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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 Airbus

Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. We are a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale. We aim for a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world.

A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defence as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader. 

Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international – with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe and the Americas, and has achieved a more than sixfold order book increase since 2000.

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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 Capgemini

A global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, Capgemini is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. It is a multicultural company of 200,000 team members in over 40 countries. The Group reported 2017 global revenues of EUR 12.8 billion.

Visit us at www.capgemini.comPeople matter, results count.

About Cipher

Cipher provides the analysis you need to support strategic IP decisions. Cipher is the recognised leader in AI and machine learning on patent, licensing and litigation data to provide insight into complex technology landscapes. Designed specifically to deliver competitive intelligence, support licensing transactions and to mitigate litigation risk, Cipher provides on-line analysis of companies and technologies.

About CPA Global

CPA Global is the world’s leading IP management and technology company. We offer customers The IP Platform: delivering integrated Innovation and IP Portfolio software, services and insights across the entire Idea Lifecycle, supporting customers every step of the way to realise the value of their ideas. IP One Data is at the heart of The IP Platform – empowering our customers with comprehensive, verified and reliable data. We are trusted by many of the world’s leading corporations and law firms, and backed by a global team of more than 2,000 passionate and visionary people.

About Darts IP

Darts-ip is a global IP caselaw database. Our intellectual property case law database brings more than 3.5 million cases from over 3,500 courts to 30,000 IP professionals, every day.

Darts-ip was built on the belief that case law is powerful, and that this power should be leveraged to its fullest extent. Accessibility is the key to leveraging this power. The inability to rapidly search for and find comprehensive information from any jurisdiction has hindered IP professionals’ ability to effectively deploy the full power of case law in their daily practice.

Our exclusive document gathering structure combined with our unique analysis capabilities provides an unprecedented collection of IP case data. Darts-ip, leverage the power of case law.

About Delegate

We provides structured, secure and effective IP administrative services, exclusively to IP attorneys in corporate legal departments or law firms.

Our approach is unique. We combine advanced web-based technology, strict processes,
and a network of top-tier IP firms for the substantive local work. Our processes are designed by attorneys and quality specialists, and operated by our attorney-led administration experts.

In addition, we provide first-class customer care support thanks to our dedicated teams working hand in hand with our administrators.

We do not offer legal advice or software development services. Instead, we act as an effective and efficient extension of your administration team.

About Finnegan

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Finnegan is one of the largest IP law firms in the world. From offices in Atlanta, Boston, London, Palo Alto, Reston, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, and Washington, DC, the firm practices all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law, including counseling, prosecution, licensing, and litigation across a variety of technologies. Finnegan also represents clients on IP issues related to European patents and trademarks, international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust, and unfair competition.

About INPI

About IPAN

Since 2004 ipan is the fastest growing IP services and software provider in the world.

At ipan we believe in the power of your ideas, the value behind your products and the importance of reliable protection. By managing your intellectual property directly through ipan you can achieve significant cost savings, while gaining unprecedented control and visibility into the process .

ipan has a comprehensive suite of IP administration services spanning the entire IP life cycle, enabling our corporate customers to optimize their intellectual property portfolios world-wide.

Ipan’s range of IP-Management software offers highly scalable solutions for strategic IP management with exclusive ip-X-change® embedded interface to ipan’s or 3rd party providers services ensuring highest efficiency.

About NextPatent

Nextérité offers software and services for professionals based on analysis combining big data and semantics, in the areas of innovation, transport and marketing.

Focused on your objectives and experienced in the manipulation of massive data, we quickly put in place tailored architectures and automations, improving your performance and your information.

About PatentSight

PatentSight launched its first Business Intelligence Software in 2012. Our software solution provides unique, reliable and relevant insights into the patent landscape for decision makers and patent experts in the fields of benchmarkingR&D strategytrendscoutingM&Alicensing and portfolio optimization. 7 of the top chemical firms use PatentSight's analytics platform. Other blue chip clients come from various industries such as health care, automotive, consumer products, telecommunication, logistics, software, engineering, electronics from around the world.

About Robic

ROBIC, l.l.p. is an internationally renowned firm of professionals including lawyers, scientists and engineers specializing in Intellectual Property and Business Law. We provide dynamic and entrepreneurial representation to clients in managing all aspects of their intellectual capital. We are recognized by our peers as a benchmark provider of legal services related to the protection, enforcement and commercialization of intellectual property rights and other intangible assets. We have successfully built upon our historical expertise in the field of Intellectual Property to offer fully integrated Business Law services.

ROBIC is home to some of Canada’s most prolific and reputable lawyers and intellectual property counsel. Our team is composed of dedicated professionals, well-known and highly respected by their colleagues, by the Courts and Government agencies before which they practice. Our enduring success and enviable reputation is in large part the result of our ongoing focus on addressing our clients’ needs.

