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.