Ruth Taplin is Director of the Centre for Japanese and East Asian Studies, UK, which won Exporter of the Year in Partnership in Trading/Pathfinder for the UK in 2000. She received her doctorate from the London School of Economics and is the author/editor of 17 books and over 200 articles. She is Editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Economics and Business Law (www.ijebl.co.uk), holds a Graduate Diploma in Law and is a featured author of Routledge.
The editor of the book, Prof Ruth Taplin, who herself is a leading strategic commentator in this field, has assembled nine packed chapters each written by a guru in his or her area, ranging from technology to health to shipping. They confirm that valuation is increasing in complexity, whether in the residual value of maritime assets, or in financial services products. A key feature of the volume, the 18th book to date edited and/or authored by Prof Taplin, is that it threads through many disciplines to stimulate greater understanding of the buzzing world of innovation, as it asks how the US legal-economic model, with its short-term outlook, and the more family-oriented ethos of many companies in Asia, will handle the shock of mutual conflict. - James Brewer, allaboutshipping.co.uk In conclusion, two things in particular I like about this book. First, the book demonstrates, in multiple chapters, the complex interaction among IP, entity value, and innovation. Second, the book highlights a trend that will be with us for decades to come - that is, the simultaneous withering of IP with the rise of open innovation, and the increasing importance of privately owned and enforced IP for companies to capture the value inherent in their innovations. This is a thought-provoking book and a great read, well worth the time and effort for anyone involved in the general business of innovation or intellectual property. - Larry M. Goldstein, U.S. Patent Attorney Accurate assessment of intellectual property has always presented challenges to economists and academics. But, as technological innovation continues to blur political and cultural boundaries, it's necessary, more than ever, to re-examine the fundamental meaning of valuation. Ruth Taplin's Intellectual Property Valuation & Innovation Towards Global Harmonisation, advances the discourse through 9 chapters, which examine the valuation of tangible and intangible assets in the evolving `glocalized' economy. Stuart Ake of The Wine Foundry