- Expect awareness of IP to deepen among entrepreneurs
- Startups should start making IP integral part of business
- Lack of trust has been built over the years
- Key is to get a business person to head the unit
THE Malaysian Government has for years been trying to get public universities in the country to more effectively commercialise their research and development (R&D), with various programmes and multiple millions dedicated to it.
- University adopts rigorous market filter for its IP management
- ‘We are pretty brutal’ admits director of technology licensing unit
The leak of the TPP's IP chapter confirms that we were all right to be worried – the TPP is indeed bad news, writes Dr Jeremy Malcolm.
Why has the commercialisation of public university R&D reduced the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Finance Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah to tears? Karamjit Singh has the sad story.
MDeC has disbursed nearly RM1 million (US$314,000) worth of grants to the winners of the MSC Malaysia Intellectual Property Creators Challenge (IPCC) 2013, while 15th Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) Digicon6 (Digital Contents Animation & Movie awards) Malaysian leg winners got cash prizes.
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and 360ip, a company belonging to Batelle, the world’s largest non-profit independent R&D organisation, have launched TechBridge Ventures to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore.
The Technopreneurs Association of Malaysia (TeAM) has officially filed its notice of opposition against US technology giant Apple Inc’s move to register the word ‘Startup’ as a trademark in Malaysia.
The Malaysian Government has made moves towards enabling IP rights to be valued and also used as collateral to obtain financing; but companies too must look at their IP assets and prepare to either leverage or protect what they have created, writes Gabey Goh.
The Technopreneurs Association of Malaysia (TeAM) will take on the fight to prevent Apple Inc from registering the word ‘Startup’ as a trademark in Malaysia, and is calling on all companies and individuals to support it with evidence.