Sponsors

Platinum sponsor

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, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo. 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 clients in realising maximum gain from their IP assets. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, universities, research labs, individual inventors and organisations of all sizes.

Country sponsors

Mitsui & Co, Ltd

Mitsui & Co connects people, information, ideas, technologies, countries and regions, and creates new business opportunities around the world utilising its global operating locations across five principal functions (including marketing, logistics and finance) in six business areas. In particular in the IP field, it generates new business as a global business enabler, providing opportunities for IP commercialisation and investment in IP-retated companies to contribute to global prosperity.


IP Bridge

IP Bridge was founded under the guiding principle of open innovation. This means that intellectual property should be discoverable, accessible and affordable to all, and that IP Bridge will facilitate this. While it was funded primarily by a quasi-governmental entity, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, IP Bridge is a private corporation that eschews nationalistic goals and instead manages its patent portfolio with the intention to bridge intellectual property and its creators with people and entities that make use of intellectual property worldwide. 

IP Bridge provides strategic consulting services for companies that need the chief IP officer’s advice to maximise the value of their intellectual property and offers a defensive IP strategy that minimises the risk and cost of litigation, should it come to that. 

IP Bridge believes that both the market for intellectual property and goods and services will grow, and that it is thereby investing in a vibrant future.


Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, enterprise solutions and device industries. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates 468 subsidiaries and 94 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of Y7.715 trillion for the year ending on March 31 2015. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for its customers.

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 35,000 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.


Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird has been at the forefront of intellectual property for more than 100 years. This experience, the quality of our work and our passion for innovation differentiate our international IP group.

With over 300 highly specialised lawyers in 27 offices, we have one of the most respected IP teams in the world. While our clients include some of the world’s leading brand names, we are also committed to helping small and medium-sized businesses to protect their valuable intellectual property.

Commercial awareness is key in a constantly evolving marketplace. We are recognised as thought leaders in intellectual property; we take a cutting-edge approach and provide tailor-made IP strategies that drive competitive advantage. Whenever there is innovation in an industry, we follow it.

It is this reputation that has seen us involved in a number of groundbreaking decisions for our clients, across the full spectrum of our IP offering.


Valuenex

VALUENEX Consulting Inc is an algorithm development company founded in 2006 in Tokyo, Japan by Tatsuo Nakamura. He created the algorithm and developed the panoramic view analytics software tool that became a breakthrough in IP research and big data analytics and the foundation of his consulting and solution services business that has become an industry leader in Japan. In 2014 he set up VALUENEX Inc in Menlo Park, California. Business operations will commence in Summer 2015.

Our company's objective is to be an intellectual innovator and industry leader in the world's largest business-to-business enterprise software market, providing the most dynamic visualised and precise analytics software solutions in the world along the highest-quality consulting expertise and technical support for our customers. With our user-friendly Intellectual Property Dashboard, we can customise our solutions to meet the needs of our clients in:

  • R&D strategy and white space analysis;
  • IP monetisation and evaluation;
  • financial instrument and asset management analysis and leveraging; and
  • legal text and documentation analysis.

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. 


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.


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.


Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory

Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory (DTFA) utilises a one-stop approach to provide clients with strategic and transactional related services such as M&A advisory and due diligence, corporate restructuring, capital and debt financing, IP transactions, forensic investigations and valuation services. DTFA’s professionals possess broad M&A capabilities so that critical issues accompanying M&A transactions can be identified and resolved. DTFA has approximately 460 financial advisers in Japan and works closely with other Deloitte member firms to leverage the deep intellectual capital of Deloitte professionals worldwide.

Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights that they need to address their most complex business challenges. Deloitte has in the region of 210,000 professionals, all committed to the standard of excellence.


Syndefense

Syndefense provides collaborative services to technology companies and research institutions in IP protection and IP value creation, leveraging expertise in patent optimisation, corporate transactions and advanced defensive systems.

Syndefense promotes innovation by helping clients to accrue, retain and reinvest hard-earned capital. Syndefense’s experience and connections allow it to provide a new model, enabling the companies that create intellectual property to stay ahead of patent assertion entities.

Syndefense’s business model incorporates:

  • IP-driven M&A and market entry advice;
  • consultation on IP value creation and defence; and
  • a project-financing platform, leveraging IP value.

Syndefense’s services include:

  • thorough assessment of clients’ IP assets;
  • advisory models to maximise return or minimise risk;
  • project management services, supervising members of the client’s team;
  • a comprehensive suite of services through global partners in the technology, finance, M&A, IP law, data mining and analysis and market intelligence fields; and
  • help with raising investment capital or brokering mergers and acquisitions.

