In spite of a worldwide economy that can seem downright stagnant at times, intellectual property filings are rising around the globe. This trend reflects the level to which corporate management believes that IP is important – and not just in domestic markets. As companies seek to protect and monetize their intellectual property, they must take a global view, looking at different locales as they develop their IP strategies.
But there have been significant changes in the IP landscape over the past few years, from the new rules resulting from the America Invents Act to the increase in patent litigation. So companies must take a careful look at their intellectual property budgets and rethink how they view their intellectual property.