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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ACC Australia In-House Legal National Conference

November 13-15,  2019 - Adelaide, SA, Australia

Today’s legal landscape is seeing disruptive innovation, uncertainty in business climates and, in some organisations, a reduction in legal resources. The need to equip in-house counsel with ways to strategise, problem solve and approach ethical dilemmas and diversity is becoming more apparent.  This year’s In-house Legal National Conference will bring together experts in the legal, legal technology and mental health fields to share keynotes, masterclasses and panel discussions that address technical legal topics alongside much needed soft skills. 

IoT IP 2019

November  20,  2019 - Munich, Germany

IAM’s IoT IP conference will provide a platform for senior IP decision makers across multiple industries to discuss how IP strategies are fundamentally changing to meet the demands of the fourth industrial revolution.

IPBC Australasia 2019

November  21,  2019 - Melbourne, Australia

Through a packed one-day programme IPBC Australasia takes the core themes of IP value creation and strategic corporate IP best practice and discusses them from both the New Zealand and Australian standpoint, with particular attention to innovation-based growth, IP risk mitigation and international expansion strategies.

IPBC Latin America 2019

December  4, 2019 - São Paulo, Brazil

 IPBC Latin America will provide rights holders from Latin America and beyond the opportunity to delve into the best practices, enforcement techniques and monetisation options that can be utilised to craft world-class IP management and value creation programmes. 

Auto IP Asia 2019

December  5,  2019 - Shanghai, China

Connecting the leading IP experts from across the regional and global automotive landscape – from OEMs and industry suppliers, to innovators in high-tech and connectivity – Auto IP Asia will be an unmissable gathering of the sector’s IP influencers. Through a packed one-day programme Auto IP Asia will tackle the key pressures facing IP owners in the rapidly developing automotive landscape, plus the Asia-Pacific region’s increasingly influential position.

Pharma & Biotech IP 2020

January 28,  2020 - London, UK

IAM’s fourth annual Pharma and Biotech IP will bring together leading in-house practitioners and expert counsel to discuss next-generation strategies for protecting and exploiting cutting-edge innovation.

Data Business Congress 2020

February 3-4,  2020 - San Jose, California

By focusing on the data creation, management and value creation lifecycle, the inaugural Data Business Congress will deliver cutting edge intelligence and analysis of the key data issues confronting companies as 5G begins to roll-out and the Internet of Things continues to build.

IP Risk Management USA 2020

February 4,  2020 - San Jose, California

IAM’s inaugural IP Risk Management series will provide organisations with best practices for identifying, evaluating, managing and mitigating IP risks within the business.

IPBC Europe 2020

March 24-25,  2020 - Dublin, Ireland

After 2019’s sell-out event in Paris, IPBC Europe – Europe’s foremost conference about IP value creation – heads to Dublin in 2020.

On 24 and 25 March, the prestigious Shelbourne Hotel will play host to corporate IP leaders from across Europe and beyond when they meet to discuss what world-class IP portfolios, strategies and service provision look like – and how to achieve them.

IP Risk Management Europe 2020

March 26,  2020 - London, UK

IAM’s inaugural IP Risk Management series will provide organisations with best practices for identifying, evaluating, managing and mitigating IP risks within the business.

IPBC Global 2020

June 14-16,  2020 - Chicago, USA

Each year, IPBC Global is developed with and for IP leaders. In 2020, when we head to Chicago from 14 to 16 June, it will be no different. To ensure our finger remains on the corporate IP pulse, for the first time we have assembled a highly experienced advisory board to help us build the event’s programme.

Through thought-provoking plenary addresses, panel discussions, boot camps, masterclasses and more, IPBC Global 2020 attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how industry leaders are tackling the breadth of challenges that keep the IP world awake at night, while continuing to develop world-class value creation strategies.