Past Event Partners

Cocktail Partners

HGF is a leading European intellectual property law firm engaged by companies and research organisations having patents, brands and designs at the core of their business. We provide commercially-relevant, cost-effective advice for IP matters.

HGF advises on the creation of strategic IP assets around the world. HGF provides world-class expertise in the origination, enforcement and defence of IP rights. Our approach is proactive and we work with our clients to find cost-effective, practical solutions to commercial issues.

HGF provides:
  • advice relevant to specific client business needs;
  • strategic, proactive approach in assisting the growth of our clients’ businesses;
  • strong collaborative working relationships with clients.

Locke Lord is a full-service, international law firm of more than 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 125 years and is a worldwide leader in the middle market sector. Locke Lord advises clients across a broad spectrum of industries including energy, financial services, fund formation, health care, insurance and reinsurance, private equity and venture capital, real estate, and technology, media and telecommunications, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory and transactional teams.

Silver Partners

BlackStone Discovery is a Silicon Valley based E-Discovery and Litigation Support firm working with Am Law 100 and Fortune 500 corporations. Founded in 2003, BlackStone delivers a comprehensive set of services across the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), which include: Information Governance Consulting, Data Forensics, Data Processing and Analytics, Relativity Hosting, Attorney Contract Review and Trial Support.

Blackstone’s culture of excellence focuses on driving success and building lasting relationships with our clients. We deliver solutions that are budget-conscious and custom fit to our clients’ circumstances in the Life Sciences and Information Technology industries.

Maschoff Brennan is a full-service intellectual property and commercial litigation law firm with offices in Park City and Salt Lake City and Orange County. Maschoff Brennan’s attorneys focus on patent and trademark prosecution, IP and complex litigation (including patent, ANDA, trademark, copyright, and securities litigation and counseling), post-grant patent proceedings, IP/technology opinions and investigations, licensing and transactions, and IP portfolio management. Maschoff Brennan’s clients include Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, individual inventors, startups, and world-renowned universities.

G&B specializes exclusively in intellectual property law, particularly concentrating in patents, trademarks and copyrights. G&B maintains an active docket in all aspects and stages of intellectual property practice, including patent prosecution and licensing, post-grant procedures, litigation, and Hatch-Waxman.

G&B’s Pharmaceutical Practice Group is highly experienced with all aspects of Hatch-Waxman, including developing patent strategies for generic companies, preparing Notice Letters, litigation, and negotiating settlements. Not content to work within rigid confines, G&B attorneys have the flexibility to employ creative methods to resolve disputes, including cooperative and creative negotiations; use of FDA citizen petitions; and post-grant procedures.

Bronze Partner

Established in 1827, Remfry & Sagar has pioneered IP law in India. Its dynamic team of 80 lawyers and 125 professional staff offers services across the full spectrum of intellectual property law with equal competence in prosecution and litigation. 8000 clients drawn from diverse industries across 70 countries are testimony to its leading capabilities.

The Firm has strong expertise in the Indian subcontinent that is complemented by its close links with associates across geographies. This facilitates easy fulfillment of a business' global IP needs. Also, the Firm’s continual engagement with policy makers ensures seamless IP solutions for its clients and contributes towards a larger change in India’s IP milieu.

Remfry & Sagar’s principal office is in Gurgaon with branch offices in Chennai and Bengaluru.

Session Partners

Kuzuwa & Partners is a patent firm created in 1995, having 38 staff members, of which 12 are patent attorneys. Together with our predecessor, we have accumulated about 40-year experience. We are dedicated to providing a comprehensive service for highly successful prosecution and management of intellectual property rights till the opposition and litigation stage for assisting its corporate and university clients, especially for clients in foreign countries, in the various fields from Biotechnology, Chemistry and Pharmaceutics to Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, IT, Trademarks, Design and License. We also handle regulatory matters in the pharmaceuticals, making us an expertized and unique firm.

