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Platinum sponsor

Faith Intellectual Assets


FAITH Intellectual Assets, a global IP service provider specialising in intangible asset monetisation, was founded by experts recognised in the IAM Strategy 300. It has successfully monetised and managed more than 100,000 worldwide assets for the global top 500 technology enterprises and has expanded its operations to include offices in Taipei, Xiamen, Shenzhen, Beijing, Nanjing and Northeast China.

With decades of patent transaction experience, FAITH’s platform includes the top 100 patent buyers and sellers and provides accurate transaction matchings for both parties.

By means of its extensive patent monetisation experience, FAITH provides customised services, including technology transfer, comprehensive high-value patent construction, virtual in-house counsel, patent dispute negotiation assistance and consultancy.

In 2018, following China’s booming technology development and economic globalisation, FAITH launched a cross-disciplinary talent training programme with the aim of transmitting advanced IP knowledge and ideas to the innovation-driven market.

Gold sponsors

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.

AnJie Law Firm


AnJie Law Firm was founded by a group of senior lawyers committed to providing high-quality service to international and domestic clients. Its attorneys are trustworthy advisers with years of legal experience in a wide variety of fields. Clients consistently compliment its services, acknowledging its attorneys’ effectiveness, reliability and creativity. AnJie has quickly established its reputation as a first-tier elite law firm in China. It was awarded Rising Firm of the Year in 2013 and ranked in the list of China’s 10 fastest growing firms in 2013 by Asian Legal Business (ALB). AnJie was recognised as Recommended Leading Firm or Firm of the Year in major practice areas (eg, antitrust and competition, M&A, arbitration and litigation, and intellectual property) by Chambers and Partners, ALB, Asialaw, Legal 500 and other renowned ranking institutions.

Headquartered in Beijing, AnJie has opened branch offices in Shanghai and Shenzhen respectively. It has been growing rapidly with currently more than 300 professionals and supporting staff across three offices. As successful practitioners in their fields, its lawyers demonstrate excellence in their legal work and commitment to their profession. Most of them have practised in leading international law firms and have gained many years of experience before joining AnJie. Some have worked in national ministries of the People’s Republic of China and in international organisations, and have built their careers maintaining harmonious connections with government bodies and international organisations. 

Clyde & Co


Clyde & Co is a global law firm focused on providing a complete offering of legal services to clients in core sectors. With more than 1,500 lawyers operating up to 50 offices across six continents, our services cover the aviation, energy and natural resources, healthcare, hospitality, infrastructure, insurance and reinsurance and marine industries. We have onshore Chinese law capability via Clyde & Co Westlink JLV – our joint law venture with Chinese law firm Westlink Partnership – which is licensed by the Chinese Ministry of Justice and allows us to provide onshore and offshore advice as a single entity. Should litigation in China be required, we can offer clients a seamless service that stands up to Chinese government scrutiny.

Clyde & Co's team of experienced and enthusiastic IP lawyers permanently based in China provides the full range of strategic IP services covering mainland China. This range of services covers the full IP lifecycle – from advising on and building strategic IP portfolios and assessing, managing and extracting value from intellectual property in commercial transactions to IP enforcement by way of patent (invention, utility model and design), trade secret, trademark and other IP litigation and administrative enforcement. Through long-standing dialogues with international IP advocacy groups in China and overseas, Clyde & Co's IP team can offer unparalleled IP insight and advocacy services to international businesses with an interest in China and the Greater China region.


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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP is one of the largest firms in the world focusing solely on IP law. Founded in 1965, Finnegan has grown from a two-member partnership to a firm of more than 350 lawyers practising all aspects of IP law. 

With offices in Atlanta, Boston, London, Palo Alto, Reston, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo and Washington DC, the firm practises all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law, including counselling, prosecution, licensing and litigation. Finnegan also represents clients in IP issues relating to European patent oppositions, international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust and unfair competition.

Innovative companies in China regularly engage Finnegan to protect their IP assets. Finnegan has 30 Chinese-speaking attorneys who have law degrees from US universities and bachelor’s degrees from well-known Chinese universities and are specialists in a wide range of technical fields. Our offices in the United States, Europe and Asia can assist with IP matters effectively and quickly.

