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Stu Kaback Business Impact Award Presentations at PIUG Annual Conferences

This page was initiated in 2020. We would welcome older award presentation text. Please provide other presentations that are missing to the PIUG Board or PIUG Webmaster for inclusion on this page. Recipients below are listed in alphabetical order by year. The full list in chronological order is available on the Stu Kaback Business Impact Award page.

Martha Yates

October 2020 – Martha was recognized for creating a comprehensive patent portfolio database, which created tremendous value to Bayer, through patent marking and licensing activities.

Presented by Shelley Pavlek, PIUG Chair

It is my absolute pleasure to present this award to Martha. She will talk in detail about her project: Patent Portfolio Database and Virtual Patent Marking. But before she does that, I would like to read from her supporting documentation provided by James Davis, the US Intellectual Property and Licensing Lead for Bayer Crop Science.

James has worked with Martha for the past 13 years and says that when he started at Bayer, information about an issued patent could only be found on a poorly maintained spreadsheet or on individual attorney dockets.

Martha recognized the need to improve the tracking of patent information & took the initiative to create a comprehensive patent portfolio database, which has created tremendous value to the organization, through patent marking and licensing activities.

Martha demonstrated the unique combination of skills possessed by patent information professionals and the value that they provide. The creation & maintenance of the patent database requires in-depth knowledge of global IP systems and rules, understanding of product lifecycle management and portfolios, and coordination with multiple business stakeholders across IP, R&D, Corporate Strategy and Technology Licensing.

Congratulations Martha! I will turn it over to you… View Martha's Stu Kaback Business Impact Award acceptance presentation highlighting her efforts on Patent Marking.

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