2014 IP Dealmakers Forum is the first to place equity, venture and debt investors in front of patent holders, private and public.
IP deals are no different from other asset transactions. The best informed and networked are often in the best position to succeed.
That’s what the organizers, all-star speakers and investor attendees are banking on when it comes the first IP Dealmakers Forum, which takes place in New York on November 7th and 8th.
An impressive line up of speakers and panelists have been assembled, including prominent private equity and public investors, IP licensing companies (both public and private), IP services providers and a select group of law and consulting firms.
Priceline.com founder and CEO of Patent Properties, Jay Walker, the 11th most prolific living inventor, will be the key note speaker. Walker’s company is promoting a “no fault,” market-based licensing model.
Other presenters include CEOs and senior IP executives from the top investment firms, IP-rich operating companies, non-practicing entities (NPEs), and public IP companies (PIPCOs). They include:
Cantor Fitzgerald, MDB Capital, Fortress Investment Group, Opportunity Fund APG, InterDigital, IP Navigation Group, Qualcomm, Personalized Media Communications, Freescale Semiconductor, Marathon Patent Group, Blue Sea Investments and American Express.
“Developed by investors and IP holders, and vetted by market participants, the inaugural IP Dealmakers Forum is a groundbreaking event designed to connect investors with intellectual property information and opportunities,” says conference organizer Wendy Chou.
“Although the IP market has evolved over the past several years, the lack of data, information, and transparency pose serious challenges to market efficiency. At the same time, this can mean opportunities for investors that understand how to leverage the information available, manage risks and connect with the right players.”
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Venture capital, private equity, institutional and individual investors will all be attending, as well as several hedge funds. The conference aims to bring together investors, IP practitioners and advisers to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the rapidly changing IP marketplace. Event participants will have ample opportunity and space outside of the sessions to meet presenters and other attendees.
The venue is Apella, an impressive event space on Manhattan’s East River at the Alexandria Life Sciences Center.
“The IP Dealmakers Forum is not only for current IP investors, but for wouldbe investors, too,” notes Chou.
“We have found that many investors are interested in IP rights but are often overwhelmed by the complexity. The Forum provides an opportunity to sort things out and to learn from the people on the front lines. It will be a conducive atmosphere for buyers, sellers, investors and licensers.”
The agenda and speakers list can be found here. Those wishing to register can do so here.
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