Several years ago, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine started the Intellectual Property Hall of Fame. Each year, the organization requests nominations from the public and then asks members of its IP Hall of Fame Academy to vote for inductees. The fifty–member Academy is made up of living Hall of Fame inductees and a handful of others (including myself).
This year, six inductees were selected, including USPTO Director Dave Kappos and former Director Q. Todd Dickinson, former Copyright Register Marybeth Peters, trademark expert Professor Thomas McCarthy, Beatrix de Russe who has built Technicolor’s amazing patent licensing operations, and Alan Drewsen who is retiring from his position as longtime executive director of INTA. Congratulations on these new inductees.