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About Premier Cercle

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About IAM

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) is the first and only magazine to focus on IP strategy for business, the commercialization of IP and how to build value from intangible assets. It is a must-read for all those interested in how IP directly affects the bottom line.
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About the Wall Street Journal Europe

Our mission at The Wall Street Journal Europe is to serve readers who compete internationally, wherever they may live or work in Europe. With the most extensive network of reporters and editors of any business newspaper, no one explains better the connections in today's global economy, giving our readers an unsurpassed global perspective, presented fairly and accurately. Anyone serious about successfully competing in the international business arena, requires access to our unrivalled content.
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About the European Patent Institute

The Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office ("epi") came into existence pursuant to the European Patent Convention (EPC) upon provisions adopted by the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organization. These provisions also pertain to the European qualifying examination, which persons have to take in order to be entitled to act as representatives, and to the disciplinary powers exercised by the Institute over these representatives. The Institute being an international non-governmental public law corporation has its own by-laws and code of professional conduct. At present, the Institute which represents the first all-European patent profession comprises about 7800 members from 28 European countries, both from industry and free profession

CPA software solutions

About CPA Software Solutions

CPA Software Solutions, part of the CPA Group, is a leading provider of IP management software for companies and IP attorney firms worldwide. We deliver the most advanced, innovative and configurable solutions available, designed specifically to fit your individual needs.
Together with CPA, we provide more than 40,000 businesses with IP management software solutions; patent, design and trademark renewals; domain name management; and trademark searching and watching.


About Fidal

Fidal has over 80 years of experience in all areas of business law: Fidal’s 1,200 lawyers are committed to providing clients with the information, advice and protection they need to promote their long-term business interests. As partner to enterprises, from small and midsize companies to major groups, Fidal is involved in all sectors of business and cultivate long-lasting client relationships that thrive upon Fidal’s knowledge of local French markets and our recognized expertise in international issues. Fidal has developped valuable expertises in many business areas and, in particular, with respect to IP Srategies.


About Gevers

To help creating your intellectual property assets, to protect and maintain them, to evaluate and of course to develop them: this is our mission, founded on more than 100 years of experience. Our Group consists of 6 sister companies, 44 Attorneys specialized in Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Designs and more than 100 paralegal staff. Their competences and efficiency are the pillars of our global quality services.
Thanks to this, we have been for many years the worldwide leader in Community Trademarks and the leader for all types of IP in Belgium.

Questel · edital

About Questel

For over 30 years, Questel has been helping manage the world's most important IP portfolios. We offer a suite of leading-edge patent, trademark and design services to executives, researchers, and competitive intelligence professionals, and help turn their IP information into real value and enhance their organizations' competitiveness. Known for having one of the most comprehensive collection of databases, we also provide a wide array of tools for searching, analyzing, visualizing, evaluating, sharing results, and ordering.


About Indom

Established in 1997 as one of the very first domain name registrars in France, INDOM has offices in the US and the UK, its head office in the heart of Paris, and provides online brand protection and management services to the world's major corporations. Be it for France (Dot FR), Europe (Dot EU and the local European domains) or the rest of the world, our registration services are reliable and fast. We can even help set you up in countries where you may not have the local presence required. Once your domains are registered, advanced management tools give you complete control over your portfolio and expert managed DNS servers mean your domains always service your web sites and email systems. Our expertise also covers brand protection, domain name transfer / recovery strategies and monitoring. And there's also our extensive coverage of domain name industry news at

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Kenyon & Kenyon

About Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

Kenyon & Kenyon LLP is one of the largest full-service intellectual property law firms in the United States, with offices in New York, Washington DC, and Silicon Valley. For our global and domestic clients, the firm provides litigation, prosecution, licensing and counseling services relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and related matters, such as unfair business and unfair trade practices. The firm has some of the preeminent intellectual property litigation partners in the country. Result-based annual surveys have placed Kenyon & Kenyon at the top of many lists including Managing Intellectual Property's World IP Survey, IP Law & Business's Patent Litigation Survey and National Law Journal's Top Verdicts of the Year. The firm has a worldwide clientele. We represent not only North American companies, but also European, Asian and other multinational companies in global intellectual property disputes.

Oblon Spivak…

About Oblon, Spivak

The Oblon, Spivak law firm has one of the largest, if not the largest, intellectual property practices in the United States. We offer a team of experts covering every technological and legal field of intellectual property law. The range of technological expertise and capabilities in the Firm is enormous, ranging from biotechnology to computer and software engineering, physics, chemistry, mechanics and virtually every other technological field. A large number of our patent professionals are holders of Ph.D.'s or other advanced degrees in their technologies, as well as their law degrees. Our litigation group is extensive with a number of our partners qualifying as first chair litigators. We have represented, and continue to represent, some of the most important and highest profile patent and trademark litigation cases in the United States. This Firm has the distinction of having obtained more patents from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) than any other organization in the world; a distinction we have held for each of the last 15 years.

Duff & Phelps

About Duff & Phelps

Duff & Phelps is one of the world's leading independent financial advisory firms serving client needs in the areas of valuation, investment banking and transaction advice, and dispute consulting. We specialize in the valuation of intellectual property for a variety of purposes; including mergers & acquisitions, transfer pricing, disputes, and licensing agreements. With over 700 employees serving clients worldwide, through offices in the United States, Europe and Asia, Duff & Phelps is committed to delivering insightful advice and service of exceptional quality, integrity and objectivity.


