Tag Archives: Value

AIPPI Congress Report 1: Standard essential patents – maximizing value before enforcement

This year's AIPPI Congress is in Cancun, Mexico.  Yes, try explaining this location to your colleagues and clients.  But although the waters are crystal blue and the sand warm and soft, most attendees are spending their days in windowless conference … Continue reading

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The value of legal privilege: Your diligent privacy consultant may become your worst enemy

A diligent privacy consultant will do a thorough privacy impact assessment, a threat risk assessment or a gap analysis. They'll take a thorough look at your current practices and benchmark them against not just your competitors but against best practices. … Continue reading

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On the Value of Gap Years and Non-Legal Experience to Legal Employers (and Law Schools)

Reviewing the results of the Foundations for Practice survey conducted by the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS), I cannot help but note how the 24,000 responding attorneys ranked the helpfulness of various criteria for hiring … Continue reading

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Speed matters: four tactical approaches to speeding up divestitures and maximizing value

With pressure to increase shareholder value from low productivity assets, many companies are exploring the idea of divestures. Yet, a recent article by McKinsey & Company suggests that only 29 percent of divestitures achieve win-win scenarios, whereby both the parent … Continue reading

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Amazon’s Worker Cages and Some Reminders on the Publicity and Value of Patents

Amazon’s patent (U.S. Patent No. 9,280,157) for a “System and Method for Transporting Personnel Within an Active Workspace” has been in the news recently. The invention is described as a device for keeping human workers safe in an automated (i.e., … Continue reading

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