Questel

Questel offers a comprehensive suite of online services for productivity and collaboration dedicated to intellectual property. Questel covers the entire innovation cycle, from idea to product, including competitive intelligence, technology scouting, innovation capture, invention disclosure workflow, prior art searching, patent portfolio management, valuation and licensing.

Questel offers a complete and unique collection of IP databases that can be visualised, analysed, shared and archived online. For each stage of innovation, Questel also offers consulting services, as well as online and onsite training.

Established in 1970, Questel is present in more than 30 countries with offices in Paris, London, Washington, Tokyo and Beijing. More than 3,000 companies worldwide and 50,000 users rely on Questel.

Its solutions target different company actors across the business development, R&D, IP, legal, strategic, financial and licensing departments.


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.


Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

Philips Intellectual Property & Standards (IP&S) is a leading industrial IP organisation, providing world-class IP solutions to Philips businesses to support their growth, competitiveness and profitability. 

Philips’ IP portfolio consists of around 64,000 patent rights, 46,000 trademarks, 93,000 design rights and 4,700 domain name registrations. Philips filed approximately 1,550 patents in 2013, with a strong focus on growth areas in health and wellbeing. Philips IP&S participates in the setting of standards to create new business opportunities for Philips. With more than 400 employees in 17 offices across 10 countries, Philips IP&S has a strong global presence. Philips IP&S is part of Royal Philips, a diversified health and wellbeing company focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation. Philips employs over 115,000 people, with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide.


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


Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

Kenyon & Kenyon LLP is a leading IP law firm whose sophisticated and business-oriented approach helps clients to succeed with their IP strategies. Our global clients, many of which are worldwide industry leaders, rely on us for their high-stakes litigation, prosecution, licensing and counselling needs. Founded in 1879, the firm has offices in New York, Palo Alto and Washington DC.


ipCreate

ipCreate is the world’s premiere Invention On Demand® company, focused solely on enabling innovation through the creation of high-quality, high-value patentable inventions. We partner with global companies to complement their internal R&D efforts, helping them to respond better and faster to disruptive technology and market changes. ipCreate employs its proprietary tools to identify promising innovation areas or ‘white spaces’ of importance to our clients and then utilises its unique forward-invent/patenting capabilities to generate new intellectual property to quality, speed and market relevance in these areas. The ipCreate vision derives from two industry pioneers – IBM and Microsoft’s former head of worldwide intellectual property and IBM’s head of the highly successful IBM Patent Factory. The company has added other industry veterans to the leadership team to scale the business rapidly. At our core is patent quality, and the acquisition of Article One Partners in 2014 introduced a proven and effective crowd-based approach to prior art discovery into the invention process itself to ensure the highest levels of quality control.


Nokia Technologies

Nokia invests in technologies important in a world where billions of devices are connected. We are focused on three businesses: network infrastructure software, hardware and services, which we offer through Nokia Networks; location intelligence, which we provide through HERE; and advanced technology development and licensing, which we pursue through Nokia Technologies. Each of these businesses is a leader in its respective field.

Nokia Technologies develops and licenses cutting-edge innovations that are powering the next revolution in computing and mobility: a ’programmable world’ where intelligent connections bring millions of everyday objects online and create exciting new possibilities. We are expanding Nokia’s successful patent licensing programme and helping other companies and organisations to benefit from our innovations. Additionally, we are exploring the possibility of utilising new technologies in our own future products and services.


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. 


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.

Host Sponsors

TMI Associates

With over 400 professionals, TMI Associates is one of the largest general practice firms in Japan. Intellectual property – including patents, designs and trademarks – has been an integral practice area of the firm since its establishment. We provide a full range of IP services, including prosecution, transactions (eg, patent sales/acquisitions and licensing), offensive and defensive litigation, oppositions, invalidation trials and import suspension at Customs for all kinds of technologies and brands. At TMI, patent and trademark attorneys and attorneys at law comprise a unique organisational structure that enables us to respond in a highly effective and efficient manner to the needs of clients from all around the globe and across a wide variety of businesses and technologies.


Alpha & Omega Law Corporation

Founded in 2003, Alpha & Omega Law Corporation is a Singapore-based specialist IP law practice. We help individuals, start-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises, multinational corporations, the public sector and charities to harness their intellectual property to achieve immediate and long-term business goals.

Our core services are IP strategy advisory, IP protection, IP enforcement and IP training. We inspire and excite CEOs, business owners and social activists on the value of protecting their patents, trademarks, industrial designs and copyright.

With “Your IP. Our Knowledge” as our motto, we actively collaborate with our clients to achieve powerful solutions for their business growth across industries globally.  


