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
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.