2019 Sponsor Profiles

Gold Sponsor

China-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City (CSGKC) is a state-level bilateral collaboration project between China and Singapore, also an iconic cooperation project between Guangdong Province and Singapore, which is located at the geometrical center of Guangzhou, as well as in the northern part of Huangpu District, with a total planned area of 178 square kilometers and a total planned population of around 700,000 - 1,000,000 people.

CSGKC is positioned as a unique, vibrant and sustainable city that is highly attractive to both talents and knowledge-based industries. In 2019, as the core innovation platform of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macao Science and Technology Innovation Corridor, CSGKC was included in the strategic planning of the GBA.

Since the ground-breaking in 2010, CSGKC has developed into a prototype of a future city in nine years' time.

For more details, check out www.ssgkc.com 

Silver Sponsors

Aon’s Intellectual Property Solutions helps clients protect and create enterprise value from their most important asset in today’s business world—their intellectual property. Aon brings the best minds and strong analytical tools to provide a comprehensive approach to intellectual property strategy, valuation, and risk across a client’s business.

Aon is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.

For more details, check out www.aon.com/intellectualproperty 

As the oldest and one of the largest full-service IP law firms in China, we stick to being one of the leading IP law firms in China depending on our standout performance in both prosecution and contentious practices. It is our experience, energy, forward-thinking and dedication in IP practice that makes us trustworthy.

For more details, check out www.ccpit-patent.com.cn.  

The International Trademark Association (INTA) is the global association of brand owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property to foster consumer trust, economic growth, and innovation. Members include more than 7,200 corporations, law firms and universities from more than 191 countries, who benefit from the Association’s global trademark resources, policy advocacy, education, training, and international network. Founded in 1878, INTA is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Brussels, Santiago, Shanghai, Singapore, and Washington, D.C., with representatives in Geneva and New Delhi.

For more details, check out www.inta.org

Naval Group is an international high-tech company and one of the few global leaders in defence naval systems. Naval Group designs, builds and supports submarines and surface ships. The group also provides services for naval shipyards and bases.

Naval Group reports revenues of €3.6 billion and has a workforce of 14,860 (data for 2018). Naval Group is present in 16 countries such as Singapore, India, Malaysia, Brazil, Egypt and Australia. The Singapore-based Naval Group Far East is a wholly owned subsidiary of Naval Group. Naval Group is committed to the development of R&D activities in the Asia region.

Naval Group Far East integrates a R&D hub which is dedicated to research the latest innovative trends which are relevant to the defence sector. This international collaborative platform of exchanges located in Singapore, will respond to a triple objective: boost innovation in new strategic domains such as Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, create a supply of innovative technologies for the regional market in Singapore and Asia as well as supporting the joint effort led by both Singapore and France regarding R&D investments.

For more details, check out www.naval-group.com 

Questel is a true end-to-end intellectual property solutions provider to more than 5,000 clients and 1M users across 30 countries. We offer a comprehensive software suite for searching, analyzing and managing inventions and IP assets.

Questel also provides services throughout the IP lifecycle, including prior art searches, patent drafting, international filing, translation, and support during licensing negotiation and litigation. These solutions, when combined with our IP cost management platform, deliver clients an average savings of 30-60% across the entire prosecution budget.

For more details, check out www.questel.com

ST Engineering is a global technology, defence and engineering group specialising in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. Headquartered in Singapore, we are one of Asia’s leading engineering groups with a global footprint and customer base that spans Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.

Across the globe, our 22,000-strong workforce brings innovation and technology together to create people-centric, multi-disciplinary, smart engineering solutions for our customers in the defence, government and enterprise segments. With over 500 smart city projects across 70 cities in our track record, we continue to transform cities through our suite of Smart Mobility, Smart Security and Smart Environment solutions.

For more details, check out www.stengg.com

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks. The strength and vitality of the U.S. economy depends directly on effective mechanisms that protect new ideas and investments in innovation and creativity. The continued demand for patents and trademarks underscores the ingenuity of American inventors and entrepreneurs. The USPTO is at the cutting edge of the nation's technological progress and achievement.

The USPTO advises the president of the United States, the secretary of commerce, and U.S. government agencies on intellectual property (IP) policy, protection, and enforcement; and promotes the stronger and more effective IP protection around the world.

The USPTO furthers effective IP protection for U.S. innovators and entrepreneurs worldwide by working with other agencies to secure strong IP provisions in free trade and other international agreements. It also provides training, education, and capacity building programs designed to foster respect for IP and encourage the development of strong IP enforcement regimes by U.S. trading partners.

For more details, check out www.uspto.gov