Building Personal Wealth from Intellectual Property Rights

by William A. Jones



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/17/2015

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 616
ISBN : 9781504941211
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 616
ISBN : 9781504941204
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 616
ISBN : 9781504941198

About the Book

Intellectual property rights (IPR) are a force for good. People could harness their power more. The book describes the UK and global environment in which people can build personal wealth from IP. At its core is the statistic that approximately 70 per cent of a firm’s value is in its IP, which is generated by people. Changing the environment would help more people build personal wealth from IPR. That includes a better industrialization environment that delivers national competitive advantage through IPR. Author William Jones describes the ecosystem within which people generate and exploit IPR, using many examples, snapshots, and observations, as well as structured disciplines. The book takes a look at this ecosystem through the lens of the individual and IPR – and more specifically, the underpinning idea is that people can build their wealth by ensuring that IP works for them. It highlights factors that can influence an individual’s ability to be successful. It suggests new ideas to provide a better platform for building personal wealth. The book doesn’t fall neatly into any genre of, for example, investment, economics, law, or politics. Rather, it integrates or synthesizes a different position and new genre which exists above or to one side of these.

About the Author

William Jones Bill has led and developed European and global converging communications, Internet, media, mobile, technology, and IT businesses for over thirty years with Fortune and Times 100 companies, often their largest international businesses. He has also led SME market leaders and been instrumental in forming many new international and global entities to success and/or IPO/trade sale. He has led businesses in over twenty countries, been a resident in four, and traded with over sixty-five, and is a former board director of businesses in more than twenty. His experience has ranged from critical turnaround and restructuring to business formation and rapid growth, to transformations, cross-border, multi-site, and international jurisdictions’ commerce, including leading and developing economies. He has also undertaken work in investment, M & A, venture capital, and private equity globally. His customer base has ranged from B2B and large global multinational accounts to consumer markets and retail. He has formed, developed, built and led many businesses in the TMT/Internet/mobile convergence industries across a number of countries, often in parallel. Some he cofounded. Additionally, he has significant exposure to a range of other industries. He’s been a thought leader on convergence and next-generation policy in the UK and the EU, led major strategy projects for blue-chip companies, and been a member of the leadership teams of Fortune 100 and FTSE 100 businesses. He has chaired or spoken at leading global conferences from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Seoul, Tokyo, Beijing, and Shanghai – the most recent being the global summit on smart devices and mobility. Other topics have included copyright and technology, mobile user experience, digital-rights strategies, convergence, intellectual property rights, digital media, mobile security, homeland defence, privacy, broadband, SME policy, media and entertainment, content management, user-generated content, social media, Chinese IT industry, technology innovation in financial services, social banking/investment, Internet/IP TV, and “Big Data.” He participated in a UK government mission to Korea and Japan on TMT and was a major contributor to the report. He has been a contributory author to a mobile-Internet-industry leadership book (Mobile Web 2.0), has written for Money Management, and was a contributor to US Jupitermedia’s Digital Rights Management Watch (now Copyright and Technology). He is a recognised insider on intellectual property and rights management globally, having stimulated UK government reviews and engaged with WIPO. He has a number of notable initiatives to his credit. He has led the development and introduction of a range of products. His policy work in the UK and the EU has provided exposure to directives, programs, and developments. He recently supported World Economic Forum (Davos) initiatives on the impact of technology innovation on future financial services (published) and media and entertainment global industries (published). His engagement with the UK government probably led to the formation of the Gowers Review of Intellectual Property, to which he also contributed. Originally a graduate in metallurgy from Sheffield University, he also has an MBA (finance) from Cranfield University, is a Chartered Management Accountant, a Chartered Global Management Accountant, and a Chartered Engineer. He is FCA Retail Distribution Review (RDR) compliant, has a CFA investment management certificate, is a CFA Level II candidate, and has a CFA Statement of Professional Standing. He is an Approved Person under the UK’s FCA financial-services regulatory regime and a certified trustee under the pensions regulator’s regime. He is a PRINCE2 project-management practitioner. He is trained in governance and compliance. He is a former member of the UK government’s Broadband Stakeholder Group Executive, freeman of the City of London, liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, former director and member of the executive committee of BritishAmerican Business Inc. New York and London, former director and CEO of European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA), former advisory director of London First, and fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (Ret’d). He is a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society of UK, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, the Pensions Management Institute, the Institute of Metals and Mining, and a subject-matter expert with EU’s Horizon 2020 R & D program on Internet, innovation, SMEs, and enterprise competitiveness. He was recently a BAFTA award judge. Bill is a partner of a venture capital firm which provides international unquoted TMT investments for sophisticated and high-net-worth individuals, and supports e-synergy on cleantech/alternative energy investments. He is an angel investor in a number of disruptive global TMT companies. Global Village is a SME. It is a consulting practice with outsourcing accords and NDAs with three leading IT companies each in China and India, as well as the Philippines, Indonesia, Romania, and the US. The company won the prestigious EU Award for Online Excellence under the EU eContent program. www.globalvillage.ltd.uk