Top of mind: IP counsel discuss innovation, litigation and reform

Intellectual property continues to grow in prominence and impact, both as a business asset and as a matter of concern for legal departments

Tracey Thomas, chief IP strategist at American Express

Intellectual property—especially patents—has exploded onto the consciousness of the media and businesspeople alike in recent years. The patent wars between high-tech companies have dominated headlines, while business decision makers in the C-suite have realized just how valuable intellectual property assets can be. But with the rise in prominence of IP comes a rise in challenges and concerns.

Innovation and value

Industry-specific concerns

While the issue of patent litigation is top of mind for all IP officers, there are certain industry-specific matters that tend to crop up. For example, when dealing with high-tech products like mobile devices, major headaches can occur.

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Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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