Category Archives: Intellectual Property

Term & Short Termism

Prompted by the sale of several apparently successful UK engineering and manufacturing firms this year e.g. Invensys to Schneider Electric in August,  I feel that this grow-and-sell behaviour is reinforced, if not driven, by the short-term mindset, still common in British commercial culture and finance. It … Continue reading

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The Patent Game – Initial Thoughts

Prompted by a tweet from Tim Harford, of BBC R4′ s “More or Less, referring to ‘Patent Trolls’ I feel compelled to get some thoughts down on the nature of intellectual property and ability 0f companies and creative individuals to protect … Continue reading

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