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About Premier Cercle™

Since 2002, Premier Cercle is a strategic conference producer who builds state-of-the-art events.
By addressing issues under a political, strategic and technical focus, the events crafted by Premier Cercle offers a 360° overview of each information topics.
Researched as a journalist would do for its own in-depth report, Premier Cercle analyses how to market an information product and promote it while taking care of the organisational details.

Additional information to be found on: www.premiercercle.com

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About Volvo Cars

Volvo has been in operation since 1927. Today, Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world with sales of 571,577 cars in 2017 in about 100 countries. Volvo Cars has been under the ownership of the Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely Holding) of China since 2010. It formed part of the Swedish Volvo Group until 1999, when the company was bought by Ford Motor Company of the US. In 2010, Volvo Cars was acquired by Geely Holding. In 2018, Volvo Cars employed on average approximately 38,000 employees. Volvo Cars head office, product development, marketing and administration functions are mainly located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Cars head office for China is located in Shanghai. The company’s main car production plants are located in Gothenburg (Sweden), Ghent (Belgium), Chengdu and Daqing (China), while engines are manufactured in Skövde (Sweden) and Zhangjiakou (China) and body components in Olofström (Sweden).

Knowledge partner

About Delegate

We provides structured, secure and effective IP administrative services, exclusively to IP attorneys in corporate legal departments or law firms.

Our approach is unique. We combine advanced web-based technology, strict processes,
and a network of top-tier IP firms for the substantive local work. Our processes are designed by attorneys and quality specialists, and operated by our attorney-led administration experts.

In addition, we provide first-class customer care support thanks to our dedicated teams working hand in hand with our administrators.

We do not offer legal advice or software development services. Instead, we act as an effective and efficient extension of your administration team.

Sponsors

About BEITEN BURKHARDT

BEITEN BURKHARDT is a leading independent German law firm with a strong focus on tech-related Intellectual Property Law. We understand the needs of our clients in a changing environment with upcoming challenges related to digitalization and emerging tech issues. We are different from most other firms – we provide solutions, not problems.

For further information visit our website: www.bblaw.com.

About Brooks Kushman

Brooks Kushman P.C. is a premier intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm dedicated to the advancement and protection of innovations and brands that propel businesses around the world. With offices in Michigan and California, we work alongside corporations, small to medium sized businesses, and leading universities to protect their intellectual property assets. Our attorneys have a broad range of experience in industries and technologies, including consumer electronics, manufacturing, medical device, computer technology, aerospace, chemicals, biotechnology, and retail.

About Cipher

Cipher provides the analysis you need to support strategic IP decisions. Cipher is the recognised leader in AI 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 to mitigate litigation risk, Cipher provides on-line analysis of companies and technologies.

About Finnegan

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Finnegan is one of the largest IP law firms in the world. From offices in Atlanta, Boston, London, Palo Alto, Reston, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, and Washington, DC, the firm practices all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law, including counseling, prosecution, licensing, and litigation across a variety of technologies. Finnegan also represents clients on IP issues related to European patents and trademarks, international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust, and unfair competition. www.finnegan.com

About France Brevets

Created in March 2011, France Brevets is the first investment fund fully dedicated to patent promotion and monetization in Europe. Funded with €100 million, France Brevets deploys a broad array of legal, financial, technical and commercial resources, leverages its resources and network of worldwide best-in-class experts, working for the purpose of monetizing patents or acquiring patent rights for innovative ecosystems to secure rights protecting freedom to operate.

About Gulliksson

Our specialization, together with our extensive professional network, often makes us the first choice for knowledge-intensive and ideas-driven companies, especially within the area of intellectual property law.

Our renowned and experienced lawyers will help you protect, develop and commercialize your business and assets. Both in Sweden and abroad. Based on the prevailing conditions for each situation, you will receive a committed and dedicated team precisely suited to the task at hand. The team’s goal will be to create not only business-like and financial added value but also security in your business going forward.

About IPlytics

IPlytics Platform – The IP Intelligence tool to gain a 360-degree market overview that goes beyond patent data

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 over 80 million patents to 60 million scientific articles, 2 million standards/SEPs and 3 million company information on one single platform. The tool helps users to perform analyses in the fields of patent valuation, landscaping, licensing, transfer or litigation. The intuitive graphical user interface allows to easily navigate, analyze and drill down into information, enabling in-depth technology analyses or a long-term monitoring of market segments.

About Konsert Strategy & IP

Konsert is a niche management consulting firm focused on technology-based competitiveness. We partner with technology-intensive organizations across the globe to strengthen their growth and profitability. Our team cooperates at all levels of the client organization throughout all phases in strategy, performance improvement and transformation. We provide our clients with the world’s premier service to strengthen competitiveness from technology and intellectual property; setting strategic direction, building capable organizations and securing lasting results.

About Patent-Pilot

Patent-Pilot is a business intelligence tool for patent law firms. Using our software, users can investigate patent law firms, their clients, partners and competitors with easy to use search functions and stream-lined dashboards. Find new clients and partners. Analyze the flow of work from the applicant to outside counsel to foreign counsel. Learn who the likely decision maker is – the law firm or the client.

At your fingertips, Patent-Pilot gives you insights for more than 22,000 patent law firms and over 1.6 million applicants worldwide. It is the most comprehensive source of information regarding patent representations available anywhere.

