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- Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
- Kansai Bureau of Economy,Trade and Industry
- Japan Patent Office
- National Center for Industrial Property Information and Training
NGB was founded in Tokyo in 1959. At the time, Japanese manufacturing companies had not placed a high priority or focus on protecting their IP assets. Since those early days, NGB continues to provide IP services, such as foreign patent, design and trademark prosecution services, search services, renewal services and translation services, to the world’s most influential companies, those on the frontier of research and development in the fields as diverse as electronics, biotechnology, semiconductors, automotive technology and pharmaceuticals. We are proud that the majority of Japanese blue chip companies choose to partner with NGB for their IP services.
The business of an intellectual-property-rights related matters is becoming increasingly complex, and the role and expectation for its management is constantly changing. Now more than ever, we want to offer a variety of strategic IP management options according to each situation, and continue to develop new tactical capabilities.
Our mission is to accurately assess our client’s overall IP strategy, play a proactive role in anticipating the client’s needs, and to develop targeted solutions. NGB enjoys reciprocal business arrangements with more than 270 overseas law offices and 40 research institutes, each carefully selected for their reputation for customer service. With these relationships and our rich corporate history, NGB offers diverse wealth of expertise experience in IP management in a range of industries, including pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, financial services, entertainment, computers and telecommunications, customer goods, automotive and manufacturing.
NGB’s goal is to be the first choice in global intellectual property protection and services, by anticipating our client’s needs and providing a comprehensive package of services that are at once effective and cost-efficient.
- Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Finnegan is one of the largest IP law firms in the world. From offices in Atlanta, Boston, London, Palo Alto, Reston, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, and Washington, DC, the firm practices all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law, including counseling, prosecution, licensing, and litigation. Finnegan also represents clients on IP issues related to European patents and trade marks, international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust, and unfair competition.
ScienBizip Group roots from world-famous enterprise IP organization and has more than 30 years of experience in IP and Transactional areas. We have over 500 professionals in worldwide and self-owned Licensed Patent Agents and Patent Attorneys in China, USA, Japan and Taiwan area. Our Patent Agents are more than 100 persons and Professional Process Management are over 50 persons, and their work experience are beyond 11 years in average. We have handled over 300,000 all kinds of global IP cases, service industries are including Communications, IOT, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Automation, Software, Cloud Computing, Materials, Chemical Industry, Semiconductor, Transportation, Medical Equipment, Biological Technology, Financial Technology and so forth.
ScienBizip Group branches are across China, USA, Japan and Taiwan area, our customers are all over world-famous enterprise, Governments, Universities, and Scientific Research Institutions, etc. We provide more efficient one-stop transnational IP professional service to global customers.
ScienBizip people have rich enterprise in-house IP and firms experience, we are able to understand bottleneck of enterprise IP operation deeply. By adhering to helping customer Success Concept and sustainable innovation in IP theories and methods, we have refined unique ScienBizip IP methodology and developed independent intellectual property rights of IP management systems and tools. We perfectly fusion of IP whole process and Big data for providing Industry, Colleges, Research Institute, Investment and financing, Governments with comprehensive and professional IP service, including IP Consulting, Patent Mining, Patent Portfolio Deployment, Application and Management and Operation service.
- Provenance Asset Group LLC
Innovation accelerates when companies are able to freely pursue new markets and deliver new products to global customers. Often, however, companies are slowed by patent challenges from other operating companies seeking to monetize their patents or protect their market share.
Provenance Asset Group offers defensive patent enforcement rights to large and small operating companies to increase their freedom to operate globally.
Our novel licensing approach provides exclusive licenses to our clients from a growing collection of highly-vetted, litigation-grade patents, searchable in our proprietary tool, TrustedPatents™. Our clients can use these rights to strengthen their ability to counter-assert or counter-claim against an operating company aggressor.
The exclusive patent licenses granted by Provenance authorize our clients to defensively enforce patents selected by them against one or more companies specified by them at the time we grant the license. This provides flexibility that allows our client to obtain only the rights they need, at the time they need them, for a fixed annual fee.
Provenance's initial portfolio was acquired from Nokia, a global leader in creating technology to connect the world. These patents cover inventions in fields such as telecommunication products, security, gaming, semiconductors, components, memory, computing, Bluetooth, software, multi-media, imaging, Wi-Fi, Internet of Things, networked devices, and connected homes and automobiles. Provenance will build on this foundation by acquiring exceptional patents from other leading global companies. This will allow us to continuously expand our solutions that provide our clients Freedom to Prosper™.
- HEVC Advance, LLC
HEVC Advance is a best-in-class patent pool formed to promote the adoption of HEVC/H.265 by licensing a large portfolio of patents essential to the HEVC Standard. HEVC Advance benefits from firsthand experience creating, organizing, and managing other patent pools such as MPEG LA, Via Licensing, and One Blue from their inceptions, and conforms with worldwide policies applicable to patent pools. Sponsored by major corporate entities but managed and operated as an independent Licensing Administrator, HEVC Advance balances the interests of both patent holders and patent implementers, providing royalty rates that are Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND). HEVC Advance does not own patents, but makes licensing a large portfolio of standard essential patents owned by multiple patent holders more efficient and transparent. Based in Boston, Massachusetts USA, HEVC Advance also has an office in Tokyo, Japan.
