The drive to develop and protect intellectual property has become increasingly vital. Issues of commercialisation, technological and collaborative innovation, as well as patent infringement are rife within the industry, and overcoming these is crucial to ensure effective use of an IP portfolio. For the third year running, we have conducted a survey of IP professionals in the Oil & Gas industry, order to better understand the effect that the tumultuous energy environment has had on various organisations’ IP strategy.
Ahead of his participation in the Oil & Gas IP Summit 2019, we spoke to Michel De Puydt, Head of Law Department - IP and Technology at Total to discuss the challenges of protecting IP and patents as the industry evolves and the key considerations when looking to protect and manage complex IP portfolios.
This article will cover:
- Issues of commercialisation through technological and collaborative innovation
- How the move from engineering-centred to a focus on software and data has affected how companies approach IP
-The need to preserve, manage and effectively utilise existing patent portfolios
In the past, the oil and gas industry has focused on risk management and capital as the primary means of driving revenue. However in recent years, the industry has seen a radical shift in the competitive landscape and many businesses have adjusted their IP strategies to follow suite. This article provides an high-level overview of the latest key legal cases with the Oil & Gas IP industry, the first on North America, and the second on Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Digitalisation is driving transformative change throughout the oil and gas industry, providing businesses with unparalleled opportunities to create exponential value growth and redefine boundaries. The article explores the actions of major players in the market who have made the realisation that in an age of digital transformation and innovation, those who can adapt and develop new technologies are more easily able to control and influence the direction of the market.
Ahead of his participation in the Oil & Gas IP Summit 2018, Oil & Gas IQ spoke to Stephane Bombino, Intellectual Property Lead (Group), Subsea 7 about the key factors to consider when starting out on an IP journey and the challenges that he has experienced first-hand in developing new tools strategies.
In the lead up to the Oil & Gas IP Summit 2018, Legal IQ surveyed over 200 industry professionals in order to better understand the effect that the low oil price environment has had on various organisations’ IP strategy.
This report looks into regional differences in the global IP landscape and the movement towards IP sharing strategies as a means to benefit the wider industry. In some cases, we have compared this years results with those of our 2016 survey to order establish the direction in which industry is moving.
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