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Anaqua

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Anaqua software combines insight with well-managed processes and services to help turn intellectual property into competitive advantage.

Our platform, ANAQUA8, unifies analytics with critical tools, workflow, data and documents into one efficient and intelligent environment. Our clients gain better insight for decision making and business alignment, while dramatically reducing and controlling costs.

Bracewell LLP

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Bracewell LLP is a leading US law firm serving the technology, energy and financial services industries worldwide. Our industry focus enables us to maintain cutting-edge experience and in-depth knowledge of the commercial, legal and regulatory challenges faced by clients so that we can provide the most effective legal solutions to facilitate transactions and resolve disputes. Bracewell offers the personalised attention of a boutique and the broad-based resources of a full-service law firm. We advise on all aspects of IP law, including patent prosecution and enforcement, licensing, technology transfers and joint venture agreements. Our seasoned litigators practise in courtrooms across the United States and include both licensed patent attorneys and litigators experienced in complex commercial litigation. This sophisticated litigation experience includes in-depth training in science, energy and technology and allows Bracewell's IP litigation practice to deliver an aggressive and practical defence of clients’ valuable IP rights.

Chofn IP

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Founded in 2002, Chofn has grown into one of the largest Chinese IP firms, with 1,500 employees and 21 offices in 19 major Chinese cities. We offer a one-stop-shop for all IP matters, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and domain names. Apart from patent and trademark attorneys and attorneys at law, we also have in-house translators, patent and trademark search professionals and investigators specialised in anti-counterfeiting matters and evidence acquisition. With these leading IP professionals, we provide quality IP services at a reasonable rate, including prosecution, search and analysis, strategy, licensing and transactions, enforcement and litigation. As a client-oriented firm, we pride ourselves on our prompt response and pragmatic solutions to clients' IP problems and are always ready to tailor our services to clients' specific needs.

Faith Intellectual Assets

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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.

Global IP Law Group

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Global IP Law Group was founded with a singular focus – to help patent owners maximise their return from patent assets. To accomplish this goal we assembled a team of lawyers with extensive expertise in traditional patent enforcement, patent portfolio management and patent sales transactions. Our varied experience gives our lawyers a unique perspective on all aspects of the patent world. The results speak for themselves, encompassing both the largest patent sale and largest patent-backed debt offering in history, as well as many smaller but equally successful engagements.

Houlihan Lokey

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Houlihan Lokey is a global investment bank with expertise in M&A, capital markets, financial restructuring, valuation and strategic consulting. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of its commitment to client success across its advisory services. Houlihan Lokey‘s tech+IP advisory group provides a unique focus on helping world-renowned clients extract maximum value from their intellectual property as a strategic corporate asset.

The tech+IP advisory group provides strategic transaction, valuation, M&A advisory, IP-backed capital formation and restructuring, and analytic services focused on technology and intellectual property for hundreds of innovative companies and market leaders globally. While individual deals come and go, its focus is on clients’ business success. The tech+IP team uses its expertise and insights to evaluate strategic alternatives and create tradable deals. It has clients ranging from Global 100 corporations to emerging and medium-sized companies throughout North America, Europe and East Asia.

Houlihan Lokey understands that companies driven by innovation require the sophistication of an adviser that has the experience and expertise to think ahead of the market and utilise solid industry relationships to help solve their toughest technology and IP challenges. 

iRunway

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iRunway provides intricate source code analysis, circuit analysis, product testing, reverse engineering and financial analysis services to help patent to owners unlock and protect the value of their patents. Its team’s expertise in technology enables clients to identify and isolate critical technical evidence to support infringement theories, thus improving litigation and licensing outcomes.

iRunway has expertise in multiple domains, including software, electrical, hardware, semiconductor, telecoms, networking, medical devices and biotechnology. Over the years, the firm has helped clients to win billions of dollars in jury verdicts and settlements.

