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Intellectual Asset Management

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) is a unique publication which focuses on the many ways in which intellectual property and intangible assets can be used to create corporate value. In-depth articles, case studies, interviews and surveys, as well as a widely read blog, provide a high-level corporate readership with cutting-edge insights into how intellectual property and other intangibles can be used to create strategic advantage, build shareholder returns, generate bottom-line revenue and gain greater leverage in the financial markets.

IAM was launched in July 2003 and, with its unequalled appeal to the boardroom, has established itself as the only IP publication that is principally read on a regular basis by senior corporate executives. The magazine is topical, timely and continually thought provoking for its subscription-based readership. Editorial quality and integrity are paramount. The quality of the editorial is guaranteed by an in-house team, based in London and Hong Kong, with long-established journalistic track records in the specialist IP and business press, including on titles such as the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. In each issue a number of articles are also commissioned from leading figures in the IP business world. Overall support is provided by an editorial board which includes legendary IP monetisation pioneer Marshall Phelps, Philips IP & Standards CEO Ruud Peters and Scott Frank, president of AT&T Intellectual Property.

IAM also publishes a weekly email which has over 17,000 subscribers. It comprises a summary of the magazine’s popular blog and jurisdiction-based international reports from leading law firms. The website hosts a fully searchable archive of all articles and supplements published since 2003, plus an events section and the blog.

Platinum sponsor

Transpacific IP Group Limited

Transpacific IP Group Limited is the only full-service IP strategy company based in Asia. Established in 2004, the company is headquartered in Singapore with offices in the key Asian technology centres of Taipei, Hsinchu, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo. It has more than 100 seasoned IP and technology veterans with extensive knowledge of and experience with intellectual property in Asian and international markets.

As the world’s leading IP strategist and adviser, Transpacific IP specialises in connecting global IP markets and fostering the development of new technologies. Through its full breadth of IP services – analytics, investments, strategy and transactions – the company assists its clients in realising maximum gain from their IP assets. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, universities, research labs, individual inventors and organisations of all sizes.

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Gold sponsors

Acacia Research Group

Acacia Research Group LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Acacia Research Corporation. Acacia is an industry leader and pioneer in patent licensing, partnering with patent holders to unlock the value of their patent assets. To date, Acacia has generated more than $1 billion in patent licensing revenue and has returned more than $600 million to its patent holder partners. 

Information about Acacia Research Group and its subsidiaries is available at www.acaciaresearch.com.

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Rockstar

Rockstar is a patent licensing business that owns and manages a portfolio of more than 4,000 patents developed by technology pioneer Nortel Networks. Its portfolio consists of patents covering a wide range of consumer and enterprise communications technologies currently in use or development in markets worldwide. Through patent licensing and sales, Rockstar brings these innovations to businesses around the globe. 


Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

Philips Intellectual Property & Standards (IP&S) is a leading industrial IP organisation, providing world-class IP solutions to Philips businesses to support their growth, competitiveness and profitability. Philips IP&S proactively pursues the creation of new intellectual property in close cooperation with the three operating sectors of Philips – healthcare, consumer lifestyle and lighting – as well as other departments within Philips Group Innovation.

Philips’ IP portfolio consists of around 64,000 patent rights, 46,000 trademarks, 93,000 design rights and 4,700 domain name registrations. Philips filed approximately 1,550 patents in 2013, with a strong focus on growth areas in health and wellbeing. Philips IP&S participates in the setting of standards to create new business opportunities for all three Philips sectors. With more than 400 employees in 17 offices across 10 countries, Philips IP&S has a strong global presence. Philips IP&S is part of Royal Philips, a diversified health and wellbeing company focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation. Philips employs over 115,000 employees, with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide.