Darts-ip is the largest IP case law database and the only global one. We aim to help lawyers, judges, IP attorneys, business analysts, and in-house counsels achieve more with case law. We transform the way in which people search, find and use case law. From Anticipation to Litigation, we bring value at every stage of the life of the IP.

The database is updated on a daily basis and currently has over 2,549,880 cases from over 3075 courts and offices located in 67 different countries. Each individual decision is analysed locally by IP expert and search interfaces are tailored to the needs of IP professionals.

United trademark & Patent Services comprises of lawyers and technical analysts specialized in Intellectual Property (IP) Rights and related issues, serving its global and regional clients for the last 62 years. Our forte is in the IP services throughout Middle East, Africa and South Asia. Excellence in our work has won the firm a leading position in this specialized field of law and we take pride in having more than 200 of the Fortune 500 companies on our firm’s portfolio.

Tee & Howe IP Attorneys (“Tee & Howe”) is an intellectual property (“IP”) boutique firm based in Beijing, China. Since its establishment in 1994, it has continuously grown into an IP firm of more than 175 people. The major areas of practice of our IP attorneys cover all matters relating to patents, trademarks, copyright, designs, and trade secret, including dispute resolution, free-to-practice matters, application, original drafting of patent specifications, litigation, and so on.

Goodwin’s Intellectual Property Practice has been named by Law360 as one of its “Practice Groups of the Year” for three consecutive years. Goodwin’s IP Practice has worked with clients to secure preliminary injunctions, declaratory and summary judgments, favorable results in Markman proceedings, advantageous settlements, victories at trial and appellate relief. Goodwin attorneys routinely work with clients to take cases from pre-suit investigations through discovery and trials. Widely recognized as a leader in pharmaceutical patent matters, Goodwin has been named for four of the past five years as “Biotechnology Law Firm of the Year” by U.S. News Best Lawyers.

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. Formerly the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, 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 intellectual property 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, Thomson Innovation, Derwent World Patents Index, CompuMark, MarkMonitor and Techstreet, among others.

Technology Partner

Capital Novus, a global technology firm headquartered in Fairfax, VA, Washington, DC., having 9 offices globally at U.S., France, Germany, U.K., Japan, and India, Serves and licenses its solutions to Corporations, Law Firms, Government and Partners since 2002. As an established industry leader we deliver complete range of IT Information Management Solutions such as Information Governance, Regulatory & Compliance Solutions. Our technology Solutions are available as Software as a Service (SaaS); Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS); On-premise licensing or through Capital Novus' fully managed services to meet the challenges of ever-increasing Volumes of Data, Velocity of Searches, Variety of data and Complex data privacy laws that vary from country to country.

Capital Novus is one of the fastest growing, full-spectrum, and globally recognized E-Discovery innovator and has developed a robust, flexible, and fully customizable an enterprise-class software suite (eZSuite™) for electronic discovery services. It is comprised of: eZProcess for data capture and production, eZAnalytics for data discovery, eZVUE for knowledge management and ECA (Early Case Assessment), and eZReview for document review workflow management. This highly scalable and modular architecture functions and operates within the different phases of e-Discovery and seamlessly integrates data ingestion, data processing, early case assessment/knowledge management, document review platform, and production services.

We have developed (Naya EDGE™) a Governance, Risk, and Compliance solution featuring Compliance, Legal Hold, and connectors for receiving information from a variety of data sources, including social media, Making it a unique smart content archival & retrieval system.

We also designed and developed (Cryptacomm®) a collaborative platform that provides the convenience of convergence of all the digital media, inducing efficiency into multi stakeholder collaborative environment by cutting out the human error and eliminating pilferage of data making it a unique secured virtual workspace.

Capital Novus ensures that projects have seamless, 24x7 project management, consulting services, data hosting, and processing support. our team of Domain experts, highly skilled engineers, project managers and consultants work cohesively to provide valued support to each client matter.

Associate Partner

Krishna & Saurastri Associates (KSA) LLP is a full service Intellectual Property (IP) Law firm that is focused on providing cost efficient IP legal services. The firm was formed in 1992 and merged with a law practice set up in 1956 and has been effectively rendering comprehensive IP solutions ever since. Our offices are in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Pune and Ahmedabad.

