On-demand Webinar

IP Forum 2023​ - Empowering the IP Ecosystem

Ed White
VP and Principal Analyst
Vasheharan Kanesarajah
Head of Strategy, IP Organization
Clint Mehall
Partner – Patent Attorney
Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC

Opening Session: Navigating the IP ecosystem 

Today’s intellectual property ecosystem is characterized by complex relationships among IP creators, internal legal teams, law firms, Patent and Trademark Offices and managed service providers. While digitalization remains high on the agenda, the success of the IP ecosystem also depends on a willingness to connect and collaborate and the strategic adoption of transformational technologies.

Hear from our keynote speaker, Kathi Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as she explores key themes within the IP ecosystem.

Breakout 1: The role of patents in Open Innovation

Collaboration – co-innovation – is increasingly key to successful modern innovation. Working with external partners, organizations can provide access to important pools of knowledge and reduce the investment risk of their own research and development (R&D).

In today’s more complex and volatile competitive landscape, where the lines between industries and technologies continue to blur, the need for deeper, broader expertise and knowledge is clear. Yet, it comes with a tension – sharing knowledge while protecting intellectual assets.

Topics include:

  • What does modern R&D collaboration look like – especially considering growing value chains, ecosystems, technology interoperability?
  • Does IP protection help or hinder setting up successful partnerships?
  • What can we learn from sectors where collaborative innovation is more common?
  • What are the best approaches to sharing IP?