IoT patent owners still hold the future in their own hands – but the clock is ticking | IAM
Anyone doubting the challenges that the Internet of Things is now posing for IP professionals – whether in-house, private practice or working in policy – should have been in Munich on Wednesday, 20th November. There, at the Charles Hotel, well over 100 delegates attended IAM’s inaugural IoT IP conference. It was a huge success.
Sometimes at events, speakers can be reluctant to go beyond the company line and to get deep into a subject, while audience members dutifully listen but do not engage. On that Wednesday, though, delegates were not only treated to a wide range of in-depth panel sessions and fireside chats involving people with deep insights and a willingness to share, but themselves got involved in debates and asked probing questions throughout.