It is a pleasure to welcome you to the 2017 edition of IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists, our annual listing of individuals who our research has revealed specialise in developing and rolling out world-class IP value creation programmes.
IAM is the only media platform whose primary focus is on intellectual property as a business asset. Our strong conviction is that IP assets can and should be used to increase bottom-line returns and enhance shareholder value by, among other things, securing freedom to operate, facilitating collaborations and generating revenues.
We also believe that none of this is possible without considerable input from people who have a deep understanding of the ways in which intellectual property can most effectively be put to work. These world-class IP strategists do not see issues from just one perspective; instead, they view things in the round. It is this 360-degree perspective, combined with a demonstrable ability to deliver, which makes them stand out from the crowd.
From the very beginning, the IAM Strategy 300 has identified individuals who offer top-tier services relating to the development and implementation of strategies which enable IP owners to maximise the value of their portfolios. Until 2015, only third-party advisers were listed in the publication; but beginning in that year we extended our coverage to also include in-house corporate IP professionals – the people working on the front lines of IP value creation. In this way we have made the IAM Strategy 300 an even more invaluable, as well as much bigger, reference point.
All individuals who make the final cut, and who state that they wish to be included, are featured in the IAM Strategy 300 free of charge. Under no circumstances whatsoever is it possible to buy a place in the guide. However, all third-party advisers are offered the chance to publish an enhanced biography entry for a fee, while individuals from operating companies can take out a complimentary biography. Some decide to do so, while others decline. All enhanced biographies are edited into IAM house style – their content, however, is supplied directly by the individuals concerned.
All of the people featured in this guide were asked to identify which areas applied to them. However, there are not always easy fits. Therefore, please bear in mind that the categories are for guidance purposes only and are not intended to provide definitive information. If you wish to get a better understanding of what an individual in the IAM Strategy 300 does, it is strongly recommended that you contact that person directly.
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Chief Executive Officer - QipWorks LLC
Johanna Dwyer is an IP and technology strategy specialist with over 20 years’ experience leading intellectual property, research, development and innovation. She is the founder and CEO of QipWorks LLC, a full-service IP business that partners with technology companies, innovators and investors to build, manage and utilise their IP portfolios to support their strategic priorities. QipWorks brings rigour to IP licensing and litigation with high-quality, bespoke claim charts, detailed infringement analysis and extensive due diligence. Before creating QipWorks, Ms Dwyer founded the Innovation Lab for Saudi Aramco, developed IP strategy and management processes and supported the ...
Chief Executive Officer - Lee & Hayes, PLLC
Lewis Lee is an experienced IP attorney, entrepreneur, author, inventor and educator. Mr Lee co-founded Lee & Hayes in 1994 to focus on the intersection of law, technology and business. With intellectual property emerging as a valuable asset class, his practice has evolved into providing practical business solutions that help companies assess, build and monetise IP portfolios. Mr Lee is recognised as one of the top 300 IP strategists worldwide and the firm has been ranked first in patent quality for four consecutive years by IAM. Mr Lee has also developed 601WEST®, a division of Lee & Hayes that provides business and data analytics to assist clients in better understanding ...
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