London (03/06/2013) – The world’s leading IP strategists are named today in a unique guide published by
Intellectual Asset Management (IAM). IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists identifies individuals whose key skill set is working with IP owners to help them to maximise the value of their patents, copyrights, trademarks and other rights.
As events over recent years have shown, intellectual property is now regarded as a mainstream business asset.
Companies are increasingly judged on their ability to create value from their rights portfolios – whether that be through monetisation in the form of sale or licensing, facilitating collaborative agreements and open innovation, honing the R&D process or using the exclusionary powers of intellectual property to build a position in competitive markets. It is therefore vital that senior corporate managers and C-suite executives focus on using intellectual property to create additional revenues, increase profits and build shareholder returns, thus enhancing overall business value. There are many ways in which this can be done – but all require detailed preparation and expert third-party advice. This is where world-class IP strategists come in.
Over the course of five months, IAM researchers in the United States, Europe and Asia spoke to a wide range of senior corporate IP managers, as well as third-party IP service providers, in order to identify those considered to be at the top of the IP strategy tree: 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 considered and nominated by their peers to be outstanding IP strategists are listed in theIAM Strategy 300.
The individuals featured in the guide have a wide range of professional backgrounds and reflect the fact that the days when intellectual property was seen as just a legal issue are long gone. The 2013 edition includes specialists in areas such as 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. A number have been involved in IP-related transactions valued in the hundreds of millions, or even billions, of dollars; while others have advised clients on monetisation strategies that have reaped eight, nine and 10-figure sums.
“You do not get named in the IAM Strategy 300 by accident,” says IAM’s editor, Joff Wild. “Everyone identified in this year’s edition has an established track record in providing top-quality advice to IP owners – advice that has helped to deliver significant value to the businesses concerned, as well as to those who invest in them.
They are an essential part of wealth creation in the 21st century economy, yet in many ways they are hidden away from public view, when in fact their achievements deserve to be celebrated. We hope that the IAM
Strategy 300 will help them to gain at least some of the recognition they deserve.” The IAM Strategy 300 is available in printed format and online at www.iam-magazine.com/strategy300.
Intellectual Asset Management (www.iam-magazine.com) is produced in London by the IP Media Group Ltd and reports on intellectual property as a business asset. Its primary focus is on how intellectual property can be best managed and exploited to create corporate value. The publication’s core readership comprises senior executives in IP-owning companies, corporate counsel, private practice lawyers and attorneys, licensing and technology transfer managers, and investors and analysts.
Further information from: Harriet Marchant, the IP Media Group, London – firstname.lastname@example.org