INTA (The International Trademark Association) held their 138th Annual Meeting last week in Orlando, FL. The 5 day conference is held for trademark practitioners, the Intellectual Property space at large, and is an opportunity to network, interact, and discuss current industry topics with today’s leading IP minds. Each day consisted of a variety of different sessions on various IP related topics like litigation, mediation, and anti-counterfeiting. Over 10,000 practitioners and exhibitors flew in from all over the world to attend INTA’s annual meeting. Some notable exhibitors in attendance included WIPO, Managing IP, IAM, Wolters Kluwer, and a host of software companies and law firms. Notable sponsors included Intellectual Property Management, IAM, Velcro, and more.
In this webinar Alyssa Harvey Dawson, Vice President of the Global IP and Licensing team at Harman, will share how Harman has leveraged technology and metrics to focus its IP strategy, optimizing its processes to support smarter, quicker decisions.
Now that the economy has picked up, many IP law firms are enjoying booming business and competing to add more IP lawyers. However, some firms are finding that they’re actually losing business to their competitors.
Law360 recently reported on why some law firms lose business – and what they can do about it.
According to Robert Half Legal’s 2016 Salary Guide for the Legal Field, Intellectual Property is one of the top five practice areas expected to generate the greatest number of legal jobs in the next two years. Attorneys with experience in these areas are in short supply, leading to intense competition between firms and higher salaries for lawyers. According to the survey, Highly sought-after legal professionals are receiving multiple job offers, counteroffers and, in some cases, signing bonuses. To entice job seekers, employers are enhancing salaries and benefits. They are emphasizing greater work flexibility, training, career advancement opportunities and prized perks, such as a business-casual work environment and the option to telecommute.
A geographically dispersed client base, increasing demand of rapid response interaction and enhancement of USPTO digital communication are forcing IP firms to deviate from their traditional paper-based, manual processes. However, many firms feel apprehensive about going completely paperless, or they are not aware of how to take their practice paperless.
Nearly every week, hack attacks are in the news. Data thieves have gone after banks, health insurance providers, retailers, and even a movie studio, taking personal information, emails, and hundreds of millions of other items of data. The information has been used to commit identity theft, steal money, and publicly humiliate the victims.
Will law firms be the next targets in the headlines?
As all IP professionals know, building and protecting a brand can be an arduous but fruitful endeavor. And formulating a successful brand strategy often incorporates a variety of forms of IP protection. Such comprehensive strategies are especially important when dealing with multi-national brands.
Many innovation-focused projects kick-off in the beginning of a new year. However, successfully implementing process changes across an organization can be difficult. A steady output of innovation is critical to ensuring and maintaining a competitive advantage in any marketplace. But how do The World’s Most Innovative Companies, like our client ARM, become and stay successful innovators?
With an impending storm at our heels, the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are bracing for Juno - and it may be one for the books. This time, you’re ready. You’ve battled grocery store lines, filled your gas tank, and searched frantically through empty aisles for the last pack of AA batteries. The office building has already announced that it will be closed for the duration of the storm, but business must continue. What is your firm’s continuity plan when disaster strikes?