For more information about HEVC Advance, visit https://www.hevcadvance.com/
- Kansai TLO
Kansai Technology Licensing Organization Co., Ltd. (K-TLO) was established in October 1998 as the first technology transfer organization to cover wide area of Kansai. In December 1998, it was approved as an official technology licensing organization by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) under the “Law for Promoting University-Industry Technology Transfer.” In January 2016, we became the subsidiary of Kyoto University.
K-TLO's missions is to enhance and support the R&D activities of university researchers by distributing part of the profit obtained through commercialization of researchers' inventions back to universities and researchers. For this purpose, we have actively worked together with universities and the industry to facilitate the development of a model for an “intellectual creative cycle."
K-TLO has achieved positive results in its technology transfer activities since its establishment. We have also organized a strong licensing system to exclusively promote intellectual properties from cooperating universities. We have received of capital subscription from Kyoto University and Wakayama University in 2011, and we were the subsidiary of Kyoto University in 2016. We have also established cooperation with Kyushu University, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Fukuoka University, Nagoya Instituted of Technology and Ritsumeikan University
By gaining the understanding of university researchers and companies, we at K-TLO are striving to further enhance technology transfer and business developments that will result in advancement of industry and university research activities.
- Paul Hastings LLP
In today’s world of transformative change, our purpose is clear — to help our clients navigate new paths to innovation, growth and success. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., Paul Hastings is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms.
Our lawyers are at the forefront of intellectual property law, representing the world’s most innovative companies in their most sensitive patent litigation matters. Our patent litigation team is 100 lawyers strong, many of whom have advanced engineering or science degrees. Our lawyers regularly litigate, try and most often win cases in all critical venues, the district courts, the Federal Circuit, the ITC and the PTAB. We are one of the few law firms with deep bench in the two critical areas which drive the world’s scientific innovation-the technology and life sciences industries.
We have broad and diverse technology and life sciences practices and regularly work for high-profile clients across a range of disciplines, including M&A and licensing, intellectual property development and protection, investigation, anti-corruption, data protection and data security compliance, competition and regulatory matters, privacy and data security, and other key areas.
In addition to the recognition our practice has received for the exceptional results we have obtained on behalf of our clients, our lawyers have also been recognized individually as outstanding by such organizations and publications as Chambers and Partners, Law360, Managing Intellectual Property and The Financial Times. Along with our innovative client successes, we are widely recognized for our commitment to providing pro bono legal service and fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. We have been named Pro Bono Firm of the Year by Law360 and Overall Best Law Firm to Work For by Vault.
- Akerman LLP
Akerman is a client-driven enterprise, recognized by Financial Times as among the most forward thinking law firms in the industry. We collaborate with the world's most successful enterprises and entrepreneurs to navigate change, seize opportunities, and overcome barriers to innovation and growth. We are ranked among the top 100 law firms in the United States, with a reach that extends across the Americas and globally. Assembling a hand-crafted team for every client engagement, we leverage our more than 650 lawyers and business professionals across 24 offices.
From pharmaceuticals and medical devices, to computer software and technology, to fashion and music, Akerman's Intellectual Property Practice Group serves clients in all aspects of intellectual property counseling, litigation, licensing, transactions, and due diligence. Our team includes lawyers and patent agents with advanced technical degrees and business experience in disciplines such as electrical engineering, computer science, chemistry, and molecular biology. Our scientific and business backgrounds, coupled with experience gained from past service in the United States Patent & Trademark office, enable us to provide practical strategies for protecting intellectual property value.
- Haynes and Boone
Haynes and Boone’s intellectual property lawyers have helped protect and secure thousands of inventions and innovations for clients. More than half of the firm’s patent lawyers have worked as engineers, programmers or technical salespeople, with many also serving as in-house counsel for leading technology companies and as patent examiners at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
With extensive experience in virtually every aspect of IP, Haynes and Boone serves clients primarily in the areas of: patents, including prosecution and counseling; post-grant proceedings, including inter partes review; IP litigation; trademarks, including Internet domain protection; copyrights; technology transactions; and IP portfolio management.
IAM is universally acknowledged as the world’s leading IP business information provider. It was launched in July 2003 to address the ways in which businesses and other entities can maximise the value of their intellectual property and other intangibles, and to examine the strategies that they can employ 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.
By facilitating collaboration among industry, government, and academia, Syndefense helps sustain and facilitate growth in high-tech industries and promote further innovation. Our more than 30 years’ experience in the IP and licensing businesses have prepared Syndefense for this mission. Syndefense supports through effective defensive and offensive IP strategies and business development strategies so that firms can recoup R&D costs, obtain profits, and re-invest in next generation research and business development. At the same time, by discouraging patent monetization by selling noncore patent assets to inefficient patent businesses promoted by patent trolls and its patent monetization business promoters, Syndefense with its collaborative clients and partners heads off a harmful outcome that would run counter to the spirit of the patent systems. Services and solutions Syndefense provides include;
- IP Strategy consultation
- IP value creation and IP risk management
- IP-driven M&A and market entry advice
- Syndicated IP acquisition and licensing
- IP fund as project-financing platform
- Event planning, IP trend research and educational activity