Sponsors

Gold sponsors

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.


Houlihan Lokey

Houlihan Lokey is a global investment bank with expertise in M&A, capital markets, financial restructuring, valuation and strategic consulting. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of its commitment to client success across its advisory services. Houlihan Lokey‘s tech+IP advisory group provides a unique focus on helping world-renowned clients extract maximum value from their intellectual property as a strategic corporate asset.

The tech+IP advisory group provides strategic transaction, valuation, M&A advisory, IP-backed capital formation and restructuring, and analytic services focused on technology and intellectual property for hundreds of innovative companies and market leaders globally. While individual deals come and go, its focus is on clients’ business success. The tech+IP team uses its expertise and insights to evaluate strategic alternatives and create tradable deals. It has clients ranging from Global 100 corporations to emerging and medium-sized companies throughout North America, Europe and East Asia.

Houlihan Lokey understands that companies driven by innovation require the sophistication of an adviser that has the experience and expertise to think ahead of the market and utilise solid industry relationships to help solve their toughest technology and IP challenges. 


Finjan

Finjan is recognized internationally as a pioneer and leader in web and network security. It has been investing in innovation for decades, and this is captured in its patent portfolio, which is centered on software and hardware technologies capable of proactively detecting previously unknown and emerging threats on a real-time, behavior-oriented basis. Finjan has successfully licensed its patents and technology to several major software and technology companies around the world, and has generated more than $250 million in income from its licensing program to date.

Finjan's commitment to innovation in the security space continues through its investments, which have culminated in the launch of its consulting services business, CybeRisk; the development of mobile applications through Finjan Mobile; and the incubation of up-and-coming technology start-ups, pioneering a new generation of security technologies through its investment in Jerusalem Venture Partners Fund VII's Cyber Labs, alongside other technology companies.


Richardson Oliver Law Group

Richardson Oliver Insights enables patent transactions and accelerates the patent market by providing reliable, comprehensive, data-driven solutions to patent buyers, sellers, and decision makers. With over 30 years of experience and a proprietary database of more than 120,000 patent assets distributed across 5,000 deals, we help clients to buy the patents that fit their needs, position patents for an optimum sale, and make data-driven strategic decisions.


Dolby

Dolby Laboratories advances the science of sight and sound to create and enable spectacular experiences. Through breakthrough research in science and engineering, Dolby transforms sights and sounds into spectacular experiences.

We bring our innovations to people through collaborative partnerships that include artists, businesses and consumers worldwide. With our partners we deliver vivid experiences in the cinema, at home and on the go – experiences so lifelike that people feel as if they have been transported into a cinematic story or a pulsing sphere of music, a distant conference room or an action-packed game.

In both entertainment and communications, through audio and imaging, we give everyone the power to see, hear and feel the spectacular.


Ankura

Ankura is a business advisory and expert services firm defined by how it solves challenging problems. Whether a client is facing an immediate business challenge, trying to increase the value of their company, or protect against future risks, Ankura designs, develops, and executes tailored solutions by assembling the right combination of expertise. We build on our experience with every case, client, and situation—collaborating to create innovative, customized solutions and strategies designed for today’s ever-changing business environment. This gives our clients unparalleled insight and experience across a wide range of economic, governance, and regulatory challenges. At Ankura, we know that collaboration drives results.


Sisvel

Sisvel is a world leader in managing intellectual property and maximising the value of patent rights. Founded in 1982, the Sisvel Group is global in scope and reach, with offices in Italy, the United States, China, Japan, Germany, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom and approximately 100 professionals with technical, legal and licensing expertise. Sisvel has a long history of managing successful patent portfolios, including those relating to the MP3 and MPEG audio compression standards and widespread technologies such as on-screen display, automatic tuning and sorting systems, widescreen signalling and terrestrial digital video broadcasting. Sisvel operates patent pools and joint licensing programmes relating to DVB-T2, LTE/LTE-A, 3G, WiFi and recommendation engines, together with its Sisvel Wireless licensing programme.

Silver sponsors

Philips

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

Royal Philips’s IP portfolio consists of 62,000 patent rights, 37,600 trademarks, 47,800 design rights and 3,000 domain names. Philips filed 1,200 new patents in 2017, with a strong focus on the growth areas in health and wellbeing.


Reatiss

REATISS – formerly Freescale Semiconductor Ukraine – has over 20 years’ experience in the professional reverse engineering of large integrated circuits (ICs) that satisfy the needs of industry leaders in the automotive and communication semiconductor markets.

REATISS’s team of over 50 engineers can extract and present schematics of ICs with technology down to 10 nanometres within a comprehensive timeline and identify patents violations in support of clients’ IP licensing and litigation operations.

Our main strength is in circuitry, layout and process analysis. We provide services for semiconductor manufacturers from Europe, the United States and South Korea, and are looking to expand our customer base.

Bronze sponsors

IPlytics

IPlytics Platform is an IP intelligence tool that augments the analysis of technology landscapes and a company’s competitive position. IPlytics Platform goes beyond patent data by providing a 360-degree market overview, linking and processing more than 90 million patents, 60 million scientific articles, 2.5 million standards, 250,000 standard-essential patents and 3 million pieces of company information on one single platform.

The tool helps users to perform analysis in the fields of patent valuation, landscaping, licensing, transfer and litigation. The intuitive graphical user interface allows users to easily navigate, analyse and drill down into information, enabling in-depth technology analysis or a long-term monitoring of market segments. With just a few clicks IPlytics Platform provides answers to critical questions, such as:

  • Who is the technology leader in a market segment?

  • Who holds the relevant IP and how valuable is it?

  • How does competition develop?


IEEE

InnovationQ Plus, powered by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and IP.com, is 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 pinpoint relevant patents, applications and non-patent literature quickly and efficiently – 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.


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.

Media partners

Lexology

Lexology is the single most trusted online source of free, accessible and searchable global legal knowledge for and by legal practitioners, delivered to more than 300,000 desktops in over 100 countries around the world each day. Lexology offers a powerful research platform with an archive of over 450,000 articles in more than 20 languages covering 50 work areas worldwide. Endorsed by more than 100 associations, corporations and corporate counsel groups, Lexology is not only considered an invaluable resource of its kind, but also regarded as the industry benchmark.


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, quality-assured 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.


WTR

World Trademark Review (WTR) 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.