Patent Licensing 2017

Sponsors

For sponsorship opportunities please contact John Eborall at jeborall@GlobeBMG.com.

Gold sponsors

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.

Mintz Levin

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Mintz Levin is not your standard legal practice. We act as your partner at every stage of the patent portfolio monetisation process. Our patent litigation and monetisation team has evolved the practice of patent law to include ‘soup-to-nuts’ patent revenue generation services.  We mine and categorise your portfolio to identify technologies with market promise; assess patents with the greatest potential for revenue generation; develop your message for the market; and create and implement a revenue stream strategy.

We have a successful record of helping our clients to generate a total of more than $500 million in revenue through sale, licensing and litigation. Mintz Levin’s team is skilled in the art of negotiation and known in the marketplace for its no-nonsense, business-focused attitude.  Should negotiation fail to provide desired results, the firm’s professionals are seasoned litigators with significant success, both in district courts across the country and at the International Trade Commission.

RPX Corporation

RPX Corporation

RPX Corporation is the 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 U.S. 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.

Wi-LAN

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WiLAN is one of the most successful patent licensing companies in the world. It helps companies unlock the value of intellectual property by managing and licensing their patent portfolios. WiLAN operates in a variety of markets including automotive, digital television, internet, medical, semiconductor and wireless communication technologies. Founded in 1992, WiLAN is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and NASDAQ.

Silver sponsors

Finjan

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Finjan is recognized internationally as a pioneer and leader in web and network security. It has been investing in innovation for decades, and this is captured in its patent portfolio, which is centered on software and hardware technologies capable of proactively detecting previously unknown and emerging threats on a real-time, behavior-oriented basis. Finjan has successfully licensed its patents and technology to several major software and technology companies around the world, and has generated more than $250 million in income from its licensing program to date.

Finjan's commitment to innovation in the security space continues through its investments, which have culminated in the launch of its consulting services business, CybeRisk; the development of mobile applications through Finjan Mobile; and the incubation of up-and-coming technology start-ups, pioneering a new generation of security technologies through its investment in Jerusalem Venture Partners Fund VII's Cyber Labs, alongside other technology companies.

TechInsights

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For over 25 years TechInsights has been a trusted patent and technology partner to the world’s largest and most successful companies, including 37 of the top 50 US patent holders.

In 2017 Chipworks merged with TechInsights to create a global leader in patent services and technology intelligence for advanced technology. Our combined company gives us leading reverse engineering and analysis capabilities, the most extensive database of technology intelligence and an unmatched team of patent and technology experts.

By revealing the innovation that others cannot inside advanced technology, business and technology leaders trust us to prove patent value and make the best, fact-based IP and technology investment decisions.

Headquartered in Ottawa Canada, TechInsights’ patent and technology analysts deliver specialised products and services from global offices.

Bronze sponsor

Global IP Law Group

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Global IP Law Group is a law firm founded with a specific purpose: to maximise our clients’ return from their intellectual property. To that end, Global IP provides an array of focused services – including patent sales, licensing, litigation and strategic counselling – to clients ranging from individual inventors to multinational corporations. Over the last six years, the firm has generated over $7.5 billion for its clients, including both the largest pure patent sale and the largest patent-backed debt offering in history.

With offices in the United States, Europe and Asia, Global IP offers a unique blend of services and perspectives, combined with legal and technical expertise and global resources, to maximise the value of patent portfolios in a wide array of technologies.

Papst Licensing

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Papst Licensing GmbH & Co KG was established in 1992 by its founder, Georg Papst. In 1993 the patent licensing firm acquired the entire patent portfolio of Papst-Motoren, the company founded by Georg Papst’s father Hermann Papst, and set out to take active action against patent infringements on the international level. Papst Licensing built up an international network of experts for monetising infringed patents, concluding more than 160 licence agreements with virtually all renowned companies in the IT and electronics industry. Georg Papst’s sons, Constantin and Daniel, followed into the business and today Papst Licensing offers practical support to third parties facing infringements of quality patents, with the aim of securing licences from infringers. Operating investor independently, the Papst family is in its third generation of licensing and advancing innovation. Where no amicable resolution can be obtained, Papst Licensing is determined and experienced in enforcing its rights in court, especially in the United States, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Switzerland, Finland and Germany. 

Networking sponsor

TechPats

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TechPats is the world’s leading full-service IP consulting firm. We bring together patent expertise, technical excellence and business acumen across a wide range of markets and technologies. We form strong partnerships with our clients, empowering them to grow their businesses, protect and profit from their IP assets and strategically position themselves for the future. Our comprehensive services include IP and licensing strategy, litigation support, portfolio management, reverse engineering and testing, valuation and IP rights support and expert witnessing. With veteran IP talent and reverse engineering specialists, we have helped countless operating companies and law firms maximize all phases of their IP endeavors.

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, 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

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 trends, 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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