WIPO SMEs Newsletter August 2011
By the SMEs Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
WIPO SMEs Newsletter is a monthly e-publication providing readers with useful intellectual property (IP) information contained in articles, case studies, forthcoming IP/SMEs relevant events, and published presentations featured on our web site. We hope you will find it useful and informative. We encourage you to share the newsletter or items of interest with friends and colleagues. For past issues and information on the activities of the SMEs Division, please visit http://www.wipo.int/sme.
Guide to WIPO Services: Helping you protect inventions, trademarks & designs, resolve domain names and other IP disputes
The Guide to WIPO Services gives a brief overview of WIPO’s global IP services, in particular the PCT, Madrid and Hague systems and the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center. These services provide efficient, fast and cost-effective means of helping innovators and creators – both corporate and individual – to protect their inventions, trademarks and designs in multiple countries, and also to resolve IP disputes, including those involving domain names.
The publication is available free of charge and can be downloaded from WIPO’s website. The French and Spanish versions are also available.
WIPO Conference to Address Role of Innovation in Meeting Climate Change Challenges
The WIPO Conference on Innovation and Climate Change, which brought together major stakeholders – international organizations, government, industry, and civil society, focused on innovation partnerships between the public and private sector to develop and diffuse relevant technologies.
Global Innovation Index 2011 - Switzerland ranks first among 125 economies on innovation levels
INSEAD, the leading international business school, recently announced the findings of The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2011 edition. Switzerland topped this year's GII ranking, gaining three spots from its position in last year’s GII. Sweden and Singapore follow in the 2nd and 3rd positions, respectively. Joining INSEAD as Knowledge Partners for the report were Alcatel-Lucent, Booz & Company, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a specialized agency of the United Nations.
WIPO SMEs Chinese Version of Inventing the Future: An Introduction to Patents for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
This is now available on the SMEs Website
Customized Versions from Malawi of the four IP for Business guides, “Making a Mark”, “ Looking Good”, “Inventing the Future” and “Creative Expression” Published
The Department of the Registrar General, Ministry of Justice, Malawi, has published in English the nationally customized versions of four WIPO guides entitled, “ Making a Mark”, “ Looking Good”, “ Inventing the Future” and “ Creative Expression”.
TRAINING/LEARNING RESOURCES ON IP ASSET MANAGEMENT
Third Online Session of the 2nd Annual KIPO-WIPO-KAIST-KIPA Advanced International Certificate Course on IPR & Business Based on IP PANORAMA™ Multimedia Toolkit in English
The third online session of the 2 nd Annual KIPO-WIPO-KAIST-KIPA Advanced International Certificate Course on IPR & Business based on IP PANORAMA in English is now offered from July 20 to August 30, 2011 through thewww.ippanorama.com website. The students who successfully complete the online session will be eligible for the IP essay test. Depending on their performance in the IP essay test, some 10 students from developing countries will be selected to participate in the Offline course from November 8 to 10, 2011. The selected students will be provided with a scholarship to cover their travel and stay costs in Seoul, Republic of Korea. For more details, please see at www.ippanorama.com .
General Information on Training of Trainers Program, the SMEs Division, WIPO
The SMEs Division of WIPO supports the organization of national Training of Trainers (TOT) Programs in countries that have translated and/or adapted the basic materials on IP for Business published by the Division. These objective of the TOTs is to create a critical mass of trainers in the country with enough knowledge and skills to provide assistance to SMEs on effective IP asset management at a basic level. For more details, please see here.
IP PANORAMA TM Multimedia Toolkit
The IP PANORAMA ™ multimedia toolkit is now available in English, Arabic, Hungarian, Vietnamese and Thai versions on or through the SMEs Division’s website. CD-ROMs of the English and Arabic versions are also available on request. Anyone interested in receiving a free copy of the CD-ROM may email firstname.lastname@example.org , providing the full postal address, including telephone number, and indicate the purpose for which the CD-ROM would be used.
The Creative Industries; IP and Open Source
This report, published by the Creative Industries Knowledge Transfer Network (CIKTN) under a Beacon Project, explores the impact of the changing technology landscape (e.g. digital convergence and high speed broadband access) on creative industry business models, and its implications for intellectual property strategy.
Intellectual Property Management in Health and Agricultural Innovation: A Handbook of Best Practices
This Executive Guide, companion to the IP Handbook (see the WIPO SMEs Newsletter 12/2010), which was published by the Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture (PIPRA) and the Centre for the Management of Intellectual Property in Health Research and Development (MIHR), discusses and summarizes each of the 17 sections of the Handbook and distills best practices related to each of the major topics in health and agricultural innovation .
Why Every Company Needs an IP Strategy
China : Effects of Intellectual Property Infringement and Indigenous Innovation Policies on the U.S. Economy
This report was released by the U.S. International Trade Commission. It deals with the effect of reported IPR infringement in China and China’s indigenous innovation policies on the U.S. economy and employment.
The Valuation of Technology-Based Intellectual Property in Offshoring Decisions
Businesses engaging in outsourcing of professional service activities to organizations in foreign countries have focused primarily on the issues of cost and the number of jobs affected. However, significant transfers of intangibles occur in many service-based offshoring arrangements as well. Some of these intangibles are intellectual property (IP). As the transfer of IP that accompanies such offshoring arrangements can have significant value, it is important to understand the risks of loss and obligations of taxation, apart from the contributions to the profit-making potential of the enterprise. This overview paper offers an interdisciplinary examination of intellectual property valuation issues and a business perspective for considering software valuation in the context of offshoring decisions and practices.
Advantages of IP Portfolio Management from Switzerland
Trends and Developments regarding Nonpracticing Entities in the U.S.
There has been an explosion in recent years in the scope and variety of activities carried out by “ nonpracticing entities” (NPEs) in the U.S. That phenomenon, coupled with continued efforts by U.S. companies to find new ways to leverage their intellectual property (IP), has led to important developments in the U.S. IP marketplace. The results of this study, which is based on an examination of the assignment history of patents asserted by NPEs in patent litigation, appears to confirm anecdotal evidence that relationships between traditional companies and NPEs may be becoming more complex than previously thought.
IP and International Transfer Pricing 2011
This book, written by PWC, provides practical guidance on a range of transfer pricing issues, with a general overview of the global approach to transfer pricing.
International Fund for Innovation (IFI): An Innovative Financing Mechanism for Medicines in the Developing World
Put Your Enterprise Knowledge to Work: A Guide to Intellectual Capital Management
On-line IP Audit Tool
This on-line IP audit tool named “ Intellectual Property Explorer” has been developed by the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) in partnership with the government Intellectual Property Offices of Australia, Hong Kong SAR, China and Singapore to help small and medium sized enterprises realize and profit from their intellectual property assets.
WIPO Arbitration Workshop, October 13-14, 2011 (Geneva, Switzerland)
Arbitration is a procedure in which a dispute is submitted, by agreement of the parties, to one or more arbitrators who make a binding decision on the dispute. In choosing arbitration, the parties opt for a private dispute resolution procedure instead of going to court. The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center will offer an Arbitration Workshop in Geneva on Thursday, October 13 and Friday, October 14, 2011. This Workshop will provide intensive basic training of a practical nature for party representatives in arbitration and for arbitrators, as well as others wishing to familiarize themselves with the international arbitration process. The training, which will be conducted by experienced international arbitrators, will focus on the main principles of international commercial arbitration law and practice, with particular reference to the practical application of the WIPO Arbitration and Expedited Arbitration Rules (as well as the WIPO Expert Determination Rules) in intellectual property and technology disputes.
Further information is available at http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/events/
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