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Today, every company must think and act like a technology company. Incumbents in traditionally non-technology spaces find themselves grappling with an urgent need for IP fluency and the ability to position themselves at the forefront of innovation and R&D efforts in their industries. More recently, Apple has been ordered to pay $532.9 million dollars in damages to SmartFlash, a patent holding company with no employees, for infringing on 3 patents.
This colossal fine is yet another example underscoring the importance for companies to assess their IP readiness in the wake of patent reform and rapid technological change. The panel discussed hot button issues in the world of IP and how businesses can stay ahead. View the video below to hear more about how can companies balance IP issues with the urgent need to stimulate open models for collaboration, innovation, and growth.
Watch the highlights from the panel discussion below.
To view the full panel , please go to the Economist YouTube site