I will be attending the ICAP Ocean Tomo IP Think Tank & Live Auction Event taking place on March 24-25 in San Francisco, CA. I am really excited about this particular auction not only because of the IP being auctioned, but also because of the IP Think Tank Sessions, and other sessions surrounding the auction. This includes a Gala Dinner in the historic Julia Morgan Ballroom of the Merchants Exchange building.
The Think Tank sessions have various tracks that focus on exploring the next generation of intellectual property (IP) development.
“Last year we saw governments step up efforts to harness the power of IP to stimulate economic development and shield domestic industry,” mentions Dean Becker of ICAP Ocean Tomo. “We’re excited to present this track. The use of IP for nation-building is a topic that is currently relevant, and important to our industry as whole.”
The track will follow ICAP Ocean Tomo’s recently-developed IP Think Tank conference model, beginning with panelist presentations on subject matter, including tax law and policy, sovereign wealth funds, licensing and technology transfer, and IP management. The program continues with a collaborative panel and audience discussion, wrapping up on day two with a presentation of the session by the track moderator.
The IP Nation track is presented by the International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI). “The notion of using IP as a fundamental strategy to support growth and development is not new,” states Hon. Bruce Lehman, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks, and current president and board chairman of IIPI, who will be moderating the program track. “The primary focus of the session will be exploring some of the key strategies currently employed and how these can lead to economic development. I’m thrilled to moderate the panel on this highly relevant topic.”
Other IP Think Tank program track topics include: Investment in IP; The Growing Intangible Asset Marketplace; and Developing a National Intellectual Property Economic Infrastructure.
ICAP Ocean Tomo is recognized as the pioneer and leader in the live auctioning of intellectual property assets. Since April 2006, ICAP Ocean Tomo, and its predecessor organization, Ocean Tomo Transactions, has held ten live auctions across the United States and Europe resulting in the successful transaction of over $120 million in IP, benefiting sellers such as individual inventors, small and mid-sized companies, large corporations, federal and government agencies, academic institutions, and investors.
Designed to bring a sense of urgency and closure to IP transactions, the Auction platform creates a center for IP liquidity and promotes transparency for a market in which none had historically existed. Through our stringent qualification process and day-of-event execution, the ICAP Ocean Tomo Live IP Auction has become the premier live public forum for the open and public exchange of IP.
To register to attend the ICAP Ocean Tomo IP Think Tank & Auction, please click here.
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Thanks and hope to see you soon in San Francisco.