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As recent IPBCs have shown – whether held in Beijing, Singapore, San Francisco, Barcelona or Tokyo – the event’s format works because it brings together the most senior representatives from across the IP industry and the world to discuss corporate IP strategy best practice.

Below are some comments from past participants.

Guillaume Menage Vice president, licensing and IP Counsel, France Brevets


David Cordeiro Vice president, commercial transactions, TechInsights


Vincent PuyplatVice president, France Brevets


Béatrix de Russé President, BAIP


Roger Chang Partner, Lee and Li Attorneys at Law


Haiyin Chang Chief technical advisor & US patent agent, Louis International Patent Office


Alyssa Harvey DawsonVice president, global intellectual property and licensing, Harman


Rene Chung Partner, Adamsons & Partners


“These are great conferences.”   Ira Blumberg
Vice president of intellectual property

“A great networking event for CIPOs. ”   Jon Harwood
Group IP manager
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited

“Meeting the number of people doing very similar things, sharing similar problems, all striving to extract value out of intellectual property in whatever shape or form – learning from their difficulties and recognising similarities – has been excellent. ”   Christine Emmanuel
Executive manager, IP and investment portfolio
Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation

“It’s nice to have different parts of the ecosystem all in one place at one time, discussing whatever the latest issues are. I find it very energising and engaging. ”   Micky Minhas
Chief patent counsel

“It has been a really great experience. The uniqueness of this conference is the attendance. There is a variety of companies, from large to small; professionals who are really at the top of their game in the IP field, so in that regard you really learn a lot. Having the chance to meet people from all of over the world in Shanghai is a really rare opportunity. In fact, it is so well organised that I expect to go to the next one in San Francisco. ”   Ben Wang
Head of patents, China

“Companies I have had a hard time meeting separately are here… It’s a very valuable opportunity to come here.”   Steve Joroff
Former head of Asia-Pacific IP licensing

“This conference provides an amazing opportunity for networking. ”   Xinming Wan
Chief engineer of open innovation centre, R&D

“These conferences are clearly top-shelf IP forums and I plan to attend as many as I am able to. ”   Joseph M Sommer
Assistant vice president of intellectual property
AT&T Inc

“The event is one of the best conferences for IP business, as a significant part of the IP community attends. ”   Ton van Hoef
Vice president and chief IP counsel

“IPBC Asia has provided a great opportunity for Google to introduce some of our licensing initiatives. It attracts a great cross-section of companies… It’s great to see a lot of colleagues who would otherwise be hard to visit in Asia – to see them all in one place at IPBC is fantastic. ”   Kirk Daley
Head of patent transactions

“An opportunity to listen to and exchange views with some of the leading thinkers in the world of IP business.”   Patrick Couzens
Intellectual asset manager
Nestlé SA

“This was a terrific conference with great global participation from the IP community leadership. ”   Thaddeus Burns
Senior counsel, IP and technology policy
General Electric Co

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Davies Collison CaveGriffith HackWatermarkIAM Market Clarivate AnalyticsFB Rice

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Supported by

CSIROKnowledge Commercialisation AustralasiaIP AustraliaInternational IP Commercialization CouncilLESANZSODA Inc

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