Finnegan opened its Shanghai office in 2008 in order to better serve Chinese companies. Over the past decade, Finnegan has been actively involved in the IP field in China. We have held various seminars on IP law, providing a platform for Chinese in-house IP counsel to learn about recent IP developments in the United States. With the expansion of Chinese companies into new markets, Finnegan is well prepared to assist Chinese clients with their US IP strategy needs.

ZY Partners

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ZY Partners is a law firm with more than 19 years of expertise, providing the full range of IP legal services to major multinational corporations, growing enterprises, high-tech companies and other innovative clients. The key partners of the firm have excellent credentials and are well recognised for delivering top-quality service to clients. The firm has a team of over 40 experienced lawyers and patent attorneys representing innovation-oriented multinational corporate clients in cross-border transactional, non-contentious and contentious matters.

ZY Partners has a prominent IP litigation practice – a result of our lawyers’ remarkable track record over the past decade. We have litigated rigorously to protect our clients’ interests, often in complicated situations. A number of the cases that it has handled have been published as guiding precedents by the Supreme People’s Court and local courts.

Its lawyers are licensed to practise in China and have extensive experience in conducting litigations in all jurisdictions and at all levels of the Chinese courts. Most of the lawyers at ZY Partners have graduated from top law schools in China and many of them have degrees in science or engineering, such as computer technology, biotechnology and chemistry. Most are also fluent in English.

Silver sponsors



Anaqua is a leading global provider of IP management and analytics software and services for organisations worldwide. Founded by IP leaders in 2004 and headquartered in Boston, with offices across Europe and Asia, 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 million 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 delivers successful solutions on time and on budget.

Beijing East IP

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Beijing East IP Ltd and Beijing East IP Law Firm is a full-service IP firm headquartered in Beijing, with offices in Silicon Valley, Tokyo and London. The firm’s areas of practice include patents, trademarks, domain names, copyright, trade secrets and IP consultation. It provides services throughout the entire lifecycle of each of these IP rights – including prosecution, re-examination, analysis, enforcement, litigation, portfolio management and strategic advice. The firm was recommended by the IAM Patent 1000 in 2017. In 2016 and 2017 Managing Intellectual Property ranked its trademark group as a Tier 2 Prosecution and Contentious Firm. With over a decade of experience in the IP field, the firm’s engineers and scientists know where and when issues arise for corporations and start-ups. Its extensive experience and knowledge of Chinese and international judicial systems allow it to provide timely and unmatched solutions to clients’ problems.

Bureau van Dijk


Bureau van Dijk is a Moody’s Analytics company that combines company and patent information for IP management and strategy.

Our background is company information – specifically, private company information and company hierarchies.

Our new solution, Orbis Intellectual Property, links global patent data to companies and corporate groups in an unprecedented way, saving time and helping clients to make better quality decisions.

Our services include:

  • linking patent applicants (106 million at present) to a network of 250 million companies, allowing them to see companies’ extensive patent portfolios and their corporate groups;
  • providing an ownership timeline for all live patents, so that clients can assess trends and the commercial appeal of new technologies;
  • monitoring M&A transactions so that clients can see when a patent’s corporate owner is involved in a deal as a company or an acquirer and track deals in specific sectors and industries;
  • identifying standard essential patents in a company’s portfolio, so that clients can see which companies own these ‘foundation technology’ patents; and
  • delivering portfolio and patent valuations for granted live patents and tracking valuation trends over time.


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Our flagship product, PatBase, is a searchable database of patent documents designed by experts in the complex art of patent information research. Since its first critically acclaimed public demonstrations in 2003, PatBase has gone on to attract more than 50,000 users worldwide, including the best-known industry names and leading patent litigation firms.Minesoft develops specialist software solutions in the IP field, providing international patent databases, competitive intelligence, analytics and customised archive solutions. We serve many Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies, as well as state-run patent offices and IP and patent attorney firms. Our solutions are designed to help companies to protect their innovations and exploit the value of their intellectual property and scientific information throughout the innovation process.

Minesoft has expanded its portfolio of patent information products to include PatBase Express, PatentOrder, Legal StatusTracker, CiteTracker, Chemical Explorer, Pat-KM and Analytics V2.

In 2009 and 2015 Minesoft received the prestigious Queen’s Award – a testament to the international success of PatBase and the dedication of the development, sales and support staff behind it.

