Platinum sponsor

Thomson Reuters

Gold sponsors

Winston & Strawn LLPVia LicensingGlobal IP Law Group Kenyon & Kenyon LLPTechinsightsChipworksEuropean Patent OfficeBereskin & Parr LLPipCreateAdamson & Partners Philips Intellectual Property & StandardsShobayashi International Patent & Trademark Office EricssonFortress Investment GroupIP Navigation

IP Market 2.0

Farewell San Francisco

Over 650 delegates from more than 30 countries gathered at IPBC Global 2015, which took place at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco from June 14 to 16. Attended by senior operators from all parts of the IP marketplace – including chief IP officers, executives from major public IP companies and other non-practising entities, financiers and investors, brokers and other intermediaries, policy makers, lawyers and service providers – IPBC Global 2015 focused on key issues facing IP-owning entities as they seek to maximise the value of their  assets in a rapidly developing and globalising IP marketplace. A world-class speaking faculty and a delegate base of senior decision makers from all parts of the IP ecosystem ensured that it was a fascinating and challenging three days for everyone who was there.  

You can read reports from IPBC Global here:

Opening reception report

Day 2 report

Day 3 report

The sessions can also be revisited by reviewing the tweets posted as the event took place at #IPBC15.

Many thanks to all attendees, speakers, moderators and sponsors for making IPBC 2015 such a memorable event!

IPBC Asia, Tokyo, November 8-10

To address the rapidly increasing importance of the Asia-Pacific region in the IP market, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) will be hosting the third IPBC Asia from November 8 to 10 at the five-star Palace Hotel, Tokyo.

IPBC Asia 2015 is the only event in the region that focuses on how IP owners can strategically use intellectual property to secure greater operational flexibility, drive revenues, enhance bottom-line returns, increase shareholder value and provide leverage in the financial markets.

Held in Japan, Asia’s IP powerhouse, IPBC Asia 2015 is set to be the largest yet. It will build on the phenomenal success of the inaugural IPBC Japan in 2014 (a domestic event specifically designed for senior IP executives at the leading Japanese corporates), plus sell-out IPBC Asia events in 2013 (Singapore) and 2014 (Shanghai).

Sessions will explore general topics associated with IP value creation, but with a specifically Asian flavour, addressing the issues faced by the region’s rights holders as they seek to expand their businesses to other parts of the world.

For more information on IPBC Asia 2015, please visit the event’s website

IPBC Global, Barcelona, June 5-7 2016

The next IPBC Global will take place at the Hotel Arts in Barcelona from June 5-7. More details will be made available shortly.

Programme highlights

The future of patent sales and acquisitions
Monday 15th June 09:00 - 10:30

The dynamics of IP transactions are changing, as are the identities of the parties doing the deals. This session will explore what is happening on the ground and what is coming next.
•    Transactions drivers
•    What sells and what doesn’t
•    New geographies, new players

Inventor insights
Monday 15th June 11:00 - 12:30

Those nominated for the European Inventor Awards sit at the summit of global R&D and invention; some have even become Nobel laureates. A panel of world-renowned award nominees and winners discuss how IP has helped them to achieve success and the importance of the relationships they have forged with various parts of the IP community. 
•    Patent procurement from the other side
•    From world-class invention to world-class product
•    Working with IP professionals – the good and the bad

Small, but perfectly formed
Monday 15th June 14:05 - 15:25

IP business is all too often a big boys’ game. This session focuses on the ways in which smaller entities have developed strategies to level the playing field. 
•    Building the optimal portfolio
•    Working with outside advisers
•    Forging effective alliances

Medtech moves
Monday 15th June 14:05 - 15:25

The indications are that medical technology is attracting increasing interest among IP deal makers of all kinds. This session explores the reasons why.
•    Big-ticket transactions
•    Growing non-practising entity activity
•    Looking forward

The IP investors
Monday 15th June 16:00 - 17:20

There are more opportunities to invest in IP than there have ever been before. Meet some of those who are taking the plunge and the different models they follow.
•    Funding litigation
•    The technology angle
•    IP-based business models

Validity is king
Monday 15th June 16:00 - 17:20

Implementation of the America Invents Act, combined with a series of court decisions, has changed the US litigation landscape. This session examines what this means for both plaintiffs and defendants.
•    Inter partes and covered business method reviews
•    The implications of the Alice decision
•    New strategies for different times

Banking on it
Monday 15th June 14:05 - 15:25

The financial services sector is embracing patents as never before. This session looks at how and why this is, as well as what happens next.
•    Convergence challenges
•    Focus on quality
•    Trouble ahead?

