IP Hall of Fame

IP Hall of Fame 2007

The process to find 2007's inductees into the IP Hall of Fame began with the appointment of the IP Hall of Fame Academy. This comprises all living inductees from 2006 and a number of other individuals recognised for their expertise and experience in international IP issues.

Having assembled the Academy, IAM invited members of the global IP community to submit nominations for induction. Over 300 nominations were received in the period from April to June. These were then collated and a shortlist of around 100 names was sent to Academy members, who then submitted their votes.

The 2007 inductees included a judge at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, a leading IP figure from the Arab world and one of the most influential commissioners in the history of the Japanese Patent Office.

For background information on the IP Hall of Fame 2007 inductees, hover over an individual's photograph and then click on the larger image that appears.