It is a pleasure to welcome you to the 2018 edition of IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists, our annual listing of individuals who lead the way in the development and implementation of world-class IP value creation programmes.
As the only platform that focuses on intellectual property as a business asset, IAM 's belief is that IP assets are significant enhancers of business value. Among other things, they can help to drive revenues, increase profits, motor collaborations, secure freedom to operate and act as security in the financial markets.
However, all of this and more would be impossible without the contributions of individual men and women with a deep understanding of the ways in which intellectual property can most effectively be put to work. These are the world-class IP strategists we seek to identify in this guide. They do not see issues from just one perspective; instead, they see value creation 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. Since 2016, our coverage has included in-house corporate IP professionals – the people working on the front lines of IP value creation – as well as third-party advisers and operators. This has 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 at no cost. It is not possible to buy a place in the guide. However, all thirdparty 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 of specialisaiton applied to them. However, there are not always easy fits. Therefore, please bear in mind that the categories are for guidance purposes only and do not 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 ...
Vice President - France Brevets
Vincent Puyplat is vice president, licensing at France Brevets SAS. France Brevets is an IP-focused investment, monetisation and IP strategic management company that was established by the French government and the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations in 2011. France Brevets has overseen major worldwide licensing programmes, including on near field communication technology, and has initiated a significant number of patent factories for research organisations and small and medium-sized enterprises that have generated high-quality patents, including on 5G technology. Before joining France Brevets in May 2015, Mr Puyplat was principal IP counsel at PHILIPS, where he conducted a ...
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