The protection of patents and trademarks is crucial to maintain a competitive edge in today’s global, high-tech environment. Companies must rely on their Chief Intellectual Property Counsel to manage a cohesive IP strategy that is integrated into the overall business plan. Today’s Chief IP Counsel must balance internal spend, outside counsel, and foreign risks to protect their IP rights in the U.S. and abroad. Fortunately, with the right budget and collaboration with their senior management, the IP function will be able to propel their businesses forward.
This Intellectual Property Data Survey was developed in connection with Consero’s June 2015 Global Intellectual Property Management Forum for Fortune 1000 Chief IP Counsel. A total of 45 responses were provided, yielding interesting data that appears with brief analysis on the pages that follow.