Sponsors

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Supporting organizations

Shenzhen Patent Association

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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.

Telecommunication Development Industry Alliance (TDIA)

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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.

Guangdong IP Protection Association

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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.

OIPC

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The Oriental IP Club was founded in February 2015 in Lujiazui, Shanghai. It is a dedicated non-profit IP exchange and sharing platform that is headquartered in Shanghai, but extends to the Chang Jiang Delta economic zone and the rest of China. Most of our members are corporate IP managers – our objective is to bring them together to network and exchange knowledge, experience and best practices.

Gold sponsors

ACIP

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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

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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.

Baker McKenzie

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Baker McKenzie helps clients to overcome the challenges of competing in the global economy. We solve complex legal problems across borders and practice areas. Our unique culture, which developed over the past 65 years, enables our 13,000 employees to understand local markets and navigate multiple jurisdictions, working together as trusted colleagues and friends to instil confidence in our clients.

With lawyers in 17 offices across major cities and financial centres in Asia-Pacific, we combine our local expertise and strong global relationships to provide comprehensive legal services to clients across the region. For more than 50 years, we have advised many of Asia-Pacific’s leading companies while establishing longstanding relationships with regulators to provide clients with invaluable insight and guidance on corporate and commercial law matters.

The quality of our work is reflected in the number of high rankings and awards that we consistently receive from leading legal directories and organisations, including the Asian-Mena Counsel Deal of the Year Awards, the Asian Legal Business Southeast Asia Law Awards, the ILO Client Choice Awards and the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards.

We strive to stay ahead of the curve on issues that are important to doing business in Asia-Pacific. We recently released our ‘ASEAN Connections’ report with the Economist Corporate Network, which examines how mega-regional trade and investment initiatives such as China's One Belt One Road, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and the ASEAN Economic Community will shape business strategy in the region.

Bureau van Dijk

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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.

Clyde & Co

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Clyde & Co's China IP team provides the full range of strategic IP services in greater China. The team is composed of experienced and enthusiastic IP lawyers who are permanently based in China. The firm offers a range of IP services that cover the full IP lifecycle – from advising on, building and prosecuting strategic IP portfolios and assessing, managing and extracting value from IP in commercial and licensing transactions to enforcing IP against trademark, designs, copyright, patents and utility model infringement, as well as acting against unfair competition and trade secret theft and all other types of IP dispute. Through its longstanding dialogue with international IP advocacy groups and governments in China and abroad, the team is also able to provide unparalleled IP insights and advocacy services to international businesses with an interest in the greater China region.

With more than 14 years' experience in China, the IP team has accumulated extensive expertise in trademarks and brands, as well as technology law and patents. The patent and trademark prosecution practices have offices in Beijing (which is essential for optimum access to China's Patent Office and Trademarks Office) and Shanghai. The team has been successful in providing consistently high-quality services to clients all over the world. The firm’s strength is that it offer clients on-the-ground knowledge of China and the belt-road countries en route to Europe and Africa, coupled with international best practice legal services.

Dentons

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Clyde & Co's China IP team provides the full range of strategic IP services in greater China. The team is composed of experienced and enthusiastic IP lawyers who are permanently based in China. The firm offers a range of IP services that cover the full IP lifecycle – from advising on, building and prosecuting strategic IP portfolios and assessing, managing and extracting value from IP in commercial and licensing transactions to enforcing IP against trademark, designs, copyright, patents and utility model infringement, as well as acting against unfair competition and trade secret theft and all other types of IP dispute. Through its longstanding dialogue with international IP advocacy groups and governments in China and abroad, the team is also able to provide unparalleled IP insights and advocacy services to international businesses with an interest in the greater China region.

With more than 14 years' experience in China, the IP team has accumulated extensive expertise in trademarks and brands, as well as technology law and patents. The patent and trademark prosecution practices have offices in Beijing (which is essential for optimum access to China's Patent Office and Trademarks Office) and Shanghai. The team has been successful in providing consistently high-quality services to clients all over the world. The firm’s strength is that it offer clients on-the-ground knowledge of China and the belt-road countries en route to Europe and Africa, coupled with international best practice legal services.

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.

MiiCs & Partners

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MiiCs & Partners is one of Asia’s most reputable IP monetisation and management consulting firms. We focus on helping clients to optimise their patented assets and maximise their value. Our services include developing suitable patent monetisation and patent transaction strategies and we have successfully advised many clients on how to effectively generate value through the full range of services, including IP sales, acquisitions and licensingBased in Greater China with an extensive global market network, MiiCs manages all patent sales matters for Foxconn technology group, as well as serving many other clients in Asia. Our branches in Taipei, Shenzhen and California allow us to provide comprehensive, thoughtful and timely services to clients.

P.C. & Associates

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P.C. & Associates is one of the few law firms in China to focus on patent and trademark prosecution and litigation services. It was designated by the China National IP Administration as one of the patent agencies capable of handling foreign-related patents. P.C. & Associates provides comprehensive agent and legal services in respect of patents, trademarks, designs and technical secrets. Its services also cover copyright, licensing, technology transfers, domain name disputes and anti-unfair competition matters.

P.C. & Associates has had significant success in the IP litigation field. From 2008 to 2017, at least six of its cases were selected as outstanding sample cases by the Supreme People’s Court.

