About the Event


First of Its Kind Event Connecting Complex IP Monetization Experts with Public and Private Market Investors


Developed by your peers and vetted by market participants, the IP Dealmakers Forum is a groundbreaking event designed to connect investors with intellectual property information and opportunities.

The IP Dealmakers Forum explores the challenges and opportunities in the rapidly changing IP marketplace. 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 unparalleled opportunities for investors that understand how to leverage the information available, manage risks and connect with the right players.

The event attracts an elite set of IP market participants and dealmakers from the finance, legal and business communities. Attendees have ample opportunities to connect, exchange information and best practices, and, most importantly, further dealmaking during extended networking breaks and one-to-one meetings.


Founding Advisory Board Members:

  • Keith Bergelt, Chief Executive Officer, Open Invention Network
  • Abha Divine, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Techquity
  • Chris Donegan, Managing Director, CEO Europe, EverEdgeIP
  • Phil Hartstein, President & CEO, Finjan
  • Peter Holden, President, ipCreate
  • Andrew Ramer, Managing Director, IP Division, Cantor Fitzgerald
  • Laurens Rensch, Director, Fund Management, Strengholt
  • Jaime Siegel, CEO, Cerebral Assets, LLC
  • Tracey Thomas, Chief IP Strategist, American Express & CEO, IP ZONE
  • Eran Zur, Head of IP Finance, Fortress Investment Group



The IP Dealmakers Forum is organized by The IP Investment Institute, LLC and its partners Wendy Chou and Eric Salvarezza.

Who Will Attend:

  • IP Investment Firms
  • Institutional Investors
  • Private Equity Investors
  • Venture Capital Investors
  • Public IP Company Executives
  • Licensing Professionals
  • Corporate IP Professionals
  • Technology Transfer Executives
  • M&A Professionals
  • Law Firm Attorneys
  • Valuation Experts
  • Analysts