Meet IP's most important figures
MIP's fifth annual list of the 50 most influential people in IP includes politicians, campaigners, IP owners, in-house counsel, academics and judges. Plus: interview with Alison Brimelow, EPO president
Debates about patent trolls, digital rights management,
copyright term and protection on the internet all testify to
the growing visibility of IP issues in the economy, and society
in general. In the past year, IP has been the subject of
detailed discussions in the US Congress, international actions
at the World Trade Organization and a thorough review by former
Financial Times editor Andrew Gowers in the UK.
But who is leading these debates and shaping the future of
IP? For the fifth year, MIP has put together a list of the most
influential people in IP. The list is diverse –
including distinguished judges and politicians but also
campaigners and unconventional business and technology
innovators. Inevitably, it spans people working in patents,
trade marks and copyright but also those on the borders of
traditional IP issues – such as open source and public
health policy – in a reflection that,...
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