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IP Finance 2014
May 8, 2014  |    NEW YORK CITY

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Premier Cercle™
About Premier Cercle™


Premier Cercle™, in association with Managing Intellectual Property and World IP Review, is organizing the Pan-European Intellectual Property Summit every two years in Brussels. Since 2004, the IP Summit has become the most-sought after referral event in the field of Intellectual Property (patents, trademarks, designs and domain names) in Europe. This leading European congress features more than 35 plenary and workshop sessions covering a large variety of topics with speeches delivered by 150 high-level experts in front of more than 550 delegates.
To know more about our activities, please visit www.premiercercle.com

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institutionalinvestor
About Institutional Investor


For more information, please visit www.institutionalinvestor.com

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mip
About Managing Intellectual Property


Managing Intellectual Property is a publication of Euromoney, a Publishing Group with more than 15 years’ experience reporting on the legal affairs of international business, making it the undisputed leader in the sector. In addition to publishing a journal specialising in industrial property and like matters (unfair competition, copyright), Managing Intellectual Property publishes a number of directories and contact guides listing the best firms in each country.
For more information, please visit www.managingip.com

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ROPES & GRAY
About Ropes & Gray


Ropes & Gray is one of the world’s premier law firms, with approximately 1,100 lawyers serving clients in major centers of business, finance, technology and government. The firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul, and has consistently been recognized for its leading practices in many areas, including private equity, M&A, life sciences, health care, finance, investment management, hedge funds, tax, intellectual property, litigation, securities litigation and government enforcement.
For more information, please visit www.ropesgray.com

Vinson Resolution Management
About Vinson Resolution Management


Vinson Resolution Management is a U.S. based financial services firm providing capital for the funding of meritorious commercial litigation.
VRM is the only litigation finance company that employs a scientific approach in its analysis of case risk. Known as the VRM Evaluation ProtocolSM VRM’s proprietary technology uses sophisticated statistical and mathematical techniques to assess the merits of a claim and the potential for financial success.
Founded in 2011 by Dr. Donald E. Vinson, the “founding father” of the trial consulting industry, VRM’s core team is comprised of professionals with over 35 years of experience in trial strategy, case management, business, insurance, financial risk management, and the social and behavioral sciences. Providing capital is a natural extension of this collective experience.
Please visit www.vinres.com

McKool Smith
About McKool Smith


In patent litigation cases, McKool Smith’s courtroom track record is unrivaled. Over the past seven years, the firm has secured eight nine-figure patent infringement verdicts, more than any other law firm in the country. The firm has also won more VerdictSearch “Top 100 Verdicts” over the last seven years than any other law firm. In January 2014, McKool Smith was named an “IP Group of the Year” by Law360. The firm was also awarded U.S. “Plaintiff IP Firm of the Year” by Managing IP and recognized in both The National Law Journal’s annual “Plaintiffs’ Hotlist” and Law360’s feature on the “Most Feared Plaintiffs’ Firms.”
For more information, please visit www.mckoolsmith.com

The Global IP Center
About The Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC)


The Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) is an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world's largest business association, representing over 3 million businesses worldwide. In the 21st century, innovation and creativity remain the driving forces behind competitiveness and economic growth. The effective protection of IP rights is critical - both to spurring innovation and to attracting the investments that lead to its commercialization. With this in mind, GIPC is leading a worldwide effort to champion IP rights as vital to creating jobs, advancing global economic growth, and generating breakthrough solutions to global challenges - an effort that begins in Washington, D.C., and extends to countries and multilateral fora around the world.
To learn more, please visit www.theglobalipcenter.com
To schedule a meeting with GIPC today, please contact Jared Parks (jparks@uschamber.com).

Brandstock
About Brandstock


From our beginnings in 2000 as a startup, Brandstock has grown into one of the leading providers of Intellectual Property services.
Headquartered in Munich with offices in Singapore, New York and Paris, Brandstock employs over 100 professionals in a range of disciplines.
We also maintain a network of 250 firms of international lawyers and other Intellectual Property professionals that provide specialized advice in individual jurisdictions, allowing Brandstock to choose the right professional for the particular client matter, and to obtain the best services at a competitive price.
We strive to provide fast, professional and cost-effective solutions for our clients, which include international blue chip companies as well as small to medium-sized enterprises.
For more information, please visit www.brandstock.com

Royalty Exchange
About Royalty Exchange


Described in The New York Times (4/22/13) as “a robust marketplace,” Royalty Exchange is the world's first transactional platform for the valuation, sale and purchase of royalty assets. Royalty Exchange serves as a centralized online sales brokerage for royalty owners seeking liquidity and buyers seeking alternative investments. The exchange is open to all types of royalty streams, including music, film, TV, books, solar energy, pharmaceutical, patents and other intellectual property.
For more information, please visit www.royaltyexchange.com

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Invest in France
About IFA


Invest in France Agency (IFA) promotes and facilitates international investment in France. The IFA network operates worldwide. IFA works in partnership with regional development agencies to offer international investors business opportunities and customized services all over France.
Join today at www.investinfrance.org

