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ACC Australia

ACC Australia

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia is part of a global network of more than 45,000 in-house counsel employed by over 10,000 organisations in more than 85 countries. ACC Australia is proud to represent the interests of lawyers working for corporations and government in Australia. In-house lawyers constitute approximately 30% of the total Australian legal profession, making our role as the 'voice of in-house lawyers' a vital one for the furthering and advancement of the profession. ACC Australia’s mission is to advance the knowledge and understanding of Australian in-house practice through the provision of education for the public and the in-house profession, and advocacy, networking and professional services to its members.



The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation is Australia’s national science agency. Our work has improved the daily lives of Australians and people worldwide. With more than 5,000 talented experts working in 57 locations across Australia and overseas and a desire to get things done, we are a catalyst for innovation and a global force in transforming imagination into reality. 

We are a billion-dollar organisation, generating over A$485 million in external revenue. We work with more than 1,200 small and medium-sized enterprises and 2,877 customers each year and are always looking for ways to work with business and industry to make an impact. We have approximately 500 licences generated from a global IP portfolio that includes over 4,000 cases. We have established more than 150 companies from our technologies and hold equity in 37 entities.

Our ability to achieve results is reflected in the quality of our scientific excellence and research. We are in the top 1% of global research institutions in 15 of 22 research fields and in the top 0.1% in four research fields.

IP Australia

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IP Australia is the Australian Government agency that administers intellectual property (IP) rights and legislation relating to patents, trademarks, designs and plant breeder’s rights.

We contribute to the innovation system more broadly by using our skills and experience to advise government agencies and Australian businesses on how to make the most of their IP.

We provide valuable insights to academics, businesses and policy makers through our research and work with a range of international agencies to build and strengthen the IP rights system.

By contributing to the improvement of Australian and international IP systems, we are supporting Australia's economic development.

We are committed to creating an effective, efficient and accessible IP rights system and our vision is to have a world-leading IP system that builds prosperity for Australia.

Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia


Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia (KCA) is the peak body leading best practice in industry engagement, commercialisation and entrepreneurship for research organisations. We achieve this through expert delivery of stakeholder connections, professional development and advocacy.

KCA is a platform for sharing experiences and achieving common goals as a collective across the member base. KCA provides the tools and opportunities necessary to spur on greater translation of research for economic and community benefit and create a more vibrant and productive Australian economy.

KCA is the united, trusted voice of members, advocating their needs and interests to stakeholders in the broader community. In a bid to improve the translation of research for economic and community benefit locally, KCA aids in analysing performance and supporting improved practices, promoting the benefits of the knowledge exchange sector to the broader community and advocating for change to enhance those benefits further.

Gold sponsors

Davies Collison Cave

Davies Collison Cave (DCC) is one of Australia’s leading IP firms providing patent, trademark, design, copyright, litigation, commercialisation, privacy and data protection services throughout Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Asia-Pacific. DCC was established more than 140 years ago and remains one of Australia’s largest – and most longstanding – IP firms, with clients ranging from global Fortune 500 multinationals to local tech start-ups, public research institutions and universities.

DCC is among the highest filers of originating patent applications in Australia and has an unrivalled depth of technical expertise and legal experience. The DCC patent practice handles extensive patent programmes for large corporate organisations, such as Novartis, BAE Systems, Pfizer and Microsoft, and successful Australian companies, such as Telstra, Orica International, Wesfarmers and CSIRO. Since 2000 DCC has filed more trademark applications each year in Australia than any other firm. DCC offers the full range of trademark services, including expert advice in search analysis, preparing and filing trademark applications, prosecution and oppositions, as well as portfolio and brand management.

DCC’s associated law firm, Davies Collison Cave Law (DCCL), is a dedicated IP litigation and commercialisation firm. DCCL is the largest dedicated IP group in Australia and has been highly successful in protecting clients’ rights and defending their interests. DCCL has also expanded its services into commercial, property and tax law areas.

DCC is wholly owned by QANTM Intellectual Property Limited, an Australian securities exchange-listed company.


DentonsDentons is among the world's largest law firms, with more than 9,000 lawyers in over 70 countries. We offer international strengths and excellent knowledge of local markets and can quickly deliver advice in more than 75 local languages. 
Our genuine wide geographic coverage is one of the reasons that our clients choose us. We have more than 600 IP and technology lawyers located in every key market worldwide, including North, South and Central America and the Caribbean, Northeast and Southeast Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and the United Kingdom. We are committed to ensuring that our clients receive best-in-market service anywhere in the world. While experts in their own jurisdictions, our lawyers have deep experience in multi-jurisdictional IP matters – from prosecution to litigation and from licensing to data privacy issues.


We help clients to not only protect their IP, but also find real business solutions involving it.  We strive to understand clients’ businesses and their goals so that we can focus on what success means to them in any matter. We are recognised by leading corporations for our ability to achieve that success through innovative thinking drawn from experience.

With our unique global footprint, agile resourcing, industry experience and investment in innovation, Dentons is ideally positioned to serve clients today and equipped to respond to their future needs.



