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 Global 2019

June 16-18, 2019 – Boston, United States

In the face of the fourth industrial revolution, it has never been more important to ensure that IP strategy is fully aligned with overall business goals – or to recognise that traditional models of IP value creation could well be redundant in a time of unprecedented technological development, innovation and convergence.

IPBC Global’s 2019 programme is focused on exploring all the key issues that this new era of change presents for corporate IP leaders, as well as policy makers, investors, the legal profession and third-party service providers.

IPBC Asia 2019

October 28-30,  2019 - Tokyo, Japan

Returning to Tokyo, IPBC Asia 2019 is set to be the largest yet – building on the phenomenal success of the event since its launch in 2013. IAM will maximise its extensive relationships both across Asia-Pacific and within the Japanese IP community, including our dedicated Japanese language magazine, to ensure strong attendance from the host country’s corporate IP leaders alongside the event’s core group of corporate IP leaders from right across the Asia-Pacific region. 

BIO International Convention

June 3-6,  2019 - Philadelphia, PA

Join us at BIO 2019, June 3-6, for the world’s largest biotechnology partnering event of the year! BIO One-on-One Partnering™ is the most efficient way to do business in the biotech and pharma industry without travelling all over the world. Multi-faceted search capabilities allow you to identify and request meetings with prospective biotech investors and senior business development executives. See who you can meet in Philadelphia.  

IP Week @ SG

August 27-28,  2019 - Singapore

IDEAS TO ASSETS: Driving Enterprise Growth with IP. Join the world's premier IP event. Super Early Bird promo ends 31 May. 

Software IP 2019

 October 2, 2019 – Silicon Valley

Building on last year’s discussions, Software IP will provide a platform for IP experts from the software industry to discuss key challenges, share invaluable insights and hear from some of the top industry voices on the pressing issues.

Patent Licensing 2019

 October 3, 2019 – San Francisco

Designed by and for corporate IP leaders and licensing specialists, this unique event will bring together experts from across the licensing world with a focus on responsible deal making in an uncertain market. 

Patent Litigation 2019

 November 5, 2019 – Washington D.C.

Now in its fifth year, IAM’s Patent Litigation (previously known as Patent Law & Policy) returns to Washington D.C. on November 5, 2019 providing indispensable analysis on the past year’s key developments in the political climate and the impact this could have on future proceedings shaping the patent market in the US.

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.

Auto IP Asia 2019

December  3,  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.

IPBC Southeast Asia 2020

February 26,  2020 - Singapore

IPBC India 2020 

March 19,  2020 - Bengaluru, India

IPBC Shenzhen 2020 

April 2,  2020 - Shenzhen, China

IPBC Korea 2020 

May 14,  2020 - Seoul, Korea