IAM today released its latest list of Asia’s IP Elites – organizations in the region that put intellectual property at the heart of their business strategies. Our special report for the second quarter of 2022, available now on the IAM platform for subscribers, contains details on how the 80 selected entities adapted their IP strategies in the era of covid-19, and also includes interviews and profiles with some of the most notable personalities. names among the group.
This marks the 10e year in which IAM set out to identify the best examples of IP value creation in Asia-Pacific, an effort that was led from our Hong Kong office. During this round of research, we found that these companies have been more active than ever, even amid the disruptions of the past two years. Indeed, it is worth remembering that although much of the world has opened up as the pandemic begins to abate, major economies in the region remain closed to business travel, marking big changes in how these international companies conduct their intellectual property activities and enter into agreements.
The 80 members of the Asia IP Elite come from 10 different economies across Asia-Pacific, all of which are at different stages of IP development. The IAM team considers each company in the context of its location and industry, seeking to highlight only those that are truly ahead of the curve. For some markets this may mean having a dedicated IP team and strategy, but for most it means that IP assets make a measurable contribution to the overall business.
Although primarily designed to recognize deserving internal IP teams, the process of researching and reporting on these companies has been a major asset to the Asia-based IAM editorial team over the past decade, alerting us to scenarios and strategies of which we might otherwise have been oblivious. We also learned from our international readership that the exercise provides a useful roadmap for a dynamic region, highlighting organizations that are doing interesting things but may not be known in the West.
Most importantly, we hope the process has been useful to the Asia IP Elite organizations themselves and to the IP professionals guiding their strategies – whether it’s helping them identify peers and partners, facilitating the sharing of knowledge in person at our events or by providing validation to their own management that they are considered by the market to be among the best at what they do.
IAM has announced the return of IPBC Asia as an all-live event to be held at the Westin Tokyo from October 31 to November 2, 2022. We hope our team can welcome new and old Asia IP Elite contacts there. for a long-awaited reunion.
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