The Rise of the "IP Capitalist"
There are deeply seated transformational forces at play that make internal and external IP resources and world-class IP sophistication not just essential, but critical to a company’s future. The forces driving this transformation include global competition, the effects of “off-shoring” and “outsourcing,” recent changes to patent laws in the United States, and declining returns from traditional angel, venture, and private equity investments.
This presentation will discuss:
- The current “risk-averse” climate for equity investments in early stage and established companies and the transformational forces underlying the coming rise in IP Capital investments
- The impact of the America Invents Act on the way such equity investments are made by angel, venture, and private equity investors
- The new IP Capital investment fund and how it will transform the way equity investments are made in early stage and established companies.
Online Infringement and E-Commerce: Protecting Your Brand Against Infringement
In the past two years, e-commerce and other online activities have boomed as a result of the rising popularity of social media and rapid developments in mobile technology. The L'Oreal v eBay decision represents a shift in favour of brand owners, but due to the cross-border nature of the internet and the territorial nature of many IP rights, a plethora of IP threats still remain.
In this session, panellists will address this increasingly challenging area by focussing on the following questions:
- Ebay & Taobao: how can you track and limit counterfeit activity without harming your real customers?
- What technologies and services are available to assist with online tracking and removal of counterfeits, and which work best in practice?