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Gold sponsors


ACIP is an award-winning, full-service IP law office headquartered in China. It was established in 1999 by some of China’s premier IP law practitioners. Due to its high-quality and cost and time-efficient IP rights services, ACIP has grown into a leading IP firm with 800 professionals in offices in 14 cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Silicon Valley.

ACIP effectively helps clients to fight infringements and enforce their IP rights by conducting investigations, negotiating licensing and assignments, filing administrative petitions, representing clients in litigation and taking action against unfair competition.

ACIP is a member of INTA, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, the Association of European Trademark Owners and the All-China Patent Attorneys Association.



Ankura is a business advisory and expert services firm defined by how it solves challenging problems. Whether a client is facing an immediate business challenge, trying to increase the value of their company, or protect against future risks, Ankura designs, develops, and executes tailored solutions by assembling the right combination of expertise. We build on our experience with every case, client, and situation—collaborating to create innovative, customized solutions and strategies designed for today’s ever-changing business environment. This gives our clients unparalleled insight and experience across a wide range of economic, governance, and regulatory challenges. At Ankura, we know that collaboration drives results.

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.

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.

P.C. & Associates

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PC & Associates is one of the only IP law firms in China to be fully committed to patent and trademark prosecution and litigation services. The firm is registered with the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice, the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Justice, and the Chinese Trademark Office of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce and is designated by the State Intellectual Property Office of China. It provides comprehensive legal services in respect of patents, trademarks, designs and technical secrets. Its services also cover copyright, licensing, technology transfer, domain name disputes and anti- unfair competition matters.

Silver sponsor

Shobayashi International Patent & Trademark Office


Founded in 1998, Shobayashi International Patent & Trademark Office is one of the fastest-growing IP law firms in Japan. With more than 210 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.

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

Bird & Bird


Bird & Bird is a truly international firm, organised around our clients. We match our passion and practical expertise to your vision to achieve real commercial advantage.

With more than 1,300 lawyers and legal practitioners across a worldwide network of 29 offices, Bird & Bird specialises in delivering expertise across a full range of legal services. Our specialisms include advising on commercial, corporate, EU and competition, IP, dispute resolution, employment, finance and real estate matters.

The key to our success is our constantly evolving sector-focused approach. Our clients build their businesses on technology and intangible assets and operate in regulated markets. To better meet their needs, we have developed deep industry understanding of key sectors, including automotive, aviation and defence, energy and utilities, financial services, life sciences and healthcare, retail and consumer, media, entertainment and sport, and technology and communications.


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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.



LexOrbis is one of India’s most recommended and highest-rated full-service IP firms. It has offices in New Delhi, India’s political capital; Mumbai, its financial and pharmaceutical capital; and Bangalore, its tech capital. We have a strong team of more than 65 attorneys, including 32 patent attorneys with expertise in the mechanical, electronic, telecoms, computer science, wireless communication, software and mobile application fields, who are involved in drafting new patent applications originating in India and filing and prosecuting international patent applications. We also have a team of over 19 lawyers with deep expertise in handling trademark prosecution and contentious cases. Our patent and trademark attorneys work in collaboration with our IP litigators to handle a large number of contentious IP cases, including pre- and post-grant oppositions, cancellation and infringement suits and the criminal enforcement of IP rights in India.

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.

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