About us

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) is universally acknowledged as the world’s leading IP business information provider. IAM was launched in July 2003 to address the need for organisations to maximise the value of their intellectual property and other intangibles, and to examine the strategies that they can put in place to do this.

IAM is unique because it treats intellectual property as a business asset and tool, rather than simply as a legal right. With this unequalled appeal to the boardroom, IAM has firmly established itself as the only IP publication that many senior corporate executives read regularly.

Since it was launched by IAM in Amsterdam in 2008, the IP Business Congress (IPBC) has established itself as the world’s principal forum for senior thought leaders who specialise in the business of intellectual property, giving them a forum to come together and discuss cutting-edge issues around IP value creation. With intellectual property continuing to move further up the corporate, investment and policy agendas, this focus is more relevant than ever before.

Previous IPBC Global events in Amsterdam (2008), Chicago (2009), Munich (2010), San Francisco (2011), Cascais (2012), Boston (2013) and Amsterdam (2014), as well as IPBC China in Beijing (2012), IPBC Asia in Singapore (2013) and Shanghai, (2014) and IPBC Japan in Tokyo (2014), have clearly demonstrated that the event is unique in the IP calendar, as a conference which brings together delegates from operating companies, non-practising entities, IP aggregators, finance, investment, policy and the law.

The opportunities that the IPBC format affords for the exchange of views and experiences – both in formal sessions and during breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks – are unparalleled, and are why IPBC events attract such high-level attendees and speakers.

People attend IPBC events because they are unique in four important ways:

  • They focus solely on intellectual property as a business asset and how best it can be managed to extract maximum value.
  • IAM is exceptionally placed to assemble an outstanding set of speakers and delegates who bring experience, knowledge and insight to the issues that truly matter to senior IP decision makers.
  • Limited delegate numbers, strictly enforced occupation quotas and carefully designed sessions mean that the events uniquely combine world-class IP business expertise with outstanding networking opportunities in an intimate and informal atmosphere.
  • The IPBC format brings together the most senior representatives from across the IP industry not just to discuss IP business, but also to do deals.