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Since 2002, Premier Cercle TM researches and produces state-of-the-art intellectual property world-class summits.
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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.

Knowledge partner

Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing is a global law firm that serves the world's most innovative people and businesses. Deeply embedded within our sectors, we work closely together with our clients to crack complex problems, enabling ideas and aspirations to thrive. Together we challenge expectation and create extraordinary results.


Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance is one of the world’s pre-eminent law firms, with significant depth and range of human and IT resources across five continents. The firm is always striving to exceed the expectations of its clients, which includes banks and other financial institutions, corporates from all the commercial and industrial sectors, governments, regulators, trade bodies and not-for-profit organisations. Providing the highest quality advice and legal insight, Clifford Chance prides itself on its approachable, team-based and tech-savvy way of working. Find out more:

Fovea IP

Fovea IP is a provider of trademark and industrial design search and watch services. Its ambition is to make the highest quality information accessible at a reasonable cost allowing the IP professional to always take informed decisions.Fovea IP has the largest data coverage with 191 trademark registers and 67 industrial design registers. Its one stop search platform allows fully user-led customized searches or fully automated searches based among others on artificial intelligence for figurative marks and industrial designs. Its powerful search engine allows worldwide searches instantly.Fovea IP offers a broad spectrum of solutions allowing the IP professional to choose for full self service up to full outsourced services, leaving the search to multilingual experts. Fovea IP’s headquarters are located in Brussels.


InterDigital develops mobile and video technologies that are at the core of devices, networks, and services worldwide. We solve many of the industry's most critical and complex technical challenges, inventing solutions for more efficient broadband networks, better video delivery, and richer multimedia experiences years ahead of market deployment. InterDigital has licenses and strategic relationships with many of the world's leading technology companies. Founded in 1972, InterDigital is listed on NASDAQ and is included in the S&P MidCap 400® index


IPValue’s mission is to fuel innovation by working with leading technology enterprises to generate revenues from their IP portfolios. Since inception in 2001, IPValue has generated over $2B in cash from patent licenses, resulting in $1B to its partners. IPValue currently owns and manages the commercialization of over 7,000 patents. For more information, visit


LexisNexis IP provides best-in-class, information-based analytics solutions and services, to help companies gain valuable insight into the strength, quality and relative value of patents and patent portfolios. We bring patents to life in the most efficient and comprehensive manner, understanding the competitive landscape of our customers and extracting maximum value. In short, we enable our customers to make better decisions, get better results and be more productive.

Marks & Clerk

Marks & Clerk is an international group of intellectual property service providers, encompassing patent attorneys, trademark attorneys, lawyers, and consultants. Including partners, it currently employs over 300 legal practitioners worldwide and over 550 other staff.

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

McDermott Will & Emery partners with leaders around the world to fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. With more than 20 offices strategically located across the United States and Europe, our team works seamlessly across practices, industries and geographies to deliver highly effective – and often unexpected – solutions to propel success. More than 1,200 lawyers strong, we bring our personal passion and legal prowess to bear in every matter for our clients and the people they serve.


Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 42 billion euros in 2019 and 143,000 employees worldwide at 30 June 2020, including 84,000 employees in France.
The Group has a total customer base of 253 million customers worldwide at 30 June 2020, including 208 million mobile customers and 21million fixed broadband customers.
The Group is present in 26 countries. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services.
In December 2019, the Group presented its new "Engage 2025" strategic plan, which, guided by social and environmental accountability, aims to reinvent its operator model. While accelerating in growth areas and placing data and AI at the heart of its innovation model, the Group will be an attractive and responsible employer, adapted to emerging professions.



Papst Licensing GmbH & Co. KG was established in 1992 and set out to take action against patent infringements on the international level. PL built up an international network of experts for monetizing infringed patents concluding over 180 license agreements with virtually all renowned companies in the IT and electronics industry. Today Papst Licensing offers practical support to third parties facing patent infringements of quality patents with the aim to secure licenses from infringers. Operating investor independent, Papst Licensing’s managing and owner family is in the third generation of licensing and advancing innovation.


PatSnap is the leading innovation intelligence platform designed to help you identify technological opportunities that could affect the future growth and survival of your business. With the application of AI technology, PatSnap makes it possible to gain actionable intelligence from millions of global innovation data points on patents, venture capital, partnerships, journals, startups, mergers & acquisitions, technology news and more. From ideation to commercialization, PatSnap separates the signal from the noise at every step of your innovation funnel so you can make better business decisions. Learn how connected innovation intelligence can help, visit 

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.

Venner Shipley

Venner Shipley is a leading firm of European patent and trade mark attorneys and IP lawyers. We are a modern forward-thinking firm with a long history and a vast amount of experience in relation to all aspects of intellectual property including patents, trade marks, designs, and copyright. Representing a broad range of clients from individual inventors to major corporations we provide a leading intellectual property service to each of them. Our team is based across 5 European offices, London, Cambridge, Manchester, Guildford and Munich and is working across four groups focusing on Chemical & Life Sciences, Electronics & Software, Engineering and Trade Marks. In addition to the firm’s patent and trade mark prosecution services, clients can draw upon Venner Shipley’s full-service offering and our legal team is on hand to work alongside the firm’s patent and trade mark attorneys to advise on, for example, patent and trade mark enforcement, data protection, copyright, confidentiality agreements, as well as licencing.


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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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.


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.

