We are in the midst of a very challenging and disruptive global economic climate brought about by the COVID-19 virus situation which is affecting every industry worldwide. With this economic downturn, certain IP risks become more pronounced, the first of which is a higher risk of IP litigation as operating companies seek to supplant revenue shortfalls and as non-practicing entities seek to find additional revenue streams as well through patent litigation.
Secondly, as companies are forced to embrace a ‘virtual work environment’ with employees working remotely, and as they are forced to institute a series of layoffs in order to stay afloat, there emerges a much higher risk of trade secret theft from disgruntled employees.
Unless corporations are able to adequately understand these unique risks and challenges, they will be unable to maximize their most valuable assets in today’s business world—their intellectual property.
Join Gene Quinn, President, and CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc, on THURSDAY, April 16, 2020, at 12 pm (noon) EST, for a conversation about the ways that companies can assess and mitigate IP risk. Joining Gene will be Brian Hinman, Chief Commercial Officer at Aon Intellectual Property Solutions, and former Chief IP Officer at Philips and IBM, along with Nick Chmielewski, Chief IP Broking Officer at Aon Intellectual Property Solutions.