In a software defined world, code and analytics keep growing as connectivity and business models rapidly change the relationship between vendors and customers. This month we feature members offering new software based solutions for efficient vehicle maintenance and smartly connecting motorcyclists to their bikes, as well as expert access to cloud-based intellectual property.

The curated I-Hub provides resources to commercialize and monetize Intellectual Property, and to access software, events, novel databases, special reports, government resources, in-the- pulse blogs and innovation leader presentations. This year’s packed roster of global conferences is driven by innovation-rich new products and services that were yesterday’s R&D. Join intellectual property experts in Detroit in May at the "IP in the Auto Industry" Conference and our delegation to China on Earth Day discussing at the Green Company Summit, "Smart, Green, Connected: US-China Collaboration towards our Sustainable Tomorrow".

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The AutoHarvest Team
Featured Members
Traxx connects riders and motorcycles using their device and app to the internet and to each other, enhancing riders' safety and bikes' security. Traxx allows riders to jointly plan their route and navigate to their destiny on road and off road. It also allows riders to share their rides and experiences with others and get immediate help in emergency situations like accident or theft.
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Blackhawk Technologies, LLC
Blackhawk Technologies, LLC is licensing a Fortune 20 Company's newly developed cloud management software. It is a lightweight, automated, DevOps focused alternative. The software presents a significant market opportunity in cloud computing infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS).
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CarServ, Inc. is a comprehensive software for automotive repair shops that provides an intuitive platform for repair shops to manage their business, communicate with their customers and improve their customer retention rate.
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Innovation Hub
WardsAuto delivers the latest insights and analysis for today's auto industry, helping you see the opportunities and risks for your business in the months and years to come. WardsAuto Interiors Conference and WardsAuto UX Conference introduce you to top OEM and supplier executives to grow your contact base. Find out how WardsAuto forecasts, insight reports and data tools can help you understand current and upcoming trends in order to grow your business.
Read: "Report Says Automakers Finding It Easier to Be Green"
les Nouvelles - Article of the Month
The journal of the Licensing Executives Society International, les Nouvelles, and its editor selected this article. The journal, which can be accessed online, is published quarterly and is designed to further the knowledge of the society's members and others in improving their skills, techniques and knowledge in licensing and protecting Intellectual Property.
Read the latest les Nouvelles Article of the Month
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Innovation Management
Innovation Management works with international knowledge providers and leading innovation experts and practitioners with global expertise. Their content and technology is founded on cutting-edge knowledge and pedagogy to inspire creativity in individuals and establish open and innovative organizations.
Read: "Innovation Leaders Report Summary 2016/17: Trends and Leaders in Innovation Worldwide"
SRR Journal and blog Articles
Stout Risius Ross (SRR) is a premier global financial advisory firm that specializes in Investment Banking, Valuation & Financial Opinions, and Dispute Advisory & Forensic Services.
Read the latest on the SRR blog here.
Read: "CSIRO v. Cisco: Clarification from the Federal Circuit on Patent Damages Issues"
Innovation Enterprise
Innovation Enterprise, a CFO Publishing company is an independent business-to-business multi-channel media brand focused on the information needs of Senior Finance, Operations, Analytics, Big Data, Strategy, Digital, Innovation & Sports executives. Products include IE.Summits, ieOnDemand, ieWebinars, ieWhitepapers & more.
Watch: "Protecting Valuable Inventions" by Dr Suhrid Wadekar Associate, Goodwin Procter LLP

Watch: "Exploiting Invention & Innovation" by Joseph Sherinsky IP Counsel, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings America
Intellectual Asset Management
IAM is a unique publication which focuses on the many ways in which intellectual property and intangible assets can be used to create corporate value.
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Upcoming AH Appearances Join AutoHarvest at these Industry Expos
5th Automotive Cyber Security Summit
March 27-29, 2017 | Detroit, MI USA
The most trusted event for the automotive community returns to Detroit this spring! Hear from the top cyber security experts who will discuss the next steps in: developing cyber security measures for in-vehicle systems and IT back-end receivers, properly securing & storing data from both the passenger & manufacturer, determining the minimum level of security standards that must be met in vehicle design, instigating cyber incident response tactics, and more!

