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Tesla’s Move to Open Patent Portfolio: Inspired or Foolish?

When is a manufacturer’s patent portfolio more valuable in the public domain than protected behind firewalls and lawyers? When, as open intellectual property, it has the potential to disrupt existing markets and create new ones. At least that is Tesla Mo…
Popular Discussions When is a manufacturer’s patent portfolio more valuable in the public domain than protected behind firewalls and lawyers? When, as open intellectual pr… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/teslas-move-open-patent-portfolio-inspired-or-foolish/

Cybersecurity: Just Another Business Issue?

Cybersecurity has become established as an on-going business issue for manufacturing companies. This may come as no surprise given the increased frequency and notoriety of cyber attacks on businesses and other organizations. But, even though executives at…
Cybersecurity has become established as an on-going business issue for manufacturing companies. This may come as no surprise given the increased frequency and notoriety of cyber a… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/cybersecurity-just-another-business-issue/

Get Physical, Not Digital: Dyson Advocates Engineering Innovation and IP

Launching his $8 million incubator for innovative, design-based start-ups at London’s Royal College of Art (RCA) last month, British engineer and inventor Sir James Dyson offered some strong words about the world’s current romance with the digital economy…
Launching his $8 million incubator for innovative, design-based start-ups at London’s Royal College of Art (RCA) last month, British engineer and inventor Sir James Dyson of… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/get-physical-not-digital-dyson-advocates-engineering-innovat/

Social Media: Should You Monitor Employees for Potential Security Breaches?

As social media becomes a pervasive part of life in many parts of the world, employers are becoming concerned that its use by employees may lead to security breaches and intellectual property losses.
As social media becomes a pervasive part of life in many parts of the world, employers are becoming concerned that its use by employees may lead to security breaches and intellect… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/social-media-should-you-monitor-employees-potential-security/

Can China Move Up the Value Chain?

Can China become an engine of innovation, successfully competing with Western manufacturers in the race to invent breakthrough new products and create new markets? Should China even try? A couple of academics from Georgia Institute of Technology recently …
Can China become an engine of innovation, successfully competing with Western manufacturers in the race to invent breakthrough new products and create new markets? Should China ev… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/can-china-move-value-chain/

Can You Expect Chinese Courts to Help Protect Your Intellectual Property?

How far have courts in China and other Asian countries progressed in their willingness to protect the intellectual property of manufacturing companies from the US and other Western countries? Specialty glass and ceramics manufacturer Corning Inc. is about…
How far have courts in China and other Asian countries progressed in their willingness to protect the intellectual property of manufacturing companies from the US and other Wester… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/can-you-expect-chinese-courts-help-protect-your-intellectual/

The Global View: Protecting Your IP in International Joint Ventures

Recently I had a revealing conversation with a friend about his customer's joint venture in China. The customer went to visit the joint venture, and during the plant tour he came across some boxes roughly the size of his cartons. But the information on th…
Recently I had a revealing conversation with a friend about his customer's joint venture in China. The customer went to visit the joint venture, and during the plant tour he came … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-protecting-your-ip-international-joint-ventures/

Collaborative Innovation in Action

For all the talk about the value of collaborative innovation, the examples of manufacturing companies productively devoting themselves to this potentially game-changing paradigm are few. This week, however, I came across a collaborative innovation initia…
For all the talk about the value of collaborative innovation, the examples of manufacturing companies productively devoting themselves to this potentially game-changing parad… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/collaborative-innovation-action/

Protecting Global Manufacturing Process IP

Whenever manufacturing executives contemplate implementing global manufacturing and distribution strategies, they invariably stop to consider how they will protect the valuable intellectual property assets embedded in their products. And it’s no wonder. L…
Whenever manufacturing executives contemplate implementing global manufacturing and distribution strategies, they invariably stop to consider how they will protect the valuable in… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/protecting-global-manufacturing-process-ip/

Innovation: China’s Next Big Push

It should come as no surprise that the Chinese government is getting serious about growing that country’s industrial innovation capabilities. Although China in recent years has succeeded in breathtaking fashion at becoming the global leader in low-cost, h…
It should come as no surprise that the Chinese government is getting serious about growing that country’s industrial innovation capabilities. Although China in recent years … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/innovation-chinas-next-big-push/

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