Intellectual Ventures

Intellectual Ventures® (IV) believes that ideas are valuable. Founded in 2000, IV is a privately held invention investment company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. We are building an active market for invention that allows buyers, sellers and inventors to realise value for their ideas. Our cross-disciplinary business model affords us the opportunity to file patents on our own inventions, purchase existing patents and applications and collaborate on inventions with inventors, universities, governments and companies around the world. With more than $6 billion in committed capital and nearly 40,000 IP assets in active monetisation programmes, we own one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing portfolios, which we license to innovative companies. We have also incubated and spun off an increasingly long list of start-up companies based on inventions that we have developed, including  TerraPower, Kymeta, Evolv, Benemilk and Coffee Flour. Investors include a mix of Fortune 500 companies, individuals and institutions.


Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

Kenyon & Kenyon LLP is a leading IP law firm whose sophisticated and business-oriented approach helps clients to succeed with their IP strategies. Our global clients, many of which are worldwide industry leaders, rely on us for their high-stakes litigation, prosecution, licensing and counselling needs. Founded in 1879, the firm has offices in New York, Palo Alto and Washington DC.


Rouse & Co International LLP

Rouse is a global IP leader. We are experts in a broad range services and can manage IP anywhere in the world. Professionalism and quality underpin everything we do. We always say what we think and provide straightforward advice with a focus on achieving the right result. Clients are at the heart of our business and we aim to work collaboratively as an extension of their in-house teams at all times. We are passionate about IP, our business and our people, and genuinely enjoy what we do.


Questel

Questel offers a comprehensive suite of online services for productivity and collaboration dedicated to intellectual property. Questel covers the entire innovation cycle, from idea to product, including competitive intelligence, technology scouting, innovation capture, invention disclosure workflow, prior art searching, patent portfolio management, valuation and licensing.

Questel offers a complete and unique collection of IP databases that can be visualised, analysed, shared and archived online. For each stage of innovation, Questel also offers consulting services, as well as online and onsite training.

Established in 1970, Questel is present in more than 30 countries with offices in Paris, London, Washington, Tokyo and Beijing. More than 3,000 companies worldwide and 50,000 users rely on Questel.

Its solutions target different company actors across the business development, R&D, IP, legal, strategic, financial and licensing departments.


TechInsights

TechInsights helps IP owners to maximise the value of their patents through portfolio assessment, understanding cross-market applicability and advising on development, assertion and divestment strategies. We possess the world’s largest technical body of knowledge, gained from a quarter of a century of reverse-engineering excellence in semiconductors, electronics and software. Our experts in understanding and mapping technology to patents have helped clients to get the most from their IP assets, including over half of the top 50 US patent holders. If you need assistance in managing your most complex technology or IP challenges, turn to TechInsights for assured results.

Host sponsor

Shobayashi International Patent & Trademark Office

Founded in 1998, Shobayashi International Patent & Trademark Office is one of the fastest-growing IP law firms in Japan. With 170-plus professional staff members, Shobayashi has 11 specialised departments, each providing tailored IP services in a range of technical fields – including chemical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, mechanical, optical, electrical, information technology, trademarks and designs and litigation – as well as advice on protecting intellectual property in the international arena.  

Shobayashi established a specialised research department in 2011 to provide IP analysis services for both operating companies and financial institutions. Furthermore, by hiring more than 10 former senior examiners from the Japan Patent Office, including a deputy commissioner and the chiefs of both the patent and design examination departments, Shobayashi can offer the full breadth of expertise for validating intellectual property and determining infringement. Having established a complete research team in 2012 for licensing, valuation and IP-driven investments, Shobayashi has commenced providing IP due diligence services in IP licensing and M&A transactions.


Beijing East IP Ltd

Beijing East IP Ltd and Beijing East IP Law Firm were founded by Lulin Gao, former commissioner of the State Intellectual Property Office, and a group of experienced Chinese and international attorneys.

