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, 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.

Gold sponsors

Sisvel Group

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. It also has 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.

Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP

Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP provides in-depth legal advice to help advance clients’ businesses. Intellectual property is at the heart of the most pressing issues for many businesses. Whether it is securing the IP rights needed to fully protect clients’ investments in R&D, technology, branding or information services, or navigating businesses through the thicket of IP competition, our team of nearly 90 IP lawyers, litigators and patent agents has the technical, legal and business experience to guide businesses efficiently and effectively.

Our attorneys and patent agents serve clients in a cost-effective and efficient manner in federal court litigation; 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; trade secret and unfair competition matters; brand and technology licensing and development agreements; social media counselling; and data security and privacy counselling.

Our clients span a range of industries and technologies, including aerospace, aviation and defence; automotive; banking and finance; chemicals, petrochemicals and refining; computer hardware and software; construction; electronics; energy; fashion, apparel and footwear; franchising; interactive entertainment; life sciences; manufacturing and sales; media, sports and entertainment; medical devices; pharmaceuticals; private equity; restaurant, food and beverage; retail; technology; universities and research institutions; and venture capital. 

Our IP and technology practice has received widespread recognition, having been named a top IP firm by such publications as Chambers USA, the Legal 500, the IAM 1000 – the World’s Leading Patent PractitionersManaging Intellectual Property and the WTR 1000.

Panasonic Corporation

Panasonic Corporation is a world 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 474 subsidiaries and 94 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of Y7.553 trillion for the year ending March 31 2016. 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 customers.


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.

IP Bridge

At IP Bridge, our focus is on promoting technological innovation and cooperation within Japan and around the world. We work with our investors, including Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), a unique partnership between 26 major corporations and the Japanese government. With INCJ, we established the first and largest fund in Japan (approximately $300 million), which is aimed at global innovation and IP-related investments. Our mission is to activate and leverage high-quality, under-utilised IP assets for the benefit of a variety of IP owners based in and outside of Japan. Our vision is that these activities will stimulate economic development and the healthy growth of industries worldwide.

We have worked with leading technology companies, small and medium-sized enterprises and universities to build large, high quality patent portfolios of 3,500 patents from around the world, including those in the fields of wireless communications, semiconductors, video codecs, display technologies, automotive technologies, robotics, home appliances, electric devices, healthcare, environment and energy, food technologies and medical engineering.

Our world class team includes experienced IP and corporate management professionals from major technology companies, investment funds, financial institutions and law firms. We have the global experience and relationships to provide comprehensive IP services, including IP-based business incubation, monetisation, licensing and financing (to generate revenue, fuel innovation and business expansion), syndicated transactions (to remove potential IP risks to our clients) and IP consulting services (to build IP strategies, maximise IP value and best position our clients for success).

CPA Global

CPA Global is the world's leading IP management services and software specialist. With offices across Europe, the United States and Asia-Pacific, CPA Global supports many of the world’s best-known corporations and law firms to manage risk, cost and capacity and realise greater value for their businesses and IP assets. 

CPA Global empowers clients to manage valuable IP rights effectively – such as patents, designs and trademarks – ensuring that IP portfolios are protected, maintained and regularly reviewed in order to maximise value. Working closely with clients, CPA Global ensures that they have the best information on which to base IP decisions and the best support to implement those decisions.

CPA Global provides a comprehensive suite of IP services, including patent portfolio optimisation, patent research and analytics and patent and trademark renewals, as well as other IP support services such as docketing, trademark watching and domains management.

In IP software CPA Global offers five leading IP management solutions – FoundationIP, Inprotech, Ipendo, Memotech and Patrawin – which are tailored towards different types of client and their specific needs. CPA Global also provides a range of related software tools, including the First To File IP document management system; IP Forecaster, the market-leading IP budgeting software; and Innography, the powerful IP search and analysis tool.

Unified Patents

Unified Patents is the anti-troll: it is the only member-based organisation that fights patent trolls. It never pays trolls money and it challenges invalid patents.

Unified has over 130 member companies from all over the world and has filed more inter partes reviews than all other third parties combined.

Unified’s analytic tools provide members with ways to improve their portfolios and become more successful in Patent Trial and Appeal Board matters and litigation.

Hill, Kertscher & Wharton LLP

Hill, Kertscher & Wharton LLP is a US law firm based in Atlanta, which has amassed a record of courtroom victories and settlements in complex cases since our foundation in 1999. We handle high-stakes cases for global clients, including patent, copyright, trademark, anti-counterfeiting and trade secret matters. From 2015 to 2016 alone, we prevailed in three different trials, persuading the judge in each case to order the opposite parties to pay our clients’ attorney’s fees.    

