Interviewer to interviewee: intellectual property journalism, evolving media with an ever-evolving sector, and what it's like to be managing editor at MIP?

17 November 2020

How has the trade media model changed over the last 20 years, from print publications to digital multimedia solutions, and how is this facilitating interaction and supporting innovation in the IP sector?

In the latest podcast in our 'In Conversation with Gowling WLG' series, the interviewer becomes the interviewee as global IP partner Gordon Harris speaks to Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) managing editor, Ed Conlon.

In this episode, we delve into the world of intellectual property journalism, talking sector media models and innovation, and keeping pace with an ever-changing sector.

We explore:

  • Ed's journey into the world of IP journalism, covering his route from History grad to Managing Editor;
  • the boom of IP and sector trade press since the 1990's and its evolution from the print world to digital media;
  • working with the leading players in intellectual property, facilitating sector interaction, and connecting businesses at the IP coal face;
  • the MIP business model, navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the publication seeks to differentiate itself from market competition;
  • the legal and business marketplace in the wake of global turbulence in 2020 and sector flux worldwide;
  • the intellectual property news agenda, important sector developments, and the big issues in IP going into 2021; and
  • Much more.

Our 'In Conversation' series delves into the world of intellectual property, speaking with leading figures in industry. Throughout the series, we build a picture of how the IP world works, gathering insight into the latest trends and developments.

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