IP: IP lawyers in the spotlight

Astute management of IP assets can have a significant impact on the bottom line

With board directors and company shareholders becoming increasingly aware of the value of intellectual property — and wanting to know what’s being done to utilize a company’s IP assets to optimal effect — the spotlight is on the in-house IP lawyer more than ever before. But is this higher profile something of a mixed blessing?

Intellectual property once, for most people, just a vague concept behind headline-grabbing new products and gadgets has been making news in its own right over the past couple of years.

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Ruth Daniels

Ruth Daniels heads up the global legal function at CPA Global, one of the world’s leading providers of IP management software and services. She...

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