Who Attends

Capped at 200 pre-approved attendees, the IP Dealmakers Forum attracts an elite set of global IP market participants including executives from:

  • Operating companies
  • Licensing companies
  • Research institutions
  • IP investment firms
  • Litigation finance firms
  • Insurance companies
  • Investment banks
  • Pension funds
  • Hedge funds
  • Private equity firms
  • Investment advisory firms
  • IP advisory firms
  • Law firms
  • Analysts
  • Media


Here’s What Our Attendees Have to Say…

“The IP Dealmakers Forum is unique in that it is focused on investing in Intellectual Property, bringing together IP experts and investors from a variety of sectors. For this reason, the IP Dealmakers Forum is the ‘must attend’ event for investors and their advisors, IP experts and anyone interested in the current trends and new investment opportunities in the IP market.”
-Laurens Rensch, Managing Director, Private Markets, Swiss Alpha

“IP Dealmakers attracts the kind of people and discusses the kind of IP related topics that really matter. I was impressed by the number of high caliber speakers, and the topics covered. The presentations often stimulated lively high quality discussions among attendees. The one-to-one meeting setup is a really efficient way to meet new and existing contacts. This was all about real money and real issues.”
-Gerhard Tschiedel, Senior Licensing Counsel, Siemens AG

“The IP Dealmakers program was extremely impressive. This was the inaugural event for IP Dealmakers, and it was first class all the way. The speakers were A list, as were the attendees. Everything was thought out, from the programming to networking opportunities to coordinated one-on-one meetings. “
-Gene Quinn, Editor of IPWatchdog

“As someone who goes to a lot of conferences, IP Dealmakers is distinct, always uplifting, and reinforces my faith in the IP system.”
-Q. Todd Dickinson, Former USPTO Director and Shareholder, Polsinelli

“There aren’t many IP industry events where the most senior of executives participate and where discussions of real substance take place, The IP Dealmakers Forum fits that bill and never disappoints.”
-Phil Hartstein, President & CEO, Finjan

“There is great value in attending the IP Dealmakers Forum, which offers unique perspectives with regard to IP dealmaking strategies. The Forum is well suited for small group interaction and the break out rooms offer the opportunity private meetings and important business dialogue.”
-Marek Wernik, President, TechPats

“The IP Dealmakers Forum continues to be a one-of-a-kind event for the thought leaders and practitioners at the forefront of valuing and monetizing IP assets—from lawyers to corporate executives to high tech investors to litigation financiers—to gather together to discuss the latest trends in IP monetization efforts and to share experiences and strategies for moving those efforts forward.  I’ve been privileged to be a part of the forum since its inception and I look forward to continuing to participate as both a panelist and audience member in the coming years.”
-Michael Renaud, Member, Mintz Levin

“The IP Dealmakers Forum was one of the best run events I have attended in a long time. I was most impressed by the quality of the audience and the speakers. You managed to snare some extremely significant talent across the board and that made all the difference for me. The on-line system for setting up meetings worked great and certainly made it easy to meet new connections. The format was good and the table set up was great for fostering conversations with people I had never met before.”
-Ross D. Vincenti, Managing Director, SISVEL 

“I found the IP Dealmakers Forum to be a very interesting and unique event amongst the crowded IP conference landscape. In particular, the IP Dealmakers Forum brought together a diverse mix of IP investors looking to exchange information and make meaningful connections. The privately scheduled one-on-one meetings available to meeting attendees were extremely helpful and more effective than your typical conference networking opportunities. I look forward to attending the event again.”
-Scott Weingust, Director, Stout Risius Ross