Carlo Cotrone

Carlo Cotrone

Carlo Cotrone is Senior Intellectual Property Counsel at Baker Hughes, a GE company, in Houston. As lead IP counsel for the Subsea Drilling Systems, Surface Pressure Control, and Wireline Services business units, he develops and manages the execution of offensive and defensive IP strategies; provides IP and general corporate advice; and negotiates strategic agreements with customers, suppliers, and licensees. Carlo also is Adjunct Professor of Law at University of Houston Law Center and a frequent speaker on IP topics. Previously, he practiced law at several firms on the East Coast and in the Midwest, most recently as a partner.


Posts by Carlo Cotrone


How Law Firm Partners Can Gain Associates’ Commitment and Respect

In their supervisory role, partners typically set the tone for, and dictate the parameters of, their interactions with associates. A first partner may approach the partner-associate relationship …
By Carlo Cotrone
1 month ago 1

Transfer Pricing Basics for IP Professionals

Transfer pricing refers to the prices charged for goods, services, and intellectual property (IP) between or among legal entities of a corporation, including a parent company and …
By Carlo Cotrone & Ekow Acquaah
6 months ago 2

Seven New Year’s Resolutions for IP Strategists

Every year around this time, many pause to reflect on the past and present and chart a course for self-improvement. For aspiring or accomplished intellectual property (IP) …
By Carlo Cotrone
7 months ago 1

‘Patent Prosecutor’ or ‘IP Counselor’?: Clients and Practitioners Should Choose Wisely

In sum, patent prosecutors who operate principally as IP counselors best position themselves to make a greater impact on their clients and build a more profitable, sustainable …
By Carlo Cotrone
11 months ago 5

Seven Hallmarks of a Rational Global Patent Strategy

Faced with ever-shrinking budgets and mounting pressure from the C-suite to demonstrate intellectual property (IP) value, many enterprises have jettisoned a once-prevailing global patent strategy: “File anywhere …
By Carlo Cotrone
1 year ago 0

Revisiting the Standard NDA After ZeniMax v. Oculus

ZeniMax offers useful insights for enterprises seeking to maximize the benefits of NDAs while minimizing the time and effort needed to negotiate them... Most technology enterprises are …
By Carlo Cotrone
1 year ago 0

Does Your IP Strategy Need a Tune-Up?

While many, if not most, enterprises have instituted, and are executing, an IP strategy of some sort, an important question should be considered: Is the IP strategy …
By Carlo Cotrone
1 year ago 0

Invention Harvesting: Best Practices for Turning Aspiration into Action

Invention harvesting can be leveraged in the context of active development projects to ensure that valuable project-related intellectual property (IP) is duly protected. Significantly, invention harvesting also …
By Carlo Cotrone
2 years ago 0

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