IAM is universally acknowledged as the world’s leading IP business media platform. It was launched as a magazine in July 2003 to address the need for organisations to maximise the value of their intellectual property and other intangibles, and to examine the strategies they can put in place to do this. IAM now produces a wide range of publications, as well as a weekly email and daily blog.

IAM is unique because it treats intellectual property as a business asset and tool, rather than simply as a legal right. With this unequalled appeal to the boardroom, IAM has established itself as the only IP publication that many senior corporate executives read regularly.

The magazine is topical, timely and continually thought provoking for its subscription-based readership. Editorial quality and integrity are paramount. The quality of the editorial is guaranteed by an in-house team, based in London, Hong Kong and Washington DC, with long-established journalistic track records in the specialist IP and business press, including on titles such as the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. In each issue a number of articles are also commissioned from leading figures in the IP business world.

IAM also publishes a weekly email which has over 21,000 subscribers. It comprises a summary of the magazine’s popular blog and jurisdiction-based international reports from leading law firms. The website hosts a fully searchable archive of all articles and supplements published since 2003, plus an events section and the blog.

In 2008 IAM hosted the inaugural IPBC Global in Amsterdam. This was followed by sell-out events in Chicago (2009), Munich (2010), San Francisco (2011), Lisbon (2012), Boston (2013) and Amsterdam (2014). In 2015 IPBC Global returned to San Francisco for another sell-out event. In 2016 IPBC Global took place at Hotel Arts in Barcelona.

IAM hosted its first IPBC Asia in Beijing in 2015, attracting over 450 attendees. This was followed by highly successful IPBC Asia events in Singapore (2013) and Shanghai (2014).  In addition, IAM has held a series of regional IPBC events, including IPBC Japan (2014) and IPBC China (2013 and 2015).

The IPBC is widely acknowledged as the world’s pre-eminent IP business event and attracts high-level delegates from industry, finance and investment, the law, academia and government, as well as IP intermediaries and aggregators. The next IPBC Global event will be held in Ottawa (June 2017). The next IPBC Asia will be held in Shanghai (December 2016).

IAM currently publishes two unique guides. The IAM Patent 1000 builds on the success of the IAM Patent Litigation 250, the IAM Licensing 250 and the IAM Life Sciences 250 and identifies the top patent practitioners in key jurisdictions around the globe. The IAM Strategy 300, now in its fourth year, provides a unique listing of the men and women who, through their strategic advice, are generating wealth for their clients from intellectual property.


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