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In the West, litigation is so last century. These days, intellectual property is all about the value and the strategy. So says a new report from consultants at Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC). But in the emerging economies, protecting intellectual property is a battle on the most basic levels: warehouses are being raided to …

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curiouser and curiouser

My immediate concern would be a possible over valuation of IP worth leading to an accelerated IT bubble. For better or for worse our markets are open, aggressively, adversarial places wherein everything is monetized. The process will no doubt accelerate as management types stake out their fiefdoms and fight for funding.

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IP can be worthless

What use is patenting loads of clever ideas if you only use them to continue selling an existing product?

Windows would be the classic example, Microsoft patent as much as possible to protect their existing products. This provides them with no additional income.

Just an example of how it favors the larger companies more than the smaller ones.

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