INNOVATION? GROWTH? GO NORTH YOUNG MAN

To the classical conversational icebreaker “What is your favourite city”, I’d probably pause for a moment and then say Paris, but today I am further north, in appropriately “The Paris of the North”, Edinburgh.  Now Edinburgh is not a city I know much about and I’d better say straightway, so as to avoid early annoyance [...]

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SHARPENING THE KNIVES

Kitchen drama isn’t limited to Gordon Ramsey’s colourful histrionics, after all.  A surprising tale from the restaurant world hit the streets, or rather the court rooms in the US recently as Dataworks sued Commlog over copyright and trademark infringement in Dataworks “well known” “Red Book” products, including organizational aids used in restaurants. I can feel [...]

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RAMBUS WINS BIG

News that Korean giant Samsung has settled with US technology licensing company Rambus for $900M to resolve a range of disputes including anti-trust and patent infringement, brings another twist in the up and down story of Rambus’ licensing ambitions.  A twist that must seem very sweet after Rambus has been through some difficult times, including [...]

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KNOW THEY SELF

Let me start with a statement of belief: the ownership of intellectual property by the individual that created it, is a fundamental human right.  In a sophisticated knowledge economy, owning and trading in our intellectual capital is as fundamental as trading in our labour was in a manufacturing economy.  So, attacks on the systems of [...]

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