Experience Expectations

By Simon Webster • November 7, 2017

2017 marks ten years of the iPhone revolutionising an entire industry. But, for me, it is the apps that have proved to be more of a revolution than the hardware.

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Dubrovnik may be best known as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a location for the filming of Game of Thrones, but in early October it was also the venue for our annual customer event: CPA Global IGNITE! 2017

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IGNITE! 2017

By Simon Webster • October 2, 2017

CEO Simon Webster looks forward to IGNITE! 2017, and introduced a packed agenda of talks, networking and more.

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Picking up the pace of patents

By Simon Webster • September 28, 2017

Patent offices in India are setting a new trend. According to an article on the Times of India website, a patent was issued to a pharmaceutical company – Optimus Drugs – in just 113 days.

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Simon Webster, CEO of CPA Global, discusses why Sir Tim Berners-Lee is a personal hero and the importance of open and collaborative innovation.

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It is universally acknowledged that an IP portfolio contributes significantly to the value of a company, with estimates suggesting that up to four fifths of corporate value can be based on intangible assets such as patents and trademarks.

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By encouraging innovation through collaboration (another of our guiding principles), we try to create an environment that will not only survive failure, but also learn how to turn failure into success.

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One week after returning from the International Trademark Association (INTA) meeting in Barcelona, I have been thinking about the event and how the conversations between trademark professionals epitomise the new challenges and opportunities in our industry.

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I was drawn to an article in The Economist regarding the current legal action between Uber and Google’s parent company Alphabet over self-driving car technology.

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