IP Hall of Fame 2011
The five IP Hall of Fame 2011 inductees were chosen by the 45-strong IP Hall of Fame Academy following a selection process that began in October 2010. Members of the global IP community were invited to nominate individuals who they felt had “made an outstanding contribution to the development of intellectual property law and practice".
The 2011 inductees are an IP scholar and author of one of the most renowned texts on US patent law; a Big Pharma in-house counsel who has campaigned tirelessly for US patent reform; the recently retired Commissioner of Trademarks at the USPTO; the Commissioner of China’s IP office responsible for vastly improving efficiency and quality; and the Chief Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
For more information on the IP Hall of Fame 2011 inductees, hover over an individual's photograph and click on the larger image that appears.