It’s no secret that having a well-defined, robust intellectual property strategy is crucial for long-term success. But in today’s hyper-competitive market how can businesses benchmark and build a winning IP strategy?
In this episode of IP Disruptors, we discuss this topic in detail with experts Dr. Stephen Coulson, the Chief Science Officer, Founder and President of Information Security, P2i and Dr. Graeme Malcolm, the CEO and Founder of M Squared, two IP100 titans at the top of their game.
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Acknowledged as one of the “World’s 300 Leading IP Strategists” by IAM Magazine, Stephen founded Metis Partners in 2003 to assist businesses with the maximization of value from their IP assets. He has advised a range of enterprises including FTSE quoted companies, SMEs, global banks, insolvency practitioners and public sector organizations across Europe and the United States. Stephen’s experience includes monetizing IP assets, providing IP due diligence, delivering IP strategies, IP asset brokerage and IP asset valuation. He also provides expertise with IP commercialization, using IP assets as security to restructure debt and IP infringement and invalidity. With 20+ years of experience in the corporate finance sector, Stephen is also well-versed in banking, angel investing, and the plc sectors.
Chief Science Officer, Founder and President Information Security, P2i
Stephen invented the P2i technology while finishing his Ph.D. at Durham University where he specialized in ‘liquid repellent surfaces.’ Upon graduating, he was employed by the UK’s Ministry of Defense within Dstl to set up a plasma capability and further scale-up the patented technology for industrial applications. Then in 2001, Stephen moved into project managing the UK Nuclear Biological and Chemical clothing program but continued to exploit the plasma technology for a range of commercial applications. Stephen was the founding member of P2i when it was formed in January 2004 and has more than 20 years of experience in advanced material sciences and plasma processing, focusing on the commercialization of the technology as a proven, cost-effective industrial process. He is the Chief Science Officer, Founder and President of Information Security and a member of P2i’s main board.
CEO and Founder, M Squared
Scientist and entrepreneur Dr Graeme Malcolm is CEO and founder of the multi-award-winning photonics and quantum technology company, M Squared, headquartered in the UK with offices globally. It's one of the UK's most innovative and disruptive technology businesses, well-known for creating the world's purest light.
Graeme is deeply committed to finding technological and entrepreneurial solutions to some of society's most significant problems, including improving healthcare and halting climate change. He's a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, The Royal Society of Edinburgh, and The Institute of Physics and his achievements include an OBE for his services to Science and Innovation, The Swan Medal from the Institute of Physics, and Entrepreneur of the Year at the Amazon Growing Business Awards.
The IP100 is an annual ranking of companies based on a rating of their IP asset strength and track record in exploiting IP. It offers a platform for IP-rich companies to gain recognition for the investment they have made in their IP.