Testing ADAS & Self Driving Cars
March 27-30, 2017 | Frankfurt, Germany
The Testing ADAS & Self Driving Cars in 2017 is a fully dedicated meeting on testing and simulation of highly automated and fully autonomous applications for safe and secure vehicles. This event is part of the Safety & Security week of Automotive IQ.

ISO 26262
March 27-30, 2017 | Frankfurt, Germany
The 7th International Conference ISO 26262 is the longest running expert forum focused on the technical implementation of functional safety. In 2017, we have confirmed speakers from JLR, Daimler, Delphi, Siemens, HELLA, and many more. This event is part of the Safety & Security week of Automotive IQ.

Automotive Cyber Security
March 27-30, 2017 | Frankfurt, Germany
The 2nd International Conference Automotive Cyber Security will focus on deterring and preventing security breaches in connected vehicles. We welcome confirmed speakers from Daimler, MIT, GSM Association, Trillium and many more. This event is part of the Safety & Security week of Automotive IQ.

ADAS 2017: Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
March 28-29, 2017 | Birmingham, UK
Join this two-day conference to hear the latest developments being made with advanced driver assistance systems, how they are being integrated and interacting with the driver, and how the pathway to level 5 autonomy is being reached. Early Bird ends 10 February 2017

Bluetooth World 2017
March 28-29, 2017 | Santa Clara, CA, USA
Bluetooth World 2017 brings together 1000+ developers, executives and start-ups to inspire, innovate and educate. Visit the busy exhibition floor to experience innovation; attend conference sessions to celebrate success, and take part in development sessions to get to the heart of Bluetooth, giving you all the tips and contacts you need to develop, test and market a Bluetooth enabled product.

Innovation Enterprise: Upcoming Global Events
Innovation Enterprise creates & organises some of world’s most important events to help understand current and future business strategies, innovations and technologies
Chief Technology Officer Summit, London, UK
March 30-31, 2017
Open Innovation Summit, London, UK
April 25-26, 2017
Chief Innovation Officer Summit, London, UK
April 25-26, 2017
Chief Innovation Officer Summit, San Fran., CA USA
May 22-23, 2017

Summit Global Schedule
July 4: Chief Innovation Officer, Singapore Sept. 6: Chief Innovation Officer, Shanghai
Sept. 14: Chief Innovation Officer, Sydney Sept. 20: Product Innovation, Boston
Sept. 20: Open Innovation, Boston Oct. 19: Chief Innovation Officer, London
Nov. 9: Payments Innovation, San Fran. Nov. 9: Chief Tech. Officer, San Fran.
Dec. 6: Chief Innovation Officer, New York
Innovation Evolution West 2017
April 6-7, 2017 | San Francisco, CA USA
To thrive in today’s customizable world, evolving new product development models needs for data-driven innovation is an increasingly vital transformation. Advancing business models to empower systematic, repeatable and reliable innovation is the best weapon against competitive and consumer-driven disruption. This marcus evans conference will amplify innovation at the intersection of design thinking, data & insight integration, and new product development to raise the bar for consumer-driven innovation.

Cockpit HMI 2017
April 10-12, 2017 | Ann Arbor, MI USA
On April 10 - 12th in Ann Arbor, Automotive IQ’s 4th Cockpit HMI conference will create a space for HMI and automotive experts to join the conversation with presenters from Google, MIT Agelab, NHTSA, VW, Renault, Hyundai, Lucid Motors, Stanford University, and more. Over the course of 3 days, participants will discuss innovative applications of UX/UI, driver distraction, multi-modal HMI solutions, touchless HMI, and automated drive.

Automotive Display Technologies 2017
April 10-12, 2017 | Ann Arbor, MI USA
The 2nd Annual Automotive Visual and Display Technologies conference will open on April 10th in Ann Arbor to celebrate the biggest innovations in display technology, discuss recent market trends in design, find viable solutions to work around the challenges, and create new opportunities in the field. Display experts from LG Display, Google, Daimler, Panasonic, Bosch, General Motors, and more will present on topics like OLED/AMOLED, HUD, augmented reality and projection technologies, integrated touch sensors, and haptic technologies.

