IAM hosts a series of events under the IPBC banner.

IPBC Connect 2020 – 1-29 September

IAM’s IPBC Connect is specifically designed for IP business leaders. Across the month of September, IAM will be hosting more than 45 individual interactive digital sessions, purpose-built to facilitate discussion, benchmarking and the sharing of best practice in key areas of strategic IP value creation.

Attendees can build their own IPBC Connect schedules and join the sessions most relevant to them. Register for the ones you would like to join and choose as many or as few as you wish. Sessions will take place at times that suit participants in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas.

Connect with like-minded IP experts and engage on topics including:

  • IP challenges in automotive, life sciences, semiconductors and open source
  • Diversity in IP
  • Creating an IP culture
  • Portfolio management and right-sizing
  • Proactive IP risk management
  • The future of FRAND
  • Hiring and nurturing talent
  • Litigation in Europe, the US and Asia
  • Deal-making amid disruption
  • Trade secrets strategy
  • AI and data

IPBC Global

Over 70 world-class speakers | 12 hours of networking | More than 650 IP professionals in attendance | 16 thought-provoking sessions

IPBC Global is really the top-notch IP conference.” - Marc Ehrlich, Senior Vice President, Patent Strategy,

Through forward-thinking plenary addresses, panel discussions, boot camps, masterclasses and more, IPBC Global 2020 attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how industry leaders are tackling the breadth of challenges that keep the IP world awake at night, while continuing to develop world-class value creation strategies.

The next IPBC Global will take place in Seattle in 2021.

IPBC Europe

Over 30 world-class speakers | 9 hours of invaluable networking | 7 thought-provoking sessions

IPBC Europe was developed by and for IP managers inside European companies looking to closely align IP and business strategies.

"One of the best networking conferences there is. Well-organised, well-run and well-attended." - Eric Stasik, Avvika AB

IPBC Europe plays host to corporate IP leaders from across Europe and beyond when they meet to discuss what world-class IP portfolios, strategies and service provision look like – and how to achieve them.

Previous attending companies include:

Air Liquide, Atos, British American Tobacco, Centrica, Dolby, Ericsson, Everseen, Fractus, IBM, InterDigital, Lenovo, Nokia, Orange, Philips, Qualcomm, Rambus, Rockwell Collins, Safran, Technicolor, The EPO, TiVo, Uber, Vodafone, Volvo Cars and many more.

The next IPBC Europe will take place in Dublin in 2021.

IPBC Southeast Asia | 27 October 2020

Structured as a single one-day event, IPBC Southeast Asia’s sessions will be split into two dedicated streams: IPBC – IAM’s focused IP value creation agenda – and Brand Strategy – WTR’s detailed brand management sessions. Both programmes will run concurrently, with delegates able to switch between streams to match their interests.

This conference will bring in an extensive industry-led audience of senior executives from major regional and international IP-owning corporates, as well as key figures from the research and governmental communities, for a packed day of high-level discussions, unrivalled networking and business opportunities.

IPBC Shenzhen | 5 November 2020

As China’s powerhouse for high-tech industrial, R&D and commercial activity, the sheer concentration of leading IP-owning companies makes IPBC Shenzhen an unmissable opportunity for networking, learning and deal making. The fully bilingual, one-day programme will tackle the impact of international and domestic IP policy developments, increasingly complex market trends and commercial pressures affecting both Chinese enterprises expanding their operations overseas and the international corporations expanding their businesses in China.

IPBC Japan | 17 November 2020

Japan remains Asia’s IP powerhouse and IAM is pleased to announce that our biannual IPBC dedicated to this influential jurisdiction will return to Tokyo for 2020. Now in its fourth edition, this unique, fully bilingual jurisdictional event will bring together more than 200 senior IP executives from leading Japanese corporates, research institutions and government agencies, plus their international counterparts, to provide an unparalleled opportunity for learning and networking.

IPBC Australasia | 23 November 2020

Now entering its fifth year, IPBC Australia has become a key date in the local IP calendar. To reflect this ongoing success the 2020 programme will be broadened with two dedicated streams: IPBC Australasia – IAM’s focused IP value creation agenda – and Brand Strategy Australasia – WTR’s detailed brand management programme. Sessions will run concurrently with delegates able to switch between streams to match their interests.

IPBC Taiwan 2021

Taiwan holds a key role in the global semiconductor, computing and consumer electronics supply chain. In addition, Taiwanese companies are increasingly adopting proactive IP management tactics to drive both strategic and real value for their businesses, making this a pivotal market for the IP commercialisation community.  

IPBC Latin America 2021

IPBC Latin America has been specifically designed with and for rights holders in the region looking to harness and maximise the value of their IP assets.

This unique forum provides a fantastic opportunity for rights holders from Latin America and beyond to delve into the best practices, enforcement techniques and monetisation options that can be utilised to craft world-class IP management and value creation programmes.

IPBC Latin America will next be happening in 2021. More details will be released soon!


IPBC India 2021

The fifth annual IPBC India event will tackle IP value creation and strategic IP management from the perspective of both international and domestic IP-owning companies operating in India. From policy developments to IP protection and commercial strategies, this forum will explore the latest developments affecting companies operating in India, as well as domestic companies seeking international expansion. The unique programme will provide rights holders with the strategic knowledge they need to maximise their business success.

IPBC Korea 2021

Korea is a key global IP-player and the crucial status of many of its corporate giants within the global supply chain make it a fascinating, yet challenging, IP market. Returning to Seoul for its fifth successful year, IPBC Korea will provide a packed, fully bilingual, one-day programme tackling the IP policy developments, market trends and commercial pressures affecting both Korean enterprises’ overseas business and international corporations operating in Korea.

IPBC Asia | 6-8 December 2021

The Asia-Pacific region’s role within the global IP market has never been more crucial as political tensions, technological developments and commercial strategies collide. Huge opportunities exist, but there are also huge risks, and corporate IP management has never been harder to navigate. With over 500 delegates representing the elite of the region’s corporate IP community, this is IAM’s flagship event in the region and an unmissable business opportunity.