Since it became a digital industrial company, there has been an IP revolution at GE. Licensing activity has shifted to its Silicon Valley-based Venture operation and new forms of value creation have been prioritised.
These days GE seeks out IP-enabled joint ventures, co-investments to build new technologies, and works with licensees to create new products and services. It wants partners that can place GE technologies in new markets. Speed and flexibility are permanent watchwords.
At IPBC Global 2018 – taking place in San Francisco from June 10 to 12 – the company’s chief innovation officer and the CEO of GE Ventures, Sue Siegel, will explain why such a revolution was deemed necessary by the GE board, and how it happened.
Bringing unique insight from more than 30 years of corporate, entrepreneurial and venture capital experience, Ms Siegel’s message will be all about turning untapped potential into tangible returns: the very essence of creating IP value.
This is just one of the exciting sessions being organised for attendees at the world’s pre-eminent event about IP business.
With another keynote address - from European Patent Office president Benoît Battistelli on the patent challenges posed by the world’s fourth industrial revolution - as well as plenary sessions, masterclasses, debates and industry boot-camps, IPBC Global 2018 is an unmissable event for all those who believe that IP is a key business asset of the 21st century.