Our practice areas include intellectual property counseling, prosecution, litigation and transactions. This includes patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs, geographical indications, plant varieties, domain names and semiconductor IC layouts. We also provide legal services for regulatory, healthcare & medical law and media & entertainment laws.

Exhibit Partner

Leydig, Voit & Mayer remains at the forefront of intellectual property law, providing advice and counsel in intellectual property litigation, licensing, and prosecution services worldwide. We have a strong emphasis in the life sciences area and, in particular, on counseling and litigation on patent and related regulatory issues pursuant to the Hatch-Waxman Act, the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act (MMA), and the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA).

Demanding excellence from every Leydig professional, the firm’s attorneys and technical advisors all have strong scientific backgrounds so they can bring a wide range of capability and expertise to every engagement, helping business and industry leaders prevail in their most difficult intellectual property challenges. A distinguished history of service and success has earned Leydig a reputation both nationally and internationally as a pre-eminent intellectual property firm.

Past Partners

As a team of chemists and biochemists with many years of experience, Hamm&Wittkopp represents its clients in all areas of intellectual property. One of our strengths lies in the fields of chemistry and pharmaceutics – focusing on generic pharmaceuticals and biosimilars. We offer high-level services, from analysing and clarifying the IP situation, e.g. by oppositions and nullity actions against troublesome patents, to securing your innovations via patent applications and defending your interests in litigations. Our structure allows us to provide tailor-made support in all IP matters, whereby we act with flexibility and efficiency – adapting to the needs of each individual case.

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. offers a full range of intellectual property services encompassing patent prosecution, trademark and brand management, and intellectual property litigation. Our highly experienced and well-trained intellectual properties attorneys keep a watchful eye on your most important intangible business assets to advance your commercial competitiveness. While our attorneys are intensely focused on enforcing and defending your company’s rights, we are equally intense in our effort to help your company avoid disputes. When it comes to patent litigation, our attorneys know from decades of experience, how to evaluate the asserted patent, the accused product or process and the prior art, and develop a winning approach.

Merchant & Gould P.C. is a national intellectual property law firm with more than 100 attorneys in offices in Atlanta, Denver, Knoxville, Madison, Minneapolis, New York, Silicon Valley and Washington. Founded in 1900,the firm helps sole inventors, startups, universities, venture capitalists, and Fortune 500 and 100 companies in diverse industries and technologies gain leverage in new and existing markets. Merchant & Gould’s team of attorneys, registered patent agents, and technical advisors position clients for business success locally, nationally, and around the world.

Brinks is among the most elite law firms representing generic pharmaceutical companies in Hatch-Waxman patent litigation. Brinks’ pharmaceutical litigators have handled ANDA and 505(b)(2) cases involving drugs from A (atomoxetine) to Z (zolpidem) and virtually every type of drug patent, including patents directed to compounds, formulations, polymorphs, and methods of treatment. We leverage our legal experience and strong technical backgrounds to provide useful advice and obtain excellent results for the problems faced in the contemporary pharmaceutical marketplace. We have defeated patents covering blockbuster drugs and we have defended those victories in successful appeals to the Federal Circuit.

The Hatch-Waxman Pharmaceutical Patent Practice at Haynes and Boone has over a dozen experienced patent practitioners who have counseled pharmaceutical clients on hundreds of Orange-Book-listed drug products, including in ANDA litigation through trial and appeal. We function as trusted advisors backed by the depth of our international law firm with offices in Shanghai, Texas, Washington, D.C., New York, California, Chicago, Denver, London, and Mexico City, to provide a full spectrum of legal services in technology, financial services, energy and private equity. With over 600 lawyers, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal.

Duane Morris LLP provides innovative solutions to today’s multifaceted legal and business challenges through the collegial and collaborative culture of its more than 750 attorneys in offices across the United States and internationally. The firm represents a broad array of clients, spanning all major practices and industries. For more information, visit