Business results are increasingly driven by intangible assets - these assets can provide substantial value in several ways. This year's conference examined how to focus intangible assets to capture more value through a transformative process. The conference, held at the Stowe Mountain Lodge, in Stowe, VT, was limited to 50 attendees. There were two add-on sessions, one focusing on "The Impact of AIA on IP Strategy" (CLE credit pending) the other on IP Portfolio Development. For more information please contact Christina Sidell or check out the 2012 conference agenda.
Nancy Edwards Cronin presented at the Society of Concurrent Product Development conference in St. Paul, on “Leveraging IP Practices to Enhance Innovation.” After the presentation Jennifer Petersen interviewed Nancy on some key aspects of the presentation and asked additional questions about innovation and IP. The interview, which can be heard here, touches on the following:
The presentation to SCPD illustrated that:
Check back on the ipCG website for a presentation/blog article from Nancy on these topics in the near future.
John Cronin, Managing Director and Chairman, led an Innovation Masterclass entitled "Fully Leveraging the Value of IP in Your Business" delivered by Pure Insight. The class was held on June 27th and 28th in London, UK. Topics included:
For more information, please see the event’s brochure.
Nancy Edwards Cronin, Principal, spoke at the Hollywood IT Summit (HITS). The conference was held on March 2nd in the George Elkins Auditorium at the Malibu Campus of Pepperdine University from 9AM to 5:30PM. HITS was a one-day event with multiple tracks and break-out sessions. The major areas of focus for the Summit were studio case studies (best practices), digital distribution models and analysis, connectivity and real-time decision making, big data, self-service business discovery and exploration of innovative technologies driving business transformation.
Information on Nancy's talk:
Get A Clue! Solve the Mystery of Innovation & Intellectual Property Value
Digital. New revenue models. Shared content. Residuals. Dynamic aspects of the entertainment industry are creating a wave of business disruption. But are you riding the wave of innovation, or is it crashing over your head?
In the chaos, there is opportunity. Shifting business models and company reorganization can provide amazing new business and technology solutions – some of which can be protected innovation through intellectual property (IP). And it’s a repeatable model.
It’s a mystery that this hasn’t this been exploited in entertainment! We will discuss how you can take full advantage of the technology onslaught via innovation and IP process.
Kate Shore, Senior Manager, and Ben Little, Associate Consultant, attended the November 9th Mass Innovation Night in Boston. Kate and Ben were available in the Expert’s Corner to discuss strategy, innovation, and invention. To find out more, go to the Mass Innovation website, here.
In a webinar entitled "Creating a Strategic Patent Portfolio" on Tuesday, November 8th at 11AM ET, Bruce Story, Senior Advisor, discussed how patents can be created strategically, how they can be managed strategically and the six ways patents can create strategic value. All companies, large and small, can benefit from the thinking and processes involved in creating higher value patent portfolios.
On November 5th Nancy Edwards Cronin, Principal, was a keynote speaker and judge at the Startup Weekend Syracuse. The Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups!
On November 2-4, 2011 ipCG hosted the 9th ipCG Thought Leadership Conference. This year's conference focused on how to identify and strengthen these connections in order to "ConnectovateSM: Innovate Across Connections to Create Value" and introduced a new model which can be applied to your own unique business circumstances.
Adam Bulakowski (firstname.lastname@example.org), Senior Manager, spoke at the Tuck School of Business on Oct 18. Adam presented a recent case study about "Strategic Management of Innovation and IP" that stresses the importance of IP positioning and alignment with innovation strategy.
On September 20th Nancy Edwards Cronin, Principal, spoke alongside Robert R. Sachs of Fenwick & West LLP at the 2011 Congress on Patent Strategies for the Financial Services Industry. The topic was Bilski vs. Kappos: How Bilski Changes the Law of Patentable Subject Matter, and its Effect on Present and Future Patent Programs, and Effective Patent Strategies.
John Cronin, Managing Director and Chairman, presented "Optimizing Your NPD Toolset for Ideation and IP Value Creation" on June 29th at the 10th annual SCPD Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota.