Derwent, a Clarivate Analytics company, powers the innovation lifecycle from idea to commercialisation using trusted patent data, applications and services, including Derwent Innovation, Derwent World Patents Index, Derwent Patents Citation Index and Derwent Data Analyzer. We build solutions for inventors, patent attorneys and licensing specialists at start-ups and the largest global innovators and legal professionals in leading IP practices. We also build solutions for patent examiners at more than 40 patent offices. Our solutions are used to monitor technology trends and competitive landscapes, inform freedom-to-operate opinions, prosecute patents, monetise and license assets and support litigation activities.

Eaglegate Lawyers

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EAGLEGATE Lawyers is an Intellectual Property, Technology and Information Security law firm.

EAGLEGATE focuses on one thing – delivering results. We don’t just advise, we execute.

We provide a tailored legal solution that perfectly aligns with the specific needs of your business and your industry. We are the only Australian IP Law Firm where all Patent and Trade Mark lawyers have degrees in technical subject matter.

We excel at providing pre-emptive and reactive advice in respect of Patents, Trade Marks, Copyright, Designs, Domain Names, Australian Consumer Law and Privacy and Information Security advice.

FB Rice



FB Rice is a specialist IP firm with a broad range of clients – from Australian start-ups to global corporations. The firm has a reputation for providing pragmatic advice based on clients’ commercial objectives.

FB Rice has offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth and a dedicated network of associate firms globally. It is well known in the Australian market for its work with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation and a range of research institutes, universities and innovation hubs that support emerging businesses. The firm’s attorneys are keen advocates of the important role that intellectual property plays in encouraging innovation and are known for developing IP strategies with high commercial impact.

Global corporate clients value the ease with which FB Rice enables them to coordinate their IP protection in Australia and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. They also value the firm’s strategic advice on maximising the impact of filing in these regions.

The firm provides advice on patent and trademark prosecution, as well as opposition and international filing strategies. All advice is provided within the context of clients’ corporate strategies and adapted accordingly. Technical areas covered include:

  • biotechnology;
  • pharmaceuticals;
  • medical devices;
  • information technology; and
  • engineering.

The firm has grown rapidly in recent years, developing expertise in emerging technologies and adapting to changes in IP management across the globe.



Established in 1965, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP is one of the largest IP law firms in the world. With offices in the United States, Asia and Europe, Finnegan practises all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law, representing clients on IP issues relating to US and EU patent and trademark law, international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, cybersecurity, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust and unfair competition. Finnegan offers full-service IP legal and technical experience in virtually every industry and technology: biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biologics and biosimilars, chemicals, electronics, semiconductors, computers and software, automotive, aerospace and aviation, industrial manufacturing, consumer products, medical devices, clean energy and renewables, robotics and three-dimensional printing.

Our clients’ businesses and IP assets are global and protecting these assets is increasingly challenging. With offices around the world and decades of experience assisting multinational companies, Finnegan has the resources and experience to formulate and execute global strategies. Our professionals are multilingual and multicultural and they work with clients in real time around the clock and around the world.

IAM Market


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.

ipervescence Pty Ltd


ipervescence is passionate about the role of IP as a business tool to unlock value.

ipervescence offers tailored IP consulting and locum services.

Our consultancy helps clients align IP with business objectives and structures. We work with clients to identify and realise the unique benefits of IP to their business. We create tailored IP frameworks and tools to improve internal controls and risk management, increase the quality of decision making, shape external environments, deliver efficiencies and enhance competitive advantage.

On the locum side, ipervescence connects IP specialists with professional services firms and in-house teams. Our flexible resourcing model provides opportunities for firms and teams to scale up and down in response to fluctuating workflows and priorities, secure business continuity, strategically allocate low or high value work, and enhance IP competency and capability.

ipervescence is working with clients to reimagine the way they engage with IP.



MarkMonitor, a Clarivate Analytics company, is a leading enterprise brand protection solution, which provides advanced technology and expertise that protects the revenues and reputations of the world’s leading brands. In the digital world, brands face new risks due to the Internet’s anonymity, global reach and shifting consumption patterns for digital content, goods and services. Customers choose MarkMonitor to address their brand infringement risks and preserve their marketing investments, revenues and customers’ trust because of its unique combination of advanced technology, comprehensive protection and extensive industry relationships.

Philips Ormonde Fitzpartick

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Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick has been a leader in IP for 130 years. We provide clients with end-to-end IP solutions throughout Australasia and the world. Our focus is on collaborating with clients to be their IP partner for business success and providing a superior level of service that puts clients at the centre of everything that we do. Our team is passionate about innovation and is focused on providing practical advice which is aligned to clients’ commercial objectives.

We provide clients with access to the full suite of IP services – from patent, trademark and design capture and protection through to enforcement, agreements, searching and investigations and commercialisation support. The technical qualifications and experience of our team are diverse, ensuring that we can handle the most complex IP needs.