About RWS

In addition to patent translations, RWS Group provides a comprehensive range of services including interpreting and language support services that meet the needs of a variety of exacting sectors. Accurate and professional translations of any document or language combinations, combined with robust checking procedures and project management ensures work is delivered on time and on budget.
Inovia is the largest foreign filing provider in the world. Our model is simple: we combine technology and a global network of foreign associates to create value for our clients. The platform offers a “one-stop-shop” experience so that our clients can save both time and money on their foreign filing work.

About Via Licensing

Via's mission is to promote and enable innovation using intellectual property rights in partnership with technology companies, entertainment companies, and universities around the world.

As the world’s leading provider of innovation-enhancing intellectual property programs and business solutions, Via demonstrates excellence, leadership and expertise in everything we do.

Via was formed in 2002 to apply its expertise toward strategic multi-party licensing initiatives. Today, Via sets the standard for enabling innovation in partnership with others.

Via is an independently managed subsidiary of Dolby Laboratories, Inc., a company with more than 50 years of experience in innovation and technology licensing.

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About ASD

ASD is the voice of European Aeronautics, Space, Defence and Security Industries, representing over 3,000 companies and actively supporting the competitive development of the sector in Europe and worldwide. It has direct members, active in 18 countries, including 16 major European industries and 24 National Associations. In 2016, ASD members together employed more than 843,000 people and generated a turnover of €220 billion.


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 alatis

Alatis brings together a network of patent attorneys and IP lawyers with unique legal and technical skills (including trademark, software, digital business and electronic communication & internet law) as well as wide-reaching international and European experience to answer your needs and support you through the process of acquiring and enforcing your Intellectual Property, ensuring your freedom to operate and contributing to the commercial success of your products and services in a competitive world.

At Alatis we believe in team work, with you and within our organisation to creatively address your needs. Our professionals bring to the table a mix of experience and expertise in IP law, gathered as former examiners, in-house counsels and in private practice. 


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 ASTech Paris Region

ASTech Paris Region est le pôle de compétitivité francilien de l’industrie Aéronautique et Spatiale. En parallèle des activités classiques d’un pôle de compétitivité, à savoir la mise en relation des acteurs en vue du montage de projets collaboratifs de R&D. ASTech assure, depuis sa création en 2007, un rôle d’animation de la filière aéronautique et spatiale en Ile-de-France. ASTech regroupe aujourd’hui plus de 320 établissements dont 150 PME, l’ensemble de ses adhérents représente plus de 90 000 emplois dont 72 000 en Ile-de-France.

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 CIPU

The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) is an independent, non-profit organization the helps to raise awareness of intellectual property rights and how they impact people’s lives.

CIPU makes IP rights more intelligible by showing what they accomplish, holding events and encouraging discussion between IP users and owners. The organization makes it easier forpeople to connect the dots between why rights like patents, copyrights and trademarks (and trade secrets) exist, how they work and who they ultimately effect.

Founded in 2016, CIPU provides a framework for understanding IP rights’ role in establishing inventions, creative works like music movies and books and brands. CIPU also examines how IP promotes competition and jobs.

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 infoapps

The infoapps GmbH focuses on innovation in the field of patent information software. We consider global full-text data coverage as imperative as the implementation of powerful semantic algorithms, artificial intelligence and analytics. Communication between IP professionals and R&D is part of our highly customized trainings to maximize the efficiency of your tool.

About Institut Stanislas de Boufflers

The Stanislas de Boufflers Institute brings together intellectual property specialists from all backgrounds (academics, civil servants, judges, lawyers, industrial property attorneys) who share the common desire to work to protect innovation.

Its purpose is to promote an innovation that serves the public good.

To this end, the Institute releases reports to the public authorities and organizes events to promote the protection of innovation.

The Institute is led by a Board of Directors headed by Supervisory and Management Committees.

Commissions report on topics set by the Scientific Committee.

Anyone paying the membership fee is likely to join the Institute and to participate in its activities.

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 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 IPKat

Passionate about IP! Since June 2003 the IPKat has covered copyright, patent, trade mark, info-tech, privacy and confidentiality issues from a mainly UK and European perspective. Read, post comments and participate! 

The team is Eleonora Rosati, Annsley Merelle Ward, Neil J. Wilkof, and Merpel. E-mail the Kats here! 

The team is joined by GuestKats Mirko Brüß, Rosie Burbidge, Nedim Malovic, Frantzeska Papadopolou, Mathilde Pavis, and Eibhlin Vardy.
SpecialKats: Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo (TechieKat), Hayleigh Bosher (Book Review Editor), and Tian Lu (Asia Correspondent).
InternKats: Rose Hughes, Ieva Giedrimaite, and Cecilia Sbrolli.

