Software IP 2019


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Gold sponsors

Brooks Kushman P.C.

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Brooks Kushman P.C. is a leading IP and technology law firm which represents clients nationally and internationally with respect to the protection, enforcement, and monetization of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyright, and trade secrets. The firm has more than 90 IP professionals specializing in various technical disciplines and has a reputation for providing leading IP counseling with a focus on the business objectives of its clients.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries among its clients. The firm is also recognized by leading legal publications and rankings, including Corporate Counsel magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Law360, Chambers and Partners, IAM, Managing Intellectual Property, and Intellectual Property Today.

Derwent, a Clarivate Analytics company

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Derwent powers the innovation lifecycle from idea to commercialization using trusted patent data, applications, and services, including Derwent Innovation, Derwent World Patent Index, Derwent Patent 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, monetize and license assets, and support litigation activities.


Finnegan Spaced

Finnegan is one of the world’s largest IP law firms, practicing all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law. More than 300 of Finnegan’s legal professionals hold degrees in scientific disciplines, more than 225 are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and nearly 40 are former USPTO patent examiners. Finnegan delivers sophisticated legal strategies to help clients protect, advocate, and leverage their valuable IP assets, with technical expertise in virtually every industry and technology—including automotive, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, chemicals, electronics, semiconductors, computers and software, industrial manufacturing, consumer products, medical devices, clean energy and renewables, robotics, and three-dimensional printing.

Haseltine Lake Kempner

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Haseltine Lake Kempner is one of the largest independent IP firms in Europe providing a full suite of IP services across the entire IP rights lifecyle in all technical and scientific disciplines. With offices in London, Munich, Bristol, Leeds, Glasgow, the Netherlands, and Guangzhou, the firm provides IP services across the globe.

Haseltine Lake Kempner is privileged to work with some of the most exciting and forward-looking businesses in the world which are at the forefront of innovation and product development in their various spheres. The firm has clients in more than 50 countriesincluding the United States, China, Japan, and all major European countries. Haseltine Lake Kempner has built a strong international reputation for top-quality advice across a wide range of technologies and industry sectors. In a recent survey conducted through an independent research agency, 97% of the firm’s clients were highly satisfied with the overall service provided by the firm.

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.

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

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Lowenstein Sandler is a national law firm with more than 300 lawyers working from five offices in Palo Alto, New York, New Jersey, Utah, and Washington, D.C. It represents clients in virtually every sector of the global economy, with particular strength in the areas of technology, life sciences, and the financial management and fund industries that fuel economic growth.

Lowenstein Sandler’s tech group understands both the challenge and the value of innovation, which is why some of the most iconic companies in the innovation landscape trust the firm to help create and manage their IP portfolios.

Of the many factors that contribute to a company’s success, the most powerful determinant is also the simplest: an exceptional product. Protection of unique resources—these end products, plus the creative processes that bring them to market—is a critical line of defense in the ongoing pursuit of competitive advantage. The IP and patent attorneys in Lowenstein Sandler’s tech group guide technologically sophisticated companies and their investors on the identification, protection, and strategic use of IP. The IAM Patent 1000 comments, despite shorter patent prosecution cycles and it becoming less expensive for innovators to obtain a patent, “Lowenstein Sandler remains in a healthy groove, distinguishing itself by providing an exemplary client service and demonstrating leadership in growing areas of interest and activity such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.”

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.

Ropes & Gray

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Science, technology, and business leaders turn to Ropes & Gray to handle their critical IP matters. Our IP practice is comprised of over 110 attorneys and technical advisers that are ranked globally by Chambers, U.S. News & World Report, the IAM Patent 1000, Benchmark Litigation, and Managing Intellectual Property. Our IP group offers the full range of IP services—from strategic counseling and litigation to licensing and transactions. Highly educated and experienced in science and technology, our IP lawyers consistently deliver results across a wide range of industries, including technology and media, life sciences, retail and consumer, private equity and financial services, and healthcare and education.

Ropes & Gray’s IP litigation group is renowned for its Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) expertise and has successfully navigated hundreds of proceedings on behalf of patent owners and challengers alike. Our PTAB team includes patent-focused district court litigators who are also registered at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Our litigators are regular members of courtroom and International Trade Commission (ITC) trial teams and understand the issues that can arise in coordinating district court, ITC, and PTAB challenges.

Ropes & Gray is one of the world’s premier law firms, with more than 1,400 lawyers and legal professionals and clients in major centers of business, finance, technology, and government. With offices in Chicago, New York, Boston, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Seoul, the firm can address the complex legal issues that face global clients today.


Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC is dedicated exclusively to the protection, transfer, and enforcement of IP rights. Our integrated practice helps clients to develop IP and freedom-to-operate strategies, prepare and prosecute patents and trademarks globally, and defend and enforce patents before the PTAB, the U.S. Supreme Court, and all forums in between. Our team of attorneys, patent agents, students, and technical specialists includes some of the most respected IP law practitioners. Most of our professionals have advanced-level degrees; more than 50 have master’s degrees and more than 50 have doctorates in science or engineering.


