IPR, and especially patents, play an important role in the high-tech economy. While their original purpose is incentivizing investments into innovations, they are considered by the companies more and more as important intangible assets. These assets are used strategically, in example by blocking competitors to follow specific technological pathways. Besides that, IPR assets gain more momentum as literals in IP finance. In parallel to the increasing economic importance of IPRs, a whole ecosystem of IPR interest groups (lobbyists) has been emerged. By analysing all the IPR interest groups we have already tracked in the IP Industry Base, we were surprised by the diversity of interests they serve and started to segment this field of lobbyists. The result is this (incomplete) tracke of IPR interest groups.
With the IP Industry Base we are dedicated to create more transparency on the market for IP-related service, like patent attorneys, IP consulting firms or even NPEs. In 2015 we improved the IP Industry Base through more functionality, more data and higher quality of data. Th IP Industry Base changed a lot in the last 12 months. Follow our journey through the year 2015 in this blog post.