Friday, 19 August 2016

A matter of opinion: the IP in the Boardroom survey

With apologies to anyone who has either completed the nine questions that constitute the ongoing survey on "IP in the Boardroom" or who has decided not to, this weblog is again running the text, below, of an earlier blog post which appeals for your response -- ideally before the end of August.  

While we are grateful for the responses already received, we are acutely aware that the credibility of any attempt to gauge attitudes towards intellectual property-based decisions made by companies is enhanced when a larger number of opinion-holders express their views.  

Apart from the survey responses already notched up, we can report that over 20 respondents have voluntarily agreed to be interviewed so that their views can be recorded and studied in greater detail.  This process adds meat to the bare bones of aggregated answers that lists of questions generate.

So, here's the text of our earlier request:
... but of course we do!
This June Aistemos ran a short survey on attitudes towards what is best referred to as "IP in the Boardroom" -- the issues concerning the formation of business plans and corporate policy for companies that depend on intellectual property (whether their own or others'), the level at which IP-relevant decisions are taken and the identification of the data and analytical tools that are most appropriate for providing the factual platform on which projections are made and decisions taken. The results of this survey were published and formed the basis for a subsequent Roundtable on the same subject [reported, together with some of the survey's findings, in "IP Strategy in the Boardroom: around the Roundtable", here].

Following the success of the earlier survey and the level of interest it generated, Aistemos has decided to conduct a further, more extensive survey, and will be publishing the findings in a report later in the year.

The link to the survey is accessible by clicking here. Do please participate if you can, since the results are more meaningful when they reflect the views and positions of a larger number of respondents. There are only nine questions and, while the aggregate of the answers can be of monumental significance, they are all clearly drafted and truly easy to answer.

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