IP markets, patent policy debate and 5G revolution will frontline the 2019 IP Dealmakers Forum

The people behind the 6th annual IP Deal Makers Forum have put together a strong line up of topics, speakers and networking opportunities for this year’s event, which will take place in New York, November 12-14 at the Apella Center.

Participants include major IP owners, buyers and licensors, as well as litigation funding sources and service providers. IP CloseUp readers are still eligible for a $200 registration discount. Use discount code IPDF19_CIPU. (CIPU is for the Center for IP Understanding, an affiliated conference organization.)


In addition to dining and networking breaks, private rooms for one-on-one meetings are available to registrants. IPDF, which limits the number of attendees, is about quality not quantity. It is perhaps the only patent-focused IP event where deals are actually transacted on site.

Investors, IP owners and lawyers will be interested to attend, as well as those are motivated by technology and science M&A and R&D.  Patent licensing, sales and litigation are front and center at IPDF; know-how and brands are typically part of the mix, too.

This year’s speakers include IP executives Mickey Minhas, Microsoft; Peter Toto, Sony: Joe Sommer, AT&T; and Allen Lo, Facebook. Senior executives from Ericsson, Qualcomm, Volvo, Siemens also will be presenting, as will NPEs, such as Conversant IP and IP Value, and leading litigation funding providers and IP deal-trackers.

New York Times contributor and former Wall Street Journal technology reporter, Don Clark will present the keynote. A veteran technology reporter, Clark has covered major IP disputes and numerous Silicon Valley developments over a twenty-five year career. Clark will cover “How Key Cases Have Shaped the IP Narrative in Corporate America.”

IPDF Panels include:


  • 2019 Annual IP Market Data Preview
  • Who’s Buying? Who’s Selling? And at What Price?
  • Key Factors Impacting the Market
  • Outlook for 2020 & Beyond: Still Cautiously Optimistic?


  • IP Legislation in the 116th Congress
  • 101 Guidance from USPTO: Progress or Pitfall?
  • Role of IP in the US-China Trade War


  • Update on 5G Implementation
  • Analyzing the 5G Patent & SEP Ecosystem
  • FRAND Licensing For 5G SEPS: What Have We Learned?
  • 5G Patent Pools & Platforms: Pros and Cons
  • China & the Global 5G Race

For the full speaker list, go here.  For the 2019 IPDF agenda, go here.

To register, visit https://www.ipdealmakersforum.com/#tile_registration and enter the discount code above.

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