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EPO
WIPO
Business Europe
NYSE Euronext

In association with

Hoyng Monegier

In association with

Qualcomm
Microsoft
Ideas Matter.
CPA Global
Kenyon & Kenyon
CDC propriété intellectuelle
Finnegan

Arnold Siedsma
Sughrue

RWS

Gevers

Valipat
Bourguet avocats
Casalonga & associés
PAPST Licensing
Sisvel

Partners
ACT
Amcham Belgium
ASTP
EuropaBio
GRUR

In association with

WIPR

Managing Intellectual Property

NewEurope
TopLegal
IP Watch
Eureka
IP Magazine
Patent Lawyer Magazine
Brussels Airlines


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Premier Cercle
Partners  
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Hoyng Monégier LLP
About Hoyng Monegier LLP

Hoyng Monegier is the first and only European IP Law Boutique of its kind, with offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Madrid and Paris. We aim to be the best, offering first class service and advice, with leading specialists in IP. We are dedicated to achieving innovative, practical and business-driven solutions and we pride ourselves in having extensive sector-knowledge. Our core practice consists of intellectual property litigation and advice work in all its forms, across all sectors and often played out in parallel in a number of different jurisdictions. Our lawyers are fully familiar with the procedural and practical aspects of European litigation in patents, trademark, copyright and new media. We also have experts that work on patent, trademark and design right advice and prosecution. We are creative not only in our approach to the law, but also in the way we do business with our clients.
For more information, please visit www.hoyngmonegier.com

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Qualcomm
About Qualcomm, Inc.

As the world’s largest 3G chipset provider, Qualcomm is committed to the development and advancement of 3G technology. With offices throughout Europe, Qualcomm works closely with numerous operators, manufacturers and developers to enable the successful commercial roll-out of compelling, feature-rich 3G WCDMA (UMTS) and HSDPA/HSUPA services across the region.
Qualcomm is a developer and supplier of comprehensive chipsets and system software supporting high-speed mobile broadband networks, as well as multi-mode/multi-band solutions. Qualcomm’s chipsets integrate a wide range of compelling capabilities, including 3D hardware-accelerated graphics and the Company’s gpsOne® solution, the world’s most broadly deployed Assisted-GPS technology.
Please visit www.qualcomm.com

Microsoft
About Microsoft

Intellectual property is integral to Microsoft’s success. Our patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets enable us to develop innovative software, helping people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential. With an annual R&D budget of over $9 billion, no other software company invests as much in innovation.
Microsoft views intellectual property as a strategic asset that provides significant value to the company and its customers and partners. Microsoft’s portfolio of over 30,000 issued patents, with over another 38,000 pending worldwide, is consistently rated at the top of the industry by IEEE, OceanTomo, and The Patent Board. Our Windows and Office products are two of the most successful copyrighted products in history.  And Microsoft is ranked #3 in the Interbrand Best Global Brands 2011, with a brand value of over $59 billion, reflecting the impact of our strong trademark portfolio.
Microsoft strives to play a responsible leadership role in the IP ecosystem. We participate in discussions involving IP policy with a focus on creating a sustainable environment for future innovation. We are at the forefront of a strong anti-piracy effort that both educates and protects consumers and targets the criminal organizations that are doing so much harm to end-users and local economies. And, over the last seven years, Microsoft has entered into over 1,100 licensing agreements, resulting in our IP being used by start-ups, customers, partners, and competitors.
To know more www.microsoft.com

Ideas Matter.
About Ideas Matter


Please visit www.ideasmatter.com

CPA Global
About CPA Global

CPA Global is the world's leading IP management specialist providing decision support, risk and cost management, helping clients realise greater value for their IP assets. With offices across Europe, US, Asia and the Pacific, CPA Global supports many corporations and law firms with a set of legal and IP specific services. CPA Global employs 1,500 people, serving clients in over 100 countries.
To know more www.cpaglobal.com | europe@cpaglobal.com

Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
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.
Please visit www.kenyon.com

CDC propriété intellectuelle
About CDC propriété intellectuelle


Please visit www.caissedesdepots.fr

Finnegan
About Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

With more than 375 intellectual property lawyers, Finnegan is one of the largest IP law firms in the world practicing all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law, including counseling, prosecution, licensing, and litigation. Finnegan established its European office in Brussels, Belgium in 1993. The lawyers and professionals in our European office, who include European patent attorneys, are multicultural and multilingual. They can represent clients with both European and U.S.-related IP matters. Finnegan's European patent practice is comprehensive, with a particular focus on European oppositions and appeals, patent prosecution, opinions, due diligence counseling related to mergers and acquisition, pre-litigation strategy, and litigation support. Finnegan delivers sophisticated legal strategies to help clients protect, advocate, and leverage their valuable IP assets.
Please visit www.finnegan.com for more information.

