News and Activities

2017
Intellectual Property Benchmark Reports

Corporate Intellectual Property Legal Department Practices
ipPerformance Conducts the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s Intellectual Property Practices Benchmark Study.

Inventor Rewards and Recognition Program
Corporate Inventor Rewards Increase, Companies incentivize inventors with many financial and non-financial rewards.

Invention Harvesting, Selection and IP Decisions
Corporate Intellectual Property Programs Use Multiple Invention-Harvesting Methods to Capture Valuable Inventions.

Patent Application Preparation Quality
Companies report how they prepare their patent applications to ensure validity and enforcement.

Activities

2017 Intellectual Property Owners Association’s Annual Meeting
Robert Williamson moderated a panel discussion at Intellectual Property Owners Association’s Annual Meeting on Intellectual Property Practices Benchmark Study.

Trends in Corporate Intellectual Property Management
Key findings of IPO’s 2017 Corporate IP Management Benchmarking Survey and noteworthy comparisons to previous surveys (2013, 2011, 2009, and 2006) will be presented during this session. Chief IP
counsel representing diverse industries will comment on the analysis of the survey results and offer their insights on its implications for future changes in corporate IP management.
Panelist included:
Colm Dobbyn, General Counsel, Intellectual Property, Mastercard
Dan Enebo, Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Cargill
Tom Beall, Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Corning

Robert Williamson moderated a panel discussion at Corporate Intellectual Property Institute Annual Conference
Trends in Corporate Intellectual Property Management – Where have we been and where should we be heading?
This presentation and panel of senior IP law leaders will address key trends in IP management over the past decade as identified in IPO’s 2017 Corporate IP Survey Report and prior IPO surveys conducted in 2013 and 2011. This rich source of corporate IP data provides a baseline for panelists to consider the implications these developing trends may have for corporate IP organizations in the future.
Moderator: Robert Williamson, President, ipPerformance Group
Panelist: Gene Potkay, SVP Intellectual Property, Nielsen
Panelist: Al Riddle, VP IP, Baker Hughes General Electric
Panelist: Hanns Hallesius, Head of Group Patents, AB Electrolux

Robert Williamson presents at Licensing Executive Society Annual Meeting
Competitive Intelligence and IP Research Strategies: Getting a Grip on the Competitive Landscapes and Identifying the Best Targets