About Robic

ROBIC, l.l.p. is an internationally renowned firm of professionals including lawyers, scientists and engineers specializing in Intellectual Property and Business Law. We provide dynamic and entrepreneurial representation to clients in managing all aspects of their intellectual capital. We are recognized by our peers as a benchmark provider of legal services related to the protection, enforcement and commercialization of intellectual property rights and other intangible assets. We have successfully built upon our historical expertise in the field of Intellectual Property to offer fully integrated Business Law services.

ROBIC is home to some of Canada’s most prolific and reputable lawyers and intellectual property counsel. Our team is composed of dedicated professionals, well-known and highly respected by their colleagues, by the Courts and Government agencies before which they practice. Our enduring success and enviable reputation is in large part the result of our ongoing focus on addressing our clients’ needs.

About Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. is a law firm specializing in the protection, transfer and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Since its founding in 1978, Sterne Kessler has grown to become the sixth largest IP specialty law firm in the United States. The firm, based in Washington, DC, currently employs over 150 attorneys, patent agents and technical specialists, including over 50 with masters degrees and an additional 50+ with a doctorate in science or engineering. The firm's integrated practice helps clients develop IP strategy and freedom-to-operate; prepare and prosecute patents and trademarks globally; and defend and enforce patents at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, U.S. Supreme Court, and all forums in between.

About Valea

Valea is a dynamic, flexible, proactive and professionally managed company that prides itself in offering first-class expertise in technology and law. Valea takes the time necessary to understand each client’s specific needs and works proactively to maximise the value of their intellectual property rights. Valea’s consultants work in client teams to ensure that each client benefits from the consensus of the opinions of several attorneys. Valea focuses on being a strategic business partner providing timely advice on IP matters, combined with an understanding of regulatory frameworks in a commercial context.

Partners

About Center for Intellectual Property

The Center for Intellectual Property (CIP) is an interdisciplinary development center focused on knowledge-based business founded in 2000 through a collaboration of academia and industry and is currently jointly governed by Chalmers University of Technology, University of Gothenburg, and Norwegian University of Science and Technology. CIP provides a platform for the promotion of research, education and collaboration based on the strategic management of intellectual assets and property. CIP promotes an international network, collaborating with leading persons and organizations from industry, academia, and government from around the world with the mission to transform knowledge into wealth and welfare.

About CIPU

The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) is an independent, non-profit organization the helps to raise awareness of intellectual property rights and how they impact people’s lives.

CIPU makes IP rights more intelligible by showing what they accomplish, holding events and encouraging discussion between IP users and owners. The organization makes it easier forpeople to connect the dots between why rights like patents, copyrights and trademarks (and trade secrets) exist, how they work and who they ultimately effect.

Founded in 2016, CIPU provides a framework for understanding IP rights’ role in establishing inventions, creative works like music movies and books and brands. CIPU also examines how IP promotes competition and jobs.

About IFIA

International Federation of Inventors' Associations (IFIA) established in 1968 is an ensemble of over 130 institutions from 95 member states functioning in the field of invention and collaborating in an unparalleled way to disseminate the culture of invention and innovation internationally. The inventors are provided the required information, linkages, and outstanding opportunities to share and discover innovative ideas.

Annually more than 40 international events including the conferences, exhibitions, Olympiads and workshops are organized under the patronage and supervision of IFIA offering a great chance to the inventors to display their cutting edge inventions, create networks and benefit from its wealth of knowledge.

More information on www.ifia.com

About IP Close Up

IP CloseUp is a leading source of news and perspective for people interested in the business of intellectual property. Decision-makers regularly turn to IP CloseUp to get the latest news and ideas on patents, people and transactions, and the trends that affect them. The blog has generated more than 60,000 visits. IP CloseUp readers include IP executives, attorneys, private equity, VC and public stock investors, entrepreneurs, journalists, analysts, service providers, researchers and inventors. Regular features include Transactions, People, Places and Events. 

Please visit www.ipcloseup.com

About NextAlert

The real-time semantic engine NextAlert spots and qualifies messages sent on social networks to select only truly useful transport information (about one in a thousand messages). Tests with mobility operators have shown that NextAlert detects 40% more information, with an average advance of 20 minutes for shared information. NextAlert can be easily integrated into information or trip calculation applications.

About Orchestra Inc.

Orchestra Inc. is a global leader in creating simple, powerful human-machine interaction in automotive. Our products and experiences are designed to advance, but simplify the human-machine experience. Utilizing our talented and diverse global team, Orchestra works with emerging technologies and vehicle manufacturers, bringing together a wide range of requirements to research, prototype and launch advanced auto HMI.

Media Partners

About IPWatchdog

 

IPWatchdog.com is an intellectual property publication, focusing on patents, innovation policy, trade secrets, copyrights and trademarks. Patent Attorney, Gene Quinn is the Founder, President & CEO. We have a variety of Guest Contributors who offer their unique expertise and commentary on a variety of intellectual property, innovation and technology issues.

Exhibitors

About infoapps

The infoapps GmbH focuses on innovation in the field of patent information software. We consider global full-text data coverage as imperative as the implementation of powerful semantic algorithms, artificial intelligence and analytics. Communication between IP professionals and R&D is part of our highly customized trainings to maximize the efficiency of your tool.

About Minesoft

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, including corporations in fields such as the automotive and pharmaceutical industries, 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.