Beijing East IP Ltd was established in September 2002 as an IP boutique company while Beijing East IP Law Firm was established in 2004 as a general practice law firm that specialises in IP-related law. This combination of a company and a law firm enables Beijing East IP to offer a complete set of IP services. Beijing East IP have the unique experience necessary to secure valuable IP rights, handle complex IP litigation, structure and negotiate technology transactions, and advise on general IP strategies in order to most effectively leverage our clients’ intellectual assets. Beijing East IP's complete services and unique experience have developed into a proud tradition of representing multinational companies with their IP-related issues.


Tsai, Lee & Chen Co Ltd

Tsai, Lee & Chen is a top-tier IP law firm in Taiwan. The firm provides the full spectrum of IP protection services focusing on prosecution, portfolio management, litigation and cross-border contentious matters and licence negotiation and agreements.

 The firm comprises 130 patent and trademark professionals, some of whom have dual qualifications that enable us to assist clients across Taiwan and China. Our patent attorneys specialise in the high-tech field, including semiconductors, display technology, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, biochemical, pharmaceuticals, business methods, information technology and industrial designs.

 The firm has advised more than 2,000 clients worldwide over the past 20 years, including multinational and Fortune 500 corporations. We grow with our clients by providing practical solutions for important business decisions. The firm has received many awards – most recently, Firm of the Year 2014 in intellectual property for Taiwan by the Managing IP Global IP Awards.


LexOrbis

LexOrbis is a full-service IP firm offering end-to-end IP services. Based in New Delhi, India, the firm was founded in 1997 by five legal professionals. Today it has over 65 fee earners, including 13 lawyers and more than 22 scientific and technical experts in various fields, including life sciences, information and communication technology, software, electricals and electronics.

The firm represents a large number of multinational corporations, Indian technology companies, public sector undertakings and Indian and overseas universities and research institutions. The firm is ranked among the top Indian patent filing and prosecution firms.

The firm’s team of lawyers strategises and handles high-stakes IP transactional and litigation issues, and represents clients at all judicial and quasi-judicial forums. The firm also advises and handles criminal enforcement of IP violations in India with the assistance of expert investigators and law enforcement agencies. The firm boasts a best-in-class ̒cost to quality’ matrix and offers responsive, quick, practical and creative advice.

Silver sponsors

Chipworks

For over two decades intellectual property teams and outside legal counsel have trusted Chipworks’ Patent Intelligence Services to help them identify and fully leverage their best patents, protect their competitive position, prepare for litigation and develop successful IP strategies. 

By combining deep patent and market knowledge with the most sophisticated in-house technical analysis abilities in the world we have demonstrated an unrivalled ability to match patents to products – and deliver solid evidence of use in high-revenue markets.

Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada Chipworks delivers services from global offices. 


Asia IP Exchange

Asia IP Exchange (AsiaIPEX) is a free online platform and database showcasing intellectual properties around the globe, with the aim of facilitating international IP trade and connection to global IP players.

AsiaIPEX is developed and managed by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, a statutory body dedicated to promoting Hong Kong trade.

AsiaIPEX has formed alliances with 10 overseas strategic partners from China, Canada, Denmark, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the United States. We also secured support from local partners, including local R&D centres and technology transfer units at local universities, to promote home-grown technologies. Over 25,000 tradable IP listings are available at AsiaIPEX.

Whether you are an owner interested in selling your intellectual property, a manufacturer looking to buy technologies to upgrade your operation or an IP service provider offering quality IP intermediary services, you will find AsiaIPEX a useful resource.

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Syndefense

Syndefense provides effective collaborative services to technology companies and research institutions in IP protection and IP value creation, leveraging expertise in various fields, including patent optimisation, corporate transactions and advanced defensive systems.

Its ultimate goal is to promote unfettered innovation by providing these entities with the means to accrue, retain and reinvest hard-earned capital. Syndefense’s extensive experience and connections in the field allow it to provide a new model that enables companies that invest in and create intellectual property to stay one step ahead of patent assertion entities.

Syndefense’s business model is centred on three components: transaction-based IP-driven M&A and market entry advisory services; retained consulting services for effective IP value creation and defence; and project financing platform leveraging IP value.