Our trial lawyers have been singled out for their trial skills in numerous publications and our technical lawyers include engineers who have practical work experience with many different technologies. We blend extensive courtroom experience with the use of cutting-edge courtroom technology and efficient staffing of cases to provide clients with representation of the highest quality. Further, we provide quality representation where the cost of service is commensurate with the stakes of the case.  

Via Licensing Corporation

Via Licensing Corporation is an IP solutions company, whose mission is to promote and enable innovation using IP rights in partnership with technology companies, entertainment companies, and universities around the world. As the world’s leading provider of innovation-enhancing IP programmes and business solutions, Via demonstrates excellence, leadership and expertise in everything that it does.

Via was formed in 2002 to apply its expertise in strategic multi-party licensing initiatives. Today, Via sets the standard for enabling innovation in partnership with others. It is an independently managed subsidiary of Dolby Laboratories, Inc, a company with more than 50 years’ experience in innovation and technology licensing.


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.

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.

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.

Nokia Technologies

Nokia is a global leader in the technologies that connect people and things. Powered by the innovation of Nokia Bell Labs and Nokia Technologies, the company is at the forefront of creating and licensing the technologies that are increasingly at the heart of our connected lives. 

Formed in 2014, Nokia Technologies is Nokia's advanced technology and licensing business. Building on its solid foundation of industry-leading licensing and technology R&D capabilities, Nokia Technologies focuses on digital health, digital media and brand and patent licensing to expand the human possibilities of the ever-evolving world of technology.


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.

IAM Market

An online marketplace for buy and sell-side practitioners, IAM Market brings together people who see the commercial value of intellectual property and technology and want to do business together. IAM Market aims to simplify the IP transactions market, as well as making it more transparent.

It allows IP owners to profile their licensing, sales operations and technology transfer programmes, as well as provide details of specific rights that they are interested in transacting. Meanwhile, it allows IP buyers to search IP assets based on industry, technology and transaction type, while also facilitating requests for intellectual property and technology. IAM has no stake in or knowledge of the deals.


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. It 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. 


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.

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 and 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.

Silver sponsors

Beijing East IP Ltd

As a leading full-service IP firm in China, Beijing East IP Ltd has provided quality professional IP services to a wide range of clients – from multinational corporations to start-ups – since 2002.

Beijing East IP’s practice areas include the prosecution and litigation of patent, trademark, copyright, domain name and other IP rights. In addition, Beijing East IP undertakes IP strategic consulting, licensing and monetisation, including portfolio management, due diligence, opinions, technology analysis, patentability and freedom-to-operate searches.

Beijing East IP is a founding partner of the Zhongguancun Blockchain Industry Alliance and helped to build IP House, the most advanced database of IP-related court decisions in China. Moreover, it founded the Gao Lulin IP Foundation to support IP research activities and award scholarships to talented law students studying intellectual property.

Because of its outstanding services, Beijing East IP was recognised by The Financial Times at the Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards in 2015. It has also been recognised by Managing Intellectual Property as a top-tier IP law firm in China for many consecutive years.

Beijing East IP is headquartered in Beijing, with representative offices in Silicon Valley, Tokyo and London.


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.

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 solves the world’s hardest problems and transforms industries by inventing in-house, purchasing and providing valuable patents and partnering to foster innovation everywhere.

Faith Intellectual Assets

FAITH Intellectual Assets was established in Taiwan in Summer 2016, by IP experts who have been involved with advanced patent practices, especially in the Asia-Pacific and Greater China regions.

With extensive experience of patent monetisation practises, FAITH offers strategic patent solutions covering patent transactions, portfolio development and patent monetisation, to clients in Asia.

With great connections in place, FAITH connects universities, research centres and technology companies in Greater China, providing opportunities to utilise the synergy that it can offer.

Bronze sponsors

Zuykov & Partners

Zuykov & Partners is a fast-growing IP protection company that has been operating in Russia and abroad since 2004. Its services include the registration, filing, research and protection of trademarks, copyright, inventions, utility models and designs and the development and registration of licence and assignment agreements. It also provides legal support before the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service, Rospatent, Customs, the Court of IP Rights and courts of all instances.

Zuykov has over 7,000 clients worldwide. It has a qualified team of more than 20 experts with extensive industry experience and also cooperates with patent and trademark attorneys globally.

Zuykov is a member of numerous international organisations, including the International Trademark Association, the European Communities Trademark Association, MARQUES, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Institute of Trademark Attorneys and the Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group. It has been ranked by Pravo.Ru (2012-2015), Chambers Europe (2013) and as a Managing Intellectual Property IP Star (2016).


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, Tokyo and Taipei, TechPats is well positioned to assist and advise you on your patent strategy.

