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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Managing Director - Navigant Consulting, Inc
Peter Hardigan is a managing director of Navigant Consulting’s IP group, based in New York. Mr Hardigan is a seasoned executive and adviser with over 15 years of experience working with intellectual property in a range of business disciplines. He has held C-suite roles at public and private firms focused on the licensing and commercialisation of patents and patented technology. He has also provided IP advisory services to attorneys, Fortune 500 companies and institutional investors engaged in the development of patented technology and IP licensing, transactions and disputes in a number of industry sectors. Mr Hardigan and Navigant IP’s team of seasoned experts assist clients ...
Partner - Lee & Hayes, PLLC
Cheryl Milone advises clients on IP strategies, including IP portfolio development, strategic and competitive analysis of IP assets, and IP commercialisation. Her technical expertise includes electrical and mechanical inventions. Before joining Lee & Hayes, Ms Milone served as the founder, CEO and chair of the world’s largest IP research community. She was invited to the White House as one of the top 50 most innovative CEOs in the United States, to contribute to a forum on improving customer service. Ms Milone has practised as a patent attorney and advocated before the US Patent and Trademark Office. She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has been ...
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