Arnold Siedsma
About Arnold Siedsma

A good idea deserves protection. A good protection will let the competition be second-best and will guarantee your exclusive rights. Arnold + Siedsma is specialist in the legal protection of intellectual property. From filing patents up to registration and protection of trademarks, designs and other rights. The service of Arnold + Siedsma is completely tailored to the client: whether it relates to a good patent for a competing price or handling a complex procedure, you are at the right place with us. We see possibilities where others quit. To put it briefly, you will find with us a full service office in the field of intellectual property.
Please visit www.arnold-siedsma.com

Sughrue
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.
Please visit www.sughrue.com

RWS
About RWS

WS Group provides specialist intellectual property search, translation and filing services. RWS Translation Division is the world's leading patent translation specialist.
Its core services are:
> EuroFile: full European translation and validation;
> WorldFile, translation and filing worldwide, via national and PCT route;
> Translatns for information purposes.
Information Division offer:
> patent, design, and non-patent literature searches;
> patent watches, filewrappers / inspections and status reports.
> PatBase — its professional patent database (developed in partnership with Minesoft Limited) offers full text searching combined with direct family display and is available on an annual subscription basis.
The Group has offices in China, France, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, UK and USA and employs over 400 staff.
Please visit www.rws.com

Gevers
About Gevers

Supporting your innivation and creation strategy to put the highest value in your intellectual assets. Protecting, maintaining, managing, auditing and valorising your innovations : this is the mission of Gevers, based on over 110 years of experience. With Gevers, your innovations are made to last.
Gevers draws on the support of 9 offices in Belgium, France and Switzerland, 70 attorneys specialising in Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Designs, and around 110 paralegal personnel. Their skills and efficiency provide constant and solid support for a high-quality global service. Thanks to these values, Gevers is the worldwide leader in Community Trademarks since 1996 and the acknowledged leader for the IP market in the Benelux countries.
Please visit www.gevers.eu

Valipat
About Valipat

Created by Gevers in 2008 from which we became independent in 2012, Valipat provides a centralized and cost efficient administration of European patent validations, saving costs and paralegal's time. Valipat offers, exclusively to IP Attorneys, a user friendly interface designed to facilitate streamlined and secured processes such as guaranteed quotes, power of attorney forms generation and progress follow-up.
Please visit www.valipat.com

Bourguet avocats
About Bourguet Avocats

Bourguet Avocats is a French boutique law-firm, focused on Intellectual Property and Information Technology laws.
Frederic Bourguet, member of the Paris Bar since 1999, is specialized in IP law and more specifically in patent law. He set up his firm in September 2009 with the aim of developing a practice dedicated to creation and innovation.
Thanks to our passionate lawyers and our ability to manage legal issues with both established and innovative solutions, we are committed to providing clients, from SMEs to international legal entities, with a high-level expertise and to helping them to achieve their business goals while overcoming legal challenges.
Please visit www.bourguet-avocats.com

Casalonga
About Casalonga

Create value by obtaining intellectual property rights throughout the world, defend and enforce these rights, this is the goal of the Casalonga team lead by 12 partners, patent and trademark attorneys and attorneys at law.
Casalonga is a European all and only IP boutique composed of two different entities, one of lawyers and one of patent and trademark attorneys, with offices in Paris and Grenoble (France), Munich (Germany) and Alicante (Spain).
Casalonga & Associés (previously Bureau Casalonga & Josse), a patent and trademark attorney firm, was founded in 1867. It assists its client with the protection, valorization and defense of their industrial property rights in France and abroad.
Casalonga Avocats, a boutique intellectual property law firm, was founded in 2005. It represents its clients before the French and Community courts.
Casalonga is a European group, with offices in France, Paris and Grenoble, as well as in Munich for the European patent and in Alicante for Community trademarks and designs.
Casalonga & Associés provides its clients with expertise in different technology sectors, in particular in life sciences. It files and defends patents in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields before the European Patent Office (EPO) and the principal national patent offices. Casalonga & Associés is particularly active in the opposition domain before the EPO and works in close collaboration with Casalonga Avocats for litigation matters.
Please visit www.casalonga.com

