Forget the ephemera of Hollywood and the tintinnabulations of tinseltown -- the IPKat can reveal to his readers the identities of the five good souls who have gained admission to the Intellectual Property Hall of Fame. As a member of the Hall of Fame Academy, which picks each year's honorees, this IPKat team member is delighted to say that he sometimes gets at least one, if not two, right ...
The 2011 newbies are as follows (in alphabetical order, and on the basis that Tian Lipu goes under 'L' and not 'T'):
Robert A. ArmitageCongratulations to you all.
AIPLA) to initiate the reform of US patent law and continuing with his many appearances before Congress and other policy-making bodies to offer his insightful commentary on the best practices to include in any patent reform bill, Armitage’s tireless efforts are said to have brought the United States closer to achieving this elusive goal than any other living US lawyer.
SIPO) is coping with a greater number of applications than the USPTO receives and is a serious player alongside the other major IP offices.