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Supporting organisations



Since its foundation in 1976, the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) – a global information and communications technology (ICT) research institute – has been making an immense effort to achieve remarkable growth in the Korean ICT industry. ETRI helps to ensure that Korea is one of the top ICT nations in the world by unceasingly developing world-leading technologies.

With its vision of being an ‘ICT Innovator, for a Great Tomorrow’, ETRI continuously develops creative and innovative technologies to develop an international ICT industry that reaches beyond Korea through innovative research achievements, the securitisation of global IP competitiveness and the establishment of world-class advanced management systems.

ETRI aims to achieve a ‘smart world’ where people, technology and the environment are interconnected to create a richer, more convenient and safer life, and to improve people’s lives through creative science and technologies.



The Korea Intellectual Property Association (KINPA) is a non-governmental cooperative body founded in 2008. Its goal is to improve its members’ IP competitiveness through collaborative activities with the members’ expertise and experience. Its mission is to exploit synergy and growth through horizontal cooperation between members to:

  • contribute quick responses to global IP issues;

  • provide policy proposals and suggestions to the government, especially the Korean IP Office;

  • co-research on the topics of IP management, IP disputes and patent information analysis;

  • focus on the mid to long-term solution for IP issues such as training IP human resources where common concerns lie; and

  • reinforce the IP management of individual member companies through the sharing of information between members.

Any Korean company, regardless of size, that is willing to share its experiences in intellectual property and participate in KINPA activities in a positive manner is eligible for membership. KINPA has 139 member companies.

Gold sponsors

Clarivate Analytics

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Clarivate Analytics accelerates the pace of innovation by providing trusted insights and analytics to customers around the world, enabling them to discover, protect and commercialise new ideas faster. Formerly the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, Clarivate Analytics owns and operates a collection of leading subscription-based services focused on scientific and academic research, patent analytics and regulatory standards, pharmaceutical and biotechnology intelligence, trademark protection, domain brand protection and IP management.

Clarivate Analytics is an independent company with over 4,000 employees operating in over 100 countries and owns well‐known brands including Web of Science, Cortellis, Thomson Innovation, Derwent World Patents Index, CompuMark, MarkMonitor and Techstreet, among others.



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.

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.



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.



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.

Rothwell Figg

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Rothwell Figg is a quality-focused IP firm. We are experienced, strategic, cross-disciplined and business-oriented. Like our clients, we understand that intellectual property is a key factor in a company’s success.

We handle all aspects of IP law found in today’s complicated, highly technical business world, including patent, trademark and copyright law;, trade secrets; trade names; character protection; unfair competition; litigation; licensing; counselling; contracts; First Amendment and defamation issues; and obtaining patents, trademark and copyright registrations. Our clients are equally complex and high profile, engaging primarily in sophisticated technological areas, including biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, electronics, telecommunications, computer hardware, software and the Internet, semiconductors and a wide variety of medical and mechanical systems and devices.

You will see us regularly listed as one of the best and most highly regarded law firms in the United States. Because of our long-standing and professional relationships with foreign companies and firms, we can handle IP matters – including prosecution, litigation and counselling – both in the United Stated and throughout the world.

Our mission is simple – to provide clients with high-quality legal services delivered on time for a reasonable fee.



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.


Silver sponsors



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.

Chofn IP

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Founded in 2002, Chofn IP is a leading full-service IP firm based in China, with practices covering all areas of intellectual property. Chofn IP provides services relating to patent, trademark, copyright, anti-counterfeiting, unfair competition and trade secret law. Practising IP law at the frontier, Chofn IP’s professionals excel in applying the latest Chinese regulations governing the protection of IP assets.

With a growing number of offices in major cities throughout Asia, Chofn IP is committed to providing prompt and pragmatic IP solutions to clients of various sizes and technologies. Chofn IP provides counselling on both domestic and international matters to well-established firms worldwide.


CPA Global

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CPA Global is the world’s leading IP management and technology company. Trusted by many of the world’s most respected corporations and law firms, CPA Global empowers a global community to achieve excellence in IP management.

We support the day-to-day delivery of IP tasks and provide the right information at the right time, enabling professionals to make better IP decisions for the future.

Our integrated suite of IP software, services and information is underpinned by an outstanding global team of over 2,000 people, working together to help our customers deliver strategic value for the future of their organisations.


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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 42,000 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.



Established in 1999, Wisdomain specialises in patent mining solutions that enable IP professionals to search and analyse worldwide technology sectors to make faster, better and more cost-effective IP business decisions. Wisdomain’s flagship product ActionablePatents.com is a leading patent search and analysis solution with a series of advanced tools designed to integrate big patent data into ready-to-use information for IP professionals and IP-intensive organisations across all industries. During Spring 2014 the company also launched automated report generation solution IP Intellisource, which eliminates time-consuming research and data compilation work by instantly providing user-specified patent analytics reports containing actionable information.

Wisdomain products are available in English, Korean and Japanese




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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.



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.




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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.

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.

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