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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.

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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).

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About RPX

RPX Corporation is the leading provider of patent risk solutions, offering defensive buying, acquisition syndication, patent intelligence, insurance services and advisory services. Since its founding 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 June 30, 2019, RPX had invested over $2.6 billion to acquire more than 47,500 US and international patent assets and rights on behalf of approximately 320 clients in eight key sectors: automotive, consumer electronics and PCs, E-commerce and software, financial services, media content and distribution, mobile communications and devices, networking, and semiconductors.




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.

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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 Darts IP

Darts-ip provides global information and analytics that support IP prosecution and litigation activities. Through our platform, IP professionals gain unparalleled insights into IP rights, companies, jurisdictions, legal topics and market trends.

Darts-ip users can quickly search and track more than 4 million cases covering trademarks, patents, copyrights, designs & models, domain names, and unfair competition. A dedicated team of local legal experts, in partnership with cutting-edge AI and machine learning tools, extract key data points from every case.

From prosecutors to litigators, R&D to business intelligence experts, Darts-ip’s smart tools help win cases, build strategies and identify new opportunities.

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.

About Dennemeyer - The IP Group

The Dennemeyer Group has been setting benchmarks for all services and software solutions in the IP industry for 55 years. Dennemeyer evolved very rapidly into the world’s most comprehensive full-service provider for the protection and management of Intellectual Property rights: from legal services (Dennemeyer & Associates), software and management services (Dennemeyer IP Solutions) right down to IP consulting (Dennemeyer IP Consulting).

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.

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

The Fine Art of Business and Intellectual Property Law

Gulliksson is one of the leading law firms in Sweden when it comes to intellectual property litigation and is is one of the largest service providers in the field of intellectual property law.

Thanks to our unique service mix, together with our extensive professional network, we are the preferred choice for many knowledge-intensive and ideas-driven companies.

You can always count on us to protect, develop and commercialize your business!

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 Microsoft

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our mission is grounded in both the world in which we live and the future we strive to create. Today, we live in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, and the transformation we are driving across our businesses is designed to enable Microsoft and our customers to thrive in this world. We do business in 170 countries and are made up of 114,000 passionate employees dedicated to fulfilling our mission of helping you and your organization achieve more.

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 Red Points

Red Points is the world’s first brand intelligence platform. By combining online brand protection, copyright enforcement, and distributor monitoring capabilities, Red Points gives you full visibility into brands’ presence online. Over 600 brands rely on Red Points to fight fakes, piracy and distribution abuse online, allowing them to maintain control, improve their brand value, and increase revenues.

Our extensive search capabilities applies advanced keyword monitoring, machine learning, image recognition and natural language processing, which allow our clients to locate infringements, better understand where their products are being sold outside of official channels or discover the final destination of leaks in their distribution channels. This allows our clients not only to gather data on repeat infringers for legal purposes, but also to make smart decisions on everything from licensing to new market opportunities.

The key to our success is our investment in technology and product to make our solution incredibly intuitive, effective and easy to use. With one click on a validation card, our technology can enforce intellectual property rights and remove issues from global online marketplaces and social media platforms.
Red Points’ offices are conveniently located in Barcelona, New York and Salt Lake City.

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 RWS

In addition to patent translations, RWS Group provides a comprehensive range of services including interpreting and language support services that meet the needs of a variety of exacting sectors. Accurate and professional translations of any document or language combinations, combined with robust checking procedures and project management ensures work is delivered on time and on budget.
Inovia is the largest foreign filing provider in the world. Our model is simple: we combine technology and a global network of foreign associates to create value for our clients. The platform offers a “one-stop-shop” experience so that our clients can save both time and money on their foreign filing work.

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.


About 4iP Counsel

4iP Council is a European research council dedicated to developing high quality academic insight and empirical evidence on topics related to intellectual property and innovation. Our research is multi-industry, cross sector and technology focused. We work with academia, policy makers and regulators to facilitate a deeper understanding of the invention process and of technology investment decision-making.

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 the GRUR Annual Meeting

25 – 28 September • Westend Campus Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany • Meet the German IP community • Enlarge your IP expertise • Discuss the digital transformation and future of IP • Network with 700+ IP professionals from 30+ nations • Discover Frankfurt, an international, multicultural and thriving city where business, art, history and innovation combine into an exciting vision for the future. Simultaneous translation into English will be provided for all parts of the working programme. We look forward to seeing you in Frankfurt!

