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Eternal Vigilance Is The Price Of Patent Protection

Hosted By: Tim Haïdar, EIC
12/11/2013
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Hein Wille

In this exclusive interview, Oil & Gas IQ speaks with Hein Wille, Corporate Intellectual Property Director at SBM Offshore about how a tech company with a market cap of $3.9 billion keeps its intellectual property safe from prying eyes and opportunistic competitors.

In the course of his interview, Hein touches on:

  • The particular challenges involved O&G space in particular is infringement situations with partners. Could you explain this further?

  • Why is infringement such a problem and how do you at SBM Offshore overcome these problems?

  • The hydrocarbons industry is one that has constant technological developments, but as an industry it is still very conservative. What problems does this innate conservatism present for you and others within the O&G IP space?