The Patent Board CEO Chairs Industry Summit on Intellectual Property

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Annual Summit on Monetizing, Financing and Securing IP Brings Industry Leaders Together to Share Real World Expertise

Christopher Ainsley, the President & CEO of The Patent Board, is chairing the World Research Group's 5th Annual Summit on Monetizing, Financing & Securitizing IP, being held January 30-31, 2007, in New York City. In this role he will facilitate interactive presentations from the industry's leading intellectual property and finance professionals, researchers and consultants. Presenting corporations include Microsoft, IBM, BP and GE Commercial Finance, along with academic institutions such as the University of Pittsburgh and Emory University and leading industry consultants, including OceanTomo and The Patent Board.

"In the five years since this conference began, intellectual property has become one of the most valuable asset classes held by major corporations, and the valuation of IP portfolios has become a meaningful indicator of success," said Ainsley. "This summit is an opportunity to learn from the experts about valuation methodologies, IP portfolio management, and techniques to leverage IP assets that create shareholder value."

Presentations and panel discussions are designed to share insights into and case studies about key issues and solutions from the industry's leaders, and will focus on:

  • Managing patents to maximize their value throughout the life cycle, from inventor to exploitation in the business world
  • Developing a management strategy to enhance large IP portfolios
  • Assessing the real value of an IP portfolio
  • Leveraging the underlying assets to create shareholder value beyond royalty income
  • Developing an array of options to monetize existing royalty streams
  • Examining the key attributes necessary for successful transactions

The Summit on Monetizing, Financing & Securitizing IP is being held at the New York Marriott Financial Center Downtown on January 30 and 31, 2007. For more information or to register, contact World Research Group at 1-800-647-7600, online at

About The Patent Board

Founded in 1968 as a patent analytics and research institution, The Patent Board is the leading independent provider of best practices research, tools and metrics for patent analysis and intellectual property investment. The Patent Board tracks and analyzes innovation, movement, and the business value of patent assets across every industry on a global basis. Headquartered in Chicago, The Patent Board has offices in Philadelphia and Bangalore, India. For additional information, go to


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