The drive to develop and protect intellectual property has become increasingly vital. Issues of commercialisation, technological and collaborative innovation, as well as patent infringement are rife within the industry, and overcoming these is crucial to ensure effective use of an IP portfolio. For the third year running, we have conducted a survey of IP professionals in the Oil & Gas industry, order to better understand the effect that the tumultuous energy environment has had on various organisations’ IP strategy.
Ahead of his participation in the Oil & Gas IP Summit 2018, Oil & Gas IQ spoke to Stephane Bombino, Intellectual Property Lead (Group), Subsea 7 about the key factors to consider when starting out on an IP journey and the challenges that he has experienced first-hand in developing new tools strategies.
In the lead up to the Oil & Gas IP Summit 2018, Legal IQ surveyed over 200 industry professionals in order to better understand the effect that the low oil price environment has had on various organisations’ IP strategy.
This report looks into regional differences in the global IP landscape and the movement towards IP sharing strategies as a means to benefit the wider industry. In some cases, we have compared this years results with those of our 2016 survey to order establish the direction in which industry is moving.
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