Minesoft has a reputation for combining well-designed user interfaces and cutting-edge technology with responsive service.

Bronze sponsor

Nokia Technologies


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.

Networking sponsors

FirstLaw P.C.


Since its founding in 1988 FirstLaw PC has grown to become one of the leading IP firms in Korea.  The firm has more than 200 members, comprising approximately 60 competent and experienced patent and trademark attorneys and 140 engineers and staff members in the relevant technical fields.  For the past eight years, Managing Intellectual Property has ranked it as a top-tier firm in Korea for patent prosecution services.

Adapt IP Ventures



Adapt IP Ventures is an IP transaction and advisory firm that assists innovative firms in IP transaction, valuation and strategy engagements. Typical transaction-driven programmes include assisting IP owners with selling, licensing or building funding programmes in order to capitalise on the value of their patents. Adapt IP Ventures also assists a growing number of early-stage companies with IP acquisition programmes that complement their internal patent prosecution programmes – often to counter the licensing demands of incumbent market players. Adapt IP Ventures’ valuation and strategy services are focused on identifying and presenting important value drivers and competitive landscape challenges to guide management decisions. Our clients and partners in transactions have ranged from early-stage companies and large corporations to universities and research organisations worldwide.

Shobayashi Patent & Trademark Office


Founded in 1998, Shobayashi International Patent & Trademark Office is one of the fastest-growing IP law firms in Japan. With 190-plus professional staff members, Shobayashi has 11 specialised departments providing tailored IP services in a range of technical fields – including chemical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, mechanical, optical, electrical, information technology, trademarks and designs and litigation – and advising on international IP protection. 

Shobayashi established a specialised research department in 2011 to provide IP analysis services for operating companies and financial institutions. With more than 10 former senior examiners from the Japan Patent Office, including a deputy commissioner and the chiefs of the patent and design examination departments, Shobayashi offers the full breadth of expertise for validating intellectual property and determining infringement. Having established a research team in 2012 for licensing, valuation and IP-driven investments, Shobayashi provides IP due diligence services in IP licensing and M&A transactions, and IP advisory services in open innovation.

Sagacious IP

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Sagacious IP is a leading award-winning IP research and consulting company that has been helping participants in the IP ecosystem through innovative solutions and services since 2008. Sagacious IP has served more than 1,000 clients from over 45 countries, with more than 10,000 projects in over 16 languages. 

Sagacious IP has been successfully solving business challenges for Fortune 500 companies, IAM Patent 1000 law firms, start-ups, investors, universities, licensing agencies and other participants in the IP ecosystem for the last eight years. Its services and solutions span across the IP lifecycle – from the development of an IP strategy, the creation of intellectual property, right up to maintenance and monetisation. 

It is powered by a technically brilliant talent pool of patent professionals in diverse technology areas including information communication technology, engineering, automotive, life sciences and chemistry. The patent professionals are trained by US and European patent attorneys and have multilingual expertise including Chinese, Japanese and Korean. 

Sagacious IP was awarded by CNBC TV18 in 2014 and named in Red Herring Top 100 Asia in 2015 for its outstanding achievements and innovative solutions. 

Reddie & Grose LLP

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Reddie & Grose LLP is an internationally renowned firm of European and UK patent, trademark and design attorneys.

Our experienced team of more than 60 IP professionals based in London and Cambridge includes specialists in a wide range of technical disciplines. We offer services for a wide range of industries, with particular strengths in electronics and software, mechanical engineering, chemistry, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Our trademark team provides specialist advice on branding and trademark work.

We have strong connections with China, where we frequently attend major conferences and client meetings. We understand the need to balance quality with a cost-effective service when protecting innovations in Europe and have a proven track record of obtaining registered rights for clients.

Whether it is a multinational seeking a global IP strategy, a start-up launching a new product or brand or an institution seeking protection for research results, we advise on the best IP strategy for each client and protect and maintain their rights worldwide.

TMI Associates

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TMI Associates is one of the largest law firms in Japan, and intellectual property – including patents, designs and trademarks – has been one of its strongest practice areas since its establishment. TMI provides the full range of IP services, including prosecution, transactions (eg, patent sales, acquisitions and licensing), offensive and defensive litigations, oppositions, invalidation trials and import suspension at Customs for all kinds of technologies and brands. TMI’s unique organisational structure, composed of patent and trademark attorneys and attorneys at law, enables it to respond effectively to the needs of clients across the globe with regard to a wide variety of businesses and technologies.