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 offers 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.

Marathon Patent Group

Marathon Patent Group is a patent and patent rights acquisition and licensing company. We acquire patents and patent rights from patent holders ranging from individual inventors to Fortune 500 companies. Our strategy of acquiring patents that cover a varied scope of subject matter allows us to achieve diversity within our patent asset portfolio. We generate revenue with our diversified portfolio through actively managed concurrent licensing campaigns. This approach is expected to result in a long-term, diversified revenue stream.

Cohausz & Florack

COHAUSZ & FLORACK is one of Germany’s leading IP boutiques. We are active in all fields of technology and trade and ranked among the top prosecution and litigation firms in Germany. We provide advice on all IP matters for more than 60 years. Beyond prosecution, litigation and licensing, we are active in arbitration.

Located in Dusseldorf, the top venue for patent litigation actions in the European Union, our multidisciplinary team represents blue-chips as well as small and medium-sized companies all over the world with a special focus on Asian countries.

In more than 600 patent litigation actions during the last decade, we handled proceedings before the Federal Court of Justice, the Federal Patent Court, Regional Civil Courts, the European Patent Office (EPO) and the German Patent and Trademark Office.

Whenever intellectual property is at stake, COHAUSZ & FLORACK is available to support their clients with their comprehensive expertise.

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.


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.

Black Stone IP, LLC

Black Stone IP, LLC (BSIP) – headquartered in San Francisco – is a boutique investment bank focused on valuing and trading tech and IP assets. The world’s most sophisticated companies and their advisers entrust us with their toughest tech 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 (including more than 30 Fortune 500 companies), closed many complex buy-side and sell-side transactions, advised on global patent pool formation and operation, developed optimised portfolio monetisation strategies for technology and IP assets and consulted with leading private equity funds on investments in IP-rich companies. 

BSIP is 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. 


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.


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.

Host Sponsors

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.

AJ Park

AJ Park is one of Australasia's leading full-service IP law firms, with one of the region’s largest and most experienced teams of IP experts.

For over 125 years, we have helped companies and individuals to identify, develop, protect, commercialise, manage and enforce their IP rights in New Zealand, Australia and the rest of the world.

We act for a wide range of clients – from solo inventors, entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises to government institutions, multinationals and major listed companies. We represent many innovative and iconic companies in Australia and New Zealand, as well as almost half of the global Fortune 500 list.

Our practice groups are organised around our technical expertise in patent, trademark, commercial and litigation services. Within these groups, we have sector expertise in a range of industries, including biotechnology, information technology, life sciences, mechanical and electrical engineering, fashion and fast-moving consumer goods.

Liu Shen Intellectual Property

Liu, Shen & Associates is a leading law firm in China focusing intensively on patent and trademark procurement, strategic counselling on all aspects of intellectual property and enforcement on IP rights, including litigation. The firm’s great legacy of experienced professionals, well-trained staff and a strong commitment to delivering high-quality services are rated by clients as its core values.

The firm provides professional services to thousands of clients ranging in size from multinational corporations and world-famous brand owners, to start-ups and individuals. Most of the firm’s clients are foreign companies, but it also serves many famous local companies.

Liu, Shen & Associates currently has 430 staff, including 43 partners and 180 patent attorneys, with expertise that covers almost all technical fields.

Services that the firm provides include patents, trademarks, copyright, software registration, Customs protection, technology licensing, other IP matters and all IP-related litigation.

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.

Telecommunication Development Industry Alliance (TDIA)

The Telecommunication Development Industry Alliance (TDIA) was founded in 2002. It is a voluntary organisation formed by enterprises that:

  • are actively committed to the development of time division duplex (TDD) mobile communication technology; and
  • engage in the research and development, production and service of TDD standards and products.

The TDIA has 106 member enterprises, including operation, network, chipset, user equipment, testing and antenna vendors.

The TDIA is dedicated to the development and promotion of telecommunications technology. By integrating and coordinating industry resources, it aims to stimulate the global development of time division synchronous code division multiple access, long-term evolution and 5G technology and develop the mobile communications industry patent environment by strengthening cooperation among its members. 

Media partners

IPR Daily

IPRdaily is an IP industry media platform with global influence. It focuses on reporting the world’s hottest IP news, including litigation, technology intelligence, patents and IP investment and financing. To date, it has 180,000 users, including more than 30 investment banks. This makes it the first port of call for IP investment and financing information, a position which is underpinned by its experienced operations team and IP services.

IPRdaily’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition of Intellectual Property, Global Intellectual Property Ecology Congress, G40 Summit and www.426.cn initiatives attract the biggest brands in the IP industry and help to connect IP practitioners globally

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.


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.


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 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.