Platinum sponsor

Thomson Reuters

Gold sponsors

Kenyon & Kenyon LLPIPVisionGlobal IP Law GroupOvidian GroupFinneganChipworksPhilips Intellectual Property & StandardsCharles River AssociatesTechInsights Perkins CoieEdwards WildmanIPVALUE Acacia Research Group

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Farewell from Boston

A sell-out crowd of just over 600 attended this year’s IP Business Congress (IPBC) in Boston, held at the Westin Waterfront from 9th to 11th June. Delegates included a broad range of senior figures from various parts of the IP marketplace, including chief IP officers and corporate heads of intellectual property; aggregators and intermediaries; members of the finance and investment communities; and lawyers and patent attorneys. Over the course of the three-day event, they took part in a range of plenary and breakout sessions, as well as a memorable IP Hall of Fame Gala Dinner at the Fairmont Copley Place on the evening of 10th June.

You can read reports of the IPBC here:
Day One
Day Two
Day Three

The sessions can also be revisited by reviewing the tweets posted as the event took place at #IPBC13.

Many thanks to all attendees, speakers, moderators and sponsors for making the IPBC 2013 such a memorable event!

IPBC Asia, Singapore, 17th to 19th November 2013

The IPBC Asia will take place from 17th to 19th November at the five-star Pan Pacific Hotel in Singapore. Focusing on the business of intellectual property across the region, the event will comprise three days of high-level discussion and unparalleled networking opportunities, bringing together senior thought leaders from the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and North America.

The IPBC Asia is the only event in the region to focus on how rights owners can strategically use intellectual property to secure greater operational flexibility, drive revenues, enhance bottom-line returns, increase shareholder value and provide greater leverage in the financial markets.

Sessions will explore cutting-edge issues in value creation, while the speaking faculty will include the IPBC’s core audience of chief IP officers and heads of intellectual property from major IP-owning companies, plus key members of the global commercialisation and monetisation community.

The IPBC Asia will feature set-piece debates, roundtables and a host of networking opportunities. Throughout the event, there will be a special focus on the opportunities, challenges and potential pitfalls that IP value creators may encounter in the Asia­-Pacific region.

To learn more, visit the IPBC Asia website:

Global IPBC, Amsterdam, 22nd to 24th June 2014

The next Global IPBC will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 22nd to 24th June 2014 at the prestigious Okura Hotel. More details will be posted here shortly.

Silver sponsors

Transpacific IPRed Chalk Group Papst Licensing GmbH & Co KG

Bronze sponsors

GreyBDennemeyer Group AnaquaSagacious ResearchiRunwayktMINEMintz LevinQuestel Technology, Patents & Licensing (TPL)IPXIMinesoftDolceraSterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC IPAnalytxMicrosoftOcean Tomo, LLCMarathon Patent GroupHTSRWS GroupGEIPERParsa WirelessGlobal Prior ArtVALIPATTecEsqBrazilian National Confederation of Industry ICEBERG Capital Partners Limited