“A business strategy without an IP strategy is no strategy”. These were the words with which Frans van Houten, the CEO of Philips started the by now bi-annual two day crash course in monetization of IP, particularly patents. For the uninitiated, the ‘crash course’ to which I refer was the IP Business Congress (IPBC) 2014 in Amsterdam, Holland, organized by the irrepressible Joff Wild, editor of the IAM (Intellectual Asset Magazine).
For those of you who were not able to attend this year’s Congress or have never been to this Congress, let me take this opportunity to fill you in on the goings on. (more…)