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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 Darts IP

Our mission at Darts-ip is to help legal and business professionals achieve more with intellectual property cases. In a globalized and digitalized world, we thought it was crazy how much effort was needed to find relevant cases, how inaccessible certain information was and how hard it was to get a global high level overview.  Previously only a fraction of the valuable information contained in cases had been used and had only been used in a very limited way.


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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 Roschier

At Roschier, we believe the best advice is built on a deep understanding achievable only through dedication. It’s an approach we’re committed to. By working closely with our clients and sharing their realities, we ensure advice that reaches beyond the obvious. That’s why we are the leading legal advisor in the Nordic region today.

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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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About Brand Enforcement

With two decades of experience, Brand Enforcement UK Ltd (BEUK) specialises in the criminal and civil enforcement of intellectual property rights (trademark, design, copyright and patent) and assists brands with their global brand protection strategies. We regularly conduct test purchases and produce investigation reports for our clients on targets. These reports include but are not limited to; financial statements that indicate the size of a trader’s operation and highlights any potential PoCA offences.


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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About the 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 EuKTS

EuKTS is  an international non profit association designed to  increase the standards and recognition of the knowledge transfer (KT) profession across Europe by providing internationally recognised certification for KT professionals and a regulated quality and training framework for the accreditation of training programmes.

EuKTS provides a scheme for accreditation of training programmes and certification of individual in the filed of knowledge and technology transfer that is unique in the sense that it is authoritative, inclusive, impartial: EuKTS is a bottom-up initiative of high level expertise, covering both training and practise, open to all areas (research, industry) of KTT and following practitioners all along their career, from entry to expert levels.

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 80 corporate and associate members and bio-regions, and 17 national biotechnology associations in turn representing over 1800 biotech SMEs. Read more about our work at

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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IEEPI is a vocational training institute created by the French Government in 2004 in order to organise training sessions focusing on economic and strategic aspects of the intellectual property, the primary target audience being decision-makers from the business world and researchers.
IEEPI pays particular attention to the high quality level of its trainings, which is guaranteed by the fact that IEEPI is certified ISO 9001 for vocational training scope and benefits from the French Auditing procedures OPQF.
The training format is adapted to the needs of the audience:
- short courses (1 to 3 days)
- a 10-day licensing course
- a Master 2 degree on “Intellectual Property Strategy and Innovation”
  in collaboration with the University of Strasbourg, France
- in-house custom-made trainings, adapted to the specific needs of the customers.
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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 Europe

IP Europe brings together R&D intensive European companies and research institutes committed to innovation, from SMEs to global enterprises and non-profit research entities operating in a variety of industrial sectors. They all share a common goal: to maintain, at all policy levels, strong patent protection for innovators and support recognized fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory standardisation policies adopted by consensus that preserve fair compensation for innovators. IP Europe supports the use of Injunctive Relief against patent infringers and free riders that rely on R&D investments made by others to earn higher profits. 

IP Europe was originally launched by Ericsson, Airbus and France Brevets. Other organisations presented below are also contributing. The Fraunhofer Institute participates in IP Europe in its capacity of academic advisor and others companies and research centers are considering their participation.

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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 Réseau C.U.R.I.E.

The C.U.R.I.E. network federates since 26 years the professionals of the valuation, the technology transfer and the innovation stemming from the public search in France. With his 190 members, the C.U.R.I.E. network assures a mission of promotion, development and professionalization of the technology transfer, the know-how and the skills stemming from the public sector towards the socioeconomic world. The C.U.R.I.E. network is at the heart of a public-private ecosystem in the service of the economic performance and in the service of the social progress.

About Top Legal

TopLegal is the first magazine in Italy that connects commercial lawyers with the wider business community. The magazine, supported by TopLegal’s online news service, analyses the legal market with news from law firms and in house counsel. 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.

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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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About European Biotechnology Magazine

A modern and up-to-date news magazine, the established periodical European Biotechnology Magazine is your source for substantial information on the Biotech, Pharma, Medtech and Chemistry markets of Europe. The goal at is to provide a comprehensive overview over Europe‘s biotech sector! In connection with the  quarterly-released print journal European Biotechnology Magazine is the unique information source for the European Life Sciences-community.

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 Kluwer Patent Blog

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business delivers expert content and solutions in the areas of law, corporate compliance, health compliance, reimbursement, and legal education. Its practical legal and regulatory solutions help customers successfully navigate the demands of a dynamic and changing environment to drive their daily activities, create effective workflows and inspire confident outcomes. Serving customers worldwide, its legal and regulatory solutions portfolio includes products under the Aspen Publishers, CCH Incorporated, ComplyTrack, Kluwer Law International, and MediRegs names. They are regarded as exceptional and trusted resources for general legal and practice-specific knowledge, compliance and risk management, dynamic workflow solutions, and expert commentary. As the legal industry shifts from a law firm-centric model to a client-centric one, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is proving our value to our customers by providing them with innovative and leading-edge tools, across multiple channels, that allow them to access the exquisite content for which we are known.

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About The Patent Lawyer Magazine

The Patent Lawyer Magazine is an industry leading publication that focuses exclusively on the trademark industry. Published bi-monthly and available both in hard copy format and online, subscribers can also access the most important global news updates via weekly newsletters. The Patent Lawyer Magazine features articles from top patent professionals around the globe, covering topics including the latest patent law developments, litigation cases, prosecution trials, jurisdictional updates, and more. With articles sourced from industry experts - attorneys, barristers, and in-house counsel members - the Patent Lawyer Magazine puts a stop to generic IP information, allowing you to focus your time reading what interests you.


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.

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About |transkript

Every month, for the last 22 years, |transkript  has reported on biotechnology in German-speaking Europe. With coverage on the latest news in economy, finance, research, and politics, the publication also offers application-oriented articles on  science, technology, and finance. Each edition contains a supplement with a unique, featured topic, ive of which are LABORWELT specials.

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About GSI

The GSI Office Management GmbH in Munich has specialised in the development of IT-solutions that optimise business processes and workflows in the management of patent and trademark rights for more than 20 years.True to the motto “IP software that works like you do” we consistently provide new software solutions that are focused on the needs of our customers, regardless as to whether they are small firms or large international corporations.

Today, we offer a future-oriented investment in a continually refined, sophisticated, and secure technology that can facilitate and substantially professionalise your workplace from day one. Both your individual workflows and your existing processes will remain in place as they are integrated into the software.Together with our customers, we will continue to set path-breaking innovations.

About InfoApps

In 1989, infoapps GmbH have been founded as IUK GmbH, Freiburg. Already at that time, innovative in-house archives and fulltext searching was in the focus of the company.

If your company knew what your company knows ...

This is the challenge we are trying to master with our Patent Information Products. With the aid of fulltext data processing and semantic algorithms, we set up a knowledge base of patents and other Non-Patent-Literature essential to your company's technology. As a goal, the processing of this information can be made more efficient and less redundant; the respective knowledge can flow easily to persons in the company with the need to know.

If this is one of your business goals also, we as infoapps would be glad to hear from you and assist you in achieving it. Give us a try!

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