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IP advocates honoured at North America Awards

Eileen McDermott, New York


Managing IP’s sixth annual North America Awards ceremony included awards in nearly 70 categories, including achievement awards for INTA’s Alan Drewsen, Robert Armitage and David Kappos, all of whom have recently ended careers dedicated to improving the IP system and advocating for IP change

Alan Drewsen and Kathryn Barrett Park

The awards were held Tuesday night at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington DC.

Drewsen, who won the Lifetime Achievement Award, spent 15 years as executive director of INTA, and helped to assemble the task force responsible for drafting the Federal Anti-Dilution Statute. He was introduced by INTA past president and General Electric senior counsel for advertising and brand management, Kathryn Barrett Park, who has worked closely with Drewsen throughout his career (both pictured, right).

Park called Drewsen "a consummate diplomat", and Drewsen said that being presented awards recently by Jerome Gilson, Thomas McCarthy and now Kathryn Barrett Park was equivalent to being handed "an Oscar by DeNiro, Pacino and Meryl Streep or a Grammy by Dylan, Springsteen and Beyonce".

Robert Armitage retired as senior vice president and general counsel at Eli Lilly at the end of last year,...


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