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The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding

The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of the impact of intellectual property on peoples’ lives. It tracks attitudes towards patents, trademarks and copyrights, and seeks to dispel misinformation and facilitate good IP behavior. CIPU provides an educational framework for understanding how IP rights promote competition and create jobs.

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

Ideas Matter is a consortium of cross-sector enterprises, small and medium-sized businesses, and trade associations that aims to expand awareness and promote the benefits of intellectual property (IP). We firmly believe that ideas are important to the economy, important to society, important to companies both large and small. In other words, Ideas Matter. Find out more about us on our website at, our Twitter feed at, and by email at

Chicago Intellectual Property Alliance

The Chicago Intellectual Property Alliance (CIPA) is a 501(c)(3) not for profit entity that identifies and promotes Chicago, the Midwest and its committed intellectual property practitioners, law schools, associations and businesses as the intellectual property center for new ideas, programs and education.

Michelson 20MM

The Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property (MIIP) is the #1 IP educational partner for colleges, universities and entrepreneurial support organizations. In addition to its comprehensive, no-cost collection of IP educational offerings, MIIP’s emerging IP Ambassador Program creates notable opportunities for IP professionals to network support aspiring business owners, inventors and students. Learn more about becoming an Ambassador and about other opportunities with the Institute at


Royal Philips is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips' health technology portfolio generated 2016 sales of EUR 17.4 billion and employs approximately 71,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. 


ABB is a pioneering technology leader that works closely with utility, industry, transport and infrastructure customers in roughly 100 countries. With more than four decades at the forefront of digital technologies, we are a leader in digitally connected and enabled industrial equipment and systems with an installed base of more than 70,000 control systems connecting 70 million devices.

Clarivate Analytics

Clarivate Analytics accelerates the pace of innovation by providing trusted insights and analytics to customers around the world, enabling them to discover, protect and commercialize new ideas faster. We own and operate a collection of leading subscription-based services focused on scientific and academic research, patent analytics and regulatory standards, pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence, trademark protection, domain brand protection and IP management. Clarivate Analytics is now an independent company with over 4,000 employees, operating in more than 100 countries and owns well‐known brands that include Web of Science, Cortellis, Derwent, CompuMark, MarkMonitor and Techstreet, among others. For more information, visit

Global IP Law Group

Global IP Law Group, LLC is a global law firm with a singular focus: helping patent owners maximize their return from patent assets. Our lawyers possess extensive experience in patent enforcement, patent-portfolio management, patent valuation and strategy, and patent sales transactions. Our results speak for themselves, encompassing some of the largest and most complex patent transactions ever, successful high-stakes enforcement campaigns, and serving as the go-to resource for investors in patent portfolios and patent-litigation matters.  The Global IP team includes American, Korean, Taiwanese, and European lawyers, and a group of technical analysts to help our clients achieve their goals.

Open Invention Network

With more than 2,000 participants, Open Invention Network (OIN) is the largest patent non-aggression community in history and supports freedom of action in Linux as a key element of open source software. OIN acquires patents and licenses them royalty free to its community members which, in turn, agree not to assert their own patents against Linux and Linux-related systems and applications.


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 trademarks, international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust, and unfair competition. 

Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner

Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner is a boutique law firm dedicated to the practice of intellectual property law. This means everyone at Schwegman is on the same page and there is no competition between departments for staffing, technology, and other issues that deter attorneys from focusing on their clients’ needs. In other words, we play well with each other. It specializes in strategic patent portfolio planning and management, infringement, validity and clearance investigations, opinions and all phases of intellectual property prosecution practice. This includes preparation and prosecution of patent applications, appeals, re-examinations, interferences and foreign oppositions. Schwegman cooperates with and advises clients’ litigation firms regarding their intellectual property litigation. In this fashion, Schwegman is able to provide its clients with a realistic appraisal of litigation risks and can better fulfill its mission of providing the highest quality corporate IP services available.

Tusher Center

The Tusher Center for the Management of Intellectual Capital engages in research, teaching, and outreach on management and policy issues surrounding intangible assets and firm competitiveness.  The intangible assets under study include:  intellectual property, knowhow, relational capital, brands, and corporate culture. The Tusher Center activities are animated by the recognition that in today’s global economy, competitive advantage no longer rests on tangible assets and financial capital, but on the ownership and astute management of difficult to imitate intangible assets and capabilities.

The Global Intellectual Property Center

The Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) was established in 2007 as a division of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Today, the GIPC is leading a worldwide effort to champion intellectual property rights as vital to creating jobs, saving lives, advancing global economic growth, and generating breakthrough solutions to global challenges.


IPCloseUp is a leading source of insight for people who need to keep up with the business side of intellectual property. Readers turn to IPCloseIp for the latest new and perspectives on patents and other IP rights, trends and the people and events that drive them. IPCloseUp's readership includes executives, entrepreneurs, journalists, investors, lawyers, engineers, researchers, and inventors. Its regular features highlight transaction, people, events, research, books, and videos. It has also provided the IPCloseUp® 30, a real-time snapshot of IP licensing company stock performance and recent news that can be placed on the readers' home screen or desktop.

Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation

Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to educational and charitable activities designed to promote the value of intellectual property rights. It was established by Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), a trade association whose members own or are interested in intellectual property. 

Ideas Matter

Ideas Matter is a consortium of cross-sector enterprises, small and medium-sized businesses, and trade associations that aims to expand awareness and promote the benefits of intellectual property (IP). We firmly believe that ideas are important to the economy, important to society, important to companies both large and small. In other words, Ideas Matter. Find out more about us on our website at, our Twitter feed at, and by email at

IP Pro Patents

IPPro Patents is the go-to industry publication for news, views and opinion on patent practice, law and management. The fortnightly publication and accompanying website—the only free-to-read patent resources around—cover the full spectrum of patent law globally, including prosecution, litigation, licensing, management and technology.

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