Lee and Li Attorneys-at-Law

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As the largest law firm in Taiwan, Lee and Li Attorneys-at-Law provides clients with the full legal service. It has more than 20 practice groups, which cover intellectual property, corporate, investment, banking, capital markets, labour, tax, environmental protection and litigation, among other things. The firm's 50-plus years' experience in the IP field includes patent harvesting, drafting, global filingenforcement, transactions, licensing, dispute resolution, prosecution and strategy consultationLee and Li has established a Greater China IP service platform – through its exclusive alliance with Lee and Li-Leaven IPR Agency in Beijing and L&L-Leaven Attorneys-at-Law in Shanghai – to jointly serve clients' legal and IP needs.

Lee and Li has been named best patent firm by numerous international surveys, such as Chambers GlobalManaging Intellectual Property and Asia IP.

Microsoft

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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.  

NLO

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NLO protects and reinforces clients’ ideas, innovations and trademarks to perfection, bearing in mind the markets in which they are actively involved. How we proceed and work together with clients is guided by the key values that our organisation is based on: expertise, passion, teamwork, creativity and experience. These have been the key ingredients of our services for over 125 years and will continue to be pivotal in the future. NLO is the largest full-service IP consultancy in the Netherlands and Belgium.

For strategic choices involving IP portfolios, clients prefer advice from different perspectives. We offer the unique combination of technical and legal expertise and insight into the business environment. Our teams – comprising trademark and patent attorneys – combine complementary knowledge and expertise so that every type of issue can be addressed at every possible level. 

REATISS

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REATISS has more than 16 years’ experience in the reverse engineering of large integrated circuits with technological nodes down to 14 nanometres. We use this advanced technical capability to identify evidence of patent violations to support clients’ IP licensing, trade and litigation operations. Patent analysis is an integral part of our work; we evaluate a patent’s detectability, identify key elements of the invention and use them as reference points for the investigation to ensure it is focused and efficient. Generated reports typically contain hundreds of extracted and analysed schematics.

Our team comprises more than 50 dedicated engineers and scientists with experience in integrated circuit manufacturing technology, circuit design, chemistry and chemical engineering, semiconductor materials, optical engineering, software engineering, equipment engineering, business intelligence and patent portfolios analysis.

We work with semiconductor industry leaders from Europe, the United States and South Korea and are looking to expand our customer base.

Sugimura & Partners

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SUGIMURA & Partners, founded in 1923 as Sugimura International Patent & Trademark Attorneys, is a leading IP law firm in Japan. SUGIMURA has earned a reputation for high-quality services in various IP areas, including prosecution, evaluation, licensing and litigation.

SUGIMURA recently expanded to become a full-service IP law firm with the capability to handle all legal matters, including law suits. To mark this event, the firm became ’SUGIMURA & Partners’. With 170 staff members, SUGIMURA delivers results-oriented solutions and offers services that are tailored to client needs. Sugimura’s attorneys are skilled not only in the nuances of IP law, but also various technical fields – such as the electrical, mechanical, chemical, pharmaceutical, material engineering and life sciences industries – and multiple languages. To better serve overseas clients, SUGIMURA established an affiliate office in Silicon Valley, which works alongside the Tokyo office to deliver tailored solutions and around-the-clock services to clients worldwide.

Tsai Lee & Chen

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Tsai, Lee & Chen (TLC) is a top-tier IP law firm based in Taiwan. The firm has provided the full spectrum of IP services since 1995. It has represented more than 2,000 clients worldwide – including Fortune 500 corporations – and received numerous awards.

Many of TLC’s professionals possess dual qualifications across Taiwan and China, which enables the firm to tailor technical and legal solutions for clients. TLC’s patent attorneys specialise in high-tech fields, including semiconductors, display technology, telecommunications, consumer electronics, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, mechanical engineering, computer software, business methods and industrial designs. The firm’s litigators are seasoned at advocating for multinational corporations and have successfully won many landmark cases relating to patents, trademarks and unfair competition. The firm’s trademark group works seamlessly on applications and prosecution, and the group’s outstanding skills are demonstrated by the complicated contentious issues that it tackles.

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