Sponsors

Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property

 

The Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property (MIIP) is the #1 IP educational partner for colleges, universities and entrepreneurial support organizations. In addition to its comprehensive, no-cost collection of IP educational offerings, MIIP’s emerging IP Ambassador Program creates notable opportunities for IP professionals to network support aspiring business owners, inventors and students. Learn more about becoming an Ambassador and about other opportunities with the Institute by visiting our website. http://michelsonip.com/

The Global Innovation Policy Center

 

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) – established in 2007 as the Global Intellectual Property Center – works around the world to champion innovation and creativity through intellectual property standards that create jobs, save lives, advance global economic and cultural prosperity, and generate breakthrough solutions to global challenges. GIPC strives to secure fair value for innovation around the globe, build a shared purpose among industry leaders, advance economics of innovation in the developing world, and safeguard the U.S. market for innovators. https://www.theglobalipcenter.com/

Berkeley Research Group

Berkeley Research Group (BRG) is a leading global strategic advisory and expert consulting firm that provides independent advice, data analytics, valuation, authoritative studies, expert testimony, investigations, transaction advisory, restructuring services, and regulatory and dispute consulting to Fortune 500 corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, major law firms, and regulatory bodies around the world. BRG experts and consultants combine intellectual rigor with practical, real-world experience and an in-depth understanding of industries and markets. Their expertise spans economics and finance, data analytics and statistics, and public policy in many of the major sectors of our economy. https://www.thinkbrg.com/

Kellogg Center for Research in Technology & Innovation

 

The Center for Research in Technology & Innovation (CRTI) at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, plays a pivotal role in understanding, solving and forecasting the most pressing issues that innovators in business will face today and tomorrow. At the point where business issues and academic endeavor intersect, CRTI leadership, faculty and staff apply their experience and expertise in marketing, invention, engineering, strategy and law to address management’s toughest challenges, offering a synthesis of perspectives through their research, teaching and collaborative endeavors. CRTI leadership, faculty and staff stimulate innovation activities by creatively combining and managing diverse inputs toward a common purpose.

https://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/research/crti/

Clarivate Analytics

 

Clarivate Analytics accelerates the pace of innovation by providing trusted insights and analytics to customers around the world, enabling them to discover, protect and commercialize new ideas faster. We own and operate a collection of leading subscription-based services focused on scientific and academic research, patent analytics and regulatory standards, pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence, trademark protection, domain brand protection and IP management. Clarivate Analytics is now an independent company with over 4,000 employees, operating in more than 100 countries and owns well‐known brands that include Web of Science, Cortellis, Derwent, CompuMark, MarkMonitor and Techstreet, among others. https://clarivate.com/

Open Invention Network

 

Open Invention Network With more than 2,000 participants, 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. OIN acquires patents and licenses them royalty free to its community members which, in turn, agree not to assert their own patents against Linux and Linux-related systems and applications.

https://www.openinventionnetwork.com/

LOT Network

 

LOT Network is a non-profit community of companies that was formed to preserve the traditional uses of patents while providing immunization to the Patent Assertion Entity (PAE) problem. 

 

LOT has over 300+ members across all industry verticals, including category leaders like Oracle, Amazon, Alibaba, Red Hat, Canon, Tesla, Cisco, Slack, Fidelity and GM, as well as over 100 innovative startups. If any of the 1.35 million patent assets owned by our members should ever fall into the hands of a PAE, then the other members receive an automatic free license to that asset.  At the same time, LOT members are free to use their patents for all traditional uses such as asserting their patents against members (or non-members), cross-licensing, cross-licensing for revenue, selling their patents, and so on. You can read more about LOT herehttps://lotnet.com/media/

AT&T Intellectual Property

 

AT&T Intellectual Property identifies, protects, develops, markets, licenses and sells the intellectual property for AT&T worldwide. AT&T IP manages one of the world's largest and most valuable intellectual property portfolios; owns approximately 20,000 patents and applications worldwide; directs a robust intellectual property licensing and sales program; and owns one of the world's most valuable brands, AT&T. The group’s philosophy is to optimally protect AT&T's intellectual property, respect the intellectual property of others and license or sell AT&T's intellectual property to others for fostering continued innovation in society. http://about.att.com/innovation/ip

AON Intellectual Property Solutions

 

Aon Intellectual Property Solutions helps clients protect and create value for their most valuable asset in today’s business world – their intellectual property. Aon brings the best minds and strongest analytical tools to provide a comprehensive approach to IP strategy, valuation, and risk management across a client’s intellectual property portfolio. We go beyond the legal frameworks to connect intellectual property to a business’ overarching strategy. To learn more, please visit... www.aon.com/intellectualproperty.

