These world-class IP strategists are primarily identified through confidential nominations made online. The research process also involves face-to-face and telephone interviews, as well as email exchanges, with senior members of the global IP community. No individual can qualify for a listing unless he or she is nominated by at least three people from outside his or her own organization. Those individuals who further research shows to have exceptional skill sets, as well as profound insights into the development, creation and management of IP value, are featured in the IAM Strategy 300. For the 2020 edition of this guide, the IAM research team started the research process from scratch; so even those who had previously been listed had to meet the same selection criteria as those who are new to the guide this year. Read more.