Konsert Strategy & IP

Konsert Strategy & IP is a niche consulting firm offering the world’s premier service to strengthen competitiveness from technology and intellectual property. We help technology companies take the right positions to scale and sustain value in value chains undergoing digitalization with unrivalled expertise in integrating strategy, technology, data and intellectual property. Our team cooperates at all levels of the client organization throughout all phases in strategy, performance improvement and transformation. Built on multi-disciplinary research, world-leading industry thought-leaders and top strategy consultants we are thought leaders and have unparalleled project experience in the IP space. We have successfully delivered hundreds of projects and advised more than 25 Global Forbes 2000 companies across 3 continents.


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.


Ideas Matter

Ideas Matter is a cross-sectoral initiative that promotes awareness of the benefits and importance of intellectual property for innovation, creativity, companies, the economy, consumers and society.  Visit us today online at, on Twitter @IP_IdeasMatter, or by email at [email protected].

Intellectual Property 2 Innovate

IP2Innovate is a coalition of small and large companies that create innovative products and services in Europe and collectively hold thousands of European patents. IP2I’s mission is to work with policymakers, the legal profession and judicial authorities to bring balance to Europe’s patent legal system so that it supports innovation and economic growth to the benefit of all.

Global IP quotes and filings

IP-COSTER is a unique online network of Intellectual Property professionals and clients. Open and free to all, the platform provides accurate cost estimates, direct foreign filings and workflow solutions for patents, trademarks and industrial designs in over 160 jurisdictions. IP-COSTER offers comprehensive guidance in the foreign filing process, covering global national and regional IP regulations supported by specially selected IP-COSTER source members. The secure portal allows for effective case management with 24-hour access to your IP portfolio and communication with your dedicated attorney. Our bespoke service is inclusive of IP recordals, renewals, and annuities, allowing you more time to do what you do best - create, innovate and inspire.

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Laudea Research GmbH is an IP research firm specializing in chemistry, biotechnology and the life sciences. We help organizations to better understand the patent landscape in a specific technology. Using state-of-the-art technologies and software, we work to help our clients make better informed decisions about technologies and innovations, reducing risk and helping maintain a leading market position.


Lexoo is a disruptive legal services provider combining people, process and technology to redefine how legal advice is delivered. Lexoo leverages its global legal network and Smart Law approach to ensure in-house legal teams get consistently commercial advice for every legal matter, no matter what jurisdiction. Lexoo's offering includes delivering cross-border and complex legal work, recurring work solutions to increase in-house legal team’s routine capacity, and support for one-off matters in any jurisdiction.


Open Invention Network

Open Invention Network (OIN) is the largest patent non-aggression community in history and supports freedom of action in core Linux and adjacent open source technologies. Funded by Google, IBM, NEC, Philips, Red Hat, Sony, SUSE, and Toyota, OIN has more than 3,300 community members and owns more than 1,300 patents and applications. The OIN patent license and member cross-licenses are free of charge or royalties.  For more information, visit

The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding

The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about creations of the mind and their impact. CIPU provides outreach within an educational framework that seeks to improve IP literacy, promote freedom of ideas and deter infringement. Established in 2016, the Center provides a context for how patents, copyrights and trademarks facilitate ideas and encourage competition. CIPU holds events, like the IP Awareness Summit, publishes summary research reports and engages in strategic partnerships with organizations and businesses.

Media Partners

IP CloseUp

IP CloseUp is a leading source of insight for keeping up with intellectual property trends. Readers turn to IP CloseUp for free weekly updates of 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 places. IP CloseUp, a Feedspot “top-50” blog, is read in more than 60 countries and has generated over 260,000 visits over the past five years.; @ipcloseup


Launched in October of 1999, has been a trusted resource on intellectual property for tens of millions of unique visitors for nearly 2 decades. Recognized as one of the leading sources for news, information, analysis, and commentary in the patent and innovation industries, has grown into the largest online intellectual property publication in the world, with 1,632,736 users in 2019, accounting for 2,678,318 sessions and 3,806,192 pageviews throughout 2019.  We also offer growing coverage of matters relating to trade secretscopyrights, and trademarks.

Juve Patent

In 2018 the German publishing house JUVE launched JUVE Patent, an extensive online platform with daily reporting on the European patent market.

JUVE has been reporting on the UPC, the European Patent Office and developments at law firms and in-house departments for twenty years – now also in English.

From litigation and law firm news to in-depth reports, rankings and market analysis, JUVE Patent provides daily coverage on the entire European patent market, with a strong focus on France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK.



Jungjin Intelligent Property Law Firm

JUNGJIN IP Law Firm have extensive experiences in the areas of intellectual property, licensing, litigation and related disciplines. Our firm`s practice is based on the principles of working closely with clients, providing complete and accurate information and advice in a timely manner, and maintaining a high level of professional services to meet the intellectual property needs of each of our domestic and overseas clients. Therefore, we proudly acknowledge that our progress is also due to the confidence and trust invested in us by companies all over the world who have entrusted us with their Intellectual Property matters and have been well satisfied with our services.

Zeon Consulting Inc.

Zeon Consulting, which specializes in intellectual property services, has been meeting the needs of its clients in intellectual property and technological innovation with the strong know-how base of its professionals built on a diverse range of experience at companies, research institutes, and patent-focused businesses, and provides a new level of IP translation, IP consulting, and total IP services for maximizing the value of technology.