Producers of the Intellectual Asset Management magazine, among other publications and IP-related endeavors, the IP Media Group has made its mark in the IP transaction market. I read IAM magazine routinely, as it is truly the best source for IP transaction-related information. I posted recently on the IAM 250, the directory source for the world’s 250 leading IP market professionals. This is just one of the great ideas coming from this IP “media” guru, meant to bring a little more transparency to the IP market.
I chose this week to highlight the IP Media Group because next week is the 2nd annual IP Business Congress, held in Chicago, and sponsored by IAM magazine. According to their site, over 430 delegates attended the inaugural IP Business Congress held at the Grand Krasnapolsky Hotel, Amsterdam, on 25th and 26th June 2008, including IP professionals from world-class companies such as AT&T; Bosch; Corus; De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Ericsson; France Telecom; Fujifilm; Hewlett-Packard; IBM; Kroll; LG Electronics; Nokia; NXP Semi Conductors; Palo Alto Research Center; Philip Morris; Pirelli; Procter & Gamble; QinetiQ; Rockwell Collins; SABMiller; Shell; Syngenta; Tata Chemicals, Communications & Tea; The Toronto-Dominion Bank; TomTom; UBS AG and Yahoo! Inc.
This year’s event should prove to be special, as I have talked to many leading IP market professionals that have confirmed they will be in Chicago next week. In case you are curious, the packed program can be found HERE. I had hoped to attend, but unfortunately will be needed in the office next week. Somebody fill me in on the good stuff!