The world’s pre-eminent IP strategists have recently been named in the latest edition of IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists, published online by IAM. And we are pleased to advise that Elaine Bergenthuin from De Beer Attorneys has been included on the list as one of the Top 300 IP Strategists internationally for 2018. Elaine is once again the only IP Practitioner from Africa to be included on this highly acclaimed list.
The unique guide lists the individuals that in-depth research, undertaken by a team based in London, Washington DC and Hong Kong, has shown to possess world-class skills in the development and roll-out of strategies that maximise the value of patents, copyright, trademarks and other IP rights.
The IAM research team spoke to a wide range of senior corporate IP managers in North America, Europe and Asia, as well as third-party IP service providers, in order to identify these IP leaders: men and women whose business is the creation, development and deployment of strategies that enable IP owners to gain maximum value from their portfolios.
Only those individuals nominated multiple times by different parties as outstanding IP strategists are listed in the IAM Strategy 300. A number have been involved in IP-related transactions valued in the hundreds of millions, or even billions, of dollars; while others have advised clients on monetisation strategies that have reaped eight, nine and 10-figure sums.