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Ip crammer presentation 2013

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Ip crammer presentation 2013

  1. 1. IP CRAMMER® 2013
  2. 2. IP in M&A Transactions Observations Darren Olivier
  3. 3. Role of IP in Innovation • • • • • Patents Copyright Designs Knowhow Trade Marks
  4. 4. IP and the State “PR-intensive industries contribute 26% of employment and 39% of GDP in the EU” “The entire U.S. economy relies on some form of IP, because virtually every industry either produces or uses it.”
  5. 5. Tracking China “In 2012, the number of civil IPR cases received by the courts rose by 46 percent to 87,419. So far in 2013, the growth has continued at an even faster rate...” “..by 2015 Chinese companies will be filing 500,000 patents each year, ahead of the US with about 400,000, and Japan with 300,000.” China Daily
  6. 6. IP Based Business Models At least 19 recognised including: • • • • • • • IP Auction Houses Royalty stream securitisation firms Patent licensing and enforcement companies Licensing agents IP Backed lending firms Analytics software firms IP Based insurance firms
  7. 7. IP deal of the year • $5 billion for the handset business • >$2 billion for a non exclusive patent license
  8. 8. Recognition of IP in RSA •IP Policy Traditional knowledge Exchange control Tax incentives Publically funded IP
  9. 9. Recognition by businesses • The markers Increase in litigation, filings, IP departments, outsourcing • Rise of middle class consumer • Focus on Africa and technology transfer • Dealing with empowerment through licensing • Focus on innovation • Collaboration
  10. 10. Reality – still far behind • Very few inhouse IP jobs • Dearth of legal skills (less than 200 fellows of SAIIPL) • Lack of IP officers on company boards • Government infrastructure not there • Lack of basic understanding of IP • Lack of IP management tools internally
  11. 11. But it starts with an audit. it creates understanding, galvanises interest, leads to control, enables opportunity
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