The IP Event of the Year

Focused on quality—content, speakers, partners & participants.

In just a few short years, the IP Dealmakers Forum has become the definitive gathering of complex IP monetization experts and public and private market investors, and the must-attend event of the year. Capped at 200 pre-approved attendees, the forum attracts an elite set of IP market participants from across the globe.

Topics and speakers are developed and vetted by top industry advisors, resulting in an annual program that addresses the most pertinent challenges and opportunities in the industry. Attendees have ample opportunities to connect, exchange information and best practices, and, most importantly, further dealmaking during our signature one-to-one meetings.

Past keynotes have included Jay Walker, Founder of Priceline and Executive Chairman of Patent Properties and TEDMED, and Edward Jung, Intellectual Ventures Founder and Chief Technology Officer, and former Chief Architect of Microsoft.


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.