Shobayashi Patent & Trademark Office

Founded in 1998, Shobayashi International Patent & Trademark Office is one of the fastest-growing IP law firms in Japan. With 170-plus professional staff members, Shobayashi has 11 specialised departments providing tailored IP services in a range of technical fields – including chemical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, mechanical, optical, electrical, information technology, trademarks and designs and litigation – and advising on international IP protection. 

Shobayashi established a specialised research department in 2011 to provide IP analysis services for operating companies and financial institutions. With  more than 10 former senior examiners from the Japan Patent Office, including a deputy commissioner and the chiefs of the patent and design examination departments, Shobayashi can offer the full breadth of expertise for validating intellectual property and determining infringement. Having established a research team in 2012 for licensing, valuation and IP-driven investments, Shobayashi provides IP due diligence services in IP licensing and M&A transactions, and IP advisory services in open innovation.


Beijing East IP Ltd

Beijing East IP Ltd and Beijing East IP Law Firm were founded by Lulin Gao, former commissioner of the State Intellectual Property Office, and a group of experienced Chinese and international attorneys.

Beijing East IP Ltd was established in September 2002 as an IP boutique company while Beijing East IP Law Firm was established in 2004 as a general practice law firm that specialises in IP-related law. This combination of a company and a law firm enables Beijing East IP to offer a complete set of IP services. Beijing East IP have the unique experience necessary to secure valuable IP rights, handle complex IP litigation, structure and negotiate technology transactions, and advise on general IP strategies in order to most effectively leverage our clients’ intellectual assets. Beijing East IP's complete services and unique experience have developed into a proud tradition of representing multinational companies with their IP-related issues.


R K Dewan

Successful IP results in India require an India-centric plan and experienced counsel that know how to create and execute a winning strategy. For more than 70 years, the professionals of R K Dewan & Co have been delivering insightful advice and services to protect clients' IP rights throughout India and internationally. With offices in Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune, Chennai, Kolkata and Indore, our capable, dedicated and superbly trained team of over 100 lawyers, trademark and patent attorneys, engineers, scientists, paralegals and admin staff will achieve your IP objectives in India.

Technical expertise, legal knowledge, attentive service and an IP strategy for India. We live it.

 


Baker & McKenzie

Baker & McKenzie covers the world over. With an expansive global footprint, we can provide a deep level of local expertise while ensuring a global perspective on business and legal needs. The firm has been servicing clients in Asia for 50 years and has been a key adviser to Asia-Pacific’s most established and respected companies, financial institutions and government organisations. Our long experience in Asia-Pacific markets means that we have established strong relationships with relevant regulators in each jurisdiction.

The depth of our legal knowledge and experience in Asia-Pacific is unrivalled – lawyers in our 17 offices across major cities and Asia’s emerging markets (including seven of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation economies) are locally qualified and globally experienced. The majority of our lawyers are native citizens, which means that we provide practical commercial advice to clients with a local understanding of cultural, social and legal practice.

Supported by

European Patent Office

Quality is the hallmark of the European Patent Office (EPO). At this year’s IPBC Global 2015, the EPO will present the quality improvements to its search and examination standards, especially those concerning the coverage of Asian documentation and the new options and services available for Patent Cooperation Treaty applicants filing with the EPO. As the launch of the European unitary patent draws closer, expert staff will be on hand to address applicants’ questions. The EPO will also present its Federated Patent Register and Global Dossier projects, both of which bring together reliable legal status information from multiple patent registers.

Silver sponsors

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.


Acacia Research Group

Acacia Research Group LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Acacia Research Corporation. Acacia is the industry leader in patent licensing. By partnering with patent owners, Acacia applies its deep legal and technology expertise to patent assets to unlock financial value. An intermediary in the patent market, Acacia facilitates efficiency and delivers monetary rewards to the patent owner. With this strategy, Acacia has generated over $1 billion in revenue to date, and has returned more than $643 million to its patent partners.

Bronze sponsors

Wisdomain Inc

Established in 1999, Wisdomain specialises in patent-mining solutions that enable IP professionals to search and analyse worldwide technology sectors to make faster, better, more cost-effective IP business decisions. Wisdomain’s flagship product, ActionablePatents.com, is a leading patent search and analysis solution with a series of advanced tools designed to integrate big patent data into ready-to-use information for IP professionals and IP-intensive organisations all across industries. In Spring 2014 the company also launched automated report-generation solution IP Intellisource, which eliminates research and data compilation work by instantly providing user-specified patent analytics reports containing actionable information. Wisdomain products are currently available in three languages: English, Korean and Japanese. 