Syndefense’s services involve a thorough assessment of the value of a company’s IP assets. Syndefense offers a variety of different advisory models to help maximise potential return or minimise IP risks. In some cases Syndefense offers project management services, supervising members of the client’s team. In others Syndefense offers a comprehensive suite of services through global partners in the fields of technology, finance, M&A, IP law, market intelligence and helping to raise investment capital or broker mergers and acquisitions.

 


Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Mintz Levin is not your standard legal practice.  We act as your partner at every stage of the patent portfolio monetisation process. Our patent litigation and monetisation team has evolved the practice of patent law to include ‘soup-to-nuts’ patent revenue generation services.  We mine and categorise your portfolio to identify technologies with market promise; assess patents with the greatest potential for revenue generation; develop your message for the market; and create and implement a revenue stream strategy.  We have a successful record of helping our clients to generate a total of more than $500 million in revenue through sale, licensing and litigation. Mintz Levin’s team is skilled in the art of negotiation and known in the marketplace for its no-nonsense, business-focused attitude.  Should negotiation fail to provide desired results, the firm’s professionals are seasoned litigators with significant success, both in district courts across the country and at the International Trade Commission.

Mintz Levin Patent Monetization Practice

Global IP Law Group

Global IP Law Group has generated over US$7.5 billion for its clients in sales, licensing and litigation of patents, including some of the largest patent transactions in history. Global IP was adviser to Alcatel-Lucent regarding its patent portfolio as partial security for US$2.6 billion secured debt financing and represented Nortel Networks in the US$4.5 billion sale of its patent portfolio.

With offices in the United States, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, it offers services, insight and global resources to large and small-sized companies, independent inventors and universities. It emphasises a deal-oriented approach, while maintaining a robust litigation option.

Bronze sponsors

AnJie Law Firm

The attorneys at AnJie Law Firm have been counselling technology stars and world-class brands on IP protection and enrichment for years. The firm’s unique skill sets in intellectual property, antitrust, commercial transactions, arbitration and government policy greatly enhance clients’ opportunities to realise effective IP business strategies. AnJie’s IP teams have attracted talent from law and technology. The practice has been recognised by the WTR 1000 and IAM Patent 1000, Chambers and Managing Intellectual Property. AnJie Law Firm has offices in Beijing and Shanghai.


Ocean Tomo

Established in 2003, Ocean Tomo, LLC is the Intellectual Capital Merchant Banc™ firm, providing an industry-leading array of financial products and services related to intangible assets. Ocean Tomo offerings include expert testimony, valuation, strategy, research, ratings, investments, risk management and transactions. Ocean Tomo assists clients – whether corporations, law firms, governments or institutional investors – in realising Intellectual Capital Equity® value broadly defined. 

Ocean Tomo is the founder of the Intellectual Property Exchange International, Inc, the creator of the live public open-cry auction marketplace for intellectual property, as well as the exclusive source for Ocean Tomo Ratings™.


Google

Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways that people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top internet property and its brand one of the most recognised in the world. Google’s patent portfolio of more than 50,000 patent assets is ranked as one of the top patent portfolios in the high-tech industry.


Wisdomain, Inc

Established in 1999, Wisdomain, Inc specialises in patent mining solutions that enable IP professionals to search and analyse worldwide technology sectors to make faster, better, more cost-effective decisions on R&D strategies and competitive positioning. Since its inception, Wisdomain has helped numerous IP professionals and IP-centric corporations around the globe that seek to tie their intellectual property to business strategy by providing streamlined information to support their critical decision making.

Wisdomain’s flagship product, ActionablePatents.com, is a leading patent search and analysis solution with a series of interactive charts and tools designed to integrate large amounts of patent data into ready-to-use information for IP professionals across all industries. In Spring 2014 the company also launched an automated report generation solution, IP Intellisource, which eliminates the burden of research and compilation work by instantly providing user-specified data reports containing visual charts and tables.

