Sponsors

Platinum sponsor

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.

Gold sponsors

Valea

Valea is committed to being at the forefront of the IP field. As part of this effort, we always ensure that we have the required expertise at both a technical and legal level. 
We are also responsive to clients’ specific needs and work proactively to maximise the value of clients’ IP rights. Our focus is to be a strategic business partner that offers expertise in technology and law, combined with an understanding of regulatory frameworks in a commercial context. 
We maintain offices in the most important and dynamic centres for technological development, industrial conglomerates and university research in Sweden. We have a seamless structure that enables and promotes internal collaboration and knowledge dissipation, regardless of position or location. This unique internal cooperation also supports and enables our relentless focus on quality. As part of this focus, we continuously develop staff competence to ensure the highest standards of work performance. 


Perkins Coie

With more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia, Perkins Coie provides the full array of corporate, commercial litigation and IP services to clients. The firm’s IP practice includes more than 250 lawyers focused on IP litigation, patent and trademark prosecution and post-issuance proceedings, as well as IP licensing, sales and acquisitions and technology transactions. Each of Perkins Coie’s IP specialty practices is consistently ranked among the biggest and best in the world. The firm’s clients include leading semiconductor, computer, mobile device, telecommunications software, internet, content, e-commerce, cloud, social media, pharmaceutical, medical device, aerospace and consumer products companies. Perkins Coie’s lawyers work closely with clients to develop comprehensive solutions to the complex IP issues that companies face at all stages of growth.


CPA Global

CPA Global is the world’s leading IP management and technology company.

Trusted by many of the world’s most respected corporations and law firms, CPA Global empowers an international community to achieve excellence in IP management.

We support the day-to-day delivery of IP functions and provide the right information at the right time, enabling clients to make better IP decisions for the future.

Our integrated suite of IP software, services and information is underpinned by an outstanding global team of IP professionals.


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 most comprehensive technical body of knowledge gained from over 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, including over half of the top 50 US patent holders, to get the most from their IP assets. If you need assistance in managing your most complex technology or IP challenges, turn to TechInsights for assured results.


Transpacific IP

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, and Hong Kong. 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.


Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

Philips Intellectual Property & Standards (IP&S) proactively pursues the creation of new intellectual property in close cooperation with Philips’ operating businesses and Philips Group Innovation. Philips IP&S is a leading industrial IP organisation that provides world-class IP solutions to Philips businesses to support their growth, competitiveness and profitability.

Philips' IP portfolio consists of 76,000 patent rights, 47,000 trademarks, 91,000 design rights and 5,000 domain names. Philips filed 1,750 patents in 2015, with a strong focus on growth areas in health and well-being.

Philips IP&S participates in the setting of standards to create new business opportunities. Employing around 300 people, Philips IP&S has a strong global presence with offices in key countries, which allows it to create and exploit the Philips IP portfolio while working closely with internal and external customers.


Vectis

Vectis is an IP and technology licensing company which believes in the key role of intellectual property in promoting innovation. Vectis supports a level playing field for IP owners and implementers, working with both to unlock the full value of innovation sharing. With its global reach, Vectis is a solution provider and a contributor to a fairer and more sustainable innovation system. Our mission is to offer dedicated services, leveraging our professional and collaborative approach, with both new and longstanding partners. Giustino de Sanctis is the founder and CEO of Vectis.


Finnegan

Finnegan is one of the largest law firms in the world focusing solely on IP law. With offices in the United States, Asia and Europe and more than 350 IP professionals, Finnegan practises all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law. Finnegan also represents clients in IP issues relating to international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust, European patents and trademarks and unfair competition.

Finnegan delivers sophisticated legal strategies to help clients to protect, advocate and leverage their valuable IP assets. The attorneys in its European office have active practices at both the European Patent Office and the US Patent and Trademark Office, and possess a keen understanding of the diversity of laws and practice among the European national systems. This knowledge of the European legal system and how it differs from that in the United States allows Finnegan’s European attorneys to counsel both European and US clients effectively on the full range of IP issues, finding cohesive solutions tailored to the needs of companies with global IP interests. 


