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Damian Durrant

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May 2016

How IP Leaders Can Win C-Suite Support - Interview with Bruce Elder of IDT - Part II

Continuing the latest installment of IP Answers, IDT’s Legal Director of Intellectual Property and Licensing Bruce Elder explains how in-house counsel can get attention and budget from the C-suite for their IP program.

May 2016

How IP Leaders Can Win C-Suite Support - Interview with Bruce Elder of IDT - Part I

No company - not even Google or Microsoft- has an unlimited Intellectual Property (IP) budget. It’s an ongoing challenge of fine-tuning strategy and prioritizing tactics, each  balanced against a financial reality that there’s never enough money to do everything you want. The opportunity, however, to do more of what you want often rests with your ability to solicit and secure the blessing of senior management.

March 2016

Creating an IP Strategy and Acquiring Support from Your Executive Team: an interview with Lisa McFall, Head of IP at Workday

Lisa McFall is an IP star in Silicon Valley.  After litigating patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret matters at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati for a decade, she went in house at Yahoo! and ran its IP litigation and conflict management program for five years. She left in 2009 to co-found Ovidian Group, an IP strategy consultancy later acquired by Pendrell. In 2014, she became the Head of IP at Workday, a ground-breaking provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources.

February 2016

Intellectual Property (IP) of the Super Bowl 2016

From advertising and touchdowns, to massive TV audiences and the always-hyped halftime concert, the Super Bowl® is the most-watched event on American television. On the field, in the stands, and behind the scenes, here are some of the key technologies and trademarks behind the National Football League’s marquee event.

January 2016

Challenges in Life Science Intellectual Property Management

There are few industries where the impact of IP management is as dramatic as it is in life science.

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