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Intellectual Property, Finance and Corporate Governance

By Janice Denoncourt

© 2018 – Routledge

288 pages

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Description

IP law has evolved from being a little pool to a big ocean. Corporate governance needs to respond to society’s rising expectations of directors and boards as the impact of the global intellectual property ecosystem is felt. How can a responsible corporate culture of IP transparency be stimulated to create a rosy future to connect corporate communication with the desires of shareholders, investors and other stakeholders? The astonishing lack of material quantitative and qualitative information companies report about their IP assets makes it difficult for shareholders and other stakeholders to assess directors’ stewardship of those assets – a pressing corporate governance issue in the 21st century. This book advances IP reporting in alignment with the key corporate governance principles of transparency and disclosure. It analyses the juncture between the IP ecosystem; corporate finance and accounting for intangibles; and corporate governance. Patents, mini-case studies and an original business triage style model for assessing IP disclosures are used to illustrate the gaps corporate governance theory needs to address. Focussing on the common law tradition of corporate governance in England and Wales, intangibles and IP reporting developments in other jurisdictions are also explored.

Table of Contents

Part One The Corporate Intellectual Property Landscape

1 Corporate governance and IP assets

2 Corporate governance: the IP and patent ecosystem

Part 2 The IP finance dimension: corporate governance and transparency

3 Bridging the gap between corporate finance and corporate governance

Part 3 Accounting for IP: corporate IP assets and transparency

4 True and fair patent valuation: a corporate governance issue?

Part 4 The Corporate Governance Dimension

5 Transparency in corporate IP asset reporting

6 International initiatives in corporate narrative IP asset disclosure

7 Substance and form: developing a normative practice for corporate narrative IP asset disclosures

8 A triage-style ‘materiality evaluation model’ for IP and patent disclosures

9 Corporate governance and IP value creation reporting: reflections, conclusions and recommendations

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About the Author

Author

Janice Denoncourt is a senior lecturer in intellectual property law and company law at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom

About the Series

Routledge Research in Intellectual Property

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW022000
LAW / Corporate
LAW050000
LAW / Intellectual Property / General
LAW050020
LAW / Intellectual Property / Patent