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The Industrial Research Institute (IRI) is the only association of companies and federal laboratories uniting innovation leaders from diverse industries and across all research and development (R&D) functions to create and exchange knowledge on improving their organization’s technology management capabilities.

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Membership with IRI places your organization among the most innovative private-sector companies and federally funded laboratories and government agencies in the world today. Membership presents easy access to an extensive community of R&D and innovation experts.

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Friday August 05, 2016 12:00pm1:00pm
Examine the changing landscape of defensive IP strategies companies use to fight trolls with Ken Seddon, LOT Network Inc. Sponsored by IRI’s Intellectual Assets Management Network (IAMN). Session begins at 12:00 pm EDT.
Friday September 09, 2016 12:00pm1:00pm
This session will be moderated by member company and industry sponsor, NineSigma. More information to come shortly. Session begins at 12:00 pm EDT.
Monday September 12, 2016Wednesday September 14, 2016
Join your peers for two days of great presentations, interactive roundtable discussions, and networking! Networks will meet in Milwaukee for their individual sessions as well as several joint...


Engage in this learning-rich environment of knowledge creation, exchange, and collaboration via virtual or in-person interactions. Strengthen your business relationships while expanding your organization’s innovation performance.


Research-Technology Management (RTM), is IRI’s bi-monthly peer-reviewed journal written by and for innovation and R&D practitioners. RTM has been helping leaders of research, development, innovation, and engineering for nearly 60 years.

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