8 Feb
2017

The IP Hall of Fame 2017: nominate your IP-spiration

In the IP space, as in any other, there are inspirational, game-changing individuals; people who – through their knowledge, skill, advocacy, insight, vision, tenacity and dedication – have changed the IP landscape for the better, and in doing so have enabled intellectual property to become the driving force that it is today.

It is these individuals who are worthy of your nomination for induction into the IP Hall of Fame.

Established a decade ago, the IP Hall of Fame enables the IP community to collectively honour men and women who have made a difference – whether they be legislators, deal-makers, educators, business executives, lawyers, judges or campaigners.

So, just as we do every year, we are asking our readers to nominate individuals who they believe are worthy of induction into the IP Hall of Fame alongside the likes of Nikola Tesla, Robin Jacob, Paul Michel, Margot Froehlinger and Pauline Newman – to name but a few. 

Please head to our nomination form, through which you can make as many nominations as you so wish. 

As ever, self-nominations, or those deemed by the IAM editorial team as purely for promotional purposes, will not be considered.

All valid nominations will be collated once the nomination period closes on 12th March and sent to the IP Hall of Fame Academy for consideration.  Comprising past inductees and acknowledged global IP thought leaders, each member of the Academy is given five votes.  The candidates who receive the most votes will be our inductees for 2017. 

Remember: nominees can work in any field, any area of intellectual property, and can be living or deceased.

The names of the inductees for 2017 will be made public in April. They will be honoured in a ceremony held during the IPBC Global in Ottawa this June.

We look forward to receiving your nominations.

Sara-Jayne Clover