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March 2017

IPforward Becoming “Can’t Miss” IP Management Conference

On an IP Management conference list, IPforward is definitely becoming one of the must-attend dates on the calendars of IP leaders in the United States. We’re delighted of course.

The third version of IPforward, April 13 at the Sofitel Hotel in Redwood Shores, continues the “bigger and better than the previous event” arc. IPforward 2017 offers more speakers, a superb keynote and an expanded topic range. With much higher pre-registrations than in previous years, we will host close to 200 IP leaders for an animated and interactive day.

March 2017

How to Become the World’s Most Efficient IP Department


“Of course, from an IP strategy view, we always try to sit with the business people and get aligned with the IP strategy. But when we talk lean IP, I think people need to spend more time with those in manufacturing and the guy on the factory floor. Try to go there once or twice and just walk through. It will inspire you and give you so many ideas. I think looking at what they are capable of doing is pretty amazing.”

- Tony Afram, Chief Patent Counsel, Leica Microsystems GmbH 

March 2017

Famous Patent Wars: 1900-1950

Continuing our analysis of famous patent wars, we look at the first half of the 20th-century. (We covered three of the most important patent wars between 1850 and 1900 in Part One).

February 2017

How To Measure Patent Quality: A View from Silicon Valley

We’re continuing our patent quality discussion by tackling the issue of measurement. How to measure patent quality is an appealing topic for everyone who especially subscribes to a “you can’t manage what you can’t measure” philosophy. Yet, measuring patent quality is fraught with subjectivity as our guest explains.

January 2017

What Is Patent Quality? A View from Silicon Valley

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