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  • Making the great IP giveaway pay

    November 01, 2006

    If you invest in research or creativity, IP laws allow you to retain your rights and charge customers whatever you think those rights are worth. But, says Emma Barraclough, there is another way: more and more businesses are finding that giving assets away for free can make economic sense

  • ''We are not evil''

    November 01, 2006

    As the music industry struggles to embrace the opportunities offered by the internet, one record label is developing an alternative model for making money from music. Emma Barraclough spoke to Magnatune's John Buckman to find out more

  • The best things in life are (legally) free

    November 01, 2006

    After years of high profile but unpopular lawsuits targeting illegal downloaders, music companies are showing signs of wanting to get off the litigation track and rethinking how they make money from their precious intellectual property. Some are even offering up their closely protected assets for free under new digital business models. Shahnaz Mahmud examines how a downloading website is persuading major record labels to sign up

  • The tee-shirts have taken over

    November 01, 2006

    IBM does it, so do Sun and Google. Even Microsoft is making positive noises about open source. Whether as a software developer or a software user, you need to understand open source and why it has the potential to change the way you handle IP. James Nurton reports

  • Prepare to attack patents in Russia

    November 01, 2006

    What can you expect if you want to challenge a granted patent in Russia? Vladimir M Rybakov and Yana Lipatova examine the rules for Russian and Eurasian patents, analyze some decisions of the Russian Patent Disputes Chamber and explain how invalidation works in practice

  • Turn your IP into a commercial product

    November 01, 2006

    In an extract from their book Little Blues: How to Build a Culture of Intellectual Property Within a Small Technology Company, André Carter and Raymond Millien examine how a small business with IP rights can also nurture an IP culture

  • Look-alike products under threat

    November 01, 2006

    Emma Barraclough, London

  • Canada tackles copyright compilation

    November 01, 2006

    Shahnaz Mahmud, New York

  • Starbucks loses to Korean name rival

    November 01, 2006

    Peter Ollier, Hong Kong

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