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About Premier Cercle™

Since 2002, Premier Cercle is a strategic conference producer who builds state-of-the-art events.
By addressing issues under a political, strategic and technical focus, the events crafted by Premier Cercle offers a 360° overview of each information topics.
Researched as a journalist would do for its own in-depth report, Premier Cercle analyses how to market an information product and promote it while taking care of the organisational details.

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About the European Patent Office

The European Patent Office (EPO) offers inventors a uniform application procedure which enables them to seek patent protection in up to 40 European countries. Supervised by the Administrative Council, the Office is the executive arm of the European Patent Organisation. 

As the Patent Office for Europe, we support innovation, competitiveness and economic growth across Europe through a commitment to high quality and efficient services delivered under the European Patent Convention.

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HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER is a specialised European intellectual property law boutique created in 2015 when the well-established top tier IP firms Hoyng Monegier and Reimann Osterrieth Köhler Haft (ROKH) decided to join forces. HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER gathers up to 100 passionate IP professionals with offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Madrid, Mannheim (branch office), Munich and Paris.

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About Powell Gilbert

Our lawyers have technical backgrounds, and combined with our wealth of experience and practical know-how, it means we grasp issues quickly and without wasting time. We have experience right across the spectrum of IP litigation, gained from acting in cases across a wide range of technologies and industries. This experience ranges from acting in the earliest biotechnology patent cases technically advising on complex telecoms disputes to enforcing trade mark rights against counterfeit goods in the fashion and luxury goods sectors.

We have acted in cases involving products as diverse as DNA microarrays, computer software, pharmaceutical blockbusters, petrochemicals, semi-conductors, mobile phones, perfume and razorblades. We have represented clients in the UK Patents Courts, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court (formerly the House of Lords) and the European Court of Justice. We have assisted in cases before many overseas courts including in continental Europe, Scandinavia, the US, Australia and Japan. We are frequently involved in European Patent Office opposition proceedings and in representing clients in contentious matters before the UK and European trade mark registries.

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About Trevisan & Cuonzo

Trevisan & Cuonzo, established in 1993, is one of the leading Italian law firms and its clients include many of the most technologically advanced and innovative businesses in the world. The firm offers a complete range of commercial services and specialises in a wide range of industrial sectors including electronics, chemical, automotive, food and nutrition, energy, life sciences, telecommunications, media and information technology.

The practice is highly acclaimed internationally for its success in commercial, intellectual property and product liability litigation.

Trevisan & Cuonzo has offices in Milan, Rome, Parma and Bari.

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About Valipat-Envoy

Valipat offers Administrative Services exclusively for IP Attorneys for
• the validation of European patents,
• the entry into national/regional phase of PCT applications and
• the automated generation of Power of Attorney forms.
Our philosophy is to implement our services in order to effectively minimize the administrative burden on our client's end, while ensuring security and compliance with deadlines.

Our user friendly web platform facilitates streamlined and secured processes such as guaranteed quotes and progress follow-up whilst quality is assured by our network of top tier IP Firms Associates.
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The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, known as AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle), is the world’s leading International Organization dedicated to the development and improvement of laws for the protection of intellectual property. It is a politically neutral, non-profit organization, based in Switzerland with over 9000 Members representing more than 100 countries.

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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.

About Brody Berman

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.

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Cefic is the forum and the voice of the chemical industry in Europe. As the voice of the European chemical industry, Cefic is a committed partner to EU policymakers, facilitating dialogue with industry and sharing our broad-based expertise. We represent 29,000 large, medium and small chemical companies in Europe, which directly provide 1.2 million jobs and account for 14, 7% of world chemical production. Based in Brussels since our founding in 1972, we interact every day on behalf of our members with international and EU institutions, non-governmental organisations, the international media, and other stakeholders.

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A European and international pole of excellence in intellectual property through education and research.

With a faculty in Strasbourg composed of almost 400 academics and practicing attorneys teaching in 21 countries and 40 cities in Europe, the CEIPI is one of the most important centers of higher education dedicated to IP in the world. For 55 years, the CEIPI, a constituent part of the University of Strasbourg, has been committed to training specialists for a whole range of professions in the IP field and also has been preparing professionals to the European Qualification Examination that enables them to become European Patent aAttorneys at EPO.

The center develops a strong research activity through its Research Department (publications, participation in European and international projects, organization of current events, legal workshop and conferences).

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About CIPA

The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) is the professional and examining body for patent attorneys in the UK, representing virtually all the 2,000+ registered patent attorneys in the UK, whether in industry or in private practice. Total membership is over 3,500 and includes trainee patent attorneys and other professionals with an interest in intellectual property (patents, trade marks, designs and copyright). CIPA represents the views of the profession to policy makers at national, European and international level, with representatives sitting on a range of influential policy bodies and working groups in the UK and overseas.

