Innography, a CPA Global company, recently announced its 2017 Customer Excellence Award Winners at the company’s annual Insights Conference, a gathering of almost 200 IP industry leaders in the Fortune 500, legal fields and academia. The awards highlight intellectual property thought leaders and their ability to drive innovative, meaningful change within IP service and innovation management.

The 2017 Insights Award winners include:

Top User: Bahram Ali, Microsoft Corporation

An end user with advanced capabilities, this recipient has logged hundreds of hours within Innography’s Advanced Analysis solution, using it to manage multiple strategic industry business decisions.

Top Innovator: Robert Bosch GmbH

Awarded to the client with the most patents granted per employee in 2016, this recipient is determined using Innography's Advanced Analysis solution (based on practicing entities only) and showcases their ability to masterfully maneuver the white space.

Innography for Good: Steven Binder, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.

This award recognises a customer who uses Innography’s software for noble purposes such as advancements in medicine, environmental protection or other societal contributions.

Rookie of the Year: Jeannette Marrero, Honeywell International Inc.

A first-year customer who demonstrates deep knowledge and application of Innography, is active on the Innography customer-only Zipline community, and is a champion for Innography at his or her company.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Thomas Yonushonis, Cummins Inc.

Recognizes a longtime customer who has made significant contributions to IP and is an actively engaged Innography advocate providing product input, and feedback.

Insights 2017 Top Idea: Bill Robinson, Lookout

This award recognises the top new product idea submitted to and voted on by Insights Conference attendees. The winning idea represents the latest IP industry trends which successful companies must continue to maneuver and will be unveiled in a future release.

“Every year, our Insights Conference brings together the best and brightest innovators in their respective industries to network and share IP best practices," said John F. Martin, CEO of Innography and Chief Operations Officer of Innovation Solutions at CPA Global. “We are honoured to work with such talented leaders, and always impressed by the level of insight and engagement they bring to the discussion. Congratulations to all of them for their award-winning contributions, and helping IP professionals make more effective decisions throughout the innovation lifecycle."