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Supporting Organisation

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) 

SCCA logoThe Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) is a pioneering national organisation which represents the interests of in-house lawyers based in Singapore.

The SCCA has made many contributions to the in-house legal community, including organising seminars and courses that enable in-house counsel to stay up to date with the latest legal developments in the legal arena and providing networking opportunities to help in-house counsel to stay connected within their industries or adjacent industries. The SCCA also lobbies for legal reform, including the codification of in-house privilege – a law that directly benefits organisations that base their legal departments in Singapore.


A*ccelerate is the commercialisation arm of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore’s lead agency for fostering world-class scientific research and talent. As a one-stop resource, A*ccelerate enhances the research output of A*STAR by accelerating inventions and intellectual capital into marketable products, processes and services. A*ccelerate actively engages the industry to ensure the effective proliferation of intellectual property, successful productisation, and the acceleration of spinoff creation and growth. A*ccelerate takes A*STAR’s technologies and builds businesses, grows enterprises and develops ecosystems that create economic growth and improves lives.


Knowledge Partner

Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory

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Deloitte is a leading global provider of audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services. Our network of member firms in more than 150 countries and territories serves 80% of Fortune Global 500 companies. 

Deloitte Southeast Asia Ltd – a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited comprising Deloitte practices operating in Brunei, Cambodia, Guam, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – was established to deliver measurable value to the particular demands of increasingly intra-regional and fast-growing companies and enterprises.

Comprising approximately 340 partners and 8,800 professionals in 25 office locations, the subsidiaries and affiliates of Deloitte Southeast Asia Ltd combine their technical expertise and deep industry knowledge to deliver consistent high-quality services to companies in the region.

All services are provided through the individual country practices, their subsidiaries and affiliates which are separate and independent legal entities.


Gold sponsors

Clarivate Analytics

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Clarivate Analytics is a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics in order to accelerate the pace of innovation. With a heritage going back more than a century and a half, we have built some of the most trusted brands across the innovation lifecycle, including Web of Science, Cortellis, Derwent, CompuMark, MarkMonitor and TechstreetClarivate Analytics is a new and independent company with a bold entrepreneurial mission to help clients to radically reduce the time taken to turn new ideas into life-changing innovations.



CSC helps businesses to thrive online. We help clients to effectively manage, promote and secure their valuable brand assets against the threats of the online world. Leading companies around the world choose us as their trusted partner, including more than 65% of the Interbrand 100 Best Global Brands. Leveraging state-of-the-art technology, Digital Brand Services delivers outstanding outcomes through its unique account management structure. With our expert, dedicated team, clients have a daily point of contact to ensure that their brands have the strength they need to succeed in the 21st century. We help to consolidate and secure; monitor and enforce; and then optimise and promote clients’ brands in order to maximise their digital presence, secure their digital intellectual property and reduce costs.



Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP is one of the world’s largest IP firms, practising all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law. More than 300 of Finnegan’s legal professionals have degrees in scientific disciplines. Further, more than 225 are registered to practise before the USPTO and more than 30 are former USPTO patent examiners. Finnegan delivers sophisticated legal strategies to help clients protect, advocate and leverage their valuable IP assets. Finnegan has technical expertise in virtually every industry and technology, including automotive, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, chemicals, electronics, semiconductors, computers and software, financial services and business systems, industrial manufacturing, consumer products, medical devices, clean energy and renewables, textiles, robotics and 3D printing.

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.

Marks & Clerk Singapore LLP

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Marks & Clerk is one of the largest patent attorney firms in the world. It is also one of the oldest, founded over 126 years ago, but with roots dating back to 1849.

Our Singapore office, Marks & Clerk Singapore LLP, includes 16 internationally qualified patent attorneys, many of whom are qualified in two or more jurisdictions. In 2017 we are celebrating 22 years of practice in Singapore.

We offer the conventional IP services of:

  • patent drafting;
  • patent and trademark prosecution; and 
  • dispute services, including: 
    ◦ trademark opposition;
    ◦ patent revocation; and 
    ◦ litigation support for both patent and trademarks, including expert witness services

We also provide ancillary services via our consulting business, including:

  • IP valuation through our dedicate valuation arm, Valuation Consulting;
  • IP strategy, with several of our attorneys featuring in the IAM Strategy 300
  • IP management, including diagnostic services to analyse your systems and audit your portfolio; and 
  • training using our extensive suite of training modules for both general intellectual property and IP commercialisation.

Spruson & Ferguson


Spruson & Ferguson is a leading provider of IP services across Asia-Pacific, with more than 400 staff working from our offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Singapore and Sydney.

We have been providing expert representation in all aspects of IP since 1887. Our long history has allowed us to build a robust infrastructure, supported by sophisticated systems and highly skilled and experienced teams.

Spruson & Ferguson provides a comprehensive range of services for the protection, commercialisation, enforcement and management of all forms of IP, including patents, trademarks and designs.

Our team of IP professionals combines outstanding academic credentials with a wealth of technical and industry experience to ensure that clients receive thorough, technically accurate and commercially relevant advice.

Our clients range from entrepreneurial and emerging growth businesses to Fortune 500 companies and public sector research organisations across all industries. As a firm, we are committed to providing solutions that are tailored to the individual needs of each client and delivering value and excellence in every aspect of our service.

Silver sponsors

The Dennemeyer Group


The Dennemeyer Group has been setting benchmarks for service and software solutions in the IP industry for more than half a century. Dennemeyer rapidly evolved into one of the world’s most comprehensive full-service providers for the protection and management of IP rights – from IP law firm services (Dennemeyer & Associates) and software and management services (Dennemeyer IP Solutions) to IP consulting (Dennemeyer IP Consulting).

LexisNexis IP

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LexisNexis provides best-in-class information-based solutions and services to meet the broad needs of the global IP market. Our customers include the USPTO, IP-driven companies and law firms throughout the world. We offer a suite of services and solutions created by patent attorneys. Our comprehensive approach to the patent workflow enables us to meet clients’ needs for patent research, drafting, prosecution, monetisation and valuation, defence and litigation and patent and patent portfolio monitoring. We believe that developing and retaining quality IP drives innovation and advances the economy. Our goal is to allow clients to bring IP to life in the most efficient and comprehensive manner and extract the maximum value from their patents.

Bronze sponsor

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 Sponsor

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.

FT Consulting


FT Consulting is an international professional services firm that specialises in helping clients in developed and emerging markets to accelerate their visions into reality. FT Consulting was founded in 1991 and prides itself on being a journey partner, providing breakthrough ideas coupled with sound execution. Its integrated approach helps to elevate clients to the next level by leveraging their intellectual and brand capital, as well as their people and processes. FT Consulting’s services include IP management and innovation, business transformation, franchising and licensing, branding, market entry research and business matching.

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, 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.


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.

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