Via Licensing Corporation

Via Licensing Corporation is a world-leading provider of IP solutions, such as patent pools. Via maintains deep relationships with global leaders in the technology and entertainment fields, as well as other highly innovative companies from around the world. Via administers patent pools that promote innovation in technologies such as audio, broadcast and wireless.  


Richardson Oliver Law Group

With over 60 years’ IP strategy and execution experience, the Richardson Oliver Law Group (ROL Group) successfully aligns intellectual property with business strategy. With three former general counsels and internationally recognised top-level IP strategists, we enable clients to capitalise on opportunities and find creative solutions at the heart of business, technology and the law. The ROL Group provides clients with access to its proprietary database representing $7 billion worth of patent-buying opportunities. The database spans over 2,400 patent deals – with over 68,000 patent assets – and allows clients to find the best patent buying opportunities, optimise their buying and selling programmes and make data-driven business decisions. We have the necessary skills and experience to achieve business goals in initial IP and privacy programme set-up, strategy options development and counter-assertion patent buying programmes.


Questel

Questel provides a comprehensive suite of web-based services for productivity and collaboration dedicated to intellectual property. Covering the entire innovation cycle, from idea to product, Questel’s offerings include:                                                

  • competitive intelligence and technological landscaping;
  • ideation management and innovation capture;
  • technology scouting and licensing-in;
  • invention management and prior-art searching;
  • portfolio management and pruning; and
  • licensing-out and monetisation.

Our comprehensive and unique collection of IP databases can be analysed, shared and archived. For each stage of innovation, we also offer consulting services, as well as online and on-site training.

Established in 1978, Questel is present in more than 30 countries – with offices in Paris, London, Bonn, Washington DC, Sao Paulo, Tokyo and Shanghai. Trusted by more than 3,000 companies worldwide and 100,000 users, our solutions target a large audience across business development, R&D, legal, financial and licensing departments.


Sisvel

Founded in Italy in 1982 as Sisvel SpA, the Sisvel Group has become a world leader in managing intellectual property and maximising the value of patent rights. Sisvel is global in scope and reach, with companies in Italy, the United States, China, Japan, Germany, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom and over 100 professionals worldwide with engineering, legal and licensing expertise. Sisvel has a long history of managing successful patent portfolios, including those related to the MP3 and MPEG audio technologies and widespread technologies such as on-screen displays, automatic tuning and sorting systems and widescreen signalling (for automatic switching of television image formats). Sisvel currently operates patent pools for the DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVB-C2, LTE and Wi-Fi standards, together with its Sisvel wireless licensing programme.


Ericsson

We are a world leader in the rapidly changing environment of communications technology – providing equipment, software and services to enable transformation through mobility.

Some 40% of global mobile traffic runs through networks that we have supplied. More than 1 billion subscribers around the world rely every day on networks that we manage. With more than 39,000 granted patents, we have one of the industry’s strongest IP rights portfolios.

Our leadership in technology and services has been a driving force behind the expansion and improvement of connectivity worldwide. We believe that through mobility, our society can be transformed for the better. New innovations and forms of expression are finding a greater audience, industries and hierarchies are being revolutionised and we are seeing a fundamental change in the way that we communicate, socialise and make decisions together.

These exciting changes represent the realisation of our vision: a networked society, where every person and every industry is empowered to reach their full potential.

 


Intralink

Founded in the United Kingdom and Japan in 1990, Intralink works with IP-rich companies from Europe and North America to develop and execute licensing strategies for the key markets in Asia-Pacific. The company has offices in Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan and a staff of over 50 full-time, bilingual people engaged in IP-related activities. 

Intralink has experience of working with intellectual property across a broad range of technologies and sectors, from semiconductors and photonics to telecoms and displays. The company works for some of the best-known technology companies in the world and, through its non-litigious patent licensing activities, has concluded deals with many of Asia’s leading original equipment manufacturers. The company has also licensed enabling technologies in the electronics, energy, automotive and biotech fields. 

