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. 

Pharma & Biotech IP 2019

28 January 2019 – London, UK

With disruptive political and legislative change on the horizon at home and abroad, it has never been more important for European biopharma patent professionals to have a crystal-clear understanding of the changes shaping IP protection and value creation.

IAM’s third annual Pharma & Biotech IP event will provide cutting-edge legal and strategic insights to help practitioners safeguard and exploit their crucial life sciences assets.

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.