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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Senior Vice President, Licensing - Personalized Media Communications LLC
Boyd Lemna is senior vice president of licensing at Personalized Media Communications LLC (PMC), an invention and licensing company headquartered in Texas. PMC owns a unique set of patents developed over a 30-year period by John C Harvey, who continues to lead the firm’s invention activities as PMC’s chair. Mr Lemna is responsible for managing PMC’s licensing programme and is a lead member of the company’s negotiation and litigation teams. He began working with PMC as a consultant in February 2010 and joined the company full time in June 2011. As an IP strategist and engineer, Mr Lemna has worked in the field of electronics for more than 30 years. Following a career with the ...
Partner - ROBIC LLP
François Painchaud specialises in business law applied to key technology sectors. He is frequently involved in drafting and negotiating complex transactions relating to technology transfers and joint ventures and in commercial and corporate law, including venture capital and mergers and acquisitions. He was named Lawyer of the Year in 2014 (information technology, Montreal) by Best Lawyers and Technology Transfer Lawyer of the Year (Canada) at the Corporate Intl magazine Global Awards. Called to the Quebec Bar in 1986, Mr Painchaud has been a partner at ROBIC for more than 25 years. He is a member of the firm’s management committee and heads its business law group. He is a ...
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