Intralink has offices in London, Berlin, Boston and Silicon Valley and – through its presence in Asia – strong relationships with the IP departments of Asia’s patent holders.


IPVALUE

IPVALUE is a leading IP commercialisation firm that focuses on delivering return on invention to owners of marquee IP portfolios, such as blue-chip technology companies, R&D labs and other inventive organisations. IPVALUE has delivered over $1.4 billion in IP revenues to its clients – a performance unmatched by any other patent licensing company. IPVALUE commercialises portfolios in a range of technologies, from semiconductor processing and components to wireless devices, e-commerce and advanced IT systems. IPVALUE deploys best-in-class expertise and resources to optimise revenues from patent portfolios. IPVALUE’s agency model is unique in the industry – it provides patent owners with unprecedented control and involvement throughout the monetisation cycle and offers them unparalleled protection against changing priorities and strategies. Owned by Vector Capital, a $2 billion private equity fund, IPVALUE is strategy driven to succeed and is well geared to become the partner of choice when monetising IP assets in the IP Industry 2.0. 


Kenyon & Kenyon

Kenyon & Kenyon provides the full range of IP services to clients in a range of industries and technologies, including automotive, chemicals, computer hardware and software, financial services, food and beverages, interactive entertainment, life sciences, mechanical, media and sports, pharmaceuticals, retail, universities and research institutions and venture capital. From offices in New York, Washington DC and Silicon Valley, we serve clients globally in a cost-effective and efficient manner in such areas as federal court litigations; US Patent and Trademark Office post-grant proceedings; trademark oppositions and cancellations; International Trade Commission proceedings; patent prosecution, counselling and portfolio management; trademark prosecution; trademark clearance; copyright counselling and licensing; trade secrets and unfair competition; brand and technology licensing and development agreements; and social media counselling. Our IP practice has received widespread recognition as a top IP firm in such publications as Chambers USALegal 500IAM Patent 1000Managing Intellectual Property and World Trademark Review.


Nokia Technologies

By focusing on the possibilities of technology, Nokia embraces the connected world to help people to thrive. Our businesses are leaders in their respective fields: Nokia Networks provides broadband infrastructure, software and services; and Nokia Technologies provides advanced technology development and licensing.
Formed in 2014, Nokia Technologies builds on our solid foundation of industry-leading licensing and technology R&D capabilities. Focusing on digital media, brand licensing and patent licensing, Nokia Technologies is expanding the possibilities of the ever-evolving world of technology.
Our patent business manages one of the broadest and strongest patent portfolios in the industry, comprising approximately 10,000 patent families composed of about 30,000 granted patents and applications. To date, we have agreed licensing terms with around 150 companies, of which two-thirds are for wireless standard-essential patents.

 


IAM Market

IAM Market is an online marketplace that brings together people who see the commercial value of intellectual property and technology and want to do business together. Whether you need freedom to operate, a faster process than traditional research and development, the assets to launch your own licensing business or a technology partnership, start your search on IAM Market.

Silver sponsors

Intellectual Ventures

Founded in 2000, Intellectual Ventures (IV) is the global leader in the business of invention. IV collaborates with leading inventors, partners with pioneering companies and invests both expertise and capital in the process of invention. IV’s mission is to energise and streamline an invention economy that will drive innovation around the world.


Google

Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways in which 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.


Microsoft

Microsoft believes that intellectual property is the currency of innovation. Our patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets protect and enable the development of innovative software to empower every person and organisation on the planet to do more and achieve more. With an annual R&D budget of over $11 billion, no other software company invests as much in innovation.

Our IP portfolio is a strategic asset that provides significant value to the company, our customers and our partners. Microsoft’s portfolio of more than 60,000 issued patents – and more than 35,000 pending worldwide – is consistently rated at the top of the industry by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, OceanTomo and the Patent Board. 


IEEE

IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence. IEEE and its 430,000 members are the force behind innovation. 