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aipla
About AIPLA


The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) leads a diverse IP community by enhancing practitioner knowledge and shaping the future of IP law.  AIPLA is at the forefront of IP, promoting the adoption of strong and balanced laws both in the US and worldwide. With access to top quality CLE and training, breaking IP news and information, and over 40 committees that address cutting-edge issues in IP, membership in AIPLA is the single most valuable asset IP attorneys and agents have in their professional toolkits. AIPLA: The Best Value in IP.
Join today at www.aipla.org

apipa
About APIPA


Asia Pacific Intellectual Property Association (APIPA) was established on June 3,1994 through the joint endeavors of international technological and law professional. The goal of APIPA is
- To promote the effective management of intellectual property rights and R&D results.
- To assist enterprises in establishing management of intellectual property rights and commercialize their R&D results in Taiwan.
- To set up the APIPA intellectual property database and provide intellectual property rights-related information services.
APIPA places equal emphasis on our domestic and international practices and, for the past years, has been able to balance between our domestic and foreign activities. Today, APIPA is one of the leading intellectual property organization in Taiwan.
For more information, please visit www.apipa.org.tw

asipi
About ASIPI


TFounded in 1964, the Inter American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI) is an organization currently composed of more than 1,000 members from 46 countries from America, Europe, Asia and Africa, whose common denominator is to practice and defend intellectual property rights.
ASIPI is a non-profit organization, which main purpose is to promote in the American countries the development and harmonization of the laws, regulations and procedures related to industrial and intellectual property.
Among ASIPI`s objectives are advising the governments and intergovernmental entities on the study of projects on legal dispositions related to intellectual property, as well as encouraging relationships with related entities, such as we do with FICPI, WIPO, AIPPI, INTA, AIPLA and IPO..
For more information, please visit www.aipla.org

bai
About Bundesverband Alternative Investments


Bundesverband Alternative Investments e.V. (BAI) is the lobby association for the alternative investment industry in Germany. BAI is a “catalyser” between German institutional investors and suppliers of alternative investment products worldwide. One goal is to enhance the environment for German professional investors when diversifying their financial assets into Alternative Investments, especially as many of those investors are responsible for safeguarding long-term retirement pensions. Another objective of the association is to increase the awareness level and the understanding of these asset classes and strategies in public. BAI maintains an intense dialogue with political institutions as well as supervisory bodies. Furthermore, BAI cooperates with various national and international organisations and industry associations. BAI advocates for legal reforms to design an attractive and competitive regulatory environment for the alternative investment industry in Germany. At present, BAI counts 129 member companies from all areas of the alternative investment industry.
For more information, please visit www.bvai.de
BAI is also the organizer of the BAI Alternative Investor Conference (AIC) www.ai-conference.com

ENYIPLA
About ENYIPLA


The Eastern New York Intellectual Property Law Association ("ENYIPLA") is a law association devoted to promoting the development of intellectual property laws and to providing a forum for interaction between members of the NY bar who practice or have an interest in practicing Intellectual Property Law. This law association is more than 25 years old and has grown to encompass a large group of attorneys who practice mainly in house or at law firms. Formal dinner functions are held routinely, either in Albany, NY or in White Plains, NY.
For more information, please visit www.enyipla.org

Franklin Pierce Center for IP
About the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property


The University of New Hampshire School of Law's Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property builds on the pioneering IP work we have been associated with since 1973. In partnering with industry and governments around the world, the IP Center is a global hub for the intersection of IP and economic development. As a leader in integrating IP studies into legal education, the IP Center offers students the practical experience needed to handle innovation in today's economy. And with a global network of successful alumni connected to the Franklin Pierce tradition, students have access to IP professionals in more than 80 countries. Lawyers can add value to their JD or baccalaureate law degree with our LLM degree. Non-lawyers can enhance their professional training with our interdisciplinary Master's degree.
For more information, please visit law.unh.edu/ipcenter

grur
About GRUR


Established in 1891, the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) is the largest and oldest non-profit association in Germany devoted to the protection, academic advancement and development of intellectual property law. With over 5,300 members coming from 50+ countries, GRUR offers an umbrella for a wide range of IP professionals.
The Association provides assistance to legislative bodies and authorities competent of IP issues, organizes conferences and workshops and offers further education courses for lawyers and patent attorneys. It also publishes four leading German professional journals: GRUR, GRUR International, GRUR-RR and GRUR-Prax.
For more information, please visit www.grur.org

iip
About IIP


The Institute of Intellectual Property has made steady progress since its establishment in June 1989. It has promoted many projects such as research and study on various issues concerning intellectual property, research and development of information retrieval systems, collecting and making information related to this field available, hosting international symposiums, as well as international exchange and human resources development of researchers. In addition, we have gradually upgraded the basis for our activities by concluding exchange agreements with overseas research institutes while accumulating and providing public access to books, research papers, court cases, and patent-related statistical data.
For more information, please visit www.iip.or.jp

nationalbar
About The National Bar Association


The National Bar Association was founded in 1925 and is the nation's oldest and largest national network of predominantly African American attorneys and judges. It represents approximately 59,000 lawyers, judges, law professors and law students and has over 80 affiliate chapters throughout the United States and around the world.
For more information, please visit www.nationalbar.org, twitter.com/nationalbar and facebook.com/nationalbar

nyse
About NYSE


Managing Intellectual Property is a publication of Euromoney, a Publishing Group with more than 15 years’ experience reporting on the legal affairs of international business, making it the undisputed leader in the sector. In addition to publishing a journal specialising in industrial property and like matters (unfair competition, copyright), Managing Intellectual Property publishes a number of directories and contact guides listing the best firms in each country.
For more information, please visit www.nyse.nyx.com

 
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