Poll: What are the Biggest Challenges in IP Ops

IP groups are under growing pressure to rapidly expand the size and quality of their portfolios. The challenge inherent in this is greatly complicated by the growing number of companies with competitive IP ambitions, and the resulting accelerating pace. We have heard repeatedly from IP leaders that expanding legal expertise and capacity is not the greatest obstacle they face, but …

Poll: What is the Best Way to Support IP Operations?

Corporate IP departments have commonly had a mix of internal IP staff and external legal services. The relative proportion a department adopts can be driven by a number of factors. But for many it is simply a matter of philosophy. Some believe having internal capabilties are critical; while others feel that certain legal and administrative work is more effectively outsourced …