The world’s pre-eminent IP strategists have been named in the IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists, published online by IAM and free to access. The unique guide lists the individuals that in-depth research, undertaken by a team based in London, Washington DC and Hong Kong, has shown possess world-class skills in the development and roll-out of strategies that maximise the value of patents, copyright, trademarks and other IP rights.
The IAM research team spoke to a wide range of senior corporate IP managers in North America, Europe and Asia, as well as third-party IP service providers, in order to identify these IP leaders: men and women whose business is the creation, development and deployment of strategies that enable IP owners to gain maximum value from their portfolios. Only those individuals nominated multiple times by different parties as outstanding IP strategists are listed in the IAM Strategy 300.
Not only does the publication feature world-class, third-party IP advisers, but it also includes individuals that work inside operating companies. This reflects the growing importance that businesses across the world attach to having in-house IP value creation expertise, alongside the legal focus that has traditionally characterised corporate IP functions. Notably, there is now an emerging group of senior IP business leaders that are not lawyers by training, but instead have backgrounds in other disciplines.
The third-party service providers featured also have a wide range of professional backgrounds and areas of specialisation, including brokering, defensive patent aggregation, finance, insurance, management consultancy, the law, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, tax and valuation. They are based in centres across the world.