Monday, 30 July 2012

Is there potential value to be extracted from a properly developed patent portfolio?

By: Kingsley Egbuonu, IP Analyst
This is a piece by Neil Wilkof titled, "Mega-Patent Portfolio Sales: Chimera or Here to Stay?" which was first published on the IP finance blog on Friday, 27 July 2012. In this piece, Neil asks whether the recent sale of mega-patent portfolios is the most graphic example of the potential value to be extracted from a properly developed patent portfolio, or the result of a number of idiosyncratic circumstances that have created a distorted market for patents, bordering on being a full-fledged patent bubble. This is what he had to say:

Thursday, 26 July 2012

How does Venture Capital (VC) Work?

Just imagine for a second that you are that buzzing entrepreneur looking for capital to plough into your latest project; traditional lending institution’s doors are closed, but you then hear about ‘Venture Capital’ (VC) and you wonder: “what is VC and how does it work?” 

This article serves as an overview of the world of VC, from its definition, to how best to approach VCs.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Who gets to pay when an innovation-driven project fails?

By: Kingsley Egbuonu, IP Analyst 

Decided last month by Mr Justice Hamblen in the Commercial Division of the Queens Bench, England and Wales, Brown & others v Innovatorone Plc & others [2012] EWHC 1321 (Comm) is a complex but instructive case on the question of who gets to pay when an innovation-driven project fails.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Raising Venture Capital (VC) in Africa

By: Joram Sengendo and Dan Mosanu (Summer Analysts)
'There is a big gap between the people that are looking for venture capital and the people that have venture capital.' - Joe Collins 
Many of the already functioning businesses in Africa need to be taken to the next level in order to be attractive to venture capital’ - Jade Smith

Very rarely does a group of seasoned investors and entrepreneurs, all burning with the same passion for Africa share a stage to convey their unique and insightful experiences of Venture Capital investment into the continent.

Friday, 6 July 2012

City law firm partners with leading UK venture capital advisory firm to support startup events

By: Kingsley Egbuonu, IP Analyst

United Kingdom, July 5th 2012 – The Amoo Booster Series (ABS) has made its mark in the London scene as a popular tech meetup event since being launched in January 2012 by Amoo Venture Capital Advisory,