Philips Intellectual Property & Standards (IP&S)
Philips IP&S proactively pursues the creation of new Intellectual Property (IP) in strategic areas and uses this IP to support the growth and competitiveness of Philips' businesses. IP&S manages the Philips IP portfolio, which currently consists of about 60,000 patent rights, 29,000 trademarks, 43,000 design rights and 2,000 domain name registrations. By participating in the creation of new standards, IP&S also facilitates market adoption of new innovations. Employing around 500 people, IP&S has a strong global presence with offices in the major countries, which allows it to create and exploit the Philips IP portfolio close to its internal and external customers.
CPA leads the world in IP support services, with 40 years' experience and 40,000 clients. Our patent, trademark, domain name, software and outsourcing services enable clients to effectively manage IP portfolios, track competition, fulfil due diligence and streamline processes. CPA's clients increase capacity without compromising quality. For further information visit: www.cpaglobal.com.
CRA International, with over 25 offices on four continents, is a leading global consulting firm that provides economic, financial, and business management expertise to law firms, industries, accounting firms, and governments. CRA's intellectual property practice focuses on litigation, valuation, transactions, strategy and intelligence relating to all types of IP including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights. Our competition group provides economic analysis and testimony in landmark antitrust cases worldwide.
Finnegan Henderson is dedicated to protecting the ideas and innovations that drive businesses around the world. With 340 lawyers, eight offices, and four decades of experience specializing in intellectual property law, we offer full-service IP coverage in virtually every technology and product category. Our practice includes all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law, including counseling, prosecution, licensing, and litigation. We also represent clients on IP issues related to international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust, and unfair competition. Please visit www.finnegan.com.
As one of the leading Intellectual Property practices in the United States, Perkins Coie represents client interests in a wide range of areas from patents, trademarks and copyrights to licensing, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, and litigation. Our clients range from Internet start-ups to international FORTUNE 100 corporations. They include technology businesses from such sectors as software, semiconductors, e-commerce, wireless communications, manufacturing, biotechnology and medical devices, as well as retailers, consumer product distributors and games companies. For more information, please visit www.perkinscoie.com.
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization.
Our Scientific knowledge and information is essential for drug companies to discover new drugs and get them to market faster, for researchers to find relevant papers and know what's newly published in their subject, and for businesses to optimize their intellectual property and find competitive intelligence. scientific.thomsonreuters.com.
TransPerfect Translations is the world's leading intellectual property translation company. We have extensive experience providing language solutions to law firms and corporations alike. TransPerfect regularly translates technical patents for international stage filings in fields including chemistry, engineering, and pharmaceuticals. Further, our three step process- using a native speaker of the target language to translate, a second native speaker to edit and a third linguist to proofread your patents, provides for the highest quality translations possible. With offices worldwide, TransPerfect has the resources, expertise and language capability in 100+ languages to meet any deadline.
Anaqua provides IAM solutions that allow leading companies to gain competitive advantage from managing their global patent and trademark portfolios as strategic business assets. The ANAQUA IAM solution provides lifecycle management for all types of IP from idea through legal filing to monetization. Clients include Ford, Kimberly-Clark, BAT, Microsoft, and other global 1000 companies. http://www.anaqua.com/.
Chipworks is an internationally recognized technical services company that analyzes the circuitry and physical composition of semiconductors and electronic systems. Our services include a wide range of applications in patent licensing support and competitive study. For more than 15 years, Chipworks has successfully helped semiconductor and electronics organizations achieve their goals by supporting research and development efforts in strategic product development and patent portfolio management. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Chipworks has offices in Warsaw, Poland; Seoul, Korea; Taipei, Taiwan; and Tokyo, Japan. The company is also represented in Israel. For more information, please visit our website at www.chipworks.com.
Microsoft has one of the most valuable IP portfolios in the world and Microsoft's patent portfolio is recognized as one of the highest quality portfolios in any industry. The Patent Board, a leading independent provider of patent metrics, ranked Microsoft number one in their November 2007 Scorecard for the Information Technology (IT) industry. As well, the November 2007 issue of IEEE Spectrum, a publication of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), ranked Microsoft as the IP leader among all technology companies.
Microsoft believes IP is a driver of innovation, economic growth and competitiveness and launched its formal IP licensing program in December 2003 to open up access to its significant research and development investments and its growing, broad and valuable patent and IP portfolio. Since then the company has entered into more than 475 licensing agreements and continues to develop innovative licensing programs, making it possible for customers, partners and competitors of all sizes and from all geographies to access its IP portfolio.
