Senior Partner and Board Member
Executive Vice President, Senior Advisor and former Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Royal Philips
Mr Peters was appointed Chief Intellectual Property Officer (CIPO) of Royal Philips in 1999, in which position he was responsible for managing the worldwide IP portfolio, and the technical and formal standardization activities of Philips. In this role, he turned the company’s IP department from a cost centre into a successful revenue-generating operation, while at the same time integrating all the different IP activities within various parts of the company into one IP centralized organization. He further developed and introduced a new concept for intellectual asset management, in which all the different forms of IP are handled together in an integrated manner, and advanced methods and systems used for determining the total return on IP investment by measuring direct and indirect profits.
Mr Peters joined Philips in 1977. He retired from his role as CIPO at the end of 2013 at which point the organization had more than 400 people working in 16 countries around the world. He continues to work for the company as a part-time adviser on strategy and IP matters. He is also a board member of a number of technology /IP licensing/trading companies, and academic institutions. He has been a Board member of Konsert Strategy & IP since 2014 and a Partner since 2017.
Mr Peters has a background in physics (Technical University Delft, The Netherlands). He was inducted into the IP Hall of Fame in 2010 and in 2014 he received an Outstanding Achievement Award for his lifetime contributions to the field of IP from MIP magazine. He frequently speaks at major international IP conferences and also writes articles regularly for leading IP and business magazines.