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Conversant

Conversant is a global IP management company known for its principled approach to patent licensing and its consistent delivery of results to companies with extensive IP holdings. With a portfolio of more than 12,500 patents and patent applications under management, Conversant has special expertise in semiconductors, communications and automotive technology. The company also develops innovative Flash memory technology for mass storage applications. Founded in 1975, Conversant has offices in Ottawa (Ontario), Plano (Texas) and Luxembourg.

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Papst Licensing GmbH & Co KG

Papst Licensing GmbH & Co KG was established in 1992 by its founder, Georg Papst. In 1993 the patent licensing firm acquired the entire patent portfolio of Papst-Motoren, the company founded by Georg Papst’s father Hermann Papst, and set out to take active action against patent infringements on the international level. Papst Licensing built up an international network of experts for monetising infringed patents, concluding more than 160 licence agreements with virtually all renowned companies in the IT and electronics industry. Georg Papst’s sons, Constantin and Daniel, followed into the business and today Papst Licensing offers practical support to third parties facing infringements of quality patents, with the aim of securing licences from infringers. Operating investor independently, the Papst family is in its third generation of licensing and advancing innovation. Where no amicable resolution can be obtained, Papst Licensing is determined and experienced in enforcing its rights in court, especially in the United States, the Netherlands and Germany.


Innography

Innography provides better answers to questions about intellectual property to help organisations to improve their business results. Innography’s proprietary software suite combines unique correlation and visualisation technologies to enable users quickly to gain valuable insights for managing, extending and exploiting their patent portfolios. Founded in 2007 and based in Austin, Texas, Innography is the world’s premier IP business intelligence provider. 

In 2014 Innography won two content CODiE awards for Best Legal Information Solution and Best Service Using Aggregated Content. In April 2014 Innography was listed in the Open Data 500, a comprehensive study of US-based companies that leverage open government data and extrapolate value commercially. Most recently, Innography’s Advanced Analysis platform was named as a finalist for the 2014 American Business Awards.


HTS

HTS is a select team of experienced and credentialled licensing, technical and business executives. We have a core team of highly skilled IP professionals, each with up to 20 years of best practice experience in licensing, litigation, patent prosecution, valuation, reverse engineering and patent asset brokerage. We have supported and led licensing programmes resulting in many multimillion-dollar settlements, and generated several hundred million dollars of incremental revenue for our clients. We work with Fortune 500 technology companies in the United States, Europe, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China, with a reputation for integrity that is unsurpassed in the industry.


Anaqua

Anaqua provides IP management software and services to some of the world’s leading IP owners. These include ANAQUA Enterprise for large IP owners, ANAQUA Express for smaller IP teams, ANAQUA Element for cloud-based IP management, ANAQUA Essential for law firms and ANAQUA Services for IP maintenance payments. The ANAQUA products are designed for all types of intellectual property, including inventions, patents, trademarks and more.

Anaqua manages the full IP lifecycle and is a completely web-based system with automated workflow, integrated document and email management and advanced query and reporting. It is designed to enhance business productivity and IP visibility for all participants in the IP management process.

 

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CPA Global

CPA Global is the world leader in IP management software and IP and legal support services. With offices across Europe, the United States and Asia-Pacific, CPA Global supports many of the world’s best-known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services, helping them to manage risk, cost and capacity, and realise greater value for their businesses and IP assets.

CPA Global helps clients to manage valuable IP rights such as patents, designs and trademarks, ensuring that IP portfolios are protected, maintained and regularly reviewed. CPA Global is also a market leader in the outsourced legal services sector, providing high-quality and cost-efficient legal support services through delivery centres in the United States and India.

Founded in Jersey, Channel Islands in 1969, CPA Global today employs some 1,800 people, serving clients’ needs in 200 jurisdictions through its own offices and an extensive agent network.


Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organisation.