Connected Car Insurance Europe 2017
April 19-20, 2017 | London, UK
Connected Car Insurance Europe 2017 (19-20 April, London) is the leading gathering looking to tackle the effects of vehicle connectivity on traditional motor insurance models. The event has grown year on year and now boasts over 400+ executives from across the European continent. Join the elite of connected motor insurance this April in London.

2017 China Green Companies Summit
April 22-24, 2017 | Zhengzhou, China
The China Green Companies Summit is dedicated to promoting smart, sustainable, long-term economic and social growth. Established by the China Entrepreneur Club, the Summit, held on Earth Day (April 22) each year, hosts over 1000 guests from China and abroad, including business leaders, political decision-makers, academic authorities, NGO representatives, and influential journalists.

IPBC China 2017
April 25, 2017 | Beijing, China
Building on IAM’s extensive relationships with the Chinese IP community, including our dedicated Chinese language magazine, this unique jurisdictional event is specifically designed for senior IP executives at leading Chinese corporates to come together with their international counterparts to discuss the key issues and challenges they face as they develop, expand and internationalise their IP value creation strategies.

Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Europe Congress
April 25-27, 2017 | Birmingham, UK
The 2017 conference focus specifically on the latest advancements in materials, including metals, composites and thermoplastics, reliable joining methods & new solutions for lightweighting of structural parts and components, as well as lightweighting that is specific to conventional and electric vehicle ranges. Expert insight will be provided by 30+ OEM Led presentations including FCA Group, Volkswagen, Daimler, Tata Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, Aston Martin, Bentley and many more.

Ceramics Expo
April 25-27, 2017 | Cleveland, OH USA
Now in its third year, Ceramics Expo has become the annual focal point for the North American ceramic community and all the user industries that rely on ceramic technologies. The massively expanded event stands as a unique showcase for all the latest start materials, industrial equipment, technical ceramic components, processing expertise, analysis and testing devices, thermal technologies and precision finishing systems that keep this sector at the forefront of manufacturing advances.

Low Voltage Vehicle Electrification
April 26-28, 2017 | Detroit, MI USA
The 2nd Low Voltage Vehicle Electrification Summit will discuss 48V electrical architecture, framing these power supply systems as the solution to current challenges being faced by the industry. We will explore methodologies for building vehicle electrical systems that lower costs while boosting performance as well as fuel efficiency and emissions.

IPBC Korea 2017
April 28, 2017 | Seoul, Korea
Building on IAM’s extensive relationships with the Korean IP community, IPBC Korea is specifically designed for senior IP executives at the leading Korean industrials and emerging Korean companies and attracts strong attendance from the across country’s corporate IP community.

2nd Annual Future Vehicles World 2017
May 2-4, 2017 | Sydney, Australia
The Future Vehicles World 2017 conference will once again be bringing together senior decision makers from the entire autonomous vehicle ecosystem. It is designed to foster collaboration between key stakeholders that will shape the way in which our transport system will progress to boost Australia’s presence and leadership in this space.

>>Is Australia Ready for Self-Driving Cars?

IP in the Auto Industry
May 4, 2017 | Detroit, MI USA
Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, IP in the Auto Industry will offer IP professionals within the automotive industry a forum in which to network, share best practice, and discuss the latest strategies to exploit and protect their intellectual property to maintain a competitive edge.

LES 2017 Spring Meeting
May 9-11, 2017 | Washington D.C., USA
With its iconic monuments, memorials and museums, Washington D.C. is a staple in every traveler and tourist's list of top destinations. To politicians and policy makers, Washington D.C. is simply home. Join us at the heart of the country's political arena for the LES 2017 Spring Meeting to discuss Stronger Economies Through Licensing: Is IP Policy Making or Breaking Your Deals?

Connected & Autonomous Vehicles
May 15-18, 2017 | Santa Clara, CA USA
The need for education, more sophisticated testing and validation tools, cyber security, and business models for this shift has never been greater. Co-located with the Internet of Things World, Connected & Autonomous Vehicles looks to address these challenges with leading industry thought leaders from inside and outside the automotive industry to dive deep and shift the industry in the right direction.

