AGMA’s members are some of the most innovative high-tech companies in the world, uniting to advance intellectual property protection worldwide.
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APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in critical power and cooling services, provides industry leading product, software and systems for home, office, data center and factory floor applications. Backed by the strength, experience, and wide network of Schneider Electric’s Critical Power & Cooling Services, APC delivers well planned, flawlessly installed and maintained solutions throughout their lifecycle. Through its unparalleled commitment to innovation, APC delivers pioneering, energy efficient solutions for critical technology and industrial applications. In 2007, Schneider Electric acquired APC and combined it with MGE UPS Systems to form Schneider Electric’s Critical Power & Cooling Services Business Unit, which recorded 2008 revenue of €2,6 billion (including APC-MGE sales of $3.7 billion) and employed 12,000 people worldwide. APC solutions include uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), precision cooling units, racks, physical security and design and management software, including APC's InfraStruXure® architecture, the industry’s most comprehensive integrated power, cooling, and management solution. Schneider Electric, with 114,000 employees and operations in 100 countries, achieved sales of €18,3 billion in 2008. All trademarks are the property of their owners. www.apc.com
Avaya is a recognized leader in delivering communications capabilities that make the promise of Business Made Simple a reality for our customers. Our next-generation technologies, for both service provider and enterprise networks, support multimedia and business-critical applications. Avaya's technologies are designed to help eliminate today's barriers to efficiency, speed and performance by simplifying networks and connecting people to the information they need, when they need it. Avaya does business in more than 150 countries around the world. For more information, visit Avaya on the Web at www.avaya.com. For the latest Avaya news, visit www.avaya.com/news.
Charles River Associates is a leading global consulting firm that provides independent economic and financial analysis of litigation matters; guides businesses through critical strategy and operational issues to become
more profitable; and advises governments and regulatory agencies on the economic impact of policies and regulations. Our clients include major law firms, corporations, regulatory agencies, accounting firms, and governments around the world. We advise more than half of the Fortune 100 companies and 90 percent of the top 100 law firms. They depend on us for rigorous, fact-based analysis; deep knowledge of multiple industries; and objective, tailored solutions to complex problems.
CRA’s 40-plus years of accomplishments on behalf of our clients is a reflection of the firm’s exceptional talent. Many of our consultants are recognized experts in their respective fields, and we have long,
close relationships with a select group of respected scholars and industry specialists.
Headquartered in Boston, the firm has offices internationally. For more information, please visit www.crai.com.
CRA’s consultants combine uncommon intellectual acumen with practical experience and in-depth understanding of industries and markets. We are adept at handling tough assignments with pivotal and high-stakes outcomes. Our analytical strength enables us to reach objective, factual conclusions that help our clients make important business and policy decisions and resolve critical disputes.
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Cisco, (NASDAQ: CSCO), is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Information about Cisco can be found at http://www.cisco.com. For ongoing news, please go to http://newsroom.cisco.com.
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EMC helps customers design, build, and manage intelligent, flexible, and secure information infrastructures. These infrastructures are the versatile foundations on which organizations can implement their information lifecycle strategies, secure their critical information assets, leverage their content for competitive advantage, automate their data center operations, reduce power and cooling costs, and much more.
With an information infrastructure, people can avoid the potentially serious risks and reduce the significant costs associated with managing information, while fully exploiting its value for business advantage. For more information about EMC, please visit www.emc.com.
In 2007, Fitbit embarked on a journey to create wearable products that would change the way people think about exercise and movement. Fitbit products are comprised of wearable hardware and software that integrates into users PCs and smart devices to inspire users to live a healthier and more active life. Fitbit designs products and services that fit seamlessly into users’ lives to achieve their health, and fitness goals.
HP focuses on simplifying technology experiences for all of its customers – from individual consumers to the largest businesses. With a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing and IT infrastructure, HP is among the world’s largest IT companies, with revenue totaling $91.7 billion for the four fiscal quarters ended Oct. 31, 2006. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.
International Business Machines Coporation (IBM) develops and manufactures information technology products and services worldwide. The Global Technology Services segment offers IT infrastructure and business process services, such as strategic outsourcing, integrated technology, business transformation outsourcing, and maintenance. The company's Global Business Services segment provides professional services and application outsourcing services, including consulting and systems integration, and application management. The Systems and Technology segment offers computing and storage solutions, including servers, disk and tape storage systems and software, semiconductor technology and products, packaging solutions, engineering and technology services, and retail store solutions. IBM's Software segment primarily offers middleware and operating systems software comprising WebSphere software for Web-enabled applications; information management software for database, content management, information integration and business intelligence; Tivoli software for infrastructure management, including security and storage management; Lotus software for collaboration, messaging, and social networking; and rational software, a process automation tool. IBM's Global Financing segment provides commercial financing to dealers and remarketers of IT products; lease and loan financing to external and internal clients; and sale and lease of used equipment. IBM serves banking, insurance, education, government, healthcare, life sciences, aerospace and defense, automotive, chemical and petroleum, electronics, distribution, telecommunications, media and entertainment, and energy and utilities, as well as small and medium sized business. The company was formerly known as Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. and changed its name to International Business Machines Corporation in 1924. IBM was founded in 1910 and is based in Armonk, New York.
Juniper Networks, Inc. is the leader in high-performance networking. Juniper offers a high-performance network infrastructure that creates a responsive and trusted environment for accelerating the deployment of services and applications over a single network. This fuels high-performance businesses. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.
