Events

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.

To find out more about our current and previous events, please visit www.IAM-events.com.

BIO Digital

8-12 June 2020

In lieu of the in-person event, the BIO International Convention is transitioning to a new, virtual event format, BIO Digital, June 8-12. We may not be able to gather in person, but nothing stops innovation.

IPBC Global 2020

30 August – 1 September 2020 - Chicago, USA

Each year, IPBC Global is developed with and for IP leaders. In 2020, when we head to Chicago, it will be no different. To ensure our finger remains on the corporate IP pulse, for the first time we have assembled a highly experienced advisory board to help us build the event’s programme.

Through thought-provoking plenary addresses, panel discussions, boot camps, masterclasses and more, IPBC Global 2020 attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how industry leaders are tackling the breadth of challenges that keep the IP world awake at night, while continuing to develop world-class value creation strategies.

IPBC Japan

8 September 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.

Auto IP Europe 2020

14 September 2020 - Munich, Germany

Now in its third year, IAM’s Auto IP Europe returns to Munich bringing together IP experts from the leading players in the ever-changing automotive industry. Hear industry insight and join thought-provoking discussion around the IP challenges at a time when convergence, new technology and new players in the field are driving fundamental change.

IPBC Shenzhen

22 September 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. IPBC Shenzhen will be run alongside IPBC Taiwan to maximise the opportunity for international delegates to access two key markets in just one week.

IPBC Taiwan

25 September 2020 - Taipei

Taiwan holds a key role in the global semiconductor, computing and consumer electronics supply chain. In addition, Taiwanese companies are increasingly adopting proactive IP management tactics to drive both strategic and real value for their businesses, making this a pivotal market for the IP commercialisation community. Against this dynamic background IAM is pleased to be returning to Taipei for the third biannual IPBC Taiwan, to be held on September 25 2020. To maximise the delegate experience IPBC Taiwan will be co-hosted with the Taiwanese government and hosted alongside the huge Taiwan Innotech Expo. It will also be held in the same week as IPBC Shenzhen, thus allowing overseas delegates to access two key markets in just one week.

Auto IP USA 2020

30 September 2020 - Detroit, USA

Returning to Detroit for a fifth consecutive year, IAM’s Auto IP USA will bring together IP experts from the leading players in the ever-changing automotive industry. Attendees will hear industry insight and join thought-provoking discussion around the IP challenges being faced at a time when convergence, new technology and new players in the field are driving fundamental change.

Patent Licensing 2020

5 October 2020 - San Francisco, USA

With the global patent licensing landscape facing greater uncertainty, staying abreast of the current market has become more important than ever.

Returning for its 6th year, IAM’s Patent Licensing 2020 is designed to provide licensors and licensees with an insight into the strategies for success being used by leaders in the field.

Pharma & Biotech IP USA 2020

8 October 2020 - Boston, USA

The life sciences are seeing developments in new technologies and undergoing a period of dramatic change and innovation, all of which are challenging traditional IP strategies and business models.

IAM’s inaugural Pharma & Biotech IP USA heads to Boston after four successful years in Europe bringing together leading in-house practitioners and expert counsel to explore next-generation strategies for protecting and exploiting cutting-edge innovation.

AI IP USA 2020

8 October 2020 - Boston, USA

AI is creating a seismic shift in the way that people interact with technology, disrupting every major industry along the way. But as AI continues to transform day-to-day processes, patent systems and IP managers are battling with its implications.

IAM’s inaugural AI IP 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 Europe 2020

19-21 October 2020 - Dublin, Ireland

After 2019’s sell-out event in Paris, IPBC Europe – Europe’s foremost conference about IP value creation – will take place in Dublin from 19 to 21 October 2020. Being held at the prestigious Shelbourne Hotel, the event will once again be Europe’s leading gathering of senior IP professionals from European companies of all sizes.

As with all IPBC events, attendees will have dedicated time through both formal and informal networking sessions to meet and engage with like-minded individuals and peers from a broad range of industries and organisations.

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.

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 Australasia

23 November 2020 - Melbourne

Now entering its fifth year, IPBC Australia 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.