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IP Bridge


IP Bridge focuses on promoting technological innovation and cooperation, in Japan and abroad. We worked with investors, including the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan – a unique partnership between 26 major corporations and the Japanese government – to establish the first and largest fund in Japan (approximately $300 million) aimed at global innovation and IP-related investments. Our mission is to activate and leverage high-quality, under-utilised IP assets for a variety of IP owners based in and outside Japan. Our vision is for these activities to stimulate economic development and the healthy growth of industries worldwide.

IP Bridge has worked with leading technology companies, small and medium-sized enterprises and universities to build large, high-quality portfolios of more than 3,500 patents worldwide, including patents in the fields of wireless communications, semiconductors, video codecs, display technologies, automotive technologies, robotics, home appliances, electrical devices, healthcare, environment and energy, food technologies and medical engineering.

Our world-class team includes experienced IP and corporate management professionals at 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 and fuel innovation and business expansion, syndicated transactions to remove potential IP risks to clients and IP consulting services to build IP strategies, maximise IP value and best position clients for success.

Mitsui & Co

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Mitsui & Co, Ltd is one of the most diverse and comprehensive trading, investment and service enterprises in the world, with 139 offices in 66 countries. With our global operating locations, network and information resources, we are multilaterally pursuing a range of business activities – from product sales, worldwide logistics and financing to the development of major international infrastructure and other projects in a variety of industries. Mitsui is actively working towards business innovation around the world.

Japan is one of the world’s most advanced IP markets and the home to a significant number of IP creators. Since 2013 Mitsui has worked closely with Japanese businesses and academic institutions in order to enhance IP asset utilisation and value creation. The creation and utilisation of IP assets is becoming increasingly important, and Mitsui plans to develop and accelerate the provision of seamless, comprehensive and sophisticated services throughout the IP asset lifecycle and contribute to successful innovation on behalf of clients.



Nomura is an Asia-headquartered financial services group with an integrated global network spanning more than 30 countries. Under its slogan of ‘Connecting Markets East & West’, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporations and governments through its three business divisions: retail, asset management and wholesale (global markets and investment banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. 



Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronic technologies and solutions for customers in consumer electronics, housing, automotive and business-to-business organisations. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2018, the company has expanded globally and now operates 495 subsidiaries and 91 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of Y7.343 trillion for the year ending March 31 2017. 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. 

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