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Darts-ip a global IP case database that brings more than 3 million cases from over 3,000 courts to 30,000 IP professionals every day.

Darts-ip was built on the belief that case law is powerful, and that this power should be leveraged to its fullest extent. Accessibility is the key to leveraging this power. The inability to rapidly search for and find comprehensive information from any jurisdiction has hindered IP professionals’ ability to effectively deploy the full power of case law.

Our exclusive document gathering structure, combined with our unique analysis capabilities, provides an unprecedented collection of IP case data.

Supporting organization

Telecommunication Development Industry Alliance (TDIA)


The Telecommunication Development Industry Alliance (TDIA) was founded in 2002. It is a voluntary organisation formed by enterprises that are actively committed to the development of mobile communication technology, especially time division duplex (TDD) technology, and engage in the research and development, production and service of TDD standards and products. The TDIA has 106 member enterprises, including operation, network, chipset, user equipment, testing and antenna vendors.

The TDIA is dedicated to the development and promotion of telecommunications technology. By integrating and coordinating industry resources, it aims to stimulate the global development of time division synchronous code division multiple access, long-term evolution and 5G technology, and promote the licensing of standard-essential patents in the mobile communication industry by strengthening cooperation among its members and partners.

Shenzhen Patent Association


Shenzhen Patent Association (SZPA) was established with the help of Shenzhen Intellectual Property Office and by more than 80 Shenzhen enterprises, including high-tech enterprises such as Huawei, ZTE and BYD and patent agencies such as Zhongyi and Standard Patent & Trademark Agent Ltd. We are a social community approved by the Civil Affairs Bureau and held our first general assembly in April 2005.

We have more than 160 members, which include high-tech enterprises and medium and large-sized patent agencies in Shenzhen. We connect enterprises with the government, unite high-tech and innovative enterprises and serve as a platform for IP research, discussion, communication and protection.

We have built a team of IP experts and consultants and launched brand activities called Semi-monthly Intellectual Property Discussions. In recent years SZPA has established long-term stable partnerships with internationally renowned firms in order to drive propagation, training and international communication and cooperation on patents. We also carry out governmental programmes, organise research on specific topics and implement patent right protection to safeguard members’ legal rights and benefits and drive the development of the industry. In October 2009 SZPA was awarded the honorary title of National Advanced Collective in Intellectual Property Training.

Guangdong IP Protection Association


Guangdong Intellectual Property Protection Association (GDIPPA), founded in 2004, is a non-profit social organisation established by Guangdong enterprises and public institutions, IP organisations and IP professionals. GDIPPA is China’s first social organisation in the IP field at a provincial level, under the direction of the Guangdong Intellectual Property Office and the Guangdong Civil Affairs Bureau.

GDIPPA facilitates communication between government, judicial departments, enterprises and public institutions, drives IP protection and promotes enterprises’ and public institutions’ ability to protect their intellectual property while discovering IP human resources and accumulating experience in rights protection. GDIPPA is committed to protecting members’ interests, processing their complaints and communicating their suggestions and requests to the relevant departments. It also organises professional forums and case studies, arranges public interest litigation pertaining to intellectual property, edits and publishes IP books and magazines and maintains the WeChat official account and internet public service platform, as well as assuming responsibilities stipulated by state law, regulations and policies and engaging in government department function transformation and acquisition service programmes.

GDIPPA has more than 200 member organisations, ranging from high-impact technology corporations and innovative enterprises such as ZTE, Alpha Group and Huawei to universities and law firms.

Media partners

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, quality-assured 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.


Lexology Large (GES) 

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.

AutoHarvest Foundation

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AutoHarvest Foundation created and 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 innovators of all types with an interest in advanced manufacturing innovation. This community allows users to showcase their capabilities, technologies and needs system-wide, and then privately connect with fellow inventors and commercialisers to explore technology and business development opportunities. The AutoHarvest interest group consists of over 400 prominent organisations from industry, government and academia. Recognised In 2016 in Accenture’s report “Digital Shoring for Networked Innovation” as a pioneer in open innovation virtual ecosystems, AutoHarvest provides universal access across the innovation value chain – from grassroots entrepreneurs to corporate titans.

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