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About Europabio

EuropaBio, the European Association for Bioindustries, promotes an innovative and dynamic European biotechnology industry. EuropaBio and its members are committed to the socially responsible use of biotechnology to improve quality of life, to prevent, diagnose, treat and cure diseases, to improve the quality and quantity of food and feedstuffs and to move towards a biobased and zero-waste economy. EuropaBio represents 75 corporate members and 17 national biotechnology associations and bioregions.

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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 5,200 members coming from 50 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 
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About IFIA

International Federation of Inventors' Associations (IFIA) established in 1968 is an ensemble of over 130 institutions from 95 member states functioning in the field of invention and collaborating in an unparalleled way to disseminate the culture of invention and innovation internationally. The inventors are provided the required information, linkages, and outstanding opportunities to share and discover innovative ideas.

Annually more than 40 international events including the conferences, exhibitions, Olympiads and workshops are organized under the patronage and supervision of IFIA offering a great chance to the inventors to display their cutting edge inventions, create networks and benefit from its wealth of knowledge.

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About IP Federation

The IP Federation represents IP intensive companies in the United Kingdom. Our member companies are extensively involved with IP in Europe and internationally. Not only do our companies own considerable numbers of IP rights, but they are affected by the activities and IP rights of competitors. They may be either plaintiffs or defendants in IP related court actions.
The Federation represents their views in both policy and practice matters within the EU, the UK and internationally. It believes that a cost effective, high quality IPR framework is a critical component in industry's present and future successes in the global economy.

About Patentanwaltskammer

The Patentanwaltskammer (Chamber of Patent Attorneys), located in Munich, is a self-governing corporation under public law. Every German Patent Attorney is - by virtue of law - a member of the Patentanwaltskammer which represents the interests of more than 3.800 Patent Attorneys in Germany. The main tasks of the Patentanwaltskammer are to continuously foster the development of the profession and Intellectual Property Rights.

About CIPU

The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of the purpose of IP rights and their impact on peoples’ lives.

CIPU holds events, provides outreach, conducts research and partners with IP and other organizations to dispel mis-information and facilitate good IP behavior. It provides diverse audiences with an education framework for understanding how IP rights facilitate ideas, promote competition and create jobs. For more information visit

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About Lexis Nexis

LexisNexis, legal intelligence: contents and data for best legal decision making

LexisNexis is the 1st world group of the legaltechs with products like Lexis 360, Lex Machina, Ravel Law or Lexis Advance. In France, LexisNexis is the actor leader of the solutions of information and analytics for the professionals of the right and the figure. The company is based on a leading expert testimony centenary and the control of technologies like the artificial intelligence and semantics, to conceive a vast product range and services: Lexis 360 (nearly 80,000 professional users in France and more than 15 million contents), the Poly range and its legal writer of documents automated by the IA, JurisData Analytics or Lexis News. These tools are used by the professionals of the right to make the best decisions and to optimize the legal security, the productivity and the performance.

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About PaRR

PaRR delivers global intelligence, analysis and data on competition law, anti-corruption enforcement, cybersecurity/ data privacy, and sector-specific regulatory change. We are the only news service to cover the competition landscape from a truly cross-border perspective. From an enforcement action in China that signals the US and the EU will follow suit, to how a merger can flounder due to unforeseen opposition from a competition agency in Asia, PaRR connects the dots.

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About IP Magazine

Practical and easily accessible intelligence on important changes in intellectual property law that impact IP on a global scale.

More than just a round-up of the latest intellectual property news, IPM offers access to exclusive views and opinions from experts and practitioners. Keep in touch with the latest legal and regulatory developments to mitigate risks and protect market share.

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About IP Close Up

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. 

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About Expert Legal Review

Expert Legal Review is the world's first tailor-cut magazine and website specially design for top notch people and legal professionals with a core aim of shaping the playground for future generations.

We offer under-one-roof assortment of products that gear towards meeting our objectives. These include monthly publications, e-mag, weekly newsletters, analysis, daily news, reviews, blogs, shop and branding. Our mission is to provide deep analysis on laws, crimes, cyber issues, legal technology, banking and financial institutions, business impacts, political issues, cross border security, immigration issues, human rights and research papers to name just a few. Our experienced members of staff delve into keen research to provide our readers with the relevant and in-depth information that they need.

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About China IP Magazine

Through ten years efforts since its establishment in 2004, China IP has become a world-class professional IP media and services platform for its comprehensiveness, practicability and interactivity. To date, with the core products of the Chinese, English and Japanese magazines, our products range from International IP Law Firms directory to newspapers, websites, e-magazines, IP Weekly, mobile newspapers, Weibo, conferences and forums, researches and surveys, etc.

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