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The European Patent Office supports innovation, competitiveness and economic growth Europe through a commitment to high quality and efficient services delivered under the European Patent Convention. The EPO grants patents on behalf of its 38 member states, and receives over a quarter of a million filings each year. It has almost 7000 staff in its five locations - Munich, The Hague, Berlin, Vienna and Brussels. The EPO provides a range of patent information services and products, many of which are free. Its Espacenet database contains over 80 million documents, linked to a dedicated instant machine translation tool.
The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) is the world’s leading international organization dedicated to the development and improvement of intellectual property. The objective of AIPPI is to improve and promote the protection of intellectual property on both an international and national basis. It pursues this objective by working for the development, expansion and improvement of international and regional treaties and agreements, and also national laws relating to intellectual property. AIPPI operates by conducting studies of existing national laws and policies, and proposes measures to achieve international harmonization of law, policy and practice. Visit us on www.aippi.org!
The initiative of a multinational group of professionals to meet and share experiences on a regular basis resulted in the establishment of the non-profit Association of European Science & Technology Transfer Professionals. ASTP is practitioners and members focused and is growing rapidly. ASTP consists of more than 600 individual members, from 250 institutions from 42 countries. The majority of ASTP members are technology transfer professionals at public knowledge institutions. ASTP’s mission is to professionalise and promote technology and knowledge transfer between the European science base and industry.
The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) is a non-profit organisation with an international membership of more than 3,200 technology managers and business executives. AUTM members — managers of intellectual property, one of the most active growth sectors of the global economy — come from more than 300 universities, research institutions and teaching hospitals, as well as numerous businesses and government organisations.
ktMINE is an IP information services firm focused on delivering protection and competitive advantage to IP analysts and owners across the globe. ktMINE utilises its expertise and technology to mine data from the global public domain in order to provide the most comprehensive IP information possible. Its databases and customised research solutions provide global insights on specific aspects of intellectual property, including royalty and market rate intelligence, licensing intelligence and other IP business intelligence.
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Our offerings are used by professionals across the IP lifecycle to develop, maintain and extract maximum value from their intellectual assets. Visit our Intellectual Property Solutions website to see how we can support your needs across the IP lifecycle.
BIO represents more than 1,200 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world.
Globe Law and Business specialises in producing practical, topical titles for international legal and business professionals.
Established in 2005, we set out to create books that are of a sufficiently high level to be of real use to the experienced professional, yet still accessible and easy to navigate. We are a division of Globe Business Publishing Ltd, based in London, focusing in particular on intellectual property, energy and finance.
We love books. Our hardback titles are carefully produced, with the utmost attention paid to the editorial, design and production processes. We hope that this results in high-quality titles which are easy to read.
The International Trademark Association (INTA) is a not-for-profit membership association of more than 5,900 trademark owners and professionals, from more than 190 countries, dedicated to the support and advancement of trademarks and related intellectual property as elements of fair and effective national and international commerce.
INTA was founded in 1878 by 17 merchants and manufacturers who saw a need for an organization “to protect and promote the rights of trademark owners, to secure useful legislation and to give aid and encouragement to all efforts for the advancement and observance of trademark rights.” After 130 years, INTA continues its mission to represent the trademark community, shape public policy and advance professional knowledge and development.
inovia is a foreign filing platform, created by patent attorneys and used by over 750 clients. Its three products, pctfiler, epvalidation and iptranslator, simplify the PCT national stage entry and European validation processes. With headquarters in New York, offices in London, Munich and Sydney, and agents covering over 80 countries, inovia provides support in all major time zones and IP jurisdictions. inovia’s patented technology pioneered online foreign filing and is recognized amongst WIPO’s most notable inventions.
ECTA brings together persons practising professionally in the Member States of the European Union in the field of trade marks, design and related IP rights. These professionals are trade mark advisors, trade mark attorneys, lawyers practising in industry and all others who can be considered specialist practitioners in these areas.
ECTA’s aim is to promote the knowledge and professionalism of its members in the field of trade marks, designs and related rights within the European Union.
ECTA acts as an informed spokesman on all problems relating to the protection and use of trade marks, (industrial) designs and related IP rights in the European Union.
ECTA numbers approximately 1.400 members, coming from all the Member States of the European Union with associate members from all over the world.
Valea is one of Europe’s leading consulting firms in the field of intellectual property rights. With one hundred employees, including European Patent Attorneys, US Patent Attorney, Design and Trademark Attorneys and lawyers, Valea strives to be the natural choice for clients who work proactively to optimize the return on their intangible assets. Valea has offices in Gothenburg, Linköping, Lund, Malmö and Stockholm and enjoys a top tier ranking in an internationally recognized independent annual survey of IP law firms.
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), established in 1972, is a trade association for owners of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. IPO is the only association in the U.S. that serves all intellectual property owners in all industries and all fields of technology. The association advocates effective and affordable IP ownership rights and provides a wide array of services to members. It concentrates on: supporting member interests relating to legislative and international issues; analyzing current IP issues; providing information and educational services; and disseminating information to the general public on the importance of intellectual property rights.
Established in 1965, the Licensing Executives Society (United States and Canada) Inc (LES) is a professional society comprised of nearly 5,000 members engaged in the transfer, use, development and marketing of intellectual property.
The LES membership includes a wide range of professionals, including business executives, lawyers, licensing consultants, engineers, academicians, scientists and government officials. Many large corporations, professional firms and universities make up the society's membership.
LES is a member society of the Licensing Executives Society International Inc, which has a worldwide membership of over 12,000 members in 30 national societies, representing over 80 countries.
Anaqua is a leading provider of intellectual asset management software and maintenance services. The ANAQUA Enterprise IAM solution supports the full IP lifecycle from idea to monetization for all IP categories, including inventions, patents, trade secrets, brands and trademarks. ANAQUA Express is a streamlined, more affordable solution for smaller IP teams. Anaqua’s annuity services are provided in collaboration with Anaqua’s sister company, SGA2, an ISO 9001-certified supplier of global annuity and renewal services.
Papst Licensing GmbH & Co. KG was established in 1992 by its founder Georg Papst. Operating investor independent, Papst Licensing’s owner family is in the third generation of licensing and advancing innovation. 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. Papst Licensing built up an international network of experts for monetizing infringed patents concluding over 160 license agreements with virtually all renowned companies in the IT and electronics industry.
The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) is the professional and examining body for patent attorneys in the United Kingdom and represents virtually all UK-registered patent attorneys, whether in private practice or in industry, as well as solicitors and barristers practicing in intellectual property (IP) and other IP professionals. Founded in 1882 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1891, CIPA has been at the forefront of IP for more than a century, operating across the whole field of IP in patents, trade marks, designs, copyright and associated areas of law. For further information, visit www.cipa.org.uk.