CPA Global is the world’s leading Intellectual Property (IP) management and technology company. Their powerful integrated platform of IP software and services, power and manage the valuable ideas of some of the world's biggest, most innovative and disruptive companies.
Dawn Logan Keeffe – Trademark Attorney at CPA Global – has worked in the IP industry for more than fifteen years. She is an expert in IP protection, with a focus on utilising trademark portfolio maintenance and management. We caught up with Dawn to discuss her career.
I was recently watching a Robert Smith YouTube video, posted by The Colour of STEM. Robert Smith is the founder of Vista Equity Partners (a substantial US private equity firm), and a well-known philanthropist.
Within the IP industry, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) will redefine the way the industry works – transforming processes and connecting an IP network of users. CPA Global plans to put AI and ML at the core of new solutions we are developing for our customers. Below are three key areas where we are making strong progress and will become major parts of The IP Platform in the coming years.
Can you remember a world without the internet? Barely, I suspect. The current generation of business leaders will be the last to remember a world without the internet. Young people today are more digitally connected than any generation before them. Unless new generations understand the role that intellectual property plays in driving global growth, there is a risk that future investment in this area will be seriously impaired - fact.
China’s global influence in innovation is increasing rapidly, at least that is a conclusion that can be drawn from insight into the competitive landscape of the most innovative companies and R&D organisations. Information for Industry, Inc. (IFI) recently reported a record number of 320,003 patents granted by the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) in 2017, with a huge 28% growth in grants for Chinese companies.
The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) reported that international patent filings rose 7.3 per cent in 2016. While other industries have long used technology applications to manage large data sets, the IP industry has been somewhat risk-averse around the benefits of automation. Overly manual processes are still used to manage and execute many IP tasks.
The dynamics of the mobile industry fascinate me. In the past 30 years, it has developed from a fledgling, niche market into the single most globally adopted item of technology. Never has an industry come so far, so quickly. A critical part of the innovation journey has been the creation and licensing of intellectual property. As of 2012, it was estimated that some quarter of a million active patents impacted smartphones.
The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)’s 2017 Global Innovation Index recently revealed the top three innovation clusters were Tokyo-Yokohama, Shenzhen-Hong Kong and San Jose-San Francisco.
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