Top Five Global Patent Concerns for 2015

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 IP professionals are constantly being pulled in different directions. In today’s global markets, it is crucial to understand international legal frameworks across a wide range of diverse regions in order to anticipate change, harvest business opportunities and make strategic decisions to maximise return on your IP portfolio.

With Europe introducing the Unified Patent Court, China producing initial feedback from its new specialised IP court and the US seeing an increasingly activist Supreme Court, keeping an overview of what is going on around the globe has never been more important

Knowing how to successfully harness your monetisation strategies, protection methods and open innovation has now become the key competitive differentiator in litigation.
Additionally, the need to focus on generating value to your business through patent portfolio is paramount, whether this is through licensing or acquisition of patents and partnerships. Implementing and executing a powerful patent strategy which adds value to the business, aligns with business strategy and works closely with R+D/ management has never been more important.

In May 2015, Legal IQ surveyed its community to find out how current global patent issues were affecting the industry.