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 GlobalIPBC Asia and other conferences organised by IAM and Globe Business Media Group.

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IPBC Australasia 2018

25 October 2018 – Melbourne, Australia

Built on IAM’s extensive relationships within the Australian and NZ IP communities, IPBC Australasia is specifically designed for senior IP executives at the region’s leading corporates, research institutions and governmental agencies, plus emerging companies from across the industry spectrum. The IPBC Australasia programme takes the core themes of IP value creation and strategic corporate IP best practice and discusses them from both the NZ and Australian standpoints, with particular attention to innovation-based growth, IP risk mitigation and international expansion strategies.

Software IP

30 October 2018 – San Francisco, United States

At a time when there is a growing consensus over a potential change to the laws concerning patent eligible subject matter in the United States, IAM’s Software IP returns this October to provide industry professionals across the software community a unique platform to discuss patentability and protection.

Patent Law & Policy 2018

13 November 2018 – Washington DC

In the past three years IAM’s Patent Law & Policy has established itself as the leading Washington DC event for anyone interested in how the legal and political climates shape the patent market. As well as considering what has happened in the field, this event analyses recent developments and the impact they could have on future proceedings. How will the political climate shape the patent landscape? What effect will the new US Congress have on the IP market? Patent Law and Policy looks to answer these questions and more.

IPBC Latin America 2018

29 November 2018 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Building on over 10 years’ experience of working with global IP business leaders, IAM is delighted to announce the inaugural IPBC Latin America, taking place in Rio de Janeiro on November 29 2018. IPBC Latin America has been specifically designed with and for rights holders in the region looking to harness and maximise the value of their IP assets.

IPBC Asia 2018

2-4 December 2018 – Shanghai, China

The Asia-Pacific region is cementing its position as the focus point for the international IP market as its rapid development drives deal making, IP investment and litigation trends. Against this background, IAM is pleased to be returning to Shanghai for the sixth IPBC Asia, hosted at the Ritz-Carlton Pudong on December 2 to 4 2018. The packed, fully bilingual programme (with simultaneous Chinese-English translations) will explore IP value creation strategies with a specifically Asian flavour, address the issues faced by the region’s rights holders as they expand their businesses overseas, and provide market insights and practical advice for international IP owners operating in the region. 

2018 AIPPI World Congress

23-26 September 2018 – Cancun, Mexico

AIPPI is dedicated to the worldwide development and improvement of laws for the protection of intellectual property. More than 125 countries are represented across its membership of over 9,000 IP professionals of all backgrounds. The annual AIPPI World Congress provides a fantastic opportunity to learn about and discuss many areas of IP law, as well as network and enjoy the fantastic location. Join AIPPI in Cancun this September and work with us to shape the global future of IP law.