IEEE, along with IP.com, has developed InnovationQ Plus – a new innovation discovery and analytics platform that combines deep engineering knowledge from IEEE content with IP.com’s global patent and non-patent literature. Powered by IP.com’s proprietary cognitive retrieval engine, InnovationQ Plus rapidly sifts through massive amounts of big data to quickly and efficiently pinpoint relevant patents, applications and non-patent literature, delivering industry-leading search results.

InnovationQ Plus enables IP discovery, analysis and mapping of patent and non-patent material in one easy-to-use, highly accurate search tool.

 


Dolby Laboratories

Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) creates audio, video and voice technologies that transform entertainment and communications in mobile devices, at the cinema, at home and at work. For nearly 50 years, sight and sound experiences have become more vibrant, clear and powerful in Dolby.

Bronze sponsors

Global IP Law Group

Global IP Law Group is a law firm founded with a specific purpose: to maximise our clients’ return from their intellectual property. To that end, Global IP provides an array of focused services – including patent sales, licensing, litigation and strategic counselling – to clients ranging from individual inventors to multinational corporations. Over the last six years, the firm has generated over $7.5 billion for its clients, including both the largest pure patent sale and the largest patent-backed debt offering in history.

With offices in the United States, Europe and Asia, Global IP offers a unique blend of services and perspectives, combined with legal and technical expertise and global resources, to maximise the value of patent portfolios in a wide array of technologies.


France Brevets

France Brevets is an investment fund dedicated to international patent licensing. It commits long-term human and financial resources to grow and monetise innovation.

France Brevets is one of the first sovereign investment funds fully dedicated to patents with a worldwide perspective. An initial funding of €100 million is being deployed by a team of international experts to build strategic patent positions and monetise them through effective and focused licensing efforts.

Public and private research endeavours face extremely tough budget constraints. That is why France Brevets provides financial and strategic support to help entities to build valuable patent portfolios, reflecting their commitment to innovation. Such support involves a long-term horizon – a feature that separates  France Brevets from other patent investors in the marketplace.

France Brevets holds a unique and indispensable position in the complex innovation environment:

  • long-term vision of technological battlefields;
  • systematic rewards for inventors; and
  • focused licensing efforts.

ktMINE

ktMINE is an IP information firm. Focused on mining, organising and connecting the world’s IP information, ktMINE provides IP owners and analysts across the globe with access to the world’s largest repositories of IP data. ktMINE specialises in providing innovation through custom-made data feeds.


Valipat

Valipat offers services for the validation of European patents, entry into the national/regional phase of Patent Cooperation Treaty applications and IP recordal for any type of IP right. Our web platform and processes are designed to minimise cost, and substantive IP quality is guaranteed by our network of top-tier IP firms.


IP.com

IP.com enables the world’s leading technology companies and research institutions to drive innovation and growth. Its powerful combination of professional services and proprietary big data analytics enables organisations to make complex business decisions, increase revenue, manage IP risk and monetise technological innovations. IP.com has more than 20 patents on its cognitive discovery software that it applies across a big data repository of content that includes patents worldwide, invention disclosures and non-patent literature. It has the only conceptual matching engine that provides relevancy visualisation of patents and insights from technical documents that are not accessible through conventional keyword search engines.


Aistemos

Aistemos revolutionises how intellectual property is understood and exploited. Aistemos has brought together the best of intellectual property and data science to develop world-class analytics.

Our IP business intelligence tool, Cipher, has aggregated data from leading providers to provide competitive intelligence and transaction support. Used by companies across a broad range of sectors, as well as investors and advisers, Cipher brings clarity to a landscape that has hitherto been shrouded by unnecessary complexity.

Our mission is to provide a trusted source of business intelligence relating to intellectual property and to create a common language that can be used by the business community without the need for specialist knowledge. 


Boehmert & Boehmert

Boehmert & Boehmert – with its main office in Munich and further offices in Berlin, Bremen, Dusseldorf, Alicante and Paris – specialises in IP law. The majority of its more than 130 professionals are patent attorneys, while others are attorneys at law specialising in intellectual property. The firm is active in all fields of industrial property, copyright and competition law. Its patent attorneys are active in all of the traditional science and engineering disciplines.