John Cronin, Managing Director and Chairman, lead a course on how to create an IP Story that can be communicated across your organization, and most importantly to Wall Street, at the R&D - Product Development Innovation Summit on June 22nd in Boston, MA.
Bruce Story, Senior Advisor, spoke on “The New World of Collaboration and Open Innovation” at the IP Business Congress, June 19-21, 2011, in San Francisco.
John Cronin, Managing Director and Chairman, and Bruce Story, Senior Advisor, presented "Creating a Dominant IP Strategy" on May 10th in a special session at the invitation only Bright Lights Conference 2011 in New York.
For the second consecutive year, Nancy Edwards Cronin, Principal, served as a panelist in the Saint Michael's College “Enterprise Plan Competition,” in which students pitch sustainable business plans to a panel of local business leaders.
On November 3-5, 2010 ipCG hosted the 8th ipCG Thought Leadership Conference. This year's conference focused on nurturing and monetizing creative behavior, protecting innovation, and systematizing the innovation process - ultimately "Transforming Ideas into Distinguished Results."
Kate Shore, Senior Manager, led a workshop entitled “Lipstick and Heels at the Negotiation Table” for the Licensing Executive Society Annual Conference on September 20, 2010.
Rachael Schwartz, Senior Manager, presented a workshop with Jaime Heins, the Associate General Counsel of Burton Snowboards, entitled “The Art of Trademark Licensing” for the Licensing Executive Society Annual Conference on September 20, 2010.
Rachael Schwartz, Senior Manager, led a full-day workshop on the basics of licensing ("PDS100 Series") for the Licensing Executive Society on September 19, 2010.
Bruce Story outlined the keys to "Strategic IP Management in Biomaterials" at the Emerging Technology forum on June 2, 2010.
Nancy Edwards Cronin, Principal, served as a panelist in the Saint Michael's College “Enterprise Plan Competition,” in which students pitch sustainable business plans to a panel of local business leaders.
John Cronin, Managing Director & Chairman, presented an "Overview of Key Processes for Systematic and Strategic IP Management" at the Machinery and Allied Products Institute's General Managers Council Meeting in New Orleans on Friday, April 30, 2010.
John Cronin, Managing Director & Chairman, presented Leveraging Open Innovation through Intellectual Property while Raising Value in your Growing High-Tech Company in the UK at four separate locations over four days, January 25-28 2010. Following up on the success of his October workshop in Reading, John discussed how to use disciplined, cost-effective and unique Intellectual Property (IP) Management Approaches.
The 2009 ipCG Thought Leadership Conference took place November 4-6 in Stowe, Vermont. Since 2003, ipCapital Group has hosted the annual executive retreat designed to share actionable IP strategies that maximize value and minimize costs.
ipCapital Group was pleased to attend and speak at the Licensing Executive Society meetings that took place October 18-21 in San Francisco (see http://www.lesusacanada.org/2009annual). The dates, times and topics of the workshops included:
2-B CP: Developing a Robust IP Strategy to Insure IP Supports your Corporate Objectives
Monday, October 19 • 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Nat Milburn, Vice President, External Business Development, Newell Rubbermaid
Rachael Schwartz, IP Strategy Consultant, ipCapital Group, Inc.
3-B CP: Strategies for Intellectual Property Management in a Difficult Economy
Tuesday, October 20 • 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Nancy Edwards Cronin, Principal Partner, ipCapital Group Inc.
Mary Jo Meyer, Patent Strategist, Intellectual Asset Management Group, Kimberly Clark
4-B CP: Intellectual Property Strategy in Real Life: Integrating Intellectual Property Strategy Development with Other Initiatives
Tuesday, October 20 • 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Katherine Shore, Consulting Manager, ipCapital Group
Caryn Oryniak, Research Manager, New Technology, Applied Sciences and New Technology, Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
Ovidiu Romanoschi, Director, Applied Sciences and New Technology, Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
6-C HTS: Intellectual Property Issues Facing Companies in Turbulent Times: Telecommunications in Turmoil
Wednesday, October 21 • 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
John Cronin, Managing Director & Chairman, ipCapital Group, Inc.