End of an era
Tuesday 16th June 09:30 - 11:00

According to some, the pro-patent era that began in the United States in 1982 with the creation of the Federal Circuit has come to an end. Are the pessimists correct or has the pendulum still further to swing? Most important of all, in the modern knowledge economy does the US patent system still offer enough incentives to invest in innovation?
•    Patents as innovation support or hold-up?
•    Where the pendulum will swing next
•    The need for further patent reform, or not

IP market 2.0
Tuesday 16th June 11:30 - 13:00

Both the courts and legislators have had a significant impact on the development of the IP market in recent years. With scrutiny of IP business models and deal making more intense than ever, there is no doubt that further change is on the way. So how will things look in 2020 and who will still be standing?
•    The changing dynamics of transactions
•    Consolidation, transparency and quality
•    Survival of the fittest

Licensing futures
Tuesday 16th June 14:35 - 15:55

Although assertion-based licensing models remain popular, new, more collaborative forms of licensing are attracting growing interest. This session looks at recent developments.
•    Less stick, more carrot
•    The ethical approach
•    Cooperative agreements

New corporate realities
Tuesday 16th June 14:35 - 15:55

As IP moves up the corporate agenda, it is vital that in-house groups develop strategies to meet growing expectations. This session will look at how to meet the challenge.  
•    Defining and exceeding expectations
•    Measuring and communicating success
•    Overcoming the obstacles

Standard view
Tuesday 16th June 14:35 - 15:55

Across the world, courts and regulatory authorities are paying ever-closer attention to issues relating to standards-essential patents and FRAND. This session details the current state of play.
•    Developments in the United States, Asia and Europe
•    Determining royalty levels
•    Injunctions and damages

IP on the grapevine
Tuesday 16th June 16:30 - 17:50

Global demand for wine drives up prices and encourages innovation, new entrants and fraud prevention. With a distinctly Californian accent, this session examines how quality and diversity in wine serve as a great lens for value in IP.
•    Brokers, owners and makers in dispute
•    China driving up prices and creating brands
•    Drought and drones drive innovation

Value conundrums
Tuesday 16th June 16:30 - 17:50

Patent value drives the IP marketplace. Working out what it is and how it can be quantified are both complicated tasks; but that is what this session sets out to do.
•    Value creation context
•    Determining patent value
•    Where values are heading

NPE challenges
Tuesday 16th June 16:30 - 17:50

Life may be tougher for NPEs, but those that know what they are doing can still flourish. This session examines how to build and maintain a successful licensing-based company.
•    Understanding the challenges
•    Building a robust portfolio
•    New business models.

Platinum sponsor

Thomson Reuters

Gold sponsors

European Patent OfficeWinston & Strawn LLPPhilips Intellectual Property & StandardsAdamson & Partners Bereskin & Parr LLPShobayashi International Patent & Trademark Office IP NavigationEricssonGlobal IP Law Group ChipworksipCreateKenyon & Kenyon LLPTechinsightsVia LicensingFortress Investment Group

Silver sponsor

Acacia Research GroupGoogleMicrosoftLocke LordTranspacific IPFinjan Holdings, IncCPA Global Richardson Oliver Law GroupIntellectual VenturesPerkins Coie

Bronze sponsors

Black Stone IPTechPatsMarathon Patent GroupAnaquaMintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.ktMINEGerchen Keller Capital HTSMinesoft LtdTangible IP Ltd Dolby Laboratories Papst Licensing GmbH & Co KGConversantMerchant & Gould WiLANRWS GroupQuestelWisdomain IncAISTEMOS inoviaParsa WirelessRelecuraCrown Point TransactionsDominion HarborInnographyUnified PatentsNokia TechnologiesSterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox

Silver sponsor

CPA Global Locke LordGoogleFinjan Holdings, IncIntellectual VenturesPerkins CoieTranspacific IPRichardson Oliver Law GroupAcacia Research GroupMicrosoft

Bronze sponsors

Black Stone IPDolby Laboratories Merchant & Gould Marathon Patent GroupGerchen Keller Capital HTSTechPatsktMINEWiLANMintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.Tangible IP Ltd Papst Licensing GmbH & Co KGInnographyWisdomain IncinoviaDominion HarborSterne, Kessler, Goldstein & FoxRelecuraConversantUnified PatentsMinesoft LtdCrown Point TransactionsAnaquaAISTEMOS Nokia TechnologiesParsa WirelessRWS GroupQuestel