IAM are excited to continue hosting ground-breaking digital events designed to ensure the IPBC message of sustainable and strategic IP value creation continues to be heard worldwide. Our virtual events portfolio allows for the widest reach of networking, benchmarking and learning opportunities within the IP community.

Where it is safe and practical to do so, we plan to host live conferences across key regional markets in 2021 and beyond.

IPBC events include: 

IPBC Connect

IAM’s IPBC Connect is specifically designed for IP business leaders consisting of 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

The next IPBC Connect will take place in March 2021. 

IPBC Japan | 17-18 November 2020

Following the huge success of IPBC Japan since 2014, IAM is pleased to announce that the 2020 edition will be held as a dedicated virtual programme comprising four sessions spread across two half days - on 17 and 18 November.  IPBC Japan is specifically designed for senior IP executives at leading Japanese corporations, research institutions, government agencies and their international counterparts. Through a packed, fully bilingual programme, the event will tackle the impact of international and domestic IP policy developments and the increasingly complex global market trends and commercial pressures affecting Japanese enterprises.

IPBC Australasia | 25 November 2020

In light of the current situation with Covid-19, IPBC Australasia 2020 will now be held as a dedicated half-day virtual programme on 25 November comprising two targeted panel discussions: the first covering IAM’s patent/technology-led agenda focused on IP value creation and the second session, hosted by WTR, providing insights into the latest issues in brand protection, management and value creation.

IPBC Shenzhen | 1-2 December 2020

Shenzhen is China’s powerhouse for high-tech industrial, R&D and commercial activity and has played host to our focused local IPBC since 2018. For 2020 we will be bringing together this influential group of IP-owning companies, along with their international counterparts, through a dedicated virtual programme comprising four fully-bilingual sessions spread over two days - on 1 & 2 December 2020. 

IPBC Latin America

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 Southeast Asia | 2021

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 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 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,
TiVo.

Through forward-thinking plenary addresses, panel discussions, boot camps, masterclasses and more, IPBC Global attendees 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 from 14-16 November 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 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.