With more than 200 attorneys, Winston & Strawn LLP’s IP practice is one of the most active and highly regarded in the United States. As such, we were recently selected by Chambers USA as an Awards for Excellence finalist in IP (including patents, copyright and trademarks). In addition, more than one-third of our IP partners have been honored by U.S. and international ratings organizations, including the IAM Patent 1000, Chambers USA, Chambers Global, and The Legal 500. Our success has been driven by a simple strategy of attracting the best trial lawyers and supporting them with strong technical lawyers, creating teams which achieve results. Winston’s patent practice is unique in that no matter what venue, discipline, technology, industry, client, or case we are pitching, we have a strong story to tell. More than 70 of our lawyers have technical degrees, including more than 20 with advanced degrees. Our attorneys understand that IP litigation is a means of establishing a client’s future competitive position rather than simply resolving disputes that arise from past conduct, and we have substantial experience providing assistance to clients who use IP as part of their business strategy.

Silver Sponsor

Bureau Van Dijk

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Bureau van Dijk has a background in company information—specifically private company information and company hierarchies. Our aim is to help clients to make better decisions and improve efficiency and we have expanded our offering into the IP area.

By combining company information with extensive patent information, we can help clients with their IP management and strategy.

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

Bronze Sponsors

CPA Global

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CPA Global is one of the world’s most trusted IP management companies. By combining cutting-edge technology with our experts’ knowledge, we guide customers to reach new levels of IP value. Our products and services mitigate IP risk to free up customers’ time and give them the confidence to make better decisions. Using a Big Data approach, our IP intelligence solutions deliver the best possible return on customers’ investment in activities that span the IP lifecyclefrom idea generation to portfolio management and licensing. We allow customers to optimize their IP portfolio for future success, while deploying their resources more efficiently. We believe that ideas change the world. Our purpose is to help business leaders and IP professionals change the way that they manage them. 

IPOS International

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IPOS International is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), housing more than 100 IP experts in areas such as IP strategy and management, patent search and analysis, and IP education and training. As the expertise and enterprise engagement arm of IPOS, our focus is on helping enterprises and industries to use IP and intangible assets for business growth. Through our expertise, partnerships and networks in the innovation ecosystem worldwide, we bridge possibilities for intangible asset-rich enterprises and industries seeking to grow.


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LexOrbis is a premier IP firm and one of the fastest growing in India, with offices in three strategic locations—Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru. With a team of more than 75 highly reputed lawyers, engineers, and scientists, we act as a one-stop shop and provide practical solutions and services on all IP and legal issues faced by technology companies, research institutions, universities, broadcasters, content developers, and brand owners. Our services include Indian and global IP (e.g., patents, designs, trademark, copyright, geographical indication, and plant varieties) portfolio development and management, advisory and documentation services on IP transactions and technology content transfers, and IP enforcement and dispute resolution at all forums across India. We have a global reach with trusted partners and associate firms.


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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 programs, including for mobile phone, automotive, and consumer electronics markets, we have more than 100 licensees.

Networking Sponsor

Sagacious IP

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Sagacious IP is an award-winning IP research and consulting company. Created in 2008, it provides innovative solutions and services for the global IP community. Sagacious IP has served more than 1,200 customers across 45 countries, working on more than 12,500 projects in more than 6 languages.

Sagacious IP successfully solves business challenges for clients such as Fortune 500 companies, IAM 1000-ranked firms, start-ups, investors, universities, and licensing agencies. Its services and solutions span the IP lifecycle, helping clients to develop, create, maintain, enforce, and monetize their IP strategies.

Sagacious IP was recognized for its outstanding achievements and innovative solutions by CNBC TV18 in 2014 and by Red Herring in 2015 (Top 100 Asia). It was also selected as a Great Place to Work in 2018.

Supporting Organization

The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding

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The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) is an independent, non-profit organization 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 Data Review

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Global Data Review (GDR) is the only publication that analyzes 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, monetize, 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

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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.

IP CloseUp


IP CloseUp is a leading source of insight for people who need to keep up with IP trends. Readers turn to IP CloseUp for weekly updates about issues affecting patents and other IP rights, including trademarks and trade secrets, as well as for perspective on transactions, data, 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, events, books, and videos. IP CloseUp is read in more than 50 countries and has generated more than 220,000 site visits over the past four years.

Intellectual Property Owners Association

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The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) was established in 1972 and is a trade association for owners of patents, trademarks, copyright, and trade secrets. Membership benefits of the IPO include receiving support relating to legislative and international issues, analysis of current IP issues, and information and educational services, as well as the dissemination of information regarding the importance of IP rights to the general public.



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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