The IP Solutions business of Thomson Reuters helps professionals worldwide to drive innovation, protect intellectual assets and create maximum value from their ideas by providing solutions that power the IP lifecycle.

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IPXI

Intellectual Property Exchange International, Inc (IPXI) is the world’s first financial exchange that facilitates non-exclusive licensing and trading of IP rights with market-based pricing and standardised terms. The exchange operates under two core principles: transparency and efficiency.

IPXI identifies, evaluates, markets and executes high-quality IP licensing transactions through its Unit License Right™ model. Through a proprietary electronic trading platform, members can purchase and trade IP rights on an as-needed basis. IPXI’s membership includes innovative companies with significant IP assets representing a variety of technology markets, top university research institutions and national laboratories.

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International IP Commercialization Council

IIPCC is a non-profit, non-partisan organisation that provides a platform for the business and innovator communities to increase their understanding of intellectual property and seek resources to unleash the value and commercialisation potential of their creative and innovative intellectual property into products, services or processes. IIPCC embraces commercialisation of intellectual property that promotes sustainable economic growth, protects the environment, creates jobs for all social strata and improves quality of life. 

​IIPCC’s mission is to promote IP education for business, entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, policymakers and professionals; promote good IP practices and standards towards certification for effective commercialisation in the regional and global markets; and provide social and business networks for IP commercialisation opportunities.

IIPCC comprises a highly structured networking system that enables
interaction and encourages innovation and commercialisation at all levels, thus providing a platform for the circulation of innovations and facilitating an entrepreneurial ecosystem for IP commercialisation to benefit regional and global communities.


AutoHarvest Foundation

AutoHarvest Foundation – a 501© 3 nonprofit – has created and operates a unique innovation ecosystem led by some of the most highly respected figures in the automotive and manufacturing industries.  


In 2012 AutoHarvest.org was launched as the world’s only truly neutral and global online meeting place for innovators of all types with an interest in advanced manufacturing.  This system allows users to showcase their capabilities, technologies and needs and privately connect with fellow inventors and commercialisers to explore technology and business development opportunities of mutual interest.

The AutoHarvest interest group consists of over 250 prominent R&D and manufacturing organisations from industry, government and academia. Recently awarded a multi-year grant by the New Economy Initiative Foundation of Southeast Michigan, AutoHarvest is part of the Detroit Regional Innovation Network. For more information visit www.autoharvest.org.  

Media partners

Lexology

Lexology is a fully customisable daily newsfeed of law firm client alerts, articles and blogs delivered free of charge to the desktops of senior business lawyers worldwide on a daily basis.


International Law Office

Launched in 1998, the International Law Office (ILO) is the nexus where global corporate counsel engage with the world’s preeminent law firms, and with each other. The ILO brand encompasses a multifaceted online resource for senior international corporate counsel, which provides tailored, qualityassured updates on global legal developments, a database of the world’s major deals and the legal advisers involved, and a comprehensive directory of firms and partners. Recognising its unique relationship with global corporate counsel, ILO is an Online Media Partner to the Association of Corporate Counsel, the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association Section of International Law, the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and the European Company Lawyers Association.


World Trademark Review

World Trademark Review is a bi-monthly, practitioner-led publication which focuses on the issues that matter to trademark professionals the world over. In each issue the experienced editorial team and extensive panel of correspondents provide in-depth coverage of national and regional trends, profile the world’s major trademark offices (including how they function and handle important registration issues), and conduct interviews with leading trademark personalities.


Globe Law and Business

Globe Law and Business specialises in producing practical, topical titles for international legal and business professionals.

Established in 2005, we set out to create books that are of a sufficiently high level to be of real use to the experienced professional, yet still accessible and easy to navigate. We are a division of Globe Business Publishing Ltd, based in London, focusing in particular on intellectual property, energy and finance.

We love books. Our hardback titles are carefully produced, with the utmost attention paid to the editorial, design and production processes. We hope that this results in high-quality titles which are easy to read.