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.Read more
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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Partner - TMI Associates
Toyotaka Abe is a partner at TMI Associates, one of the ‘Big Five’ law firms in Japan. He is licensed as a patent attorney in Japan and an attorney at law in California. Mr Abe supports clients in patent prosecution, IP transactions (patent sales, acquisitions and licensing), litigation, government relations and other related areas, drawing on his legal and business acumen acquired through significant experience both in-house and at law firms. Before joining TMI Associates, he was the director of intellectual property at Microsoft Japan. Mr Abe originally joined Microsoft in 2007 at its headquarters in Redmond, Washington, where he was engaged in international patent matters in ...
Managing Director - Papst Licensing GmbH & Co KG
Daniel Papst is managing director and co-owner of Papst Licensing GmbH & Co KG, an international licensing and patent monetisation firm located in Germany. Mr Papst contributes to the experience and successful track record of Papst Licensing, which has concluded over 170 licences. In addition to managing actions against patent infringers and negotiating licences, he analyses products, technologies and markets and oversees an international network of attorneys, patent lawyers, technical consultants and market analysts. Mr Papst supervises the drafting of patents and licence agreements, the monitoring of licence contracts and the handling of notification and debt collection ...
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