisation co-founded by Jon Calvert, to provide support and education to IP Strategists. As expected, there was considerable focus on, IP Strategy, particularly with larger management consulting firms starting to advise in this area; however some doubt was cast as to whether such firms have thedepth of expertise for such niche consultancy work. Despite this, there was plenty of evidence to support the need for IP Strategy, with the companies who are utilising a strategy and assigning adequate budget and staff to IP, really leading the way in terms of IP commercialisation and optimisation.

The explosion of Analytical Tools was also evident at the conference, with various companies boasting software with patent analytical capabilities. As an IP Consultancy with a strong analytical focus, ClearViewIP recognises the role such tools have in supporting the deployment of human experience and expertise.

Outside of the conference, Jon and Josue were also able to make use of their time across the pond by visiting existing clients and closing two new business contracts. Coupled with the announcement that both Jon and our Commercialisation Director, Colin Hunsley, have once again been recognised as leading IP Strategists, it has certainly been a great week for ClearViewIP.

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ClearviewIP Expansion sees relocation to the Old Capital

ClearviewIP Expansion sees relocation to the Old Capital | Patent Licensing and Litigation | Scoop.it

Founded in 2007, ClearViewIP have quickly become established as a leading IP Strategy Consultancy. With such success has come rapid expansion and the team has grown substantially over the past 6 years.

For the past 4 years, ClearViewIP's Head Office has been situated in the University of Southampton Science Park's Innovation Centre; a centre dedicated to supporting high-tech start-ups and related service providers. With an expanding team and significant business growth, ClearViewIP identified a need for independent premises that reflect our brand and future growth plans.

 

As such, we are pleased to announce our relocation which will see ClearViewIP situated in central Winchester as of Monday 10th June 2013.

Once the capital of England, Winchester is a historic and picturesque city with great transport links. Less than an hour's train ride from London, our new premises offer a convenient location for our clients to reach us from both the UK and overseas. The office itself is a large, modern space that allows for further growth, and with its own bell tower and terrace overlooking the bustling streets of Winchester below, we hope to make good use of the outdoor space over the summer months.

 

If you would like to visit us at our new location, please see the Contact Page for details of how to get to us.

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