Bruce Berman

Managing Director at Brody Berman Associates Inc

Bruce Berman heads Brody Berman Associates, a leading management consulting and strategic communications firm. Brody Berman is best known for helping innovative businesses to differentiate their IP strengths, enhance shareholder value and generate return. Since 1988 Mr Berman has improved the performance of more than 200 businesses and patent portfolios, including Global 1000 companies, small and medium-sized enterprises and law firms.

Mr Berman draws on an extensive network of IP, global business and media contacts. He has personally counselled scores of IP executives, litigators and private equity investors and their clients.

In 2016 he founded the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU), an independent non-profit dedicated to increasing awareness of IP rights and their impact on people and commerce. CIPU provides outreach, events and an educational framework that seeks to convey the benefits of intellectual property and IP rights, and deter theft. CIPU partners and supporters include leading universities, IP owners of all types and organisations.

Mr Berman mentored Ugandan company Fruiti-Cycle, which won the Licensing Executives Society (LES) Business Plan Competition in 2016 for an efficient food delivery system. In 2017 he mentored competition winner Takachar, which is working in Kenya to develop an inexpensive and ecological method for turning biomass into fuel.

Mr Berman is responsible for five books, including The Intangible Investor and From Ideas to Assets. Articles, chapters and reviews written by him have appeared in more than 100 periodicals and books, including Nature Biotechnology, Forbes and IAM – for which he has written since 2003. He also publishes popular blog IP CloseUp.

Mr Berman is, or has been, a member of the IP Hall of Fame Academy, the Intellectual Property Owners Association, LES and the Intellectual Asset Finance Society. He received an MA from Columbia University, where he taught cinema studies for four years and completed the course requirements for a PhD. He received his BA with honours from the City College of New York.

IAM says

Innovative companies seeking to sharpen their competitive edge by IP means would be wise to call Bruce Berman – he has a decades-long track record of success as a commercial patent strategist. He has an on-trend global IP view and is extremely well connected.


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Brody Berman Associates Inc
228 East 45th Street
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New York NY 10017
United States

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