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.

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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. 

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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.

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About Aftersales Magazine

Aftersales Magazine is an independent business to business aftermarket publication that is made by specialists with decades of experience. This Dutch magazine focuses on all automotive companies with a workshop. The workshop is a profit center for the dealer, so developments in the aftersales area are of great interest to both managers and technicians. In the independent channel the garages, wholesalers and repairers are an important part of our readers. Repair, service and maintenance, but also parts (logistics), engineering, product news, marketing and body repair are the key elements in each (monthly) edition. Aftersales Magazine is readable and well designed, that is why it is appreciated at all job levels. In Belgium Aftersales Magazine publishes quarterly, both in Flemish and in French.

About IPKat

Passionate about IP! Since June 2003 the IPKat has covered copyright, patent, trade mark, info-tech, privacy and confidentiality issues from a mainly UK and European perspective. Read, post comments and participate! 

The team is Eleonora Rosati, Annsley Merelle Ward, Neil J. Wilkof, and Merpel. E-mail the Kats here! 

The team is joined by GuestKats Mirko Brüß, Rosie Burbidge, Nedim Malovic, Frantzeska Papadopolou, Mathilde Pavis, and Eibhlin Vardy.
SpecialKats: Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo (TechieKat), Hayleigh Bosher (Book Review Editor), and Tian Lu (Asia Correspondent).
InternKats: Rose Hughes, Ieva Giedrimaite, and Cecilia Sbrolli.

About IPWatchdog 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.

About Lexis Nexis

LexisNexis, legal intelligence: contents and data for best legal decision making

LexisNexis is the 1st world group of the legaltechs with products like Lexis 360, Lex Machina, Ravel Law or Lexis Advance. In France, LexisNexis is the actor leader of the solutions of information and analytics for the professionals of the right and the figure. The company is based on a leading expert testimony centenary and the control of technologies like the artificial intelligence and semantics, to conceive a vast product range and services: Lexis 360 (nearly 80,000 professional users in France and more than 15 million contents), the Poly range and its legal writer of documents automated by the IA, JurisData Analytics or Lexis News. These tools are used by the professionals of the right to make the best decisions and to optimize the legal security, the productivity and the performance.

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About Anaqua

Anaqua is a premium provider of integrated, end-to-end innovation and intellectual property (IP) management solutions. Used by nearly one million IP executives, attorneys, paralegals, administrators, and innovators worldwide, the ANAQUA platform merges best practice workflows with big data analytics and tech-enabled services to create one intelligent environment designed to inform IP strategy, enable IP decision-making, and streamline IP operations. The solution suite integrates workflow, collaboration, docketing, data visualization, and worldwide patent analytics in a SaaS platform to provide new levels of productivity and insight to make better business decisions.

About CPA Global

CPA Global is the world’s leading IP management and technology company. We offer customers The IP Platform: delivering integrated Innovation and IP Portfolio software, services and insights across the entire Idea Lifecycle, supporting customers every step of the way to realise the value of their ideas. IP One Data is at the heart of The IP Platform – empowering our customers with comprehensive, verified and reliable data. We are trusted by many of the world’s leading corporations and law firms, and backed by a global team of more than 2,000 passionate and visionary people.

About DH Anticounterfeit AB

DH Anticounterfeit has a proud background. We are born and raised by one of the leading developers of IT systems in Sweden. We got our passion for structure from them. Together with global brands, experts of brand protection and anti-counterfeit wizards we have developed CASEMATE. 

CaseMate is the ultimate tool for all your brand protection cases - both online and offline. It is a management system specialized in helping brands streamline their daily BP tasks - making the team five times more efficient in handling cases. To put it short - They become a Profit Team rather than "just" a Brand Protection team.

With a strong team of experts of law, brand protection, anti-counterfeit and system developing, we always strive to be in the forefront bringing our clients the latest news and updates. We believe in flexibility, transparency and responsibility with a vision of making the world a safer place.

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 IPscreener

IPscreener is the next generation technology making it possible for anyone to validate ideas in the innovation process. By a special semantic AI approach the tool automatically, from a simple descriptive text, presents a dashboard of the prior art situation with an outstanding precision. This helps companies to identify new ideas with business value, and avoid investing valuable efforts in "reinventing the wheel"?. Client cases show a boost of the daily work of prioritizing projects with up to 100%. All while saving time, decreasing costs and increasing the quality.

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.