Casey Hill, Vice President, Intellectual Property, Research In Motion
John Cronin, Managing Director & Chairman, and Bruce Story, Senior Advisor, presented "Managing IP in External Innovation Partnerships" on October 6th in Reading, UK. This innovation workshop was specifically designed for companies that want a flexible framework to deal with the IP considerations before, during and after the external innovation partnership.
Nancy Edwards Cronin, Principal, and Jed Cahill, Consulting Manager, presented "Moving from Ad Hoc to Systematic for Strategic IP Management" on September 23rd at the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston, MA. Nancy and Jed discussed systematic approaches to invention extraction, landscaping, analytics, and IP strategy development that maximize business results.
John Cronin, Managing Director & Chairman, spoke at GGI's Product Development Innovation Summit, September 23rd on Best Practice IP Management, with a focus on how to extract and make visible the IP of a company in a way that increases market perception and valuation.
Adam Bulakowski, associate of ipCapital Group, spoke at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth on April 30 with Professor Alva H. Taylor. Their lecture and case discussion focused on a start-up's strategic management of its IP prior to acquisition by a large competitor.
Nancy Edwards Cronin, Principal, participated in IP Strategy and Building Company Value , a workshop for businesses on the subject of intellectual property and strategy.
Bruce Story, Senior Advisor, presented an Anaqua webinar - "Managing IP in an Economic Downturn", on December 16th. Bruce discussed the challenges IP managers are likely to face as business conditions deteriorate and how they can respond to help the business and enhance the role of the IP team now and for the future. To view a recorded version of the webinar please click here.
John Cronin, Managing Director & Chairman, spoke at GGI's R&D - Product Development Innovation Summit, December 10th on Best Practice IP Management, with a focus on how to extract and make visible the IP of a company in a way that increases market perception and valuation.
6th ipCG Thought Leadership Conference
Stowe, VT - November 5 - 7, 2008
For the 6th consecutive year, executives from a variety of industries came together to discuss IP strategies that grow their businesses.
Rachael Schwartz Spoke at the LES 2008 Annual Conference on October 22nd on Sustaining Continuous Innovation through External Partners - case studies by P&G and Church and Dwight.
Kate Shore spoke at the LES 2008 Annual Conference on October 21st with Nat Milburn, Vice President, Global Marketing, Newell Rubbermaid on Organizational Models for Brand and Technology Licensing.
Douglas Roth spoke at the LES 2008 Annual Conference on October 21st with Martin Suter, Vice President, Business Development of BelAir Networks on The Intellectual Property Growth Cycle of Early-Stage Companies.
Nancy Edwards Cronin, Principal, participated in the Forbes Leadership Networks Forum session: “Finding the nexus: Energy, sustainability, and innovation” - as a panelist, October 2, Palo Alto, CA.
John Cronin participated in a radio interview with Bill Sayer, and discussed a brief history on the role of patents in business at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 2nd on The Point FM.
John Cronin, Managing Director & Chairman, and Chris Rose, Senior Manager, presented the one-day course for senior executives Protecting Semiconductor Innovation in the Global Marketplace on September 18th in Boston, MA.
PharmaMedDevice Conference Program
Philadelphia, PA - March 26-28, 2008
Partnerships and collaborations are an integral aspect of the converging life science industries as they can facilitate the development of combination products. The session will present a case study of two companies collaborating to develop next-generation drug-device combinations. Douglas Roth, Senior Manager, discusses how to effectively handle any intellectual property issues by thoroughly understanding how IP law addresses these types of products.
Corporate Counsel and Business Forum on Strategic Intellectual Property Planning
American Conference Institute
Scottsdale, AZ - February 27-28, 2008
Douglas Roth, Senior Manager, presents "Using Competitive Intelligence to Drive Market and IP Strategy and Manage Risk."
7th Annual Asset Based Lending in the Capital Markets
Strategic Research Institute
Scottsdale, AZ - February 13-14, 2008
Douglas Roth, Senior Manager, participated in the panel discussion "Intangible Assets: Fully Integrated into the Asset Financing Product Spectrum?" Panelists included Gemini Valuation Services, Paradox Capital, DLA Piper, and Gemini Partners.