Legal IQ’s Patent Survey Report

By Legal Iq, PRNE
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

LONDON, June 23, 2011 -


Legal IQ has just published the results of an Industry-wide
Patent Industry Survey, conducted recently among 4,000 patent

The results showed that almost 35.3% of respondents considered
Asia as the most important geographic region for their patent
strategies come 2012. This figure was identical to the proportion
of patent professionals choosing Europe as their key target for
applications. Meanwhile, 23.5% of patentees named the US and 5.9%
indicated South America.

With regard to reasons for filing the patents, the key concern
for patentees was preventing others from copying an innovative
product or service, followed by the need to prevent patent
infringement from themselves and trailing. Improving
product/company image and boosting revenues from licensing activity
proved to be of a little importance.

The survey was created as a part of the pre-conference research
for href="">
Global Patent Congress, taking place 20-21
September, 2011 inCopenhagen. The results
helped to shape the agenda and final speaker line-up which features
Coca-Cola, LOreal, Nokia, Micorsoft and
Philips. Coca-Cola will lead the keynote session:
International Intellectual Property Transactions - Gaining
Worldwide Competitive Advantage and Advancing Global Momentum
through Strategic Collaboration, Partnerships and Open
while Microsoft will discuss The Role of IP in
Promoting Economic Growth Through Innovation.

Other topics pointed out by survey responders that will be
discussed at the event include:

  • Latest development in the Chinese IPR protection, current
    Chinese patent system and accelerating patent approval (China
    Patent Agent - H.K. - Ltd)
  • How to approach patent portfolio management in a unique way
    using IP policies, procedures and tools (GE
  • Implementing strategies to protect your Intellectual Property
    in an online environment (World Intellectual Property
  • Airbus Case Study: patent strategies to protect defend and
    litigate against infringements (Airbus)

To access the full survey report or to find out more about
Global Patent Congress, please visit href="">
Patent Congress website, email
or call +44(0)2073689421.

Media contact: Joanna Checinska, +44(0)20-7368-9421, href="">
 - Please contact for more information or images.

Press are invited to attend this
important industry forum, if you would like to a complimentary
press pass please email Nicole Abbott


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