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March 2017

How to Become the World’s Most Efficient IP Department


“Of course, from an IP strategy view, we always try to sit with the business people and get aligned with the IP strategy. But when we talk lean IP, I think people need to spend more time with those in manufacturing and the guy on the factory floor. Try to go there once or twice and just walk through. It will inspire you and give you so many ideas. I think looking at what they are capable of doing is pretty amazing.”

- Tony Afram, Chief Patent Counsel, Leica Microsystems GmbH 

March 2017

Famous Patent Wars: 1900-1950

Continuing our analysis of famous patent wars, we look at the first half of the 20th-century. (We covered three of the most important patent wars between 1850 and 1900 in Part One).

February 2017

How To Measure Patent Quality: A View from Silicon Valley

We’re continuing our patent quality discussion by tackling the issue of measurement. How to measure patent quality is an appealing topic for everyone who especially subscribes to a “you can’t manage what you can’t measure” philosophy. Yet, measuring patent quality is fraught with subjectivity as our guest explains.

January 2017

What Is Patent Quality? A View from Silicon Valley

January 2017

2016: The IPfolio Year in Review

Welcome to 2017.

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