Thomson Reuters IP & Science 2015
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A number of IP-related events are held throughout the world each year. On this page you will find details about those that we consider to be the most significant and interesting from the perspective of an IAM reader, including the most up-to-date information concerning IPBC Global, IPBC Asia and other conferences organised by IAM and The IP Media Group.

LESI 2015

April 10-15 2015 – Brussels, Belgium

From April 10-15 2015 Brussels will be the centre of the smart economy as it hosts the Licensing Executives Society (LES) International Conference 2015. Keynote speakers will share their insight during the morning sessi­ons, while representatives from world-leading corporations and some of their most trusted advisers will discuss best practices during the afternoon interactive workshops. LES International has selected the topics carefully to be of immediate relevance to industry sectors including life sciences, materials and chemicals, automotive, space and aviation, telecommunications, information and communications technology, consumer electronics, energy and research.

IPBC China 2015

April 21-22 2015 – Beijing, China

Designed specifically for the Chinese marketplace, IPBC China 2015 will take the core themes of IP value creation and strategic corporate IP management and discuss these in a Chinese context, with a particular emphasis on IP monetisation and international IP expansion strategies. Under the banner of “Maximising IP value”, the 2015 event will combine both world-class educational sessions and unique networking opportunities.

New IP Business Models: Innovation or Commoditisation?

April 23 2015 – Palo Alto, United States

“New IP Business Models: Innovation or Commoditisation?” is the only practical patent conference on effective business practices. Attendees will learn what works and what does not, and how to allocate resources to win. Co-chaired by Robert Greene Sterne, founding director of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Foxx PLLC, and Caren Yusem, expert on the new IP business landscape, the conference brings together the premier IP executive decision makers and scholars, balanced to support property rights for US invention, innovation and enabling technologies. The keynote speaker will be retired Chief Judge Paul Michel of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 

INTA Annual Meeting

May 2-6 2015 – San Diego, United States

The International Trademark Association (INTA) is a global association of trademark owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property in order to protect consumers and to promote fair and effective commerce. INTA has more than 6,500 organisations from 190 countries as member organisations. INTA’s member organisations represent around 30,000 trademark professionals and include brand owners from major corporations as well as small and medium-sized enterprises, law firms and non-profits. In addition, INTA has government agency members as well as individual professor and student members.

IPBC Global 2015

June 14-16 2015 – San Francisco, United States

IPBC Global 2015 is the world’s pre-eminent gathering of senior IP business decision makers. Drawing on the large community of thought leaders based in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, as well those from further afield in the United States and abroad, the 2015 event will offer unrivalled opportunities to discuss cutting-edge issues and network with the people who make the IP weather. 


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