It’s a well-known fact that intellectual property is critical to fostering innovation, but when IP is not properly protected it creates company-wide bottlenecks.  

When your unique ideas, products, or services are infringed upon, your innovation strategy—and bottom line— takes a hit.  

In this episode of IP Disruptors, we discuss this topic in detail with experts Mike McLean, the VP of IP Operations and Transactions at IAC, and Stephen Robertson, Founder of IP 100 and Metis Partners.  

Join us and learn:  

  • How to build a proactive IP policing strategy
  • Common IP pitfalls including lack of total IP protection
  • How to use technology to monitor infringements, stolen trade secrets, and more! 
  • Why IP policing, beyond patents and trademarks, is critical for all your IP assets

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Expert Speaker

Mike McLean

Mike McLean

VP of IP Operations and Transactions at IAC

Mike has 20+ years of experience assessing the value of IP and helping technology companies leverage IP in their businesses.  He leads the team at IAC and is responsible for building IAC’s Freedom to Operate patent portfolio, delivering patent research to members, and providing grants to fund IP protection of clean tech innovation. 


Your host


Stephen Robertson

Founder of IP 100 and Metis Partners

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. 



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.

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