Platinum sponsor

Clarivate Analytics

Gold sponsors

Dolby LaboratoriesLiu-Shen Navigant Consulting, IncShook, Hardy & BaconPowell Gilbert LLPPhilips Intellectual Property & StandardsEricssonAon Intellectual Property Solutions IntralinkHTSRPX CorporationSisvelTechInsightsIAM Market VectisVia Licensing CorporationHoulihan LokeyGeneral ElectricSullivan & Cromwell LLPNokia

The pre-eminent gathering of the world’s IP leaders


IPBC Global has cemented itself as the global gathering for the world’s IP business leaders since it was first held back in 2008. From June 10 to 12 2018, IPBC Global will enter its second decade when the world’s IP elite will assemble at the Palace Hotel, San Francisco for the 11th annual event.

Building on the convergence challenge theme addressed in Ottawa in June 2017, the 2018 programme features innovative, new session formats specifically designed to encourage delegate interaction with members of the speaking faculty and to facilitate discussion around critical topics.

As ever, IPBC Global’s unrivalled network of senior IP business leaders will ensure a speaking faculty unmatched by any other IP event. Panellists will be tasked with sharing key strategic knowledge points and experience of cutting-edge value creation issues, as well as offering deep insights into how corporate executives can most effectively tackle the challenges posed by today's constantly changing IP landscape. Attendees will enjoy a range of keynote addresses, topical debates, deep-dive industry focuses, scenarios, masterclasses and boot camps, including the following:

  • CIPO scenarios: Corporate IP leaders discuss how to handle the kind of business-critical challenges that land on the desk of the 21st century chief IP officer.
  • Win-win deal making: Explore how collaborative licensing programmes are changing, what’s on offer and how to get the best deal.
  • The Patent Trial and Appeal Board: Understand the ways in which patent owners can be successful before the “death squads” of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
  • Debates: Is the United States still the beating heart of the global IP market? Are antitrust laws and regulations getting in the way of standard-essential patent licensing? Is patent quality a distraction, when all that really matters is eligibility?
  • Masterclasses: The dos and don’ts of IP transactions in China; and successful partnering with universities and other research institutions.
  • Big data: The best ways to use data to maximise the effectiveness of IP value creation strategies.
  • Meet the buyers: Who is buying patents, what are they looking for and how do they buy?
  • Industry focus: Review the IP landscape, the challenges and the trends in the semiconductor and artificial intelligence spaces.

As always, in addition to the keynote, plenary and breakout sessions, IPBC Global 2018 will offer delegates extensive formal and informal networking opportunities. These are designed in the knowledge that for many attendees, who you meet at an IPBC event is just as important as what you learn.

IPBC Global 2018 will be an unmatched opportunity to put yourself at the heart of discussions involving the people who make the world’s IP weather. It is the one IP event that senior executives always make sure to attend. As such, this is the one IP event you do not want to miss.

Do not delay! With many repeat customers and a limited number of delegate passes on offer, act now to ensure you can attend IPBC Global 2018 in San Francisco from June 10 to 12. Reserve your place today.

IPBC Global has been submitted for approval for CLE hours. Depending on the specific state rules, regulations, and restrictions, the projected CLE credits awarded could be up to 10.5 hours.

As has become standard IPBC policy, we operate a sector quota system in order to guarantee a variety of outlooks and experiences among delegates. This will be repeated for San Francisco in 2018, with quotas for the following:

  • Intermediaries and investors
  • NPEs and aggregators
  • Policy makers and academics
  • Private practice lawyers, patent and trademark attorneys
  • Other service providers

There will be no limit on attendees from operating companies.

Once we hit a quota limit, we will be unable to offer a place at IPBC Global 2018 to those from the relevant sector looking to register for the event. Thus, anyone wishing to attend is strongly advised to secure a place as early as possible.

Book your place here.

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Gavin Stewart at

Accommodation at the Palace Hotel

IAM has reserved a limited number of rooms at an exclusive rate of $325++ (per room, per night) at the Palace Hotel, San Francisco, for attendees of IPBC Global 2018. To enquire about how to book a room, please email

The host

IAM's unique and timely intelligence service informs high-level decision making in boardrooms globally. Its unrivalled coverage and in-depth analysis of key sectors gives executives critical business intelligence to maximise their IP value.

To register for IPBC Global 2018, click here.

Platinum sponsor

Clarivate Analytics

Gold sponsors

Dolby LaboratoriesGeneral ElectricTechInsightsSisvelVectisShook, Hardy & BaconPhilips Intellectual Property & StandardsVia Licensing CorporationNavigant Consulting, IncIntralinkNokiaSullivan & Cromwell LLPAon Intellectual Property Solutions Houlihan LokeyPowell Gilbert LLPIAM Market HTSEricssonLiu-Shen RPX Corporation

Silver sponsors

Dominion Harbor Group, LLCRambus Provenance Asset GroupUberRichardson Oliver Insights (ROI)FinjanMicrosoftREATISSIntellectual Ventures

Bronze sponsors

Mintz LevinParsa WirelessPatSnapPerkins CoieIPlytics PlatformIEEEBureau van DijkConversant Intellectual Property Management Inc.Xperi CorpSUGIMURA & PartnersTT ConsultantsDolceraCrown Point TransactionsBurford CapitalMaxvalHilco IP Merchant BankingValuenexAdamson & PartnersAnaquaCPA GlobalMinesoftGoogleClearAccessIPAcumassClairvolexBoehmert & BoehmertiRunwayNordic Patent Institute IPVALUEGlobal IP Law Group

Silver sponsors

FinjanREATISSIntellectual VenturesMicrosoftProvenance Asset GroupRambus Dominion Harbor Group, LLCRichardson Oliver Insights (ROI)Uber

Bronze sponsors

IPlytics PlatformGoogleXperi CorpDolceraIEEEHilco IP Merchant BankingPatSnapCPA GlobalSUGIMURA & PartnersMaxvalParsa WirelessClairvolexBureau van DijkClearAccessIPTT ConsultantsiRunwayMinesoftValuenexBurford CapitalAcumassBoehmert & BoehmertAdamson & PartnersConversant Intellectual Property Management Inc.Nordic Patent Institute Crown Point TransactionsPerkins CoieAnaquaGlobal IP Law GroupMintz LevinIPVALUE