1 Aug
2005

A tsar is born

For nearly three years now, Joe Beyers has been the man in charge ofintellectual property strategy at Hewlett Packard. During that time he hasmade quite an impact.It is deeply ironic that Joe Beyers now controlsthe Hewlett-Packard Company’s intellectualproperty strategy. When he was a young HPengineer, one of his biggest frustrations wasthat his company did not see fit to enforce apatent on which he was the inventor. The 66-year-old HP, which has traditionally beenengineering-driven, was then distinctly nonentrepreneurialin terms of exploiting itsintellectual property....