Our Group’s leadership in the innovative, transparent and sustainable management of intellectual property generated within the Enel Open Innovability® ecosystem was recognized for the second consecutive year at the Leaders League Alliance Summit: Law and Innovation. The annual event is organized by Leaders League, an independent international agency, and Groupe Ficade and brings together key international players in the areas of Corporate, Legal, IP and Innovation with the aim of exploring the fundamental themes of the current landscape and building alliances and new networks.
In fact, as part of the event held in Paris on Thursday, July 6, we were awarded the Gold Award for Best IP Department in Italy by an international panel of jurors composed of general counsel, industry experts, and corporate data management and privacy managers. They gave a very positive assessment of the concrete actions taken by our Group over the past year with the aim of enhancing the value of Intellectual Property assets through the development of state-of-the-art coding and economic valuation methodologies as well as the use of digital tools designed to identify, protect and monitor those assets.
Among our initiatives mentioned were: the digitalization of internal IP management processes; the implementation of programs aimed at incentivizing employee participation in the invention process; the strengthening of the strategic management of intellectual property as part of Merger&Acquisition’s activities surrounding the 3Sun Gigafactory in Catania and the formation of Gridspertise; and the presence, within the Innovability® Intellectual Property unit, of a multidisciplinary team made up of legal experts, economists and patent attorneys working in synergy to establish strategies to protect and value intellectual property and for risk management.