I’m going to be in San Francisco for a few days in July to participate in an outstanding conference on intellectual property. In my role as Corporate Patent Strategist, I’ve arranged for my employer, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, to be a sponsor of the conference, “Maximizing Returns on Your Intellectual Property Portfolio” by The Wall Street Transcript. I attended one of their IP conferences in January and was quite impressed, and look forward to being involved in the July conference. (Any of you business leaders, attorneys, or others who care about managing intellectual assets would do well to attend!) Our Chief Innovation Officer, Cheryl Perkins, and Chief Patent Counsel, Nick Leach, will be panelists there on Day 2, along with execs from a variety of other interesting companies. K-C is doing some pretty interesting things in terms of open innovation and best practices in IA, and I think it would be worth it just to hear from Cheryl and Nick.
So what does that have to do with this blog? Hey, this blog is all about service to mankind, right? Well, you’ll be served well if you join us!