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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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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

2019 AIPPI World Congress London

September 15 – 18, 2019 - London, UK 

The 2019 AIPPI World Congress will bring together IP professionals from all around the world and provides an excellent opportunity to meet and build personal and professional relationships, through discussion of issues in small groups and plenary sessions. In addition, the various social events will allow you to experience some of London’s historical and cultural sites.

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.