CPA Global, the world leader in intellectual property (IP) software and services, is to hold its eagerly awaited 2014 conference from 15-18 June in the Danish capital, Copenhagen. The conference will provide valuable insights from senior industry figures as well as a series of high-level workshops and best practice sessions focused on increasing efficiency in IP portfolio management.
The comprehensive conference agenda has been developed in conjunction with an advisory board of 26 senior IP professionals, whose companies or law firms are users of CPA Global software. It features more than 50 thought leadership and best practice sessions, one-on-one training with CPA Global technology experts, as well as important opportunities to network and share knowledge with fellow professionals and industry peers.
The 2014 European conference features CPA Global’s market-leading software products, including IP management software solutions Memotech, Inprotech, Ipendo and FoundationIP; First To File, the electronic document management system for IP; Discover, one of the world’s most advanced patent search platforms; and the Company’s recent acquisition, IP Forecaster, the IP cost-forecasting software.
CPA Global Chief Executive Officer, Tim Griffiths, commented: “Our goal is to provide our clients with industry-leading technology that helps them manage their important IP assets more effectively and perform their roles more efficiently and productively. We value our close working relationships with our software clients, and the conference is a further example of that collaboration.”
Conference speakers include senior representatives from leading corporations such as Canon Europe Ltd, Danfoss A/S, DSM, Metso Minerals, Sanofi, and Sony Mobile Communications; as well as from large law firms and boutique IP law firms, including Boco IP, Carpmaels & Ransford LLP, Dehns, Elkington & Fife LLP, Hogan Lovells, Marks & Clerk LLP, Mathys & Squire LLP, and Novagraaf. This year’s keynote speaker is Simon White, Programme Manager of the International Cooperation and Legal Affairs - Cooperation Fund at the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM). “OHIM is delighted to be the keynote organisation speaking at this year’s CPA Global software conference,” he said. “I look forward to sharing recent developments on improving access to key information and further enhancing users’ experience when engaging with IP offices.”
Ken Evans, Inprotech Director at Marks & Clerk LLP, is a CPA Global client who, as a conference board member, has played a key role in helping to plan the Copenhagen event. “The conferences provide great networking opportunities and the chance to meet and talk directly with developers, consultants and delegates,” he said. “They are excellent forums for sharing best practices and learning more about how to get optimum results from the software.”
Another CPA Global client who has already been making a significant contribution to the conference is Ida Stræde, IP Project and Administrations Manager at Danfoss A/S. "As a global corporation headquartered in Denmark, we are excited that the 2014 CPA Global conference is in Copenhagen and are delighted to be playing our part in the event,” she said. “Being a member of the conference board has been a great experience, and has enabled me to have a genuine influence on the agenda. I've been keen to ensure that there are plenty of opportunities to share best practices and to learn from the experience of different companies. In speaking at the conference, I will be sharing some of our experiences and accomplishments at Danfoss, and hoping to encourage the audience to analyse and develop their procedures in order to support their business better.”
About CPA Global
CPA Global (cpaglobal.com) is the world's leading intellectual property (IP) management and IP software specialists, and an international provider of outsourced legal services. With offices across Europe, the United States and Asia Pacific, CPA Global supports many of the world’s best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services, helping them to manage risk, cost and capacity, and realise greater value for their businesses and IP assets.
CPA Global helps corporates and law firms in managing valuable IP Rights, such as patents, designs and trademarks, ensuring that IP portfolios are protected, maintained and regularly reviewed in order to maximise value. Working closely with its clients, CPA Global ensures they have the best information on which to base IP decisions, and the best support in terms of helping implement those decisions.
In IP software, CPA Global offers five market-leading IP management solutions (FoundationIP, Inprotech, Ipendo, Memotech, and Patrawin) tailored towards different types of clients and their specific needs, as well as First To File, the industry-leading electronic document management system for IP; Discover, one of the world’s most advanced patent search platforms; and IP Forecaster, the IP cost-forecasting software.
Founded in Jersey, Channel Islands in 1969, CPA Global today employs more than 1,800 people, serving clients’ needs in 200 jurisdictions through its own offices and an extensive agent network. CPA Global’s diverse client list ranges from major global corporations, headquartered in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, to small and medium-sized enterprises and innovation start-ups; and from top international law firms to national and regional law and IP firms.