Personality in Spades: is 2014 the year for Patent Licensing to take the stage?

Intellectual Asset Management Magazine has published its list of the Top 10 Intellectual Property Personalities of 2013. It’s important to note that the “personalities” are indeed a diverse (and prestigious!) cross-section of individuals, companies and even concepts (sovereign patent funds).

Yes, Conversant made the list. And we’re in good company. IAM also recognized Rep. Bob Goodlatte, author of recent patent legislation, incoming USPTO Deputy Director Michelle Lee, and John Veschi, CEO of our Ottawa neighbor Rockstar.

We’re pleased to see our recently-published Patent Licensing Principles spurring much-needed discussion about how the IP industry should be operating. What this recognition leaves us wondering, though, is what’s next for 2014? There’s no doubt that there is a wave of public attention and debate cresting over the IP industry. The question is: where are we headed? Will 2014 be a breakout year for our industry – and if so, what will be the major themes and trends emerging from the public debates around our business?

Share your thoughts in the comments below – let’s have a conversation about 2014.