IP Finance Conference 2014

IP Finance Conference, New York, May 2014, venture capital investment companies


IP Finance Conference, New York 2014



Tap into the Financial Potential of Intellectual Property



Theme & programme


The programme is structured in 3 parts:


IP asset

Understanding the increasing value of intangible assets, on the company’s balance sheet and as a financing asset.


IP transactions

M&A deals are facing more and more IP issues –– to the extent that some deals revolve around the transfer of IP portfolios and rights.


IP monetization

Transforming the company’s intellectual property assets into cash revenue sources.


Audience & speakers


The goal is to increase IP awareness in the Financial Community by benchmarking the best practices of those who are ahead of the game

The event is aimed at - and will feature amongst its speakers:


  • CEOs, CFOs, Board Members of Fortune 500 corporations

  • Investors (institutional, funds, activists)

  • Investment bankers (corporate, debt, M&A)

  • Consultants and advisors (strategy, financial, transaction advisory services, legal, IP …)






Venture Capitalists, angel investors, corporate VCs, CEOs, CFOs and other senior management of early stage and emerging growth ventures, technology transfer professionals and premium services firms.







IP: New Pillar of Corporate Finance

The new value of intangible assets. For the company? For the shareholders? A bubble in times of crisis or a sustainable trend?

Knowledge economy fundamentals applied to industrial corporations. New tools and vehicle proposed by the finance industry.

Coffee Break





Intangibles on the Balance Sheet


Is IP relevant to maintain or increase the balance sheet size? How to isolate the real assets vs. artificial value? Sectorial practices or universal valuation code? IFRS/FASB impact. IP and transfer pricing. Impact on corporate borrowing capabilities. The investors’ viewpoint.



IP & Asset-backed Finance


Patents as collateral in corporate financing. Is it possible with other IP assets? IP valued by non-specialists? Due diligence particularities. Specific requirements for the borrower. At what cost? Structured finance: towards IP securitization for corporates?




Pre-lunch Speaker


NPEs: benchmark practices for valuation? Key players for the liquidity of IP assets? Partners? Competitors? What relationship with the corporations and the finance industry?




M&A Deals


Raising up intangibles’ awareness among M&A deal-makers: the weak spot? Intangible assets as a leverage or as a risk in an acquisition or a joint-venture? IP due diligence checklist: identification, ownership & control, litigation, potential liability...

Competitive intelligence: which IP to win the market-share game?



Auctions & Market Places

The different processes and their mechanisms. How to pre-assess the true potential of IP portfolios. Sell side/buy side particulars.




Licensing: Cashing in on IP


Structuring a portfolio for licensing. Patent pools. The routes to immediate return. Patents licensing. Trademarks licensing.



Patents & Trademarks Strategies: Raising the Value of the Company’s IP

Monetization models. Patent weighting. Selling non-essential IP. Enforcement. Litigation. Build a corporate IP doctrine. What to expect? At what cost?




About Premier Cercle™

Premier Cercle™, in association with Managing Intellectual Property and World IP Review, is organizing the Pan-European Intellectual Property Summit every two years in Brussels. Since 2004, the IP Summit has become the most-sought after referral event in the field of Intellectual Property (patents, trademarks, designs and domain names) in Europe. This leading European congress features more than 35 plenary and workshop sessions covering a large variety of topics with speeches delivered by 150 high-level experts in front of more than 550 delegates.

To learn more about Premier Cercle visit www.premiercercle.com


About Institutional Investor

For more information, please visit www.institutionalinvestor.com


About Managing Intellectual Property

Managing Intellectual Property is a publication of Euromoney, a Publishing Group with more than 15 years’ experience reporting on the legal affairs of international business, making it the undisputed leader in the sector. In addition to publishing a journal specialising in industrial property and like matters (unfair competition, copyright), Managing Intellectual Property publishes a number of directories and contact guides listing the best firms in each country.

For more information, please visit www.managingip.com




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For more information: ipfinance@premiercercle.com




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J W Marriot Essex House Hotel, New York


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