Conference Sponsors

Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP

Welcome Reception Sponsor
Haseltine Lake Kempner, a leading Intellectual Property (IP) firm, provides a full suite of IP services advising across the entire IPR Lifespan™ and in all technical and scientific disciplines. With offices in London, Munich, Bristol, Leeds, Glasgow, The Netherlands and Guangzhou (China), Haseltine Lake Kempner has built a strong international reputation for top quality advice across the globe. The firm has been helping universities and their technology transfer arms with their IP challenges for decades, securing their innovations across a range of technologies. Haseltine Lake Kempner is proud to continue its support of the largest event in the KEC sector, the annual PraxisAuril conference.


Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises.


Inteum is the industry-leading technology transfer software solution for TTO’s that wish to more effectively manage their Intellectual Property and licensing. Since 2005, Inteum has been supporting technology transfer professionals in the early stages of their careers with industry conference scholarships. Inteum CEO, Rob Sloman began the tradition of offering scholarships, inspired by the principle of “paying it forward”. Many scholarship recipients have gone on to develop exciting careers in technology transfer.


Winner of the prestigious Queen’s Award for International Trade again in 2015, Minesoft has fast become an established leader in the field of Patent Information, working with academic institutions, industrial corporations, patent attorney firms and patent authorities around the world. Minesoft’s flagship product PatBase enables users to protect their designs by checking novelty against existing patents and to solve technical dilemmas by studying patent texts, patent drawings and non-patent literature. Speed up your research with patent data from over 100 countries to find partnerships, investment and commercialisation opportunities. Access and understand the most up-to-date scientific research, new ideas and competitor information contained in patent documents. Discover the most comprehensive global patent citation database available, Citation Explorer, ideal for unearthing new players or technologies and identifying potential licensees – fully included in all PatBase subscriptions. Effortlessly visualize the landscape with newly launched PatBase Analytics V2: gain actionable competitive intelligence, pinpoint licensing opportunities and discover the white spaces in areas of interest. Visit the Minesoft stand for more information and a demonstration!

Withers & Rogers

Gala Dinner Drinks sponsor
Withers & Rogers is one of Europe’s largest dedicated intellectual property law firms, with offices across the UK and Munich. Established more than 130 years ago, we remain as passionate as ever about making intellectual property work to our clients’ best advantage. Today, our clients include many renowned, innovative organisations from across Europe, North America and Asia.

Withers & Rogers has a breadth and depth of experience and expertise that we believe is second to none. In addition to our practice groups, we have a number of specialist groups, enabling us to pool our industry knowledge and bring added value for our clients.