JiNan Glasgow George has built her career, from engineering to patent law and investing, by finding non-conventional approaches and creatively using resources to provide answers. She helps large companies and entrepreneurs alike to create strategic IP portfolios that generate economic value and sustainable development. She believes that everyone has the power to create; her work globally has focused on transforming ideas into reality and creating positive commercial impact.
A patent attorney and former patent examiner with the USPTO, she is a registered patent attorney with the North Carolina (NC) Bar and the USPTO; she is the founding partner of Neo IP, an IP firm in Durham, NC.
Ms George has spoken on IP and patent strategy at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and has been a featured speaker at IP conferences in India, Italy, France, South Africa, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, Ghana and throughout the United States.
Ms George is the CEO and co-founder of Magic Number, Inc, a business intelligence software as a service company that provides insights for investors and executives, entrepreneurs and innovation-based companies. Its proprietary Patent Forecast® software, driven by AI and machine learning, provides dynamic, interactive visualisation of patent data and market data.
She is the founder and CEO of Neopatents, a patent research and analytics company that provides proprietary patent mapping software and consulting services for analysing patents across all technology fields.
Ms George founded the Eclipse IP Futures Conference in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, now in its eighth year. This invitation-only conference has covered patent strategy, competitive intelligence, valuation and enforcement, featuring global experts covering patents, technology and investment.
Ms George’s educational background includes degrees in engineering, law and theology from North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, respectively.