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Corporate Venture Expert Dr. Val Livada Joins IPVision Team

Cambridge, Massachusetts - IPVision, the leading IP strategy and analytics firm created out of efforts at MIT, today announced that Dr. Val Livada has joined the firm's leadership with a focus upon expanding IPVision’s support for executive teams, strategic investment, and corporate entrepreneurship.

Joseph Hadzima, Esq., co-founder of IPVision and a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, said "we are excited to bring Val’s skill-set and decades of experience to IPVision” he continued “Val is a respected leader in the corporate and MIT communities and his experience in helping large companies transform their innovation programs fits cleanly with IPVision’s advisory and IP analytics focus of moving from the commodity of IP data and content to information in context, actionable decisions and results."

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Art of the Deal: IP in Strategic Investments & Corporate Venture

"Art of the Deal: IP in Strategic Investments and Corporate Venture" a recent web-based presentation and discussion by IPVision's Alex Butler and MIT's Dr. Val Livada is now available online.

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IP Investment Conference, 2013 - IP Centric M&A

IPVision's Alex Butler and executives from Goldman Sachs and Ropes & Gray will discuss Wall Street's view of IP and IP due diligence in patent centric M&A transactions. The event is hosted by Deal Flow Media on 4 April 2013 at the Westin Times Square in New York City.

Written by Alex Butler

M&A UPTURN: High-Quality IP Informs Strategic Investments & Acquisition Programs

As cash continues to accumulate on corporate balance sheets, pressures are rising to increase returns.  Given the correlation between high-quality IP holdings and successful exit from venture capital funds, learn how leading strategy practitioners, investors, and business development functions gain from including patent portfolio analytics in their tool-kit.

Patent Strategy: Bolster Your Patent Position Prior to IPO

Last week peHUBwire reported on the biggest U.S. IPO of the year, digital whiteboard maker Smart Technologies Inc (SMT).  The Calgary, Alberta-based company sold 38.83 million shares for $17 each raising about $660.11 million.   Pre-IPO shareholders include funds associated with Apax Partners, chipmaker Intel Corp and IFF Holdings Inc.

Written by Alexander Butler

Patent Quality and Patent Context vs. "Patent Value"

During this week's Licensing Executive's Society Spring Meeting in Boston, several interesting dynamics are appearing.

Most interesting was the growing willingness of participants to discuss the past few years' "IP bubble" and the recent focus on patents' dollar value calculations and patent valuation.

In a range of discussions from university technology transfer directors to patent attorneys and technology company executives, we appear to be returning to a focus on fundamental components of patent value:

  • Understanding the importance of the technology
  • Focusing upon the quality of the legal protection
  •  And, figuring out the proper or best commercialization strategies