GE (NYSE: GE) is Imagination at Work - a diversified technology, media and financial services company focused on solving some of the world's toughest problems. With products and services ranging from aircraft engines, power generation, water processing and security technology to medical imaging, business and consumer financing, and media content, GE serves customers in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.ge.com.
For over 25 years, Global Prior Art has provided elite intellectual property services to leading law firms and corporations. Our world-class staff consists of true technical specialists with advanced degrees from prestigious institutions and rigorous training in our proprietary searching methodology. Our international capabilities allow us to responsively assist our clients in their most complex patent or literature searches. While our unsurpassed deliverables allow our clients to easily leverage our findings in their strategic decisions.
Landon IP conducts professional patent and trademark searches. The company analyzes patents and scientific articles, conduct technical intelligence, and consults to corporations and law firms worldwide. Landon IP is the largest patent analytics company in the world, employing 170 full time scientists, engineers, and business experts worldwide.
Marks & Clerk is a leading group of patent and trade mark attorneys with an associated UK firm of intellectual property lawyers. With an expanding global network of offices in Europe, Asia and North America, we provide a full range of integrated intellectual property services covering patents, trade marks, designs, copyright and domain names. Our attorneys have a wealth of experience advising clients worldwide across all industry sectors on IP protection, IP strategy and intellectual asset management. www.marks-clerk.com
Minesoft creates products and solutions at the forefront of today's patent information sector, such as PatBase, PatentArchive, PatentOrder, PatentTracker and Alert Management Solutions. A strong in-house development team customises solutions for in-house Alerting and Archive Systems, as well as continually developing new features for standard products like the searchable international, patent family, full-text PatBase Service and PatentOrder, Minesoft's extensive patent document delivery service. Minesoft clients are leading industrial corporations, national patent offices and attorneys worldwide.
Under pressure to generate increasing returns for shareholders, many companies have begun to focus on intellectual property rights. With strategic alliances, licensing agreements, competition and globalisation impacting on business like never before, companies must take a proactive approach to managing licensing and other contractual arrangements in order to extract the highest value from their IP assets.
The experienced practitioners in PricewaterhouseCoopers' Rights Management practice guide companies in all matters related to licensing management, contract compliance and revenue recovery. For further information, please go to www.pwc.com/uk/licensing.
For over 30 years, Questel has been helping manage the world's most important IP portfolios. We offer a suite of leading-edge patent, trademark and design services to executives, researchers, and competitive intelligence professionals, and help turn their IP information into real value and enhance their organizations' competitiveness.
Known for having one of the most comprehensive collection of databases, we also provide a wide array of tools for searching, analyzing, visualizing, evaluating, sharing results, and ordering. http://www.questel.com/.
Rouse & Co. International is a leading international Intellectual Property consultancy, providing the full range of IP services to many of the world's leading IP owners. Since it began in the UK in 1990, the business has focused solely on IP. It currently has 17 offices in 11 countries around the world and is regularly ranked among the leading IP practices in the various jurisdictions in which it operates. Its IP professionals come from a wide range of disciplines, including lawyers, patent and trade mark attorneys, researchers and investigators.
Semiconductor Insights (SI) is the leading technical advisor to the world's microelectronics community. SI supports its clients through the technical investigation of patents, integrated circuits and electronic systems. SI helps technology companies benchmark competing devices, improve time to market and solve technical problems while its IPinsights division helps technology companies and legal professionals evaluate, develop and monetize their intellectual property. Its global client base includes the major electronics and semiconductor corporations and the law firms that represent them. SI is a division of United Business Media plc (www.unitedbusinessmedia.com).
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox - Strategists and Advisors specializing in the protection, transfer and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights. Founded in 1978 and based in Washington, D.C., the firm has over 130 IP attorneys, patent agents and technical specialists, many of whom have conducted research, commercialized it, and brought to market emerging technologies. The firms represents a broad range of clients, including emerging and established companies, venture capital firms, universities and select individuals.
As a leading European public research organisation, TNO has an outstanding reputation in creating value by applying both scientific and socio-economic knowledge to challenges experienced by companies and public institutions alike. IP valorisation is a constantly growing element of TNO's value extraction process. TNO regards IP management as a major factor in the optimal allocation of research results. For more information please visit www.tno.nl.
YUASA AND HARA, from its foundation in 1902, has been providing legal services, IP protection, and accounting & auditing services for international clients to promote their business in Japan, and is one of the leading IP law firm in Japan. We provide full legal services in all aspects of patent, utility model, design, trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law, including prosecuting, litigating, counseling and licensing of IP rights. Please visit www.yuasa-hara.co.jp.
