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Gold sponsors

CPA Global

CPA Global

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.



Established in 1965, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP is one of the largest IP law firms in the world. With offices in the United States, Asia and Europe, Finnegan practises all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law, representing clients on IP issues relating to US and EU patent and trademark law, international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, cybersecurity, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust and unfair competition. Finnegan offers full-service IP legal and technical experience in virtually every industry and technology: biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biologics and biosimilars, chemicals, electronics, semiconductors, computers and software, automotive, aerospace and aviation, industrial manufacturing, consumer products, medical devices, clean energy and renewables, robotics and three-dimensional printing.

Our clients’ businesses and IP assets are global and protecting these assets is increasingly challenging. With offices around the world and decades of experience assisting multinational companies, Finnegan has the resources and experience to formulate and execute global strategies. Our professionals are multilingual and multicultural and they work with clients in real time around the clock and around the world.

IAM Market

IAM Market square screenshotAn 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.


Rothwell Figg


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-Logo-Colour_latest 10.01.17TechInsights 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


AnaquaAnaqua, Inc is a leading global provider of IP management and analytics software and services for organisations worldwide. 

Our software platform, ANAQUA 9, strengthens the operational aspects of managing intellectual property throughout its lifecycle and enhances the alignment of an organisation’s intellectual property with its business strategy. Our clients gain better insight for decision making across their entire IP portfolio, enabling them to enhance their productivity and maximise their return on investment. 

Founded in 2004 by IP leaders from The Coca-Cola Company, Ford Motor Company and British American Tobacco, Anaqua is a privately held company with worldwide headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts. It also has a European headquarters in London, with other offices in Cologne and Paris and an Asian headquarters in Tokyo, as well as other offices in Hong Kong and India.



Anyfive provides IP rights and R&D solutions and services to businesses and professionals from IP and technology-related industries around the world.

Over 80% of leading Korean companies, research centres and universities from the IP and R&D sectors have adopted Anyfive's management solutions, which communicate with other services and heterogeneous systems in order to create, manage and protect their IP and technology assets.

With ample experience and know-how, Anyfive is constantly seeking to improve its products, services and value. With core competence in product technology networks, Anyfive has become an IP platform service company and has fostered a platform ecosystem with various technology, finance and IP services players.

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.


5225_Oblon_logo_Blue_CorpFor nearly 50 years, Oblon has provided the full range of IP services (utility patents, counselling and strategic advice, Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings, litigation, IP transactions, design patents, copyright and trademark) to help companies worldwide to establish, leverage and protect their IP assets in the United States and abroad.

With headquarters close to the US Patent and Trademark Office, Oblon is one of the largest firms in the United States focusing exclusively on IP law. Many of the firm’s attorneys speak several languages, including Japanese, French, German, Mandarin and Korean, which allows for efficient communication with the firm’s global clients. Oblon’s team of more than 110 attorneys, registered patent agents and technical advisers include some of the country’s most respected IP law practitioners.


wisdomain_logoEstablished 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




Bronze sponsors

Nokia Technologies

NOKIA_LOGO_RGB_HRNokia 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


Darts-ip new tag lineDarts-ip is a global IP cases database. that Our IP case law database 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 organisations


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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.


KINPA_LOGO_1The 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 172 member companies.


patinex-logoPATINEX (Patent Information Expo) is an annual conference and exhibition event which brings together IP specialists, public and private organisations, research institutes and corporations from around the world. PATINEX was first held in 2005 to meet the increasing interest in and need for IP information in Korea and has grown to become the country’s only international IP event, hosting more than 700 participants in 2017. The event consists of presentations by IP specialists and IP solution providers, workshops and an exhibition. It provides ample opportunities to network with IP experts from industry, patent offices and other related organisations. PATINEX delves into areas such as patent offices’ IP information policy, corporations’ IP utilisation and global IP trends. The exhibition allows attendees to engage with IP service providers offering the latest IP solutions.

Media partners

International Law Office

ILOLaunched 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

WTR-logo-registeredWorld 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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