About the Committee of National Institutes of Intellectual Property Attorneys (CNIPA)

CNIPA is a European Association of National Institutes of Patent and Trademark Attorneys. Founded in the 1950's by the Dutch, German and British Institutes, CNIPA has now fourteen national institutes as members, represented by their Presidents or their substitutes, i.e., in alphabetical order, the National Institutes of AT (Austria), BE (Belgium), CZ (Czech Republic), DE (Germany), ES (Spain), FR (France), IE (Ireland), IT (Italy), GB (Great Britain), LI (Lichtenstein), NL (the Netherlands), PL (Poland), PT (Portugal) and SE (Sweden).

Each member institute must be a national or regional Institute of Intellectual Property Attorneys to which belong a significant number of that country's or region's patent attorneys on a list officially recognised by the national Patent Office or by a corresponding authority such as the European Patent Organisation. The Institute must require future patent attorneys to have a technical qualification such as an engineering or science degree and to pass an effective professional examination in patent law. The member institutes must all be European.

Fundamentally, the main object of CNIPA is to have close co-operation between the member institutes, exchanging opinions and (as far as possible) agreeing on matters of interest as well as exchanging information regarding laws and practice throughout the world, in relation to all forms of intellectual property. CNIPA also has the important function of acting as a non-governmental organisation (NGO) and as such making representations to governmental and other bodies on matters of interest to patent attorneys. Thus, as examples, CNIPA is regularly represented at the meetings of WIPO and was represented (and spoke) at the Diplomatic Conference on the amendment of the European Patent Convention. CNIPA also acts as a channel for distribution of information, mainly from WIPO but also from other bodies.

At the present time, Mr Edward Lyndon-Stanford (GB) is the President, Mr Patrice Vidon (FR) is the Vice-President, Dr Erich Hasler (LI) is the Treasurer.

Meetings of CNIPA occur whenever necessary, but in general every six months. They are attended usually by the Presidents of the member institutes and provide a useful informal gathering for exchanging information as well as debating matters of common interest.

Ernst & Young

About Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young offer innovative solutions to safeguard and manage IP. We take into account entire business processes to provide the right solutions to mitigate risk. Our international network of practitioners offers comprehensive strategies for managing and resolving the risks of business conflict that emerge across an organization.  We have proven capabilities to help clients protect, defend, and enforce their intellectual property rights.

Ernst & Young, a global leader in professional services, is committed to restoring the public’s trust in professional services firms and in the quality of financial reporting. Its 107,000 people in 140 countries pursue the highest levels of integrity, quality, and professionalism in providing a range of sophisticated services centered on our core competencies of auditing, accounting, tax, and transactions.

Further information about Ernst & Young and its approach to a variety of business issues can be found at
European Voice

About European Voice

European Voice is the Brussels based newspaper that brings you the most up-to-date information on policy-making, politics and business at the heart of Europe. Launched by The Economist Group in 1995, European Voice has established a reputation for providing authoritative, independent and balanced coverage of EU news and analysis. Every week European Voice provides readers with the latest developments within the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers and explains the European implications behind the world news.


About Sughrue

Sughrue Mion, PLLC, is one of the largest law firms practicing exclusively in the field of intellectual property law. Based in Washington, D.C. with offices in Silicon Valley, San Diego, and Tokyo, Sughrue specializes in litigating intellectual property matters in federal and state trial courts, the International Trade Commission, and  before the U.S. Courts of Appeals. Sughrue is consistently ranked among the top U.S. firms for the number of issued U.S. patents and trademarks.

Amcham Belgium

About Amcham Belgium

The American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium (AmCham Belgium) is a dynamic non-profit organization dedicated to improving business and investment opportunities for US companies in Belgium and the European Union. With 1,200 US companies in Belgium, AmCham Belgium plays a pivotal role in an evolving business environment by focusing on three key areas: lobbying, knowledge sharing, and networking. By regularly monitoring business issues, the Chamber actively lobbies the Belgian government on behalf of its members. An array of qualitative publications offers the business community timely information on pertinent topics. Throughout the year, the Chamber provides a forum for networking, bringing business leaders and decision makers together at first-rate events.
More information is available at

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About Chipworks

Chipworks is an internationally recognized technical services company that analyzes the circuitry and physical composition of semiconductors and electronic systems. Our services include a wide range of applications in protecting and leveraging patents, licensing support and competitive intelligence. For over 13 years, Chipworks has successfully helped semiconductor and electronics organizations achieve their goals by supporting research and development efforts in strategic product development and patent portfolio management. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, the Company has offices around the world.

CRA International

About CRA International

CRA International is a leading provider of economic, financial and strategic consulting services, and is the world’s premier firm dedicated to helping organizations address their most critical IP related issues. Businesses engage CRA to help them shape corporate IP strategy, assess value and execute transactions. Litigators rely on CRA to value the economic harm resulting from infringement or misappropriation of intellectual property assets. In both types of assignments, CRA applies the same rare combination of talents: deep industry knowledge, broad functional experience and proven analytical approaches. Whether clients face a high stakes legal proceeding or crucial business strategy decision or transaction , they can rely on CRA for clear, objective answers based on hard facts and rigorous analysis.
Founded in 1965, CRA has more than 20 offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific region. Detailed information about CRA is available at


About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) is a diversified technology and services company dedicated to creating products that make life better. From aircraft engines and power generation to financial services, medical imaging, television programming and plastics, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Web site at


About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
As a result of our investment in innovation, Microsoft has created a large, diverse portfolio of intellectual property (IP) that is now available for licensing. This portfolio includes source code, schemas, protocols, and documentation as well as associated copyrights, trademarks, patents and trade secrets. Our policy is to license this IP under commercially reasonable and nondiscriminatory terms.

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