The Association of Corporate Counsel Europe (ACC Europe) serves the needs of lawyers practicing in corporations and other organisations throughout Europe.
The Association promotes the common interests of its members, contributes to their continuing legal education and seeks to improve the understanding of the role of in-house counsel.
ACC Europe provides regular CPD/CLE programmes, an annual conference, a Corporate Counsel University specifically created for counsel who are new to in-house and opportunities to meet other in-house counsel to share ideas and seek advice.
ACC Europe is a chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) which since its founding in 1982 has grown to over 23,000 members in 74 countries representing more than 10,000 corporations and organizations. Internationally, its members represent 42 of the Global 50 and 74 of the Global 100 companies. Membership in ACC Europe includes membership in ACC.
Additional information on the association can be found at: www.acce.com.
CIP is a development center at the intersection of industry and academia facilitating knowledge-based business. CIP's mission is to drive and facilitate the shift to a knowledge economy through the development of people, tools, infrastructure, and capital for the creation of wealth and welfare in the global knowledge economy. The CIP platform currently delivers world-class education, advanced interdisciplinary research and modern business development supported by its partners and international expert networks.
The Netherlands Patent Office is responsible for granting patents in the Netherlands and for disseminating technical knowledge that is stored in patent literature. The Netherlands Patent Office focuses on increasing awareness of the patent system and encouraging its conscious use.
The Netherland Patent Office - referred to in the Patent Act 1995 as Netherlands Industrial Property Office - was set up in 1893 and is an agency of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Its 130 employees target their services at small and medium-sized enterprises, (starting) entrepreneurs, private inventors, intermediairies, scientists, teachers and students, and the government.
The European Patent Office (EPO) provides a uniform application procedure for individual inventors and companies seeking patent protection in up to 37 European countries. The mission of the EPO is to support innovation, competitiveness and economic growth for the benefit of the citizens of Europe. The Office's core activity is the examination of patent applications and the grant of European patents. Other activities include the provision of patent information and training services.
LES Benelux is one of the thirty-two national and regional societies of the Licensing Executives Society. LES Benelux was formed in 1975 and has at present 365 members. They include managing directors, company executives, small business entrepreneurs, university licensors, campus company managers, inventors, venture capitalists, scientists, engineers, lawyers, patent and trademark agents, licensing consultants, marketing executives, academics and representatives from public bodies. More information can be found at www.les-benelux.org.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations with 184 Member States. It is dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property system, which rewards creativity, stimulates innovation and contributes to economic development while safeguarding the public interest.
WIPO's core activities centre on -
- Developing international IP law and standards
- Delivering cost effective global IP registration and protection services
- Promoting understanding of IP and its potential for economic, social and cultural development
- Assisting Member States to strengthen their IP infrastructure, institutions and human resources.
Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine is widely recognised as the leading global publication on intellectual property as a business asset. The magazine's primary focus is on looking at how IP can be best managed and exploited in order to increase company profits, drive shareholder value and obtain increased leverage in the capital markets. Its core readership primarily comprises board level and senior executives in IP-owning companies, corporate counsel, private practice lawyers, licensing and technology transfer managers, investors and analysts. The magazine is published by Globe White Page Ltd, London.
Ocean Tomo, LLC is the leading Intellectual Capital Merchant Banc® firm that specialises in understanding and leveraging intellectual property assets. The company provides advice in IP-related mergers and acquisitions, investments, valuations, expert services, analytics and IP auctions. Headquartered in Chicago, Ocean Tomo has offices in San Francisco, Palm Beach, Orange County and Washington, DC. Subsidiaries of Ocean Tomo include: Ocean Tomo Auctions, LLC; Ocean Tomo Asset Management, LLC; and Ocean Tomo Capital, LLC - publisher of the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index (Amex: OTPAT), the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Growth Index (Amex: OTPATG) and the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Value Index (Amex: OTPATV).
The International Law Office delivers expert knowledge to lawyers worldwide via a subscription-only email service. It provides legal developments from 100 jurisdictions (produced in collaboration with over 500 of the world's leading experts), a comprehensive directory of firms and partners, a database of the world's major deals and the legal advisers involved, and a global news roundup. The International Law Office is proud to be the Official Online Media Partner to the IBA, an International Online Media partner to the ACC, and European Online Media Partner to ECLA.
Lexology is an innovative web-based service that provides law departments and law firms with a depth of free practical know-how that would be impossible to produce internally. By collaborating with the world's leading business law firms, government agencies and academic institutions, Lexology is able to deliver essential know-how and market intelligence to the desktops of business lawyers worldwide on a daily basis.
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.