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.


Anaqua

Anaqua provides IP management software and services to some of the world’s leading IP owners. These include ANAQUA Enterprise for large IP owners, ANAQUA Express for smaller IP teams, ANAQUA Element for cloud-based IP management, ANAQUA Essential for law firms and ANAQUA Services for IP maintenance payments. The ANAQUA products are designed for all types of intellectual property, including inventions, patents, trademarks and more.

Anaqua manages the full IP lifecycle and is a completely web-based system with automated workflow, integrated document and email management and advanced query and reporting. It is designed to enhance business productivity and IP visibility for all participants in the IP management process.


Sonderhoff & Einsel

Sonderhoff & Einsel was founded in 1910 and is a full-service firm with an emphasis on IP law. Our core competence is the fast and reliable prosecution of patents covering a wide range of technologies. We provide expert assistance in counselling, prosecution, litigation, dispute resolution and licensing transactions. In cooperation with Sonderhoff & Einsel Patent Agency Office in Beijing, we assist clients with IP-related matters in China and Japan.

Sonderhoff & Einsel’s multicultural team of accredited professionals from Japan, Europe (in particular Germany), China and the United States represents the IP interests of international clients in all areas of industry. Our patent attorneys and attorneys at law can draw on the in-house support of a dedicated international team of translators and technical specialists, ensuring seamless integration of services across multiple languages and all areas of service.


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’ 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.


Unified Patents

Unified Patents was founded in 2012 to provide operating companies with an alternative resource to curb abusive patent litigation. Unified addresses the risk and cost of non-practising entity (NPE) litigation by strategically protecting areas of technology such as cloud storage, content delivery electronic payments and wireless. Unified’s unique solution draws on the mutual need of large companies, small and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups to proactively deter NPE activity. Among the services provided by Unified are patent transaction reports, litigation monitoring, prior art searches and invalidity studies.


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.


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.


LexisNexis®

Patents are the lifeblood of your organisation. When your job is to acquire, develop and retain quality intellectual property, bring it to life in the most efficient and comprehensive manner and understand the competitive landscape, you need a partner that offers customisable, innovative tools to ensure your success. Reed Tech, a LexisNexis® company, offers services that span the patent workflow. The LexisNexis IP portfolio is a suite of services and solutions that were created by patent attorneys and refined using input from customers who understand the underlying needs of patent professionals. With unparalleled breadth and depth of content, these products have been developed to provide a comprehensive approach across the patent workflow, with solutions that are uniquely designed to meet your needs as you prepare, draft, prosecute, defend, monetise, monitor and manage patents.


PatSnap

PatSnap is the leading IP analytics and management platform that empowers even non IP-proficient users to understand this competitive landscape. Through our simple yet powerful interface, intellectual property is now accessible to everyone – allowing you to compete and innovate on a global scale.

Since it was founded in 2007, PatSnap has served thousands of customers in more than 30 countries worldwide, including IBM, National Institutes of Health, the US Department of Defence, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research in Singapore.


Quinn Pacific

Established in 1989, Quinn Pacific is a leading patent and technology broker. We specialise in marketing high-quality portfolios for major companies. Key technology areas include semiconductors, displays, user interface and automotive. Quinn Pacific sold the entire portfolio of Siemens Mobile/Benq Mobile – more than 1,720 assets.  

Quinn Pacific’s key differentiator is its broad relationship base, spanning both operating companies and non-operating entities, as well as multiple geographies. Recently, portfolios have been sold in China, Japan, South Korea and the United States.

Quinn Pacific's background is in re-engineering and sales of custom components for major electronics manufacturers, and its team’s backgrounds include IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Kaypro and Goupil.

Our clients include Arcelik, Casio, Cypress Semi, Delphi, Dupont, Foxconn, France Telecom, Huawei, IMEC, Lenovo, NCR, Nuance, Sanyo, Sony Mobile, Visteon and Xerox PARC.


Conversant

Conversant is a global IP management company known for its principled approach to patent licensing and its consistent delivery of results to companies with extensive IP holdings. With a portfolio of more than 12,500 patents and patent applications under management, Conversant has special expertise in semiconductors, communications and automotive technology. The company also develops innovative flash memory technology for mass storage applications. Founded in 1975, Conversant has offices in Ottawa (Ontario), Plano (Texas) and Luxembourg.


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. 


Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C.

