IP advocates honoured at North America Awards
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
The awards were
held Tuesday night at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in
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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