Sara-Jayne Clover

Each year IAM reaches out to members of the global IP community to nominate individuals who they believe should be inducted into the IP Hall of Fame. Now in its seventh year, this not-for-profit project enables those with an interest in IP to honour men and women from business, politics, the law, finance, academia and indeed anywhere else, who have played a significant role in the creation of today’s IP system.

The aim of the IP Hall of Fame is not only to acknowledge the vital role played by these innovators in fostering today's vibrant intellectual property environment and ensuring its continued health, but also to show how central IP is to the global economy and to the wellbeing of people around the world.

Today the nomination process to find the inductees for 2013 begins. Any member of the IP community can make a nomination, and all eligible nominations will be considered by the IP Hall of Fame Academy. When the nomination process closes on 25th February, Academy members will vote on who should join last year’s inductees. To make a nomination, simply click here .

The names of the inductees for 2013 will be made public in March. A gala dinner to honour them will be held during the IP Business Congress in Boston on 10th June.