Papst
About Papst Licensing

Papst Licensing GmbH & Co. KG was established in 1992 by its president Georg Papst. In 1993 the patent licensing firm acquired the entire patent portfolio of Papst-Motoren, the company founded by Georg Papst’s father Hermann Papst, and set out to take active action against patent infringements on the international level. Papst Licensing built up an international network of experts for monetizing infringed patents concluding over 150 license agreements with virtually all renowned companies in the IT and electronics industry. Georg Papst’s sons Constantin and Daniel followed into the business and today Papst Licensing offers practical support to third parties facing patent infringements of quality patents with the aim to secure licenses from infringers. Operating investor independent, Papst Licensing’s owner family is in the third generation of licensing and advancing innovation. In case no amicable resolution can be obtained Papst Licensing is determined and experienced in enforcing its rights in Court especially in the US and Germany.
Please visit papstlicensing.com

Sisvel
About Sisvel

Founded in 1982, the Sisvel Group has become a world leader in managing intellectual property and maximizing the value of patent rights. The company is global in scope and reach, with offices in Italy (None Torinese, Milan and Rome), Germany (Stuttgart), the United States (Metropolitan Washington, DC), China (Hong Kong), and Japan (Tokyo), and with more than eighty professionals worldwide with technical, legal, and licensing expertise. Sisvel has a long history of managing successful patent portfolios including those related to the audio compression standards known as MP3 and MPEG Audio. In addition to managing a portfolio of patents relating to the DECT standard for portable digital telephones, Sisvel administers patent pools for the CDMA2000 family of cellular telecommunications standards, the UHF-RFID air interface standard, and the DVB-T broadcast standard, and is currently facilitating the creation of a LTE and DVB-T2 patent pool. Through its subsidiary Sisvel Technology, Sisvel is also engaged in the development of new technologies, including projects for 3D television and broadcasting.
For further information: www.sisvel.eu

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ACT
About ACT

The Association for Competitive Technology (ACT AIBSL) is an international non-profit association based in Brussels. Focusing on the interests of small and mid-size entrepreneurial technology companies, ACT advocates for a “Healthy Tech Environment” that promotes innovation, competition and investment. ACT has been active on issues such as intellectual property, international trade, e-commerce, privacy, internet policy and antitrust. ACT represents more than 3,000 software developers, systems integrators, IT consulting and training firms, and e-businesses from around the world.
Please visit www.actonline.org

Amcham Belgium
About Amcham
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 1,800 US affiliates 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 www.amcham.be
ASPT
About ASPT

ASTP started with the initiative from a multinational group of techno­logy transfer professionals who wished to meet and share experiences on a regular basis. From this, ASTP was created. We are focused on the technology transfer profession and its practitioners, growing to more than 600 members in 41 countries.  Our mission is to professionalize and promote technology and knowledge transfer between the European science base and industry.  The majority of our members are from Technology Transfer Offices (TTO) at universities and public research organisations across Europe.
Our activities arrange from Annual Conferences, to  three-day professional training courses,  one-day in-depth masterclasses and On Site Trainings.
Please visit www.astp.net for more information on our activities.

EuropaBio
About EuropBio

EuropaBio is the European Association for Bioindustries and was created in 1996 to provide a voice for the biotech industry in Europe. EuropaBio's mission is to promote an innovative and dynamic biotechnology-based industry in Europe.
We represent 56 corporate members and 14 associate members and BIO regions, and 19 national biotechnology associations who in turn represent some 1800 small and medium sized biotech companies in Europe. Members of EuropaBio are involved in research, development, testing, manufacturing and commercialisation of biotechnology products and processes. Our corporate members have a wide range of activities: human and animal health care, diagnostics, bio-informatics, chemicals, crop protection, agriculture, food and environmental products and services .
Please visit www.europabio.org

