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 Partner, Seattle - Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
Bart Eppenauer rejoined Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP after serving as Microsoft’s chief patent counsel for more than a decade. In that role, Mr Eppenauer led the patent group in the legal and corporate affairs department, where he developed Microsoft’s patent portfolio of more than 35,000 issued patents worldwide and managed a team of more than 100 patent professionals offering patent counselling and product development support across all of Microsoft’s business and research divisions. Under Mr Eppenauer’s guidance, Microsoft’s high-quality patent portfolio resulted in an extremely successful IP licensing programme and received top rankings in IEEE ...
Independent IP Consultant - Ian Harvey IP Consultancy
Ian Harvey was CEO of BTG plc from 1985 until his retirement in 2004. During that time, he oversaw the privatisation of BTG in 1992, its public flotation in 1995, a demerger of part of its business and three rights issues – amounting to approximately £250 million – to raise business expansion capital from its shareholders. BTG was the world’s leading technology commercialisation company and had been patenting and licensing globally since the early 1950s.Mr Harvey was chair of the Intellectual Property Institute from 1999 to 2011 and of the UK government’s IP Advisory Committee from 2001 to 2005. After obtaining a degree in mechanical sciences from Cambridge University, Mr Harvey ...
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