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IP Hall of Fame Inductees to be Honored on June 22nd in Chicago at IP Business Congress Dinner Hosted by IAM Magazine

IP Hall of Fame Inductees to be Honored on June 22nd in Chicago at IP Business Congress Dinner Hosted by IAM Magazine

Five Pioneering Individuals Selected by Global IP Community and IP Hall of Fame Academy as Top Contributors to the Development of IP Law and Practice

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 10, 2009

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine, the world's leading provider of IP business news, today announced that the five individuals chosen for induction into the IP Hall of Fame by the IP Hall of Fame Academy in 2008 will be honored at a gala dinner on June 22nd in Chicago. This will take place as part of the IP Business Congress (http://www., which is being held in Chicago from June 21st to 23rd. The IP Hall of Fame recognizes the achievements of people who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of intellectual property law and practice.

The rigorous selection process entails nominations from members of the global IP community and final voting by members of the IP Hall of Fame Academy. This comprises inductees from previous years as well as other acknowledged global IP thought-leaders. The five inductees for 2008 are:
Jane Ginsburg - A highly influential academic and teacher who has written some of the most important IP-related books of modern times.

Francis Gurry - The Director-General of the World Intellectual Property Organization and a key figure in the development of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre.

Dolores Hanna - The first female president of the International Trademark Association and a highly influential figure in the development of trademark law and practice across the world.

Michael Kirk - The former Executive Director of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and an outstanding advocate for IP both in the U. S. and internationally.

Niels Reimers - A former director of Stanford University's Office of Technology Licensing who developed the "marketing model," the predominant strategy used by U. S. academic technology transfer enterprises.

"The IP Hall of Fame honors individuals who have helped to establish intellectual property as one of the key business assets of the 21st century. The aim is not only to acknowledge the vital role played by these innovators in fostering today's vibrant IP environment and ensuring its continued health, but also to show how central IP is to the global economy and to the well-being of people across the world," explained Joff Wild, IAM Magazine's Editor. "We are looking forward to saluting the accomplishments of these key IP leaders in the presence of past inductees, members of the IP Hall of Fame Academy and IPBC delegates."

Previous IP Hall of Fame inductees include U. S. Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, the great French author Victor Hugo and inventor Thomas Edison, as well as more current names such as Marshall Phelps of Microsoft, former U. S. Senator Birch Bayh and IP guru Kevin Rivette.

IP Business Congress (http://www. is expected to be the single most important gathering in the IP community this year. Over 350 top executives, including Chief IP Officers from Fortune 500 companies, heads of IP at other major companies, global IP thought leaders and senior policy makers, will gather for two days of top-level discussion and debate at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago from the 21st to the 23rd of June.

For more information on the event and to register please visit http://www. (http://www. As a limited promotion, IAM is offering a reduced rate of $1,350 (standard rate $1,500) for those that register online and enter the code WC10.

About IAM

Intellectual Asset Management magazine (http://www. iam-magazine. com (http://www. iam-magazine. com)) is a publication that reports on intellectual property as a business asset. The magazine's primary focus is on looking at how IP can be best managed and exploited in order to increase company profits, drive shareholder value and obtain increased leverage in the capital markets. Its core readership primarily comprises senior executives in IP-owning companies, corporate counsel, private practice lawyers and attorneys, licensing and technology transfer managers, and investors and analysts. IAM magazine is part of The IP Media Group (http://www. theipmediagroup. com (http://www. theipmediagroup. com)).

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