As a global leader in intellectual property matters, IAM Media creates an annual list of standouts in the intellectual property sector. The 2021 IAM Strategy 300 list seeks to highlight industry trailblazers who have expertise in managing IP as a business asset, which is consistent with IAM’s belief that IP assets are “significant enhancers of business value.” For the fifth consecutive year, Dr. Ghobad Heidari, founder and president of GHB Intellect, was selected to the IAM Strategy 300. Dr. Chao Qi, a top patent prosecution and litigation expert at GHB Intellect, was also selected to the IAM Strategy 300.
Those included in the final list are known for offering top-tier services that enable intellectual property owners to maximize their portfolio values. These are individuals who are known for leading the way regarding the development and usage of strategies that drastically increase portfolio worth. The list cites individuals of all different backgrounds, including service providers, research institutions, corporations, and universities.
The nominees are identified through confidential endorsements online, as well as face-to-face meetings, email exchanges, and telephone interviews. The only way to make the list is to receive nominations from at least three people from outside his or her organization. This does not ensure inclusion in the IAM Strategy 300, though. In order to make the final cut, the individuals are researched and proven to have extensive skill sets, as well as “profound insights into the development, creation, and management of IP value”. Each year, IAM’s research team works with senior corporate IP managers across the planet to hand-select IP industry advisors they believe are qualified to be a part of the list.
IAM points out that all individuals who make the final cut, and who state that they wish to be included, are featured in the IAM Strategy 300 at no cost. It is not possible to buy a place in the guide, adding to its credibility.
The overwhelming majority of nominees do not make it through the vetting process to become award winners. This procedure is typically applied very strictly, with the intention of making the list of award winners as credible as possible.
As mentioned, one of those recently named to the 2021 IAM Strategy 300 list is Dr. Ghobad Heidari, founder and president of GHB Intellect. Founded based on decades of experience from industry veterans, GHB Intellect now employs hundreds of expert professionals with specializations in many technology, science, market, finance, and IP areas.
IAM aims to provide global coverage of the IP value creation environment and has acknowledged that Dr. Ghobad Heidari and his team most certainly have what it takes to qualify. The IAM Strategy 300 is centered around men and women who have world-class qualifications in the development and execution of techniques that maximize individual patent value, trademarks, copyrights, and other types of IP. Dr. Ghobad Heidari is honored to be a part of this select group.
GHB Intellect’s founder has made it his mission to provide the highest-quality services to clients all around the globe. Over the past decades, Dr. Ghobad Heidari and his team have offered IP strategy development, portfolio management, portfolio mining, technical analysis, reverse engineering, valuation, monetization support, and litigation support.
Last year IAM wrote in its testimonial of Dr. Ghobad Heidari and his work, that as “An invaluable resource in terms of the technical support necessary to undertake high-level IP monetization, Ghobad Heidari offers a first-rate service. Insightful, efficient, incredibly bright, tireless and trend-aware, he’s a patent powerhouse and go-to strategist.”
A few of his personal areas of expertise include wireless and wired communication systems/networks, consumer electronics, semiconductors, and embedded systems. Before he founded GHB Intellect in 2007, he served in different senior/executive roles at AT&T, Nokia, and Olympus Corp. He also worked at various start-ups.
Dr. Ghobad Heidari has proven his strategic intellectual property ability time and time again, with more than 30 granted patents, published papers, and a PhD in electrical engineering from Purdue University. According to IAM, he is an invaluable resource regarding technical support, unparalleled service, and insightful ideas.
Dr. Chao Qi is a patent prosecution and litigation expert with more than 10 years of professional experience in technology and legal services. He is honored to have been chosen to be part of the highly selective IAM Strategy 300.
Dr. Qi has provided consulting services to a wide range of clients in the information technology, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries.
Dr. Chao Qi has spent many years honing his craft and he has set a remarkable precedent for aspiring IP strategists to follow. His IAM Strategy 300 placement clearly shows he is on an upward trajectory in his intellectual property career.
Once again, congratulations to Dr. Ghobad Heidari and Dr. Chao Qi, who are incredibly well-deserving of the IAM Strategy 300 placement. GHB Intellect’s top experts remain open to connecting on all things IP-related.
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