About IRT St Exupery

The IRT Saint Exupéry has been launched by the French government within Investments for the Future Program to boost high value competitive technological sectors in Aeronautics, Space and Embedded Systems. Based in Bordeaux, Cannes and Toulouse, this Institute of Technology combines resources from public and private partners to lead R&T activities in three strategic domains:

·         High Performance Multifunctional Materials in 3 Competence Centres: Composites Materials & processes - Metallic Materials & Processes – Innovative Assemblies & Surfaces

·         More Electrical Aircraft in 3 Competence Centres: Dielectrics, Conductors & Plasmas - Power Technologies & Integration - Components Modelling & Reliability

·         Embedded Systems in 4 Competence Centres: Systems Engineering – Multidisciplinary Design Optimisation – Digital Signal Processing – Intelligent Systems & Data

Its expertise and technology platforms, as well as its collaborative environment boost the maturation and transfer of breakthrough technologies (TRL 4-6) to its industrial partners.

About Patently

Patently is the intuitive patent data platform designed by patent experts and UX gurus. It features the C-Tree®, an instantly understandable visualisation of patent families complete with comprehensive status and relationship details. We group patents together in intelligent family groupings using our Genetic® family concept. Users can review, rate and comment on patents of interest within the platform and share these findings with colleagues, clients, investors, using Patently Messenger™ our secure non-email communications module. With this suite of productivity tools, Patently has enabled users to gain huge efficiencies when it comes to performing patent review.

About Patentus

PATENTUS is an established Russian intellectual property boutique firm based in Moscow. Set up in 2006 the firm advises on the registration of trademarks, inventions, utility models and industrial designs, patent researches, expert examinations, dispute resolution, licensing, franchising, anti-counterfeiting, unfair competition and false advertising.

We have 20 trademark and patent attorneys and IP lawyers advising Russian and international companies, small and medium-sized enterprises, entrepreneurs and individuals in various industry sectors, including pharmaceuticals, automotive, technology, finance, retail, fashion, media and entertainment.

About Toulouse School of Economics

The rapid development of digital technology generates new challenges and a fundamental transformation in the everyday life of citizens and organizations, impacting significantly individuals, governments and businesses across the world.

Toulouse School of Economics undertakes research that helps organizations in both the public and the private sectors to understand the opportunities and risks of the digital economy. In this context, TSE created the Digital Center bringing together the school’s expertise and private and public partners' financial support and knowledge. The Digital Center serves as a laboratory to renew the research model that TSE has developed. The ambition is to create one of the world’s best research center and to exert intellectual leadership in this domain.

The centre is organized around four research focuses:

- Financial Technologies and Digital markets     - Analytics and Economics of Big Data

- Digital Platforms   - Artificial Intelligence and Society

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About Toulouse Tech Transfer

Toulouse Tech Transfer (TTT) est l’opérateur régional de la valorisation et du transfert de technologie de la recherche publique vers les entreprises. La société a été créée dans le cadre du Programme d’Investissement d’Avenir (PIA). TTT assure la conduite de projets de maturation en investissant sur les résultats les plus prometteurs de la recherche publique afin de commercialiser les innovations auprès des entreprises. L’objectif est de favoriser l’innovation des entreprises, le développement de la compétitivité, ainsi que la création d’emplois et de richesses.

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 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 La Lettre M

La Lettre M est un média d’information économique, diffusé par abonnement sur la grande région Occitanie - Pyrénées Méditerranée.

Créée en 1984 par des journalistes férus d’économie, La Lettre M s’appuie sur cinq valeurs fortes :
- le sérieux dans la vérification de l’information
- le souci de la synthèse
- la pré-information (“Savoir avant les autres”)
- le suivi des dossiers structurants
- une attention soutenue portée aux PME.

Basée historiquement à Montpellier, l’entreprise s’est déployée en Midi-Pyrénées début 2015 dès que fut connue la décision de fusionner les deux anciennes régions : elle a racheté son homologue toulousain - la lettre Midi Presse Service - et a ouvert une agence au coeur de Toulouse, allées Jean-Jaurès.

About Air & Cosmos

Air & Cosmos - The only BtoB French-language aerospace weekly magazine - has reported world aerospace news since 1963, covering all the latest developments in this industry, its civil and military products, its customers and financial partners.

The magazine also features special reports, highlighting one aspect of the industry every week, and publishes a preview and report of all major aerospace trade-shows and conventions.


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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Abnout IPPro Patents

IPPro Patents is the go-to industry publication for free-to-read news, views and opinion on patent practice, law and management.

The fortnightly publication and accompanying website—the only free-to-read patent resources around—cover the full spectrum of patent law globally, including prosecution, litigation, licensing, management and technology.

About IPPro The Internet

IPPro The Internet is the go-to industry publication for free news, views and opinion on intellectual property online.

The fortnightly publication and accompanying website—the only free-to-read intellectual property resources around—cover the full spectrum intellectual property rights, including patents, trademarks, copyright and domain names, as they relate to the internet.

The website also provides the latest information on intellectual property events around the world, and advertises the key jobs available in this industry as they become available.

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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