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Oil & Gas IP: Survey Report 2019

Oil & Gas IP: Survey Report 2019

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.

The Evolution of IP & Patents in the Oil & Gas Industry

The Evolution of IP & Patents in the Oil & Gas Industry

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


Oil & Gas IP: Latest News

Oil & Gas IP: Latest News

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.

Oil & Gas IP: The Perils of Theft, Joint Ventures and Patents vs. Trade Secrets

Oil & Gas IP: The Perils of Theft, Joint Ventures and Patents vs. Trade Secrets

From bitumen and extra-heavy oil to shale and high pressure/high temperature wells, the fast pace of technological progress has meant that intellectual property in the conventional and unconventional arena, is worth its weight in black gold, and should be either zealously guarded or keenly acquired.

Oil & Gas IP Infographic

In this exclusive infographic produced by Oil & Gas IQ, we take an in-depth look at the state of intellectual property in the 21st century hydrocarbons industry. From the rise of patent trolling to where the IP threats come from on a global scale and the push for collaboration in the market place, we cover off all bases in this downloadable poster put together with help from the worldwide IP community.
Windfalls and Pitfalls: Shifting Perspectives to Software And Data in the Oil And Gas Industry

Windfalls and Pitfalls: Shifting Perspectives to Software And Data in the Oil And Gas Industry

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.

Decision-making in your IP journey

Decision-making in your IP journey

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.

Oil & Gas IP: Survey Report

Oil & Gas IP: Survey Report

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.

Oil & Gas IP Sample Attendee List

Oil & Gas IP Sample Attendee List

See who you could meet at the 5th Annual Oil & Gas IP Summit!