IP Questions Directors Should Ask

Twenty questions a board member should ask about Intellectual property for their companies.

In today's world, innovation moves forward at a rapid pace; As a key driver in company metrics, this constant evolution requires proactive care and a keen eye for detail to ensure intellectual property is handled appropriately and managed cost-effectively. Intellectual property (IP) is one of the most valuable assets of a company.

As a director, you are responsible to ensure that not only all the different types of IP are being protected adequately but that the company's funds are spent optimally and that the company is managing IP related risks appropriately. In this webinar, IP Expert, Natalie Giroux, will share some of the questions to regularly put on the agenda of a board meeting to ensure your organization is getting the most from its IP.


  • Natalie Giroux (Managing Director of Stratford Intellectual Property)

    Natalie Giroux

    Managing Director of Stratford Intellectual Property


    Natalie is the managing director at Stratford Intellectual Property. She is a pragmatic achiever with extensive experience in the areas of strategic Intellectual Property (IP).
    Throughout her career, she has combined deep technical knowledge with business insights and leadership skills to serve a variety of leading-edge start-up and large companies. She is passionate about making sure companies of any size continuously innovate and have a strong IP strategy by helping them foster an innovation minded culture and build a cost-efficient valuable IP portfolio combining patents, trademarks and trade secrets.
    Prior to acting as the Chief Scientist and IP strategist for Gridpoint Systems, she was a partner at Skypoint Capital where she provided support to the portfolio companies in the implementation of effective intellectual property strategies and managed patent litigations. 

From 1997 to 2001, Natalie held various senior management positions with Newbridge Networks and Alcatel, culminating in her role as AVP Architecture and Technology where she was responsible to create and lead three innovation labs.
    During this period Natalie also managed the five-year Lucent vs Newbridge litigation while efficiently scaling the Newbridge’s patent portfolio.

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