John Ciannamea and Michael D’Andrea of the ipCapital Licensing Company look at why the IP battle that is ranging in the electronics industry might spread to derivatives.
Technology’s influence on the financial
services industry has grown exponentially over the last twenty
years. Between electronic trading platforms, high frequency
trading algorithms and complex derivatives, success or failure as a financial
institution has become extremely dependent on what technology
it possesses. The convergence of technology, intellectual
property, and patent infringement lawsuits is leading the way
for the next big intellectual property war.
The financial crisis has focused the eyes and ire of
regulators on the lightning fast and supremely complex
financial markets. Much of the political backlash has driven
regulatory reform that is centered on the perceived
over-leveraging that many blame for the economic collapse. As a
result, a good portion of the new regulations attempt to
minimize and control the exposure of any one entity to a given
As regulators try in vain to slow down the pace of
today’s markets, be it through reporting standards
or clearing requirements, those who possess the technology that
meets new standards while maintaining the current pace of
business will have a decided advantage over the competition. As
has been seen in many other sectors, when one player gains a
technological advantage, the IP war begins.
This article is available to subscribers and registered users
Please log in to continue reading.
Not yet registered? Take a free trial.
If you have already taken a free trial you
have ongoing access to the analysis section of FOW.com including this story.
Log in using your details below to read.
Already have an account? |