The IP landscape has developed significantly since IAM last conducted a benchmarking survey back in 2012. The US has witnessed the introduction and implementation of the America Invents Act, while over in Europe progress towards an EU patent and unified patent court is being made. However, some things never seem to change: the troll vs NPE debate continues; while to many international IP owners China remains a challenge as much as an opportunity.
As important as it is to report on this landscape, of equal importance is capturing the view that its inhabitants take of it. To reflect this, IAM has created three unique IP benchmarking surveys to reveal exactly what you - our readership - think about issues such as patent value, litigation, patent office performance, the need for further US reform, the potential impact of the new EU patent system and IP threats and opportunities, as well as a whole lot more. Each of these surveys is tailored to a specific part of our readership demographic so that we can tease out the difference between the views of our readers based in-house at operating companies, in private practice or working inside an NPE (we know that not everyone falls into one of these three categories and apologise if you do not, but we had to draw the line somewhere).
Each survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and all responses are entirely confidential.
All those who participate will automatically be entered into a draw to win a free delegate place at IPBC Global, being held in San Francisco this June. We will also send all participants a copy of the full results of all three surveys.
- If you work at an operating company, please click here to complete your survey.
- If you work at an NPE, please click here to complete your survey.
- If you are a private practice lawyer or attorney, please click here to complete your survey.
The closing date for receipt of survey responses is March 25.
Selected results will be published in IAM and on this blog in June.
Should you have any questions about the survey or experience any technical difficulties, please contact IAM senior reporter Sara-Jayne Clover at [email protected].