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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.

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

Astellas Pharma


Astellas Pharma US, Inc., is a U.S. affiliate of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc. Located in Northbrook, Illinois, the company serves as the headquarters for the U.S. and employs nearly 1,200 people. Astellas is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products. Our commitment to changing tomorrow is measured not only by our focus on bringing innovative and effective new medicines to patients and physicians, but also by the importance we place on the impact we can make within the communities where we work and live. Astellas supports many causes and has created Changing Tomorrow Day, an annual, worldwide volunteer event, to demonstrate this commitment.

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.

The Center for Intellectual Property 

The Center for Intellectual Property (CIP) is an interdisciplinary development center focused on knowledge-based business. It was founded in 2000 by Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg in collaboration with industry, and partners with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. CIP is located in Göteborg, Sweden and collaborates with leading persons and organization from industry, academia, and government from around the world with the mission to transform knowledge into wealth and welfare. At CIP we believe that the competitive advantage for the future, both in a global perspective, and for the Nordic region, will depend on the national and regional capacity to create and transform knowledge into assets, property, and capital.

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.

France Brevets

France Brevets was formed in March 2011 and is the first investment fund fully dedicated to patent promotion and monetization in Europe. Funded with €100 million, France Brevets deploys resources to execute patent and licensing strategies that best serve the interests of the patent holders and partners of France Brevets partners. The main sector focus of France Brevets is Information Technology and Communication at large, Aeronautics and Space, Alternative Energy, Chemistry, Materials, and Life Sciences. The team is made up of specialists with complementary expertise and a strong international presence, particularly in Canada, China, South Korea and Japan. Our mission is to support companies in the valorization of their innovations through the structuring of their intellectual property and its defense throughout the world.

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.

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.

Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property


The Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property (Michelson IP) addresses critical gaps in intellectual property education. With insights from leading IP specialists, we design, test, and share a comprehensive collection of IP education offerings for the next generation of inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs – all at no cost.
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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.

Pellegrino and Associates

Pellegrino & Associates, LLC (P&A) is a boutique IP strategy and valuation company which specializes in software and IP valuations, including those for patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. Formed in 2003, P&A focuses on building credible valuations for a variety of purposes and has worked with more than 200 private and publicly traded companies worldwide on more than 400 engagements. Clients have included IBM, Sony, American Express, Lockheed Martin, Duke Energy, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Rolls-Royce and General Electric, as well a startups. P&A has valued a diverse range of IP – from orphan drugs and medical devices to the publicity rights for John Dillinger and copyrights for author Kurt Vonnegut.

US Inventor


US Inventor (USI) is non-profit organization that represents more than 13,000 inventors and small-business owners across America. Many of the organization’s members own patents and other intellectual property. US Inventor goes to Washington DC and around the US to provide up-to-date information on current legislative efforts for and against inventors, and advocates for strong patent protection. USI promotes and defends the invention process and business methods involved in developing an idea, making a profit, and changing lives. 


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.

Chicago-Kent College of Law | Illinois Institute of Technology


Chicago-Kent College of Law, the second oldest law school in Illinois, offers an exceptionally forward-looking curriculum and a broad array of experiential opportunities. Choices range from classical legal studies to a wide variety of specialized JD certificate programs, including our top-ranked intellectual property program. Faculty members influence legal, social and political discourse worldwide. The legal research and writing program sets the standard for American law schools, while the trial and appellate advocacy programs currently rank fourth and second in the country, respectively. IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is the law school of Illinois Institute of Technology, a private, Ph.D.-granting institution with programs in engineering, psychology, architecture, business, design and law.

Copyright Alliance

The Copyright Alliance is the unified voice of the copyright community, representing the interests of thousands of individuals and organizations across the spectrum of copyright disciplines.The Copyright Alliance represents the interests of authors, photographers, performers, artists, software developers, musicians, journalists, directors, songwriters, game designers and many other individual creators. It also represents the interests of book publishers, motion picture studios, software companies, music publishers, sound recording companies, sports leagues, broadcasters, guilds, unions, newspaper and magazine publishers, and many more organizations. The Alliance is dedicated to advocating policies that promote and preserve the value of copyright, and to protecting the rights of creators and innovators.

Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance

The Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance® (GIPA #gaipalliance) is empowering Georgia IP to advance society.™ Its mission is to provide the leadership, resources and advocacy to make Georgia a global model for the most efficient and effective ecosystem to facilitate creation, protection, and enablement of intellectual property for the economic and social well-being of our citizens.

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.

International Trademark Association

The International Trademark Association (INTA) is a global association of brand owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property (IP) to foster consumer trust, economic growth, and innovation. Members include more than 7,200 trademark owners, professionals, and academics from 187 countries, who benefit from the Association’s global trademark resources, policy development, education and training, and international network. Founded in 1878, INTA is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Brussels, Santiago, Shanghai, Singapore, and Washington, D.C., and representatives in Geneva and New Delhi. For more information, visit

IP CloseUp


IP CloseUp is a leading source of insight for people who need to keep up with intellectual property trends. Readers turn to IP CloseUp for free weekly updates on news and perspective about issues affecting patents, trademarks and copyrights. Coverage includes information, data, events and the people that drive them. Readership includes executives, entrepreneurs, lawyers, investors, journalists and creators. Regular features cover transactions and disputes. IP CloseUp, a Feedspot “top-50” blog, is read in more than 60 countries and has generated over 230,000 visits over the past four years.; @ipcloseup

Tusher Initiative for the Management of Intellectual Capital

The Tusher Initiative 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, knowhow, relational capital, brands, and corporate culture. The Tusher Initiative activities are animated by the recognition that in today’s global economy, competitive advantage no longer rests on tangible assets and financial capital, but on the ownership and astute management of difficult to imitate intangible assets and capabilities.


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