P.C. & Associates has representative offices in Hong Kong, Silicon Valley, Shanghai and Shenzhen, which allows it to provide timelier and more meticulous IP-related legal services in China and abroad.  

Sisvel

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Sisvel is a world leader in fostering innovation and managing IP. The group identifies, evaluates and maximises the value of IP assets for its partners around the world, providing firms with a revenue stream which can be reinvested in innovation for the generation of future revenues. Sisvel has more than 35 years’ experience in the management of successful patent portfolios, including those relating to audio compression standards (MP3 and MPEG audio), as well as broadcasting and digital terrestrial television standards maintained by the Digital Video Broadcasting Project. Sisvel operates patent pools and joint licensing programmes in the fields of mobile communication, wireless local area networking 802.11, digital video broadcasting, recommendation engines and broadband access to data networks.

Silver sponsors

Shobayashi International Patent & Trademark Office

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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.

The Dennemeyer Group

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The Dennemeyer Group is a global full-service provider of IP rights protection and management with more than 55 years’ experience. With more than 20 offices across the globe, the group manages nearly 3 million IP rights portfolios for its 3,000-plus clients. The service portfolio comprises legal services (Dennemeyer & Associates), IP management software and payment services (Dennemeyer IP Solutions), IP consulting (Dennemeyer Consulting) and automated semantic patent search and analysis services (Dennemeyer Octimine).

Bronze sponsors

Beijing Sanyou IP

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Our valuable IP portfolio spans more than 20,000 patent families, built from more than €126 billion invested in research and development over the past two decades. With active licensing programmes including for mobile phone, automotive and consumer electronics markets, we have more than 100 licensees.

Beijing Sanyou Intellectual Property Agency Ltd incorporates the quality resources of first-class IP agencies, law firms and consulting and training organisations. We are committed to providing a comprehensive IP service to clients and are proficient in filing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications, conducting freedom to operate examinations, litigation, IP strategy and consultancy, evaluating transactions and translating IP documents.

Beijing Sanyou Intellectual Property Agency was founded in 1986 as Beijing Sanyou Patent Agency. We were the first private patent agency in China and were founded by one of the first Chinese patent attorneys, Qiang Li. Sanyou IP Group was founded in 2014 with the aim of providing a comprehensive one-stop shop IP service, making full use of the joint advantages of the entities under the group, such as Sanyou IP Agency, Wanrui Law Firm and Xinbo Consulting Agency. Our creative and elite service team can provide efficient and effective solutions for IP protection, IP management and IP commercialisation.

Over more than 31 years of development, Beijing Sanyou Intellectual Property Agency has established a professional IP service team with a wealth of experience. We have more than 400 employees, including more than 180 patent attorneys and lawyers and a trademark team of 30 employees.

Nokia Technologies

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Nokia creates the technology to connect the world. We develop and deliver the industry’s only end-to-end portfolio of network equipment, software, services and licensing that is available globally. Our customers include communications service providers whose combined networks support 5.7 billion subscriptions, as well as enterprises in the private and public sectors that use our network portfolio to increase productivity and enrich lives.

Networking sponsors

Bird & Bird

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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

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LexOrbis is a premier firm and among the fastest growing IP firms in India, with offices in three strategic locations in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. With a team of more than 75 highly reputed lawyers, engineers and scientists, we are a one-stop shop and provide practical solutions and services for all IP and legal issues faced by technology companies, research institutions, universities, broadcasters, content developers and brand owners. Our services include Indian and global IP portfolio development and management (eg, patents, designs, trademark, copyright, geographic indications and plant varieties), advisory and documentation services for IP transactions and technology-content transfers and IP enforcement and dispute resolutions. We have a global reach with trusted partners and associate firms.

The Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property

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The Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property at the University of New Hampshire School of Law has been an intellectual property powerhouse for more than four decades. Our IP program has been ranked in the Top 10 by US News and World Report every year since the rankings began 28 years ago. We continue to offer one of the most comprehensive lists of innovative IP and technology law courses at any law school in the country. Our faculty members work on cutting-edge domestic and international issues. Our graduates comprise a worldwide network of IP experts, working in more than 80 countries at major corporations, top law firms, and national IP offices around the world. Our graduate programs include LL.M., Master’s, and Graduate Certificates in Intellectual Property, Commerce and Technology. UNH Law is an intimate law school for students who want to earn a top-ranked US legal education in global innovation.

TransPerfect

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Over the years, TransPerfect and its founders have won numerous awards. TransPerfect was recognized as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the US by making the Inc. 500. TransPerfect's founders have been recognized as Ernst and Young's Entrepreneurs of the Year. The company is also recognized for developing the industry standard for linguist certification, the TransPerfect Linguist Certification (TLC) program, which tests linguists for language proficiency and subject-area specialization.

Today, TransPerfect has over 5,000 full-time employees, a network of over 5,000 certified linguists and subject-area specialists, and over 90 offices in cities around the globe, making it the world’s largest privately held language services provider. TransPerfect is certified to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 17100:2015, ensuring the highest level of quality and service for all projects. Its global group of companies completes over 50,000 projects per year, and works with many of the world's most recognizable enterprises.

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.

Media partners

International Law Office

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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

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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

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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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