SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ICAP Patent Brokerage, the global leader in intellectual property brokerage and a division of ICAP plc, the world's premier interdealer broker, announced today the opening of registration, for its Fall Patent Conference and the 14th ICAP Ocean Tomo Auction. Registration is open to all industry participants and interested parties.
The ICAP Patent Brokerage Summit on Patent Monetization, the annual gathering of the leading participants in the patent monetization ecosystem, will take place November 16 and 17, 2011 at the Ritz Carlton, San Francisco.
Join the leading voices in the patent community as we discuss monetization and enforcement, and debate the legal, legislative, and economic influences shaping the patent industry.
On Day One, the Conference will provide participants with a 360-degree perspective on the major issues in 2011 and beyond impacting IP market players, including corporations, universities, small and medium-size businesses, federal labs, and independent inventors.
Likewise, we will hear similar perspectives on the game-changing events of 2011 and the reactions and responses of market-makers, investors, advisors, brokers, litigation and prosecution firms, and licensing companies.
Day Two's focus will turn to the future of patent monetization with a spotlight on 2012 trends to watch, including:
- IP-focused shareholder advocacy
- Collaborative patent purchasing
- Covenants and other specialized protection rights
- Patent sales anti-trust scrutiny
- Impact of recent patent legislation
- Patent poison pill
- Spin-outs and holding companies
- Foreign government intervention for domestic industry protection
- Role and influence of the courts
- The success of defensive aggregators
The Conference includes a planned collaboration session focusing on standardization of patent sale agreements, as well as smaller group sessions built around some of the key challenges facing the partners in the ecosystem: enforcement and litigation, patent quality, patent protection, pooling and other blocking strategies, among others.
The Conference provides unparalleled network opportunities and access for established industry players and newcomers alike. Get to know your partners, peers, and competition. Join ICAP Patent Brokerage for this engaging, enlightening, and innovative two-day session. Register today for only $395.
Have any questions about the event? Please contact Dean Becker, CEO of ICAP Patent Brokerage, at Dean.Becker@us.icap.com.
About ICAP Patent Brokerage
ICAP Patent Brokerage is a division of ICAP plc and the world's largest intellectual property brokerage and patent auction firm.
ICAP is the world's premier interdealer broker and provider of post trade services. The Group matches buyers and sellers in the wholesale markets in interest rates, credit, commodities, foreign exchange, emerging markets, equities and equity derivatives through voice and electronic networks. ICAP plc was added to the FTSE 100 Index on 30 June 2006. For more information, go to www.icap.com.
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