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.

IAM Webinar - Avoiding avoidable oppositions through attentive patent prosecution in India: the telescopic view

22 February 2021 - GoTo Webinar

15:00 - 16:00 UTC

Hosted by Chadha & Chadha and Google

IPBC Connect Spring 2021

22-26 March 2021

IPBC Connect returns to Zoom for a week of high-level discussions involving the world’s leading IP experts.

From 22-26 March, IAM will be hosting more than 20 individual interactive digital sessions, each designed to facilitate the exchange of information and insight, benchmarking and the sharing of the best practice in key areas of strategic IP value creation.

Each day will start with a keynote address from a major industry figure followed by live breakout discussions lasting for a maximum of 60 minutes. These will be in a variety of formats, including masterclasses, open discussions forums, solution rooms and closed-door, invite-only boardrooms.

You can register for as many sessions as you like across the week, building your own schedule.

IPBC India 2021

7-8 April 2021 - Zoom

IPBC India will be a packed virtual programme, comprising six sessions spread over two days.

Designed specifically for the corporate, research and governmental IP communities, IPBC India will take the core themes of IP value creation and strategic corporate IP management and discuss these within the Indian context. This year’s programme will have a particular emphasis on developing innovation-based growth and key international trends.

The speaking faculty will comprise thought leaders from domestic and international companies. Sessions will provide attendees with best-practice advice, as well as outlining the opportunities, challenges and pitfalls that they face – both at home and abroad.

Pharma & Biotech IP Connect 2021

14-15 April 2021

Life sciences IP strategies will need to be revised significantly in the coming years to reflect technological, legal and political shifts, some of which have been accelerated by the extraordinary events of 2020.

IAM’s Pharma & Biotech IP Connect will bring together leading in-house practitioners and expert outside counsel to explore the most important IP trends impacting the industry. Discuss how IP professionals can best adapt their approaches to protecting and commercialising their clients’ innovations.

Patent Transactions 2021

28-29 April 2021

IAM is delighted to present the inaugural Patent Transactions, an online event designed to deliver a global overview of IP dealmaking, with a separate deep-dive focus on the Asia-Pacific market.

On 28 and 29 April, many of the world’s leading IP dealmakers will share best practices around buying, selling and licensing patents in the ever-changing global landscape.

Engage with key licensing decision makers, buyers and sellers from across the patent market and learn first-hand from their experience and insight.

Auto IP Connect 2021

6-7 May 2021

Being held virtually for 2021, IAM’s Auto IP Connect will bring together the world’s leading OEMs, high tech innovators, industry disruptors and tier suppliers to share best practice and leading IP strategies for the future of automobility.

AI IP Connect 2021

11-12 May 2021

AI is revolutionising the way that people interact with technology across the world and is transforming day-to-day processes. As technology storms ahead, patent systems and IP managers are battling with the challenge of how best to ensure that IP is protected.

IAM’s virtual AI IP Connect event will explore the latest strategies and insight IP managers can use to keep up with AI innovation as it far outpaces the laws surrounding it.

IPBC Global 2021

14-16 November 2021 - Seattle, USA

IPBC Global will bring the world’s IP business leaders back together again in 2021 when it reconvenes in Seattle, the fastest growing tech hub in the USA and home to some of the most innovative businesses on the planet.

From 14 to 16 November 2021, attendees at the world’s leading IP event will enjoy unsurpassed networking and deal-making opportunities, as well as the chance to join high-level discussion around the key challenges facing those responsible for developing IP business strategies now and into the future.

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

6-8 December 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.

IPBC Southeast Asia 2021


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