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Dolby

Dolby 

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.

Ericsson

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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.

Finnegan

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Finnegan is one of the largest IP law firms in the world. From offices in Atlanta, Boston, London, Palo Alto, Reston, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C., the firm practices all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law, including counseling, prosecution, licensing, and litigation. Finnegan also represents clients in IP issues relating to European patents and trademarks, international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust, and unfair competition.

HTS

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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 of 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.

IAM Market

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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.

Intralink

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.

Liu Shen & Associates

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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.

Nokia Technologies

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Nokia is a global leader in creating the technologies at the heart of our connected world. Powered by the research and innovation of Nokia Bell Labs, we serve communications service providers, governments, large enterprises and consumers with the industry’s most complete, end-to-end portfolio of products, services and licensing. 

From the enabling infrastructure for 5G and the Internet of Things, to emerging applications in virtual reality and digital health, we are shaping the future of technology to transform the human experience.

Our valuable IP portfolio, built from more than €119 billion invested in R&D over the last two decades, spans more than 26,000 patent families. With active licensing programmes for smartphone, automotive and consumer electronics markets, we have more than 100 licensees, mainly for standards-essential patents. 

Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

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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 79,000 patent rights, 49,000 trademarks, 86,000 design rights and 4,400 domain names. Philips filed 1,690 patents in 2016, 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.

 

Questel

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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.

TechInsights

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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.

Techpats

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TechPats is the world’s leading full-service IP consulting firm. We bring together patent expertise, technical excellence and business acumen across a wide range of markets and technologies. We form strong partnerships with our clients, empowering them to grow their businesses, protect and profit from their IP assets and strategically position themselves for the future.

Our comprehensive services include IP and licensing strategy, litigation support, portfolio management, reverse engineering and testing, valuation and IP rights support and expert witnessing. With veteran IP talent and reverse engineering specialists, we have helped countless operating companies and law firms maximise all phases of their IP endeavours.

Founded in 1998, we have nearly 20 years’ experience analysing global trends in innovation. With offices in Philadelphia, Ottawa, San Francisco, Tokyo and Taipei, we are well positioned to assist our clients to develop, protect and monetise patent portfolios with efficiency and precision.

Valuenex

Valuenex 

VALUENEX, Inc is an algorithm and artificial intelligence development company that was founded in Tokyo in 2006 by Tatsuo Nakamura. The creation of proprietary algorithms and development of panoramic-view analytics software led to breakthroughs in IP research and big data analytics. This formed the foundation of VALUENEX, a consulting and solution services business that has become an industry leader in Japan. In 2014 VALUENEX opened its first US office in Menlo Park, California.

VALUENEX'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, along with the highest-quality consulting expertise and technical support for customers. With its user-friendly Intellectual Property Dashboard, VALUENEX can customise solutions to meet client needs in:

  • R&D strategy and white space analysis;

  • IP monetisation and evaluation;

  • financial instrument and asset management analysis and leveraging; and

  • legal analysis.

 

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