Boehmert & Boehmert’s attorneys focus on the acquisition, defence and assertion of patents, utility models, industrial designs and trademarks, as well as on competition law and consulting services in relation to the drafting and conclusion of licence and cooperation agreements. The firm supports companies in the building of IP management processes and departments, as well as with regard to employee invention rights. Partners of the firm are active as academic teachers in various IP fields.


PatentSight

PatentSight provides unique strategic insights into the IP lifecycle. We are known for delivering reliable and relevant information to connect intellectual property with business strategy. Our global customers across different industries (eg, six of the top 10 chemical companies) use our methodologies and tools to answer questions relating to R&D strategy, portfolio and competitor benchmarking, portfolio optimisation, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, trends and disruptive technologies. Some clients even showcase our scientifically proven Patent Asset Index method in their annual reports. Our powerful business intelligence platform creates rock-solid results. We excel at strategic analysis, but users in patent departments also love the efficient day-to-day workflows that the platform supports.


Mintz Levin

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.


IFI CLAIMS Patent Services

IFI CLAIMS Patent Services is a team of patent data experts dedicated to making high-quality global patent data accessible and affordable. In addition to integrating published data into a common format, IFI curates the data, adding value-added content such as standardised assignee and applicant names, patent status and expiry calculations.

IFI delivers patent data through the CLAIMS Direct web service application programme interface (API). Our partners build products, services, workflow solutions and analytics applications directly on the API. Alternatively, they can install the complete database in their data centre, closely integrating it with their enterprise architecture. Corporate and reseller licences are available at a fixed price with no bandwidth limits or per record or per seat costs.


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.


RWS Group-inovia

RWS Group-inovia is a leading expert in IP translations, foreign patent filing and patent search services. For more than 70 years combined, RWS and inovia have helped over 10,000 clients to protect their intellectual property and enforce their IP rights globally. 

RWS Group-inovia:

  • conducts 70,000 patent translations annually;
  • nationalises more Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications than any other firm, according to Managing Intellectual Property;
  • employs more than 300 in-house translators and revisers and 7,000 in-country translators;
  • conducts 30,000 European validations annually;
  • files 1,800 PCT applications and 7,500 PCT national phase entries annually; and
  • employs high-quality foreign agents in more than 130 countries.

Clients include:

  • 10 of the top 15 applicants at the World Intellectual Property Office;
  • 11 of the top 15 applicants at the European Patent Office; and
  • 14 of the top 15 applicants at the German Patent Office.

Marquis Technologies

Marquis Technologies is a full-service IP consulting business comprising key members of the Nortel/Rockstar teams. Our patent engineers are based in Ottawa, where our reverse engineering labs are located. We combine this deep technical understanding with world-class patent and IP business insight to provide a unique integrated product to clients. Our licensing executives have run IP businesses that have generated over $6 billion in value. Our engineers have developed claim charts in virtually every high-tech sector and were inventors and standards-body leaders before entering the IP arena. We have managed many patent portfolios that contain assets numbering in the thousands. Our deep technical expertise spans more than four decades of innovation – a critical knowledge base when determining the value, validity and essentiality of a patent. Our combined strategic insight, business acumen and technical and legal expertise stand ready to help clients to solve their IP challenges and generate IP value.


Markpro

Founded in 1992, Markpro is a leading IP service and products provider, with offices in Korea, China, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Its management philosophy of creating strong, trust-based relationships with clients has helped Markpro to achieve its highly regarded position in the global market.

With 23 years’ accumulated experience and in-depth knowledge of maintaining IP rights in a cost and time-effective way, Markpro provides comprehensive one-stop IP management solutions, both locally and globally. It specialises in patent and trademark renewal, trademark and design searches and watches, recordal services, technology transfer and commercialisation and IP management software.


