Welcome to the latest edition of IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists, the unique annual listing of individuals with an established track record in developing and rolling out world-class IP value creation programmes. There is no other publication like the IAM Strategy 300 – primarily because there is nothing else out there like Intellectual Asset Management (IAM). We remain the only media platform whose primary focus is on intellectual property as a business asset.Read more
We believe that intellectual property 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 intellectual property from just one perspective; instead, they view it in the round. It is this 360-degree perspective on how IP management and value creation should align with overall business strategy that makes them stand out from the crowd.
Since it was first published, 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 last year’s edition, only third-party advisers were listed in the publication; but in 2015 we decided to extend our coverage to additionally 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 were offered the opportunity to take out an enhanced biography entry for a fee, while individuals from operating companies were given the opportunity to take out a complimentary biography; some decided to do so, while others declined. All enhanced biographies have been edited into IAM house style – the content of the biographies, however, was supplied by the individuals concerned.
A detailed index which lists the world's leading IP strategists by areas of specialisation can be viewed here. All of the people featured in this guide were asked to identify which areas applied to them. However, it is not always the case that there are easy fits. Therefore, it is important to note that the categories are for guidance purposes only. They are not intended to provide definitive information and should not be used as if they do. 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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Managing Director - Upstream Partners Inc
Upstream Partners has been investing in and driving business for IP assets – ours and those of our clients – with headline-grabbing success for many years. As the advisory arm of an IP merchant banking enterprise, we help our clients to understand and achieve the value of their IP assets, in all aspects of patents, new technology and business and product creation.Mark Chandler, a managing director of Upstream Partners, provides a variety of advisory and transaction services in the areas of intellectual property and finance. Active for over 25 years in technology and IP commercialisation, Mr Chandler has helped early-stage ventures, universities, research institutes, ...
Principal - Prasad IP, PC
Sanjay Prasad has practised at the forefront of technology and intellectual property for over 20 years. He is experienced in all business and legal aspects of intellectual property, from advising on IP strategy to execution. He has served as: outside counsel, advising emerging and established companies on all aspects of IP matters; chief patent counsel to Oracle Corporation, leading the transformation of its patent strategy including licensing, litigation, policy, standard setting and software licensing matters; and licensing and business executive, handling deal development, negotiation and close, patent sales and acquisitions and leading patent ...
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