Dominion Harbor Enterprises, LLC

 

Dominion Harbor Enterprises (DHE) is the worlds premiere intellectual property transaction and advisory firms. It provides its clients with unmatched transactional expertise, a full spectrum of IP transaction and advisory services, and unrivaled access to highly targeted and credentialed licensees. DHE maintains its industry leadership with its proprietary IPedia patent intelligence solution, IPWire.com – The Patent Expert’s Resource and its most recent online endeavor IP…Frequently – the leading IP industry podcast. http://dominionharbor.com/

Allied Security Trust

 

AST is an independent member-based, not-for-profit cooperative that helps companies who use innovative technologies mitigate the risk of patent assertions and litigation by securing rights from patents available on the open market. AST’s unique solution helps companies before adversarial patent litigation may occur. Our leading proactive patent defense approach provides our Members with a highly efficient, cost effective and proven method of analyzing patent purchase opportunities and of ultimately completing defensive patent acquisitions. https://ast.com/

Scott Scully Murphy & Presser

 

Celebrating its 45th year as a preeminent Intellectual Property law firm, Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C. confidently sits at the crossroads of cutting edge science, technology and law where it offers detailed, insightful opinions and secures and enforces intellectual property for its clients. SSMP is consistently ranked among the top 10% of patent firms in the United States.

 

We continue to grow in the areas of biotechnology, materials science, chemistry, electronics, electrical engineering, computer science, internet, business methods, mechanical arts, pharmaceuticals and nanotechnology. For more information, please visit our website www.ssmp.com or call 516-742-4343. https://www.ssmp.com/

IP.com

IP.com provides exclusive digital content, analytics and professional services to universities, governments and organizations all over the world. Its intellectual property intelligence software enables rapid and insightful decisions regarding innovations and Intellectual Property; which drives critical business decisions around competitive intelligence, monetization of intellectual property and asset management. https://ip.com/

Partners

Columbia Technology Ventures

Columbia Technology Ventures is the technology transfer office for Columbia University and a central location for many of the technology development initiatives, entrepreneurial activities, external industry collaborations, and commercially-oriented multidisciplinary technology innovations across the university. CTV’s core mission is to facilitate the transfer of inventions from academic research labs to the market for the benefit of society on a local, national, and global basis. https://techventures.columbia.edu/

The Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

 

The Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at George Mason’s Antonin Scalia Law School is dedicated to the scholarly analysis of intellectual property rights and the technological, commercial, and creative innovation they facilitate. CPIP explores how stable and effective property rights in innovation and creativity can foster successful and flourishing individual lives and national economies. CPIP brings together scholars, industry leaders, inventors, creators, and policymakers to examine foundational questions and current controversies concerning patents, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights. https://cpip.gmu.edu/

Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation

 

Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to educational and charitable activities designed to promote the value of intellectual property rights. It was established by Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), a trade association whose members own or are interested in intellectual property. 

https://ipcloseup.com/

Ideas Matter

 

Ideas Matter is a consortium of cross-sector enterprises, small and medium-sized businesses, and trade associations that aims to expand awareness and promote the benefits of intellectual property (IP). We firmly believe that ideas are important to the economy, important to society, important to companies both large and small. In other words, Ideas Matter. http://www.ideasmatter.com/

Tusher Center

The Tusher Center for the Management of Intellectual Capital, a part of UC Berkeley’s Walter A. Haas School of Business, engages in research, teaching, and outreach on management and policy issues involving intangible assets and firm competitiveness. The intangible assets under study include:  intellectual property, know-how, relational capital, brands, and corporate culture. http://businessinnovation.berkeley.edu/intellectual-capital/tusher-center/

VentureWell

VentureWell is on a mission to cultivate a pipeline of inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs driven to solve the world’s biggest challenges and to create lasting impact. We foster collaboration among the best minds from research labs, classrooms, and beyond to advance innovation and entrepreneurship education and to provide unique opportunities for STEM students and researchers to fully realize their potential to improve the world.

https://venturewell.org/

IP CloseUp

 

IP CloseUp is a "top-50" source for IP perspective and insight that since 2011 has helped diverse audiences keep up with IP trends. Readers turn to IP CloseIp for a fresh take on patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets, and the people and events that drive them. Readership includes executives, entrepreneurs, investors, lawyers, engineers, researchers, inventors and journalists. IPCU's coverage includes people, events, transactions, research and books.  

https://ipcloseup.com/

The Farrington Group

The Farrington Group is a privately held consulting firm founded by Peter Harter. Peter provides advice to management, boards and investors on the risks of legislation, regulation, court cases, reputation, media, standards, treaties, and politics. Areas of focus include patents, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence.  Other areas of expertise for the firm include antitrust, copyright, export controls, data, nuclear energy and rare disease research reform. Peter bridges the ecosystems of technology, business, law and ethics. https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterfarringtonharter/

Inventors Digest

 

Inventors Digest fosters the spirit and practice of innovation. Inventors Digest is committed to educate and inspire independent and professional innovators. As the leading print and online publication for the innovation culture, Inventors Digest delivers useful, entertaining and cutting-edge information to help its readers succeed.

https://www.inventorsdigest.com/