IP strategist: Using intellectual property to help large multinationals harness their innovative edge

By Jon Calvert

Intellectual property can play an instrumental role in accelerating innovation within large global companies. By deploying carefully planned strategies, IP departments can support this process while raising their own profiles at the same time

Recently, I attended a technology conference in Berlin focused on start-ups and innovative thinkers. While there was great energy and some interesting talks from big names – including Tom Hulme, general partner at Google Ventures, Brandon Spikes, former chief executive officer at SpaceX, and former German Vice Chancellor Philipp Rosler – to be honest, some of the content lacked substance. One attendee who was there to scout technologies for a large corporation put it well when she said: “there isn’t much meat on this bone, is there?”

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