P2i, the world leader in liquid repellent nano-coating technology, has been ranked second in the IP League Table compiled by Metis Partners. The IP League Table profiles and ranks innovative companies, highlighting those which have significantly invested in their IP in the form of IP creation, IP management policies, R&D activities and IP commercialisation.
This year P2i improved on its third-place finish in 2017, thanks to its comprehensive internal patent procedures and significant improvements to its trade secret management. The Oxfordshire-based company was ranked first in the Trade Secret IP asset class and third in Patents IP asset class. This was due to a complete overhaul of its trade secret management, including the drafting of a new trade secret policy and the provision of company-wide staff training around the importance of trade secrets in business. In addition, the company has developed its extensive IP-related processes including portfolio management, its focus on invention disclosures and pre-filing diligence.
Ady Moores, CEO of P2i said, “It’s fantastic to have moved up to second in the IP League Table this year, an achievement that is testament to the hard work of our team over the past 12 months and investments that have been made in protecting our IP. This is crucial as we continue to grow – we have now coated over 250 million devices globally – and continue to be a world leader in liquid resistance nano-technology. Our patented and innovative technology helps us to maintain our competitive edge in the market.”
Stephen Robertson, co-founder of the IP100 added, “P2i has been a consistent fixture in the IP League Table since its inception, and every year they refuse to stand still, dynamically protecting their IP in the face of an evolving competitive landscape. It’s notable that they are now excelling in multiple categories, and it is the consistent performance across the board that sees the move up the rankings into second place.”