First Annual

IPWatchdog CONference

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Please Note:  IPWatchdog does not engage in Pay-to-play under any circumstances.  Speakers, panelists, moderators and topics will be selected in advance by IPWatchdog.  Sponsorships of our programs does not guarantee a speaking role.

Should invited speakers, panelists and/or moderators wish to sponsor the Conference, we will gladly accept.  However, content and speaker quality will be closely curated to ensure an exceptional program.


Platinum Sponsors

WiFi Sponsor

Acacia Research Corporation is an industry leader in patent licensing. By partnering with patent owners, Acacia applies its deep legal and technology expertise to patent assets to unlock financial value. An intermediary in the patent market, Acacia facilitates efficiency and delivers monetary rewards to the patent owner.  Founded in 1993 by Bruce Stewart, Acacia and their patent partners have signed more than 1200 licensing agreements with many of the world’s largest companies. Consistent with its innovation heritage, Acacia has returned more than $727,000,000 to our patent partners. The Acacia team is un-paralleled in its ability to identify, secure, analyze and monetize intellectual property in a rapidly developing secondary market for patent assets.

Ericsson is one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to service providers. We enable the full value of connectivity by creating game-changing technology and services that are easy to use, adopt, and scale, making our customers successful in a fully connected world.  Research & Development (R&D) is at the heart of their business with approximately 24,000 employees. Ericsson engineers, researchers and scientists around the world are working on what’s next big thing with technology in focus. With more than 49,000 granted patents, we have one of the strongest intellectual property rights portfolios in the industry.

Soryn IP Group, LLC is a patent advisory and litigation finance firm dedicated to building value at every stage of the patent lifecycle. Through a unique combination of business, legal and financial acumen, we manage, monetize and finance the intellectual property of clients ranging from universities to billion dollar corporations. In response to today’s patent market dynamics, our team provides a host of patent-centric services to innovation intensive entities in all technology areas. A testament to our expertise, the Soryn advisory client roster includes Fortune 20 companies, elite universities and award winning technology companies in a host of fields, both in the U.S. and abroad.

IPwe Analytics is an artificial intelligence-based tool developed by IP professionals and world-renowned artificial intelligence experts over the last 10 years that provides relevant patent information to a variety of users.  IPwe leverages the power of artificial intelligence, data mining, and predictive analytics to unlock global patent value – we’ve created entirely new ways of interacting and transacting with patents. IPwe is committed to fostering innovation by helping patent owners generate revenue and lower costs of patent ownership.  With annual sales and licenses of patents estimated at more than $180 billion, only 2% of all patents are involved in those transactions, IPwe intends to unleash the value in the other 98%.

Lanyard Sponsor

Papst Licensing is a patent monetization company that is operating worldwide. Since 1993, PAPST LICENSING has monetized several hundred patents in the field of electrical engineering and precision mechanical engineering. Papst Licensing has since then executed more than 170 license agreements with well-known corporations around the world. PAPST LICENSING has the know-how to track down patent infringements, analyze markets and products, conduct license negotiations and monitor the compliance with license agreements. Their goal is not to prohibit the use of the patent but rather to conclude a license agreement. If negotiations fail, PAPST LICENSING is in the position to fund and effectively complete court proceedings.

Crystal Sponsors

Tangible IP is the global leader in the sale and acquisition of high-quality patents with over 3000 patents successfully brokered. We are routinely retained by Fortune 500 companies, SMEs and inventors alike to assist them in either selling or acquiring patent assets.  We work with buyers who are interested in approaching patent owners and acquiring portfolios without having to disclose their identity to the seller. Tangible IP is also only one of a handful of firms worldwide which is entitled to list the portfolios it brokers on the ubiquitous IAM Marketplace, thus providing an added advantage to patent owners who list their assets with us.


US Inventor brings together the best and brightest innovators of today to help the best and brightest innovators of tomorrow. We teach, promote, and defend the invention process and business methods involved in developing an idea, making a profit, and changing lives.  Innovation is the cornerstone of the American Dream. Everyone can build the next best mousetrap. US Inventor’s vision is to help teach people that process as well as defending that ability on Capitol Hill.

Transpacific IP is leading resource connecting Asian and global markets. We're also the only full-service IP strategy company with headquarters in Asia. Our company has grown to seven offices in key technology hot spots throughout Asia. We're proud to say that our client roster combines a "Who's Who" of the Fortune 500, as well as leading organizations throughout Europe, South America, Australasia, the Middle East, and of course, Asia. Just as importantly, we have become an invaluable partner for individual inventors, research labs, universities and organizations of all sizes.


Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Renaissance Dallas Richardson

Dallas, Texas

The law firm of Carmichael IP specializes in representing inventors and patent challengers before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). The firm conducts Inter Partes Reviews and other post-grant patent proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, especially the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). They also prepare and prosecute patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, analyze search results for possible infringement, validity, and design-around issues, and provide consulting and expert witness testimony in court proceedings concerning patent practice and procedure.

Cocktail Reception Sponsors

For over 30 years, TechInsights has been a trusted patent and technology partner to the world’s largest and most successful companies including 37 of the top 50 U.S. patent holders. By revealing the innovation others can’t inside the broadest range of advanced technology products, we prove patent value and enable business leaders to make the best, fact-based IP and technology investment decisions. Headquartered in Ottawa Canada, TechInsights’ Patent and Technology Analysts deliver specialized products and services from global offices.  

Fortress Investment Group LLC is a leading, highly diversified global investment manager with approximately $40.9 billion of assets under management as of June 30, 2019. Founded in 1998, Fortress manages assets on behalf of over 1,750 institutional clients and private investors worldwide across a range of credit and real estate, private equity and permanent capital investment strategies. Founded as a pure private equity firm in 1998, Fortress has transitioned into a highly diversified, global investment manager. As of June 30, 2019, Fortress employs 902 asset management employees and 204 investment professionals, at their headquarters in New York and their affiliate offices around the globe.

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Founded in 2011 by valuation expert Mike Pellegrino, IP Software, Inc. develops innovative solutions that help intellectual property owners realize the value of their assets. Mike experienced firsthand the lack of integrated service platforms in the IP market that generate analysis at the business strategy level. As a result, he came up with the idea of IP Software to alleviate the time and expense spent on IP research, provide easier access to IP information, maximize the leverage IP owners can extract from their assets, and enable business strategy decisions. He saw this as a great opportunity to offer products that combine his IP valuation experience with IP analytical tools. Thus, the creation of IP Software’s flagship product and the first IP analysis tool to move beyond information to the IP knowledge necessary for business strategy -  iPAnalytx