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



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