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    Written by Luke Hohmann
    on June 27, 2010


    For the past three years, the Innovation Games Company [Editor's Note: The company changed its name to Conteneo in June 2014.] has worked with the International IP Business Conference to explore leading issues in intellectual property with Chief Intellectual Property Officers (CIPOs) from some the world’s largest and most influential companies.

    In 2010, the participants at the IP Business Conference in Munich played a new Innovation Game collaboration framework, My Worst Nightmare, to create vivid depictions of nightmare outcomes that they could imagine occurring in IP Policy, open innovation and international cooperation and others. The scenarios included increasing disconnect between business and patents, legislative environments that impede innovation, IP concerns over China and compulsory seizure of assets and others. By understanding their worst nightmares, the executives were better prepared to anticipate and avoid the negative outcomes. (Click here to read the entire report.)

    My Worst Nightmare was also previewed at the Confluence 2010 conference.

    My Worst Nightmare was a logical choice for a series of collaboration forums held at the IP Business Conference,” reported Luke Hohmann. “Industry leaders and IP executives from such companies as EADS/Airbus, Rockwell Collins and Thomson Reuters participated in parallel forums, elucidating their worst nightmare C-level exec or CIPO. The framework's structure and metaphor produced key insights and pertinent issues related to the roles and responsibilities of Chief Intellectual Property Officers.”

    Other recent uses of the collaboration framework include an analysis of working with outside vendors and partners in order to uncover and prevent miscommunication and inefficiencies.

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