Category Archives: Intellectual Property

Secret Sauce and Tasty Temptation

I wrote this piece when contemplating the interplay between barriers to entry (against competition) and barriers to adoption (by customers and the market).  It was published today in the Irish Times.   I had spoken on the same topic way … Continue reading

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Technology Review of 2015

Asked to summarise the year by my editor,  I wrote this piece for the Irish Times for the 21st December: How significant a year has 2015 been for the computer industry?

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Building a global brand

This article on the challenges of building and sustaining a global consumer brand in the tech industry,  was published in the Irish Times on 9th September last. Finnish national pride was dented last week with the acquisition of Nokia’s phone … Continue reading

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Open Data

I wrote this piece on Open Data for the Irish Times,  which was published on the 24th June last.   In it I observe some of the challenges entrepreneurs may face in building their businesses on Open Data,  and how … Continue reading

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The US appears to be on the verge of a patent war over the future of the telephone – and the consumer may be the loser

My article in the Irish Times Innovation Magazine,  published last friday.  I was asked to write an opinion piece on the current patent war for mobile phone technology,  and the implications.  I suggest how patent law could be extended to … Continue reading

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Speech to Leyton-organised event on Research and Innovation

I gave the speech below this afternoon to an event organised by Leyton on “Securing Ireland’s Future through Research and Innovation”,  held at the IMI.   About 140 people attended.  My main focus was the role that the multinationals can … Continue reading

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eGovernment and the “smart” economy

The talk below is one which I was invited to give for this morning’s (18th January) Transforming Public Services Conference on eGovernment, organised by the Department of the Taoiseach. There were about 200 participants, in Dublin Castle, representing many sectors … Continue reading

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