Grur
About GRUR

GRUR, the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, was founded in 1891. It is the largest and oldest non-profit association in Germany devoted to the protection, academic advancement and development of intellectual property law.
With over 5,100 members coming from 46 nations, GRUR offers an umbrella for a wide range of professionals engaged in the field of IP matters: lawyers, patent attorneys, judges, academics, representatives and staff members of the German and European trademark and patent authorities and of the international organisations as well as enterprises, associations and their respective staff members
Please visit www.grur.de

Grur Annual Meeting
About GRUR Annual Meeting 2012 ● 26-29 September ● Frankfurt am Main ● Germany

Meet your German IP colleagues at this year’s Annual Meeting of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property.
 The event is the most constant and popular German IP event, bringing together over 700 IP experts from 30+ nations. It covers all areas of intellectual property with particular focus on scientific, in-depth discussion and offers an intensive, high-level review of the latest developments in German and European IP law as well as visionary outlooks on relevant topics for the coming year.



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About World IP Review

The World IP Review’s bi-monthly edition is dedicated to the needs of professionals involved in the management and protection of IP assets. It informs and educates IP owners and their international legal counsel and consultants of the latest strategies for managing, protecting and profiting from their increasingly valuable intellectual property.
Each issue of the World IP Review’s bi-monthly edition will contain unique interviews with some of the most prominent IP owners and in-house counsel. It will use a combination of articles and case studies to showcase business strategies. In addition, it will review case law and IP legislation worldwide.
Please visit www.worldipreview.com

Managing IP
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.
Please visit www.managingip.com

NewEurope
About New Europe

New Europe, is the European weekly newspaper. NE reports on 49 countries in and around the European Union with a strong EU policy-making focus. With a 66,000 copy circulation in Europe, the diverse groups of NE’s readers come together to form a real power-base in the European making. In Brussels New Europe is delivered to all Members of the European Parliament, all Commissioners and their cabinets, and is made available to all European Parliament & Commission staff. NE readership includes embassies, universities, think-tanks, NGOs, companies and subscribing organisations.
Please visit www.neurope.eu

TopLegal International
About TopLegal International

TopLegal International, sister magazine of Italy’s TopLegal, is the first English-language monthly that connects commercial lawyers with the wider business community. The magazine, supported by TopLegal’s online news service www.toplegalinternational.com, analyses the legal market with a special focus on Continental Europe. Each issue reports on the activity, strategy and financial performance of prominent law firms and explores the views of leading clients and the quality of external legal services.

IP Watch
About IP Watch

Intellectual Property Watch, based in Geneva, Switzerland, provides independent news and information on international intellectual property policymaking on an open access and subscriber basis. Our global network of professional journalists closely follows the issues and events that shape IP policy and law, bringing balanced reporting and analysis of these important stories as they unfold. IP-Watch publishes articles, outside expert opinions, briefs, translations and other features continuously on our website with notification via e-mail alert, RSS feed, Twitter and Facebook.
For more informtion, please visit www.ip-watch.org

Eureka!
About Eureka

Raising the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology. Boosting national economies on the international market, and strengthening the basis for sustainable prosperity and employment.
For further information: www.eurekanetwork.org

Intellectual Property Magazine
About Intellectual Property Magazine

Intellectual Property Magazine delivers unrivalled global IP Intelligence; combining news, analysis and views from a network of experienced, practising in-house counsel. A convenient and reliable one-stop resource for in-house counsel and IP managers who want to keep ahead of legal developments, effectively manage their IP portfolios and implement profitable strategies.
Please visit www.intellectualpropertymagazine.com

The Patent Lawyer Magazine
About Patent Lawyer Magazine

The Patent Lawyer Magazine is a special focus international legal publication that focuses solely on the patent industry, patent lawyers and patent law firms.
The magazine is packed full of information, special features, interviews, case comments, special country focus, patent litigation roundup, service provider focus, patent people moves, company press releases, recruitment, inventor section and a dedicated patent directory of services.
The aim of The Patent Lawyer Magazine is to fill the gap in the market for a dedicated magazine that exclusively focuses on patent law, patent lawyers, inventors and those specialist companies that provide patent related service.

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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 premiercercle.com

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> To become Partner: Patrice Cros (Brussels), pc@premiercercle.com
> For information about the programme: François Morel (Paris), fm@premiercercle.com
> To register one or more delegates: Bérengère Delescluse (Brussels), bd@premiercercle.com