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Avanci was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Dallas.

Avanci’s vision is that sharing technology on a broad scale for the Internet of Things industry can be simple. Our connected world is evolving quickly and we want to help this happen even faster. Our one-stop solution keeps the success of the ecosystem in sight, bringing convenience and predictability to the technology licensing process. In our new marketplace, those with essential patents can share their innovations, and companies creating connected products for the Internet of Things can access the patented wireless technology that they need to be successful—this is all in one place, with one agreement and for one fair, flat rate.

Cipher Automotive

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Cipher software was designed by AISTEMOS to provide clients with the analysis needed to support their strategic IP decisions. It is a recognised leader in artificial intelligence and machine learning on patent, licensing and litigation data to provide insight into complex technology landscapes. Designed specifically to deliver competitive intelligence, support licensing transactions and mitigate litigation risk, Cipher provides online analysis of companies and technologies.

Reflecting our increased focus on the companies that we support, AISTEMOS has launched Cipher Automotive – the first IP analytics software with a sector focus. With a comprehensive taxonomy of more than 100 automotive technologies, clients can generate and share reports instantly.

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.


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Nokia creates the technology to connect the 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. Nokia enables the infrastructure for 5G and the Internet of Things, and is shaping the future of technology to transform the human experience.

Our valuable IP portfolio spans more than 20,000 patent families, built from more than €123 billion invested in R&D over the past two decades. With active licensing programmes for the smartphone, automotive and consumer electronics markets, we have more than 100 licensees, mainly for standard-essential patents.

Open Invention Network

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Open Invention Network (OIN) is the largest patent non-aggression community in history and supports freedom of action in Linux as a key element of open source software. Launched in 2005 and funded by Google, IBM, NEC, Philips, Red Hat, Sony, SUSE, and Toyota, OIN has more than 2,400 community members and owns more than 1,300 global patents and applications. 

The OIN patent license and member cross-licenses are available royalty free to any party that joins the OIN community. Joining OIN helps to provide community members with patent freedom of action in Linux and adjacent open source technologies, free of charge or royalties.

RPX Corporation


RPX Corporation is a leading provider of patent risk management solutions. Since its foundation in 2008, RPX has introduced efficiency to the patent market by providing a rational alternative to litigation. The San Francisco-based company's pioneering approach combines principal capital, deep patent expertise and client contributions to generate enhanced patent buying power. By acquiring patents and patent rights, RPX helps to mitigate and manage patent risk for its growing client network.

As of March 31 2017 RPX had invested over $2 billion to acquire more than 17,500 US and international patent assets and rights on behalf of over 300 clients in eight key sectors: automotive, consumer electronics and personal computers, e-commerce and software, financial services, media content and distribution, mobile communications and devices, networking and semiconductors.

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox


Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is dedicated exclusively to the creation, protection, transfer and enforcement of IP rights.  The firm has an integrated practice that helps clients develop IP strategy and freedom-to-operate, prepare and prosecute patents and trademarks globally, and defend and enforce those patents at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, the district courts, the Federal Circuit and other appeals courts, and the Supreme Court.

Its team of attorneys, registered patent agents, students and technical specialists include some of the country's most respected IP law practitioners. Most of Sterne Kessler's professionals hold an advanced level degree, including over 55 with a doctorate in science or engineering – credentials wide and deep enough to fill the faculty of a science-oriented university.

The firm was founded in 1978, is based in Washington DC and has grown to be one of the largest IP specialty firms in the country.

Via Licensing

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Via Licensing Corporation is a global IP solutions provider dedicated to enabling innovation in partnership with technology companies, entertainment companies and universities around the world. Via develops and manages licensing programmes on behalf of highly innovative companies in markets such as audio, wireless, broadcast and automotive.


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WilmerHale offers unparalleled legal representation across a comprehensive range of practice areas that are critical to the success of clients. We practice at the top of the legal profession and offer a cutting-edge blend of capabilities that enables us to handle deals and cases of any size and complexity. Our IP practice features a premier litigation team backed by the academic and industry experience of more than 120 lawyers and technology specialists with scientific or technical degrees. We have significant experience in providing comprehensive solutions to the IP business challenges that face companies at all stages of growth and in every aspect of their business that involves the acquisition, exploitation or protection of intellectual property.

Named an IP Litigation Department of the Year finalist by The American Lawyer in 2016, our lawyers have tried major cases in federal district courts throughout the United States, the US International Trade Commission, and in Germany and the United Kingdom. We also regularly represent clients in patent appeals before the US Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit. WilmerHale has approximately 1,000 lawyers across 12 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia.

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Sisvel is a world leader in managing intellectual property and maximising the value of patent rights. Founded in 1982, the Sisvel Group is global in scope and reach, with offices in Italy, the United States, China, Japan, Germany, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom and approximately 100 professionals with technical, legal and licensing expertise. Sisvel has a long history of managing successful patent portfolios, including those relating to the MP3 and MPEG audio compression standards and widespread technologies such as on-screen display, automatic tuning and sorting systems, widescreen signalling and terrestrial digital video broadcasting. Sisvel operates patent pools and joint licensing programmes relating to DVB-T2, LTE/LTE-A, 3G, WiFi and recommendation engines, together with its Sisvel Wireless licensing programme.

Bronze sponsor

CPA Global Management Services Ltd


CPA Global Management Services Ltd is a leading IP management and technology company. We have developed The IP Platform, which delivers integrated innovation and IP portfolio software, services and insights across the entire idea lifecycle, supporting clients every step of the way to realise the value of their ideas. IP One Data is at the heart of The IP Platform, empowering clients with comprehensive, verified and reliable data. We are trusted by many of the world’s leading corporations and law firms and are backed by a global team of more than 2,000 passionate and visionary people.


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Winner of the prestigious Queen’s Award for International Trade again in 2015, Minesoft has fast become an established leader in the field of Patent Information, working with industrial corporations, patent attorney firms and patent authorities around the world.

Founded in 1996 to develop databases and software solutions for the Information industry, Minesoft specializes in tools and services for retrieving, storing and distributing patent & technology information throughout the enterprise.

Minesoft’s flagship product PatBase enables users to protect their designs by checking novelty against existing patents and to solve technical dilemmas by studying patent texts, patent drawings and non-patent literature. Our Users can access and understand the most up-to-date scientific research, new ideas and competitor information contained in patent documents with a range of search and display functionalities, including text and diagrams, semantic searching, translations and fully-incorporated PatBase Analytics.

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 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


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 tends, 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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