The first episode in the series discusses the characteristics of the new IP marketplace, featuring Irving Wladawsky-Berger, IBM vice president of technology strategy and innovation. Dr. Wladawsky-Berger explains the importance of patent quality and how the ability to share ideas stimulates innovation. He also describes the necessary characteristics of a functioning IP marketplace, including increased transparency, integrity, and mechanisms for establishing fair prices.
The podcast will be available at: www.IBM.com/research/innovation.
Future topics will include open source as prior art for US patent applications, broadening community review capabilities, adding certainty to the patent process and a discussion on the upcoming patent quality index.