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 Connect 2020

1-29 September 2020

IAM’s IPBC Connect is specifically designed for IP business leaders. Across the month of September, IAM will be hosting more than 45 individual interactive digital sessions, purpose-built to facilitate discussion, benchmarking and the sharing of best practice in key areas of strategic IP value creation.

Attendees can build their own IPBC Connect schedules and join the sessions most relevant to them. Register for the ones you would like to join and choose as many or as few as you wish. Sessions will take place at times that suit participants in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas.

IPBC Southeast Asia 2020

27 October 2020 - Grand Hyatt Hotel, Singapore

IAM’s combined programme: IPBC Southeast Asia, hosted by IAM, and Brand Strategy Southeast Asia, presented by World Trademark Review, will be split into two dedicated streams: IPBC – IAM’s focused IP value creation agenda – and Brand Strategy – WTR’s detailed brand management programme. Sessions will run concurrently, with delegates able to switch between streams to match their interests.

IPBC Shenzhen 2020

5 November 2020 - Shenzhen

As China’s powerhouse for high-tech industrial, R&D and commercial activity, the sheer concentration of leading IP-owning companies makes IPBC Shenzhen an unmissable opportunity for networking, learning and deal making. The fully bilingual, one-day programme will tackle the impact of international and domestic IP policy developments, increasingly complex market trends and commercial pressures affecting both Chinese enterprises expanding their operations overseas and the international corporations expanding their businesses in China.

Patent Litigation 2020

10 November 2020 - Washington D.C.

IAM’s Patent Litigation returns to Washington D.C. for its sixth year, bringing together leading IP experts in both litigation and policy. Well-established as the must-attend event for anyone interested in how the legal and political climates shape the patent market, panelists will represent a broad cross-section of the patent community.

IPBC Japan 2020

17 November 2020 - Tokyo

Japan remains Asia’s IP powerhouse and IAM is pleased to announce that our biannual IPBC dedicated to this influential jurisdiction will return to Tokyo for 2020. Now in its fourth edition, this unique, fully bilingual jurisdictional event will bring together more than 200 senior IP executives from leading Japanese corporates, research institutions and government agencies, plus their international counterparts, to provide an unparalleled opportunity for learning and networking.

IPBC Australasia 2020

23 November 2020 - Melbourne

Now entering its fifth year, IPBC Australasia has become a key date in the local IP calendar. To reflect this ongoing success the 2020 programme will be broadened with two dedicated streams: IPBC Australasia – IAM’s focused IP value creation agenda – and Brand Strategy Australasia – WTR’s detailed brand management programme. Sessions will run concurrently with delegates able to switch between streams to match their interests.

Auto IP Asia

3 December 2020 - Shanghai

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 is an unmissable gathering of the sector’s IP influencers. Through a packed, fully bilingual, one-day programme Auto IP Asia will tackle the key pressures facing IP owners in the rapidly developing automotive landscape. For 2020 Auto IP Asia will be held directly before IPBC Asia to maximise opportunities for international, regional and local delegates.

IPBC Taiwan 2021

Taiwan has a pivotal role in the global semiconductor, computing and consumer electronics supply chains. Significant R&D investment and strong technical expertise have allowed Taiwanese firms to build up substantial IP portfolios in these industries. IP executives are increasingly embracing more proactive IP management strategies to create value for their businesses. These factors combined make Taiwan a key market for the IP commercialisation community.

IPBC Korea 2021

Korea is a key global IP-player and the crucial status of many of its corporate giants within the global supply chain make it a fascinating, yet challenging, IP market. IPBC Korea will provide a packed, fully bilingual, one-day programme tackling the IP policy developments, market trends and commercial pressures affecting both Korean enterprises’ overseas business and international corporations operating in Korea.

IPBC Asia 2021

The Asia-Pacific region’s role within the global IP market has never been more crucial as political tensions, technological developments and commercial strategies collide. Huge opportunities exist, but there are also huge risks, and corporate IP management has never been harder to navigate. Against this background, IAM is pleased to be returning to Shanghai for the eighth IPBC Asia. With over 500 delegates representing the elite of the region’s corporate IP community, this is IAM’s flagship event in the region and an unmissable business opportunity.