Mike McLean, UBM TechInsights
EETimes (1/11/2013 12:01 AM EST)
Intellectual property and patents became headline news in 2012 as lawsuits, sales and competitive gamesmanship resulted in an increasing number of firms actively employing intellectual assets as viable tools for building their businesses. The likes of Google, Samsung, Kodak, Apple and Marvell were linked to millions (and billions) of dollars in litigation.
We expect ongoing growth in the number of companies seeking to enhance an IP position and leverage their rights aggressively. Our research shows an increasing variety of competitors seeking to capitalize on product, design and intellectual innovation.
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