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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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About Institutional Investor

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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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McKool Smith
About McKool Smith

When it comes to intellectual property litigation, McKool Smith’s courtroom track record is unrivaled. Over the last eight 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 National Law Journal “Top 100 Verdicts” over the last six years than any other law firm. Courtroom successes like these have earned McKool Smith critical acclaim and helped the firm become what The Wall Street Journal describes as “one of the biggest law firm success stories of the past decade.” In January, McKool Smith was named “IP Firm of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation. Last year, the firm was named an "IP Group of the Year" by Law360 and U.S. “Plaintiff IP Firm of the Year” by Managing IP. McKool Smith has 185 trial lawyers who represent clients in complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and white collar defense matters.
For more information, please visit www.mckoolsmith.com

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

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About Brody Berman Associates

Brody Berman Associates is the leading strategic communications firm for IP holders, executives and portfolios. Brody Berman helps innovative businesses worldwide achieve better results through a mix of IP market experience, strategy and contacts. The firm is best known for helping patent holders leverage their most valuable asset: their IP reputation. Since 1988, Brody Berman has improved the performance and enhanced the value of more than 200 businesses and their patents, including Global 500 companies, small and medium-sized enterprises, NPEs, IP service providers and law firms.
Join today at www.brodyberman.com

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About IP CloseUp

IP CloseUp is a leading source of news and perspective for people interested in the business of intellectual property. Decision-makers regularly turn to IP CloseUp to get the latest news and ideas on patents, people and transactions, and the trends that affect them. The blog has generated more than 60,000 visits. IP CloseUp readers include IP executives, attorneys, private equity, VC and public stock investors, entrepreneurs, journalists, analysts, service providers, researchers and inventors. Regular features include Transactions, People, Places and Events.
Join today at www.ipcloseup.com

About Europolitics

Europolitics – the EU affairs daily that does not compromise. Since 1972, it analyses all current events relating to the EU and its institutions. Published in two languages (English and French), Europolitics is available both in print and electronic form.
For more information, please visit www.europolitics.info

About Delaware IP Law Blog

Delaware IP Law Blog ("Blog") is intended for informational purposes only and does not contain any legal advice. The authors of the Blog are attorneys in the law firm of Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.
For more information, please visit delawareiplaw.com

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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


Founded 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.asipi.org

About Bundesverband Alternative Investments

The Bundesverband Alternative Investments e.V. (BAI) is the advocacy association for the Alternative Investments industry in Germany. The BAI is catalyzer between German institutional investors and recognized providers of Alternative Investments 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. The BAI maintains an intense dialogue with political institutions as well as supervisory bodies. Furthermore, the BAI cooperates with various national and international organizations and industry associations and advocates for legal reforms to design an attractive and competitive regulatory environment for the Alternative Investments industry in Germany. At present, BAI counts 133 members from all areas of the professional Alternative Investments industry.
For more information, please visit www.bvai.de


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

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

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

About The Patent Agents Association

The Patent Agents Association, India (PAAI), a Non-Governmental Organization, is the premiere body of registered Patent Agents in India. The principal object of the PAAi is to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in India and assist Indian innovators/ entrepreneurs by all means. The PAAi in its regular course of business has initiated several path breaking functions to promote the standards of patent prosecution and patent agents. The PAAi in order to accomplish its objectives has, organized IPR awareness seminars for artists, and students in Mumbai, has provided direct helpline (mobile) number to provide real time assistance to innovators, and entrepreneurs, and submitted its views on India Patenting System to Times of India among other works.
You are encouraged to visit www.paai.org.in in for more details.

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