Kalow & Springut is an intellectual property boutique, focusing its legal practice in the areas of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, trade dress, anti-counterfeiting, brand protection and enforcement, unfair competition and technology counseling matters. Our clients are industry leaders in the sciences, applied technologies, luxury goods and fashion, cosmetic and services fields.
We specialize in complexity made simpler, utilizing multiple centers of excellence such as scientific training, business experience and legal and market savvy. We efficiently construct legal solutions that maximize positive business results and achieve economic advantages for our clients based on their precise business needs and objectives.
Leaders in Contract Compliance with a Global Reach
- KPMG was the first of the “Big Four” accounting and advisory firms to set up a dedicated Contract Compliance Services (“CCS”) practice. We have approximately 500 full-time contract specialists deployed across the world. As well as our Centers of Excellence in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, we have teams across Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.
- We co-authored the AGMA Gray Market Survey in 2002, as part of the organization’s launch. The survey was refreshed in 2007 and is currently being updated again.
- KPMG's professionals combine technical, market, and business skills that allow them to deliver objective advice and guidance that help the firm's clients grow their businesses, improve their performance, and manage risk more effectively. KPMG’s collective insight draws from a global network of 123,000 experienced professionals in member firms in 152 countries.
- Our technology practice professionals understand the dynamic tech environment, and combine industry knowledge with technical experience to provide insights that help technology leaders confront complex challenges and take advantage of tomorrow’s digital opportunities. KPMG professionals have extensive experience working with global technology companies, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to pre-IPO start-ups.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) provides industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to build public trust and enhance value for its clients and their stakeholders. More than 163,000 people in 151 countries across our network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice.
PwC's Technology Practice provides industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services for public and private clients. We invest significant resources in building and sharing our industry knowledge, and as a result, we have the scope, depth and expertise to advise technology companies on the changes they face.
PwC's Licensing Management & Contract Compliance practice guides companies related to licensing management, contract compliance and revenue recovery. We analyze compliance with licenses and other business agreements to help companies realize incremental revenue and mitigate risk.
PwC's Internal Audit practice provides a range of services, from internal audit outsourcing and co-sourcing, to ERM assistance and Sarbanes-Oxley services that go beyond traditional financial reporting to help internal audit realize its full strategic potential. PwC's Internal Audit services methodology stresses industry focused, cost effective and value-focused solutions for business transformation.
For more information, please visit www.pwc.com.
QLogic, a Cavium Company, is a leading supplier of high performance storage networking solutions including Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), blade server embedded Fibre Channel switches, Fibre Channel stackable switches, iSCSI HBAs, iSCSI routers and storage services platforms for enabling advanced storage management applications. QLogic products are delivered to small-to-medium businesses and large enterprises around the world via its channel partner community. QLogic products are also powering solutions from leading companies like Cisco, Dell, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, IBM, NEC, Network Appliance and Oracle. QLogic is a member of the S&P 500 Index. For more information, go to http://www.qlogic.com.
Seagate Technology is the world's leading provider of hard disk drives based on revenue. The company designs, manufactures, markets and sells hard disk drives, which are devices that store digitally encoded data on rapidly rotating disks with magnetic surfaces. The performance attributes of disk drives, including their cost effectiveness and high storage capacities, have resulted in disk drives being used as the primary medium for storing electronic data.
Seagate’s products are designed for a variety of applications: enterprise servers, mainframes and workstations; desktop and notebook computers; or end user devices such as digital video recorders (DVRs), personal data backup systems, portable external storage systems and digital media systems. In addition to manufacturing and selling disk drives, Seagate provides data storage services for small- to medium-sized businesses, including online backup, data protection and recovery solutions.
Sideman & Bancroft LLP is a premier mid-size law firm, headquartered in San Francisco, with special expertise in assisting technology and other businesses in gray market and anti-counterfeit matters. Our team includes seven former federal and state prosecutors who work with law enforcement and prosecutors throughout the country to support company brand protection programs. We have a particular focus on assisting in criminal referrals of sales and discount fraud, warranty fraud, and counterfeit trafficking matters. We help companies identify, assemble, and analyze evidence that could be relevant to a successful criminal prosecution. We prepare the documents necessary to refer the matter to law enforcement, outlining the known evidence and describing the nature of the suspected criminal conduct. Because criminal enforcement is not always warranted, we have helped companies develop and implement civil programs as a component of an overall brand protection strategy, including cease and desist programs, U.S. Customs programs, channel compliance programs, and the pursuit of available civil remedies.
For more information, please see http://www.sideman.com/practice/detail/48/999/Brand-Integrity-and-Innovation-Group
Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), Irvine, Calif., is a global provider of products and services that empower people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. Its companies design and manufacture storage devices, networking equipment and home entertainment products under the WD, HGST and G-Technology brands. Visit the Investor section of the company's website (www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety of financial and investor information.
AGMA’s primary focus is on industry and public education, sharing and developing best practices to effectively hinder threats to intellectual property and render these activities more difficult, undesirable and unprofitable. AGMA’s role is to present members and the industry with strategic ideas for addressing key IP protection issues, and to introduce better controls or processes in mitigating threats to IP.
Membership in AGMA provides access to important programs, strategies and tools for combating gray marketing and counterfeiting of branded products, service and warranty fraud and protection of IP in a digital format.