Paradigm for the CEO/ICO
|•||Understand the role of the CEO in terms of overall responsibility for the patent program|
|•||Learn to create and implement a mission to meet shareholder expectations|
|•||Learn the role of the intellectual capital officer (ICO)|
|•||Learn how to develop, implement, and manage a Patent Quality Management (PQM) system|
President Harry S. Truman set the gold standard of presidential responsibility when he coined the phrase: “The buck stops here.” Now, in the shadows of Enron, Global Crossing, Worldcom, and other business catastrophes, shareholders are holding presidents and CEOs to that gold standard. You are where the buck stops.
If you have had reason to establish that all important top-level staff position, the intellectual capital officer (ICO), then in matters related to management of your company's patents, trademarks, and intangible assets, the ICO will stop the buck-passing.
Not long ago, corporate chiefs who led their organizations in pursuit of leading-edge technology were called visionaries. Times change. Today, only those chiefs with sharp vision will properly and profitably manage the convergence of technology, law, and business across the