Internet of Things World
May 15-18, 2017 | Santa Clara, CA USA
Internet of Things World returns to the Santa Clara Convention Center in the heart of Silicon Valley, for 3 days of learning, discovery, partying and networking. With over 11,000 attendees expected through the doors, 400+ global thought leading speakers and 250+ sponsors and exhibitors, Internet of Things World is THE largest IoT event in the marketplace, with the largest span of IoT vertical and horizontal themes being covered.

ADAS Sensors 2017
May 17-18, 2017 | Detroit, MI USA
Focusing on recent developments in ADAS sensing, ADAS Sensors 2017 will provide attendees in-depth presentations from industry experts, as well as networking and discussion opportunities, about the latest ADAS enabling technologies and applications.

EcoMotion Main Event 2017
May 18, 2017 | Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel
The 5th annual EcoMotion Conference will provide a spectacular showcase for excellence in innovation and entrepreneurship in the field of Smart Transportation. Featuring presentations, workshops and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs, industry leaders and researchers alike, the conference is quickly claiming its place as a flagship of industry events.

Advanced Lighting for Automotive 2017
May 22-24, 2017 | Detroit, MI USA
The automotive lighting sphere will continue its rapid growth as new technologies allow auto makers to experiment with different designs and functionalities of light. To keep up with the pace, the 2nd Advanced Lighting for Automotive Summit will provide a forum for you to meet others challenged with creating the best within the lighting sector and help spur conversations on how automotive lighting can progress forward. With 22+ speakers, 115+ attendees, and 7+ networking hours, you can't miss this opportunity!

AutoSens 2017
May 22-25, 2017 | Detroit, MI USA
AutoSens is the world’s leading technical summit for ADAS and autonomous vehicle perception technology. Built on the vision of senior technical experts at automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, and delivered by conference experts with a passion for engineering. A combination of insightful technical presentations, an audience of over 350 senior engineers, and top level organisation that create a highly memorable experience; make AutoSens the ‘best in class’ for this sector.

TU-Automotive Detroit 2017
June 7-8, 2017 | Novi, MI USA
The TU-Automotive Detroit 2017 Conference & Exhibition (June 7-8, Novi, MI, USA) is the world’s leading conference & exhibition on automotive technology. Network with 3000 auto tech experts, incl. OEMs, tier 1s, software companies, start-ups, and meet everyone you need to know to advance your business under one roof

Internet of Things World Europe
June 13-15, 2017 | Excel, London
Internet of Things World Europe, the only event to engage enterprises across both industrial and Consumer IoT, is returning on 13-15 June 2017 as part of London Tech Week's new festival of technology TechXLR8.

Automotive Sensors and Electronics 2017
June 14-15, 2017 | Detroit, MI USA
Leading experts in automotive sensors and electronics will discuss a wide range of business and technology issues, ongoing trends, emerging applications enabled by the next-generation sensors and electronics, and the technologies that will enable new applications.

IPBC Global 2017
June 18-20, 2017 | Ottawa, Canada
The programme for IPBC Global 2017 examines the challenges that convergence poses for the IP community from a multiplicity of angles. Whether it be how to organise a world-class IP function, build a best-in-class portfolio of IP assets, create a fit-for-purpose standards regime or maximise licensing and sales opportunities in this new environment, the unrivalled speaking faculty for IPBC Global 2017 will have it covered.

Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium 2017
June 20-22, 2017 | Stuttgart, Germany
Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium 2017 will bring together the world’s leading engineers in the field of autonomous vehicle research, testing, validation and development. The conference will be held in Stuttgart from 20-22 June alongside Automotive Testing Expo 2017, the world’s largest exhibition dedicated to new vehicle development and testing. It will boast over 60 of the world’s leading experts in driverless vehicle testing.

PlugVolt: Battery Seminar
July 18-20, 2017 | Ann Arbor, MI USA
PlugVolt will be hosting its next Battery Seminar in Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA) together with AVL. This event will feature energy storage leaders from automotive and grid storage OEMs, major battery manufacturers, and other industry subject matter experts.