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 Law Business Research.

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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.

IAM Industry Review 2020

30 November - 9 December 2020

Most of the world’s major economies have been subject to some kind of pandemic-induced lockdown this year, but that does not mean everything has stopped. As well as adjusting to the multiple practical and strategic challenges posed by covid-19, IP professionals in a number of key industries have also had to absorb regulatory developments, potentially game-changing court decisions, new legislation, big deals and a shifting patent landscape.

IAM’s Industry Review 2020 will focus on five key business sectors: life sciences; telecoms; automotive; software and AI; and semiconductors. For each one, leading experts will explore the year’s ups, downs and pivotal moments, while dissecting what they will mean for 2021.

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 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 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.

IP 2020

17-19 November 2020

From the fight against covid-19 to the US election, 2020 has been a year of significant change with much of the world adapting to the ‘new normal’ and the US gearing up for either a second Trump term or a new Biden Administration.

IAM’s IP 2020, which will be hosted virtually in November, will provide IP experts an opportunity to breakdown and assess the latest dynamics of the US patent system from policymaking on Capitol Hill, to the most significant case law from the Federal Circuit, to the latest ins and outs of district court litigation and the ongoing evolution of the PTAB.

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.