IP Hall of Fame 2011

The IP Hall of Fame was the brainchild of the publisher Intellectual Asset Management (IAM). Over the past five years, forty-two individuals have been inducted into the hall of fame. [Link]  

Inductees are first nominated by the public at large.  A maximum of five inductees for 2011 will then be selected by the IP Hall of Fame Academy.  The Academy itself is made-up of all living inductees as well as a handful of others, including myself, Todd Dickinson (AIPLA), and Ciarán McGinley (EPO).

Nominations can be submitted online. [Link]. New inductees will be announced in February 2011.

9 thoughts on “IP Hall of Fame 2011

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    That’s a great question. Being so focused on WHERE THINGS COME BACK and getting it ready for bookshelves hasn’t allowed for much talk of a second novel. Because it’s such a long process (usually 18 months at least from contract to shelves), there isn’t any rush in seeing a second book. My agent has, however, read much of the one I’m working on and has discussed it with me. As far as their approval of my approach to writing-it isn’t really something that’s an issue…at least not as far as I can tell. I think they’ve worked with enough writers to know that we all have our own systems of getting the job done.
    I’m also happy to report that, as of yesterday, I’m back to work (slowly but surely) on novel # 2.

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    The criteria for the hall includes: “The IP Hall of Fame exists to honour those individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the creation of today’s global IP system.”

    The IP Hall of Fame partially seems like a legit list (has Giles Rich and other significant players), but seems to stretch to include women and appears to use their female gender to upweight their qualifications (first “female” president of the International Trademark Association, one of the most prominent “women” patent lawyers in the world.) That is a shame because I’m sure there are plenty of women qualified to be on the list without accouting for their gender. Maybe not (or no one put in much effort to locate them) and that is what The IP Hall of Fame realized and took the action they did because of it and that is the message they are conveying.

    In view of the above, it probably only is a matter of time before people are added to the hall not for what they had accomplished but for the promise, vision, and commitment of what they would accomplish once put in a political position to do so.

    I think the IP Hall of Fame Academy was a good idea, but when you upweight candidates because of their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, it takes away from inductees who have such race, color, religion, sex, or national origin but are qualified to be in the hall without such upweighting.

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