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/

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.

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.


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/

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.


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.


Stevens Law Group


Stevens Law Group has earned a reputation and has a well-established practice in all areas of intellectual property law. The practice includes the preparation and prosecution of applications for patents and trademarks, post-grant proceedings, patent and trademark licensing, patent and trademark infringement litigation, and outside general counsel services. The firm is dedicated to diversity, inclusion, and empowerment through valuable counsel and advice to entrepreneurs from all walks of life, including individual inventors to Fortune 100 corporations. http://www.stevenslawgroup.com/ 


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/

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. https://copyrightalliance.org/

Institute for Business Innovation (IBI) 


The mission of the Institute for Business Innovation is to disseminate pioneering research on innovation, train students to be inventive and entrepreneurial leaders, and facilitate innovation in the start-up and corporate domains. Through conferences, forums, roundtables, and scholarly journals, we gather to examine the processes and capabilities essential for successful innovation. Among its activities the Institute and its Centers organize academic conferences and seminars that examine new and old paradigms in open innovation, entrepreneurship, business analytics, and dynamic capabilities. Centers and programs include the Tusher Initiative for the Management of Intellectual Capital and the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation. For more information, please visit www.haas.berkeley.edu/ibi/

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 



IPAN brings together organisations and individuals drawn from business, commerce, education and the IP professions in the UK, all committed to championing the importance and understanding of IP as a vital ingredient for innovation and success of businesses, large and small. IPAN events, publications, and research activities aim to stimulate and extend debate about the role and value of IP protection in all its forms. They are constituted as a not-for-profit, membership organisation, independent of any sector lobbying group, and committed to the principles of equality, diversity, and inclusion in all our activities. IPAN membership is open to organizations and individuals (including students) with an interest in helping promote understanding of the value of IP to society. It currently includes those who use IP or depend on it in their business or profession, as well as IP educators, IP experts and economists, forming a unique, independent think-tank on IP awareness matters. The diverse background and experience of the IPAN membership is its key strength and we are keen to develop this further. https://ipaware.org/ 

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 280,000 visits over the past four years. www.ipcloseup.com; @ipcloseup

Kellogg School of Management

The Center for Research in Technology & Innovation at the Kellogg School of Management was founded by McCormick Tribune Professor of Technology Mohanbir Sawhney in June 2001. CRTI 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. http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/research/crti/about-crti.aspx 


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.


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. https://www.usinventor.org/