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The IP personalities of 2017

By Joff Wild

IAM names the 10 people and institutions that made some of the biggest waves over the last year and that helped to encapsulate developments in the global IP market

The world of IP value creation is getting bigger every year – as are the challenges facing those who work within it. This makes it increasingly tough to decide who to include in our annual listing of the personalities that we believe in some way capture the essence of what is going on. However, it is not one we shirk; and so, after a great deal of consideration, the final 10 have been identified. Of course, we define a ‘personality’ in broad terms. You do not have to be a human being or even a single identifiable entity to qualify – it is all about who and what caught our eye over the past 12 months. With that in mind, here in alphabetical order is who and what we feel defined the year just gone in intellectual property.

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