Quatela Lynch Intellectual Property

Quatela Lynch Intellectual Property helps clients to leverage IP assets and make informed technology investment decisions. Founded by Laura Quatela and Timothy Lynch, the firm draws from an extensive network of technologists, attorneys and negotiators to evaluate and manage IP portfolios, develop and implement IP strategies, structure and deploy IP teams, build and execute monetisation programmes and advise on business transactions covering a broad array of products and services worldwide. On behalf of Kodak, Technicolor, Alcatel Lucent and others, the principals have generated over $4 billion in revenue from IP transactions with companies including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Fuji, Google, HTC, Huawei, LGE, Microsoft, Motorola, Samsung, Shutterfly and Sony. With the co-founders’ 25 years of combined IP experience, Quatela Lynch Intellectual Property offers private investors, corporate boards, significant shareholders, executive management and their senior leadership teams considered advice and proven results.


Black Stone IP, LLC

Black Stone IP, LLC, headquartered in San Francisco, is a boutique investment bank focused on valuing and trading clients’ technology and IP assets. The world’s best companies come to Black Stone IP with their toughest technology and IP challenges.

We have more than 30 professionals who deploy deep market, financial and IP knowledge to create Smart Value™ for clients, supporting each scenario with extensive market research and analytics. Since our founding in 2013, we have helped operating companies to close many complex buy-side and sell-side transactions, advised on global patent pools, developed portfolio monetisation strategies for technology and IP assets and consulted with leading private-equity fund clients on investing in IP-rich companies.

We are the fastest growing pure-play technology and IP boutique, serving innovative and market-leading companies in the United States, Europe, Japan, China, Taiwan and across the globe.


Gerchen Keller Capital

Gerchen Keller Capital (GKC) is the largest investment and advisory firm focused exclusively on legal and regulatory risk. GKC provides capital and other financing solutions to companies, law firms and investment funds involved with or invested in complex litigation, arbitration and transactional matters. Through multiple private funds, GKC manages more than $900 million in assets for endowment, pension and investment funds, financial institutions and select family offices.


Tangible IP

Tangible IP, LLC was founded by Louis Carbonneau, the former general manager of IP licensing at Microsoft Corporation. We boast a team of world-class experts in their fields. 

We offer full-service patent brokerage and related strategic IP advisory services. With over 2,000 patents successfully brokered, we are often referred to as the gold standard for patent brokerage in the industry. Tangible IP also helps clients to define and execute their IP strategies and offers several patent-related services, including freedom to operate, IP audits, patentability analysis, landscape studies, patent analysis and valuation, portfolio optimisation and directed inventions. 

At Tangible IP, we deliver results.


WiLAN

WiLAN is one of the most successful patent licensing companies in the world. It helps companies to unlock the value of intellectual property by managing and licensing their patent portfolios. Founded in 1992, WiLAN operates in a variety of markets, including automotive, digital television, internet, medical, semiconductor and wireless communication technologies. 


Anaqua

Anaqua helps corporations and law firms to turn intellectual property into competitive advantage. Our ANAQUA software platform unifies critical tools, best practice workflows, data, documents and services into one efficient, intelligent environment, so that clients can operate more efficiently and make better decisions faster. Nearly 1,000,000 IP professionals in over 150 countries use ANAQUA to manage more than $1 billion in intellectual assets. Many of the best-known brands and most innovative products were conceptualised, evaluated, protected and monetised through the ANAQUA platform. The expertise of our services and client services staff, combined with our tested implementation methodology, delivers successful solutions on time and on budget.


Parsa Wireless

Parsa Wireless is a global consulting firm that helps companies to assert, defend and manage their patent portfolios. We provide technical assessments of patents in communications technologies, IT systems and electronics. We also provide reverse engineering and patent brokerage services.
We have a team of more than 50 subject-matter experts with PhDs in electrical engineering or related disciplines, as well as 10 to 20 years of industry experience and many patents and technical publications to their credit. Our experts have been active in standards boards, thus helping to create today’s communications standards. We can provide an expert on more than 100 standards.

