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Onlife Manifesto: Being human in a hyperconnected era



Tony CLAYTON registered to attend the Onlife Manifesto: Being human in a hyperconnected era Event

UK Intellectual Property Office
Economics, Research and Evidence team
Chief Economist of the UK Intellectual Property Office
United Kingdom

Tony is Chief Economist of the UK Intellectual Property Office. He leads the Economics, Research and Evidence team, which since 2010 has commissioned new research including projects on IPRs in the Economy, Firm level Incentives and IPRs, Business models in Digital Markets, Private copying levies, the Design legal framework, IP litigation, University – Industry knowledge transfer, Trademark congestion, Patent Thickets and other issues. IPO’s research is shown at The team supported Professor Ian Hargreaves review of the UK IP framework in 2011.

Tony has also worked as

- Director, Economic Analysis, at Office for National Statistics where his work focused on technology, innovation and productivity, and their impact on the economy. He represented the UK on OECD’s Working Group on ICT measurement, which he chaired until 2010

- Director at strategy consultancy PIMS, where he developed consulting analytical approaches on innovation and marketing strategy for major international firms. His clients included leaders in ICT, pharmaceuticals and chemicals, energy industries, consumer durable and non-durable marketing, as well as primary industries including minerals and steel

Tony has degrees in Physics and Economics, and has published on economics, strategy and management, service innovation, globalization, and the role of ‘intangibles’ in business growth.

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