IoT IP 2019


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Gold sponsors


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Cipher analytics software provides subscribers with the analysis needed to support their strategic IP decisions. Cipher is a market-leading solution which uses AI and machine learning to provide insights into complex landscapes of patented technology.

Cipher is the only software which can be customised to a company’s own taxonomy. It also provides access to comprehensive industry standard libraries, including Cipher Automotive for original equipment manufacturers and suppliers, Cipher n/d Powered by AST for technology cross-licensing and our partnership with Mintel for the fast-moving consumer goods sector.

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.



IPlytics Platform is an IP intelligence tool that augments the analysis of technology landscapes and a company’s competitive position. IPlytics Platform goes beyond patent data by linking and processing more than 90 million patents to 4 million standards and contributions, 280,000 SEPs, 60 million scientific articles and the profiles of 4 million companies and start-ups on one platform.

IPlytics Platform helps users to perform analysis in the patent valuation, patent essentiality analysis and patent and standards landscaping fields, as well as trends in patent transfer or litigation information. The intuitive graphical interface allows users to easily navigate, analyse and drill down into full-text information, enabling in-depth technology analysis or a long-term monitoring of market segments.

McDermott Will & Emery LLP 

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McDermott Will & Emery partners with leaders around the world to fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. With more than 20 offices across three continents, our team works seamlessly across practices, industries and geographies to deliver highly effective – and often unexpected – solutions to propel success. More than 1,100 lawyers strong, we bring our personal passion and legal prowess to bear in every matter for our clients and the people who they serve.

Office of Elisabeth Opie 

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Working in partnership with clients to assist their long-term success, the Office of Elisabeth Opie has in-depth knowledge and experience relevant to the technology-centric. With more than 20 years’ experience working in the global innovation system, we provide advice regarding the creation, protection, use and exploitation of clients’ IP assets. We take pride in being responsive to growing cross-border business needs arising from the interconnectedness of various industries and markets – particularly at the interface of IP, trade and competition law. Our advice is enhanced by international perspective, developed by working with leading companies from multiple sectors around the world.

Open Invention Network (OIN)

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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 over 3,000 community members and owns more than 1,300 global patents and applications. The OIN patent licence and member cross-licences provide community members with patent freedom of action in Linux and adjacent open-source technologies, free of charge or royalties.



PATENTSHIP is a value-oriented patent law firm located in Munich and provides the full-spectrum of IP services in the fields of electrical engineering, 5G, AI, the Internet of Things, blockchain, new energy generation and storage technologies, mechanics, chemistry, biotechnology and material science.

PATENTSHIP’s team includes highly specialised attorneys with profound scientific, industrial and legal knowledge which results in outstanding success rates in all IP proceedings. 

PATENTSHIP’s expertise further includes demand-driven invention harvesting and generation of valuable IP assets, particularly in the emerging technology, disruptive technology and SEP fields.



TechInsights 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 one of the world’s most comprehensive technical bodies of knowledge which we gained from 25 years’ reverse engineering excellence in semiconductors, electronics and software. We are experts in understanding and mapping technology to patents and have helped clients – including more than half of the top 50 US patent holders – to get the most from their IP assets.

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 programs on behalf of highly innovative companies in markets such as audio, wireless, broadcast, and automotive.

Bronze Sponsor


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Nokia creates the technology to connect the world. We develop and deliver the industry’s only end-to-end portfolio of network equipment, software, services and licensing that is available globally. Our customers include communications service providers whose combined networks support 6.1 billion subscriptions, as well as enterprises in the private and public sectors that use our network portfolio to increase productivity and enrich lives.

Our valuable IP portfolio spans more than 20,000 patent families, built from more than €126 billion invested in research and development over the past two decades. With active licensing programmes, including for mobile phone, automotive and consumer electronics markets, we have more than 100 licensees.

Supporting Organization

The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding

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The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) is an independent, non-profit organisation that is dedicated to increasing the awareness of IP rights and their impact on people’s lives.

The CIPU provides information, conducts research and facilitates activities and events that make IP rights more intelligible, enhances their value and deters theft. The CIPU also tracks attitudes toward IP – including patents, copyright, trademarks and trade secrets – and, through outreach, provides an education framework for understanding how IP promotes competition and creates jobs.

Media Partners

Global Competition Review

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Launched in 1997, Global Competition Review (GCR) is an essential daily resource for more than 10,000 competition professionals worldwide and is recognised as the world's leading competition law and policy journal and news service.

GCR prides itself on publishing informative competition news with breaking news commentary and analysis five days a week, as well as original in-depth reports, interviews and features on antitrust enforcement worldwide.

GCR’s dedicated team of journalists based in London, Hong Kong and Washington DC travel globally and have established a wide network of expert contacts, giving it the insider's view on the major stories.

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Global Competition Review USA brings readers the latest developments on enforcement and litigation from the world's largest antitrust market.

Global Data Review

Global Data Review (GDR) is the only publication that analyses the law and regulation of the use and trade of data worldwide.

Through daily news and regular in-depth features, GDR investigates how companies gather, monetise,GDR (Global Data Review) trade and protect their data, as well as how these companies comply with the law.

Lawyers working in the digital economy need to be attuned to a wide range of traditional practice areas, and GDR anchors this rapidly developing field of law with one information source and community touchpoint across the spectrum of data privacy, cybersecurity, IP, IT, telecoms, media and technology.

As companies increasingly see all of their data needs as being closely intertwined – and as this practice area coalesces – GDR will provide the need-to-know information for in-house teams and the lawyers who advise them.

International Law Office

ILO_Master_Pos_RGB copyLaunched 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.

IP CloseUp


IP CloseUp is a leading source of insight for people who need to keep up to date with IP trends. Readers turn to IP CloseUp for weekly updates on news and perspectives about issues affecting patents and other IP rights, as well as transactions and the people and events that drive them.

IP CloseUp's readership includes executives, entrepreneurs, lawyers, investors, journalists and inventors. Its regular features include research and data, events, books and videos. IP CloseUp is read in more than 50 countries and has generated more than 210,000 visits over the past four years.



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 (WTR) is the leading intelligence platform for trademark professionals worldwide. Our unrivalled coverage and in-depth analysis of key industry developments and topics provides critical information to enable senior decision makers to create, manage and exploit strong brand assets.

Drawing on the expertise of a team of dedicated reporters, researchers and analysts, WTR consistently delivers timely and unparalleled coverage of new risks and opportunities, key emerging trends, practice management, case law, the business management of trademarks and the law firm landscape.

Our unique intelligence, analysis and data service therefore allows those managing the business and legal dimension of brands to have first sight of where the industry is going, what opportunities abound and how to avoid costly missteps.

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