Our traditional ownership structure enables us to focus on long-term client relationships and enhance the value of our IP services. We invest in the skills, culture, leadership and teamwork of our partners and staff. We also take our social responsibilities seriously and have a number of initiatives relating to diversity, equality and community contribution.

Spruson & Ferguson


Spruson__Ferguson.epsSpruson & Ferguson is a leading provider of IP services across the Asia-Pacific, with more than 400 staff working from our offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Singapore and Sydney. We have been providing expert representation in all aspects of IP since 1887 and are consistently recognised by our peers and the market as a top-tier IP firm. 

From our 10 offices, we can provide 25 countries in the Asia-Pacific with a comprehensive range of services for the protection, commercialisation, enforcement and management of all forms of IP – including patents, trademarks and designs.
Our team of more than 150 IP professionals includes patent and trademark attorneys, PhD graduates, qualified engineers and solicitors, as well as Australian, New Zealand, Chinese, Singapore, Thai, Malaysian, European, UK and US patent attorneys. Our IP professionals possess technical expertise combined with a wealth of experience and specialist local knowledge.

We work with a wide variety of clients, ranging from start-ups and SMEs to Fortune 500 companies, universities and government agencies across all industries.
As a firm, we are committed to providing IP solutions tailored to clients’ individual needs while delivering value and excellence in every aspect of our service. 


Silver sponsor

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Bureau van Dijk is a Moody’s Analytics company that combines company and patent information for IP management and strategy.

Our background is company information – specifically, private company information and company hierarchies.

Our new solution, Orbis Intellectual Property, links global patent data to companies and corporate groups in an unprecedented way, saving time and helping clients to make better quality decisions.

Our services include:

  • linking patent applicants (106 million at present) to a network of 250 million companies, allowing them to see companies’ extensive patent portfolios and their corporate groups;
  • providing an ownership timeline for all live patents, so that clients can assess trends and the commercial appeal of new technologies;
  • monitoring M&A transactions so that clients can see when a patent’s corporate owner is involved in a deal as a company or an acquirer and track deals in specific sectors and industries;
  • identifying standard essential patents in a company’s portfolio, so that clients can see which companies own these ‘foundation technology’ patents; and
  • delivering portfolio and patent valuations for granted live patents and tracking valuation trends over time.

Bronze sponsor

Nokia Technologies

NOKIA_LOGO_RGB_HRNokia 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 5.7 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.

Individual sponsor

Networking sponsor


Darts ip

Darts-ip is a global IP case and analytics provider. With almost 3 million cases gathered from more than 3,000 courts worldwide, Darts-ip is a global reference for IP case law. Darts-ip unveils previously unavailable insights on cases, companies, IP portfolios and technologies in order to support legal and business strategies on a global scale. It took 10 years to collect, analyse and build the right platform for users to access millions of court documents from all over the world. Darts-ip covers all of the main IP areas, including patents, trademarks, designs and models, domain names, copyright and unfair competition. More than 30,000 lawyers, attorneys, corporate counsel, judges and examiners worldwide use its services in order to strengthen their arguments and feel confident in their choices. Darts-ip’s case information is uniquely structured, as data is extracted from individual decisions by the combined efforts of our machine-learning algorithms and IP specialists.

Wi-Fi sponsor

Argon IP

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Established in March 2017, Argon IP is an agile and independent firm that combines big-firm expertise and experience with modern thinking and efficient operations to offer personalised IP protection and management solutions to companies, inventors and designers in Australia and overseas. Our flexibility allows us to maintain a focus on clients’ needs and provide the level of service that they deserve. Argon IP takes advantage of modern IT systems that simplify administrative tasks, enabling streamlined operations which maximise value for clients. 

Argon IP was established with the aim of providing a premium service and responsive and reliable advice. We have a strong reputation for clear and intelligible advice that is aligned with each client’s individual commercial interests, ensuring that their IP needs are managed carefully and attentively.

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Wrays is one of the largest independent IP specialist firms in Australia - bringing together the right combination of experts to protect, grow and defend your intellectual property locally and globally.

It’s a given to say that we’re IP specialists. It’s our passion.

After all, it’s what we do – every day! And with almost 100 years as a patent and trade mark attorney firm, it’s what you’d expect.

As the innovation landscape changes, so do we. Drawing on our long, deep tradition, we adapt and grow our expertise and approach to deliver solutions that meet the ever-growing needs of our clients.

Today, we are a patent and trade mark attorney service, law firm and corporate advisory service – culminating in a holistic, end-to-end IP solution, delivered to our clients locally and globally.

Collaborating with our clients to maximise their IP across the IP lifecycle is what we do best.



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, qualityassured 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 Large (GES)

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 informing and analysing commercial trademark decisions by translating trademark law into business sense.

WTR provides intelligence on industry and legal development and new and emerging market trends, explores why these are happening and assesses their practical business impact – providing the advanced and credible insight that readers need when they are making crucial business decisions. WTR’s invaluable procedural know-how and case law reviews deliver a 360-degree view on how to manage and exploit key legal and commercial assets.




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