We provide services for leading original equipment manufacturers, telecommunications and wireless service providers, software and semiconductor companies and tech start-ups, as well as the investment and legal communities.


Adamson & Partners

Adamson & Partners is an established international executive search and selection firm offering a high value search and recruitment service to clients globally within the Intellectual Property and Legal sectors.

As a search and selection firm, we work on behalf of our clients to identify individuals that meet their specific requirements, whether or not they are actively seeking a new role. We motivate professionals to explore career opportunities that are a close fit for their skills and experience. Unlike a recruitment agency, we perform a bespoke search of the entire profession on behalf of every client, ensuring a selection of appropriate, relevant and interesting candidates are presented.

We have evolved with the times, fully integrating sophisticated search technology into our research practice, allowing us to leverage our extensive experience, securing our continued position as the leading recruiter in our specialist markets. Since our establishment in 1985, we have acquired a reputation for discretion and effectiveness, providing a service that delivers for even the most challenging of briefs.


Chipworks

For over two decades IP 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. 


ZBM Patents & Trademarks

ZBM Patents & Trademarks was founded at the end of 2003 with the goal of changing the patent landscape in Spain. A little over a decade later, ZBM is proud to have achieved that goal and is widely considered to have set the new standard for patent practice in Spain. Along the way, it has dramatically increased IP awareness in Spain.

ZBM’s patent experts have an in-depth understanding of clients’ technologies and business needs, and the firm is committed to providing services that create value for clients. ZBM distinguishes itself from other patent firms through its relentless commitment to quality. Whether the work entrusted is patent drafting, patent searches, prosecution work, opposition or even (just) validations, all work product is checked and cross-checked to ensure that it adheres to the highest-quality standards. At ZBM, the attorneys believe that something is not worth doing if it is not done well.


TechPats

TechPats is one of the most experienced and established IP consulting firms in the industry. TechPats forms strategic partnerships with its clients, empowering them to grow their businesses, protect their IP assets and strategically position themselves for the future.

TechPats’ IP consulting focuses on portfolio development and management, patent monetisation and IP litigation support. Across these main disciplines, TechPats’ team of experienced engineers, patent agents and attorneys offer comprehensive IP services that help companies to realise, monetise and protect their patents.

With more than 16 years in the patent industry and worldwide offices in Philadelphia, San Francisco, Ottawa and Tokyo, TechPats is well positioned to assist and advise you on your patent strategy.

Supported by

AutoHarvest

AutoHarvest Foundation, a non-profit organisation, 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 all types of innovator with an interest in advanced manufacturing. It allows users to showcase their capabilities, technologies and needs system wide and privately connect with fellow inventors and business developers to explore technology and commercial opportunities of mutual interest. The AutoHarvest interest group consists of over 300 prominent R&D and manufacturing organisations from industry, government and academic organisations. AutoHarvest is part of the Detroit Regional Innovation Network and was recently awarded a multi-year grant by the New Economy Initiative Foundation of Southeast Michigan.


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.


The Association of Corporate Counsel


The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is a global bar association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporations, associations and other private-sector organizations through information, education, networking opportunities and advocacy initiatives.
Many ACC members join practice area-specific committees that operate within our membership to achieve more focused networking and educational opportunities.  Our IP committee has 5,500 members who hold regular webcasts and assist with the development of IP-related resources.

With more than 33,000 members employed by over 10,000 organisations in more than 75 countries, the ACC connects its members to each other and to the people and resources necessary for their personal and professional growth.

Media partners

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.


IP CloseUP

IP CloseUp is a leading source of insight for people who need to keep up with the business side of intellectual property. Readers turn to IP CloseUp for the latest news and perspectives on patents and other IP rights, trends and the people and events that drive them.

IP CloseUp’s readership includes executives, entrepreneurs, journalists, investors, lawyers, engineers, researchers and inventors. Its regular features highlight transactions, people, events, research, books and videos. It has also developed IP CloseUp® 30, a real-time snapshot of IP licensing company stock performance and recent news that can be placed on the reader’s home screen or desktop. 


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.