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11/28/2008 IP News & Blog Round-Up

  • Think Godzilla's Scary? Meet His Lawyers. - A fascinating article detailing some of the lengths that Godzilla trademark and copyright holder Toho has gone to protect the cult classic monster's image--and the company's profits. (from Wired)
  • Do big corporations secretly support Patent Trolls? - In a way, yes. According to this article, patent trolls, or NPEs, are not just easy scapegoats and targets for negative media, but are also helping make it harder for small companies to compete. (from Patent Fools)
  • How To Go To China For Innovation. - A summary of a Business Week article here, that suggests four steps to keeping pace with innovation in Asia: 1) Globalize your research and innovation; 2) Devise a "talent strategy" up front; 3) Protect intellectual property; and 4) Shift R&D responsibilities away from your home country to global centers. (from China Law Blog)
  • IP is a key to an Indian and Chinese challenge of US leadership. - IAM blogs that India and China will only fulfill their potential if they can match the US on IP--something a recent report released by the US National Intelligence Council (NIC) reports is still a long way off--although they may match the US in some areas in a few as 10 years. Download the NIC report here. (from IAM Magazine)


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