Greenblum & Bernstein PLC (G&B) is an IP law firm located close to Dulles International Airport (Washington DC) in the United States. G&B has been serving international and domestic clientele for over 35 years, offering a full range of IP services with specialties in patent litigation, post-grant challenges in the US Patent and Trademark Office, client counselling, IP monetisation, licensing/technology transfer, portfolio management and due diligence. G&B is a multilingual law firm, with attorneys and staff proficient in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, French and German. G&B works closely with clients to achieve their goals in an economic, cost-effective manner.


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.


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.


Sedo

Sedo is the largest domain name marketplace in the world, with more than 2 million members and an inventory of over 18 million premium domains, 4 million of which are part of Sedo’s domain parking programme. We also support more than 850 domain extensions. For 14 years our one-stop-shop approach has offered the full suite of services to domain name buyers and sellers and industry partners, including domain parking, domain name appraisals, domain transfer services, individual domain brokerage and domain name consulting. Our support team speaks 25 languages fluently, while our award-winning interactive marketplace seamlessly services client needs in six different languages. We also offer services that are tailored specifically to industry partners, including the world’s largest domain distribution network for registrars (SedoMLS) and our generic top-level domain (gTLD) registry services, which are designed to support the introduction of new gTLD extensions into the market. 


Asia IP Exchange

Asia IP Exchange (AsiaIPEX) is a free online IP trading platform and database. Developed and managed by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, AsiaIPEX showcases intellectual property around the globe, aiming to facilitate international IP trade and connections with global IP players.

AsiaIPEX has alliances with more than 20 strategic partners from around the globe, including local R&D centres and the technology transfer units of local universities, and features over 25,000 tradable IP listings.

Whether you are an owner interested in selling your intellectual property (including patents, trademarks, copyright and registered design); a manufacturer looking to buy technology to upgrade your operation; or an IP service provider offering quality IP intermediary services, you will find AsiaIPEX a useful resource.


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 wireless, semiconductors, IT systems and cloud technologies. We also provide reverse engineering and patent strategy services.

We have a team of over 100 subject-matter experts with PhDs in electrical engineering or a related discipline, 20 to 30 years of industry experience and many patents and technical publications to their credit. Our experts have been active in standards committees and have thus helped to create today’s communications standards. We can provide experts 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.

Supported by

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.


Osaka Institute of Technology

The Osaka Institute of Technology (OIT) teaches intellectual property at both graduate and undergraduate level. For graduate students, the OIT Graduate School of Intellectual Property offers an IP professional master’s course. The school was established with the aim of fostering the IP talent needed by industry and the rich curriculum on offer covers all the necessary fields for IP professionals, including legal, innovation support, global IP management and IP business management. Students can choose from 60 subjects in view of their future goals. To provide this wide range of educational choices, the faculty is composed of IP practitioners with extensive experience in industry and government IP agencies. 

The institute’s unique Faculty of Intellectual Property also offers undergraduate IP education. No other educational organisation in Japan has an undergraduate IP faculty.


Patent Agents Association of India

The Patent Agents Association - India (PAAi), a non-profit Organisation, is the premier body of registered patent agents in India. Its principal objective is to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in India and assist innovators and entrepreneurs however it can. The PAAi has initiated several ground-breaking functions to promote the standards of patent prosecution and patent agents. In order to achieve its objectives, it has organised IP rights awareness seminars for artists and students in Mumbai, provided a direct helpline number to provide real-time assistance to innovators and entrepreneurs, and submitted its views on India’s patenting system to the Times of India, among other things. 


Autoharvest

AutoHarvest Foundation, a 501(C) non-profit organisation, created and operates a unique innovation ecosystem led by some of the most highly respected figures in the automotive and manufacturing industries. 

AutoHarvest.org is the world’s only truly neutral and global online meeting place for innovators of all types with an interest in advanced manufacturing. This system allows users of all types to showcase capabilities, technologies and needs system-wide and then privately connect with fellow inventors and commercialisers to explore technology and business development opportunities of mutual interest.

The AutoHarvest interest group comprises over 250 prominent R&D and manufacturing organisations from industry, government and academia.


Intellectual Property Association of Japan

The Intellectual Property Association of Japan (IPAJ) was established in October 2002 by IP researchers and business owners with intellectual property.

The IPAJ promotes research activities in interdisciplinary fields – such as law, economics, management and international relations – in order to create, protect and utilise technologies and media content. The IPAJ is attended by a wide range of people who are interested in intellectual property.

The IPAJ’s main activities include organising an annual conference for academic researchers, publishing academic journals, hosting domestic and international symposia, and promoting research activities by sub-committees. In addition, the IPAJ presents an annual award to the company which achieves remarkable results in the IP field and to students who make exemplary speeches at the conference.

Further, the IPAJ also actively promotes human resource development and makes necessary proposals to the Japanese government through its activities.

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