Platinum sponsor

Thomson Reuters

Gold sponsors

Global IP Law Group European Patent OfficePhilips Intellectual Property & StandardsKenyon & Kenyon LLPFortress Investment GroupShobayashi International Patent & Trademark Office Adamson & Partners ipCreateWinston & Strawn LLPEricssonTechinsightsVia LicensingBereskin & Parr LLPIP NavigationChipworks

Silver sponsors

Transpacific IPPerkins CoieCPA Global Intellectual VenturesAcacia Research GroupMicrosoftLocke LordGoogleRichardson Oliver Law GroupFinjan Holdings, Inc

Bronze sponsors

Nokia TechnologiesTangible IP Ltd Crown Point TransactionsUnified PatentsWisdomain IncAnaquaConversantMarathon Patent GroupPapst Licensing GmbH & Co KGInnographyMintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.WiLANBlack Stone IPQuestelDominion HarborktMINEGerchen Keller Capital RWS GroupRelecuraTechPatsDolby Laboratories Merchant & Gould HTSMinesoft LtdinoviaSterne, Kessler, Goldstein & FoxParsa WirelessAISTEMOS

Supported by

The Association of Corporate CounselAutoharvestLicensing Executives Society (USA and Canada) Inc International IP Commercialization Council

Media partners

International Law OfficeWorld Trademark Review Lexology

Programme*

- Sunday June 14
17:30-19:30 Opening reception
Day 2 - Monday June 15
07:30-08:45 Breakfast – Grand Ballroom The Regency Foyer
07:30-17:40 Exhibition and registration – Grand Ballroom The Regency Foyer
08:45-12:30 Plenary sessions
08:45-09:00 Welcome from the IPBC Global chair
09:00-10:30 The future of patent sales and acquisitions

The dynamics of IP transactions are changing, as are the identities of the parties doing the deals. This session will explore what is happening on the ground and what is coming next.
•    Transactions drivers
•    What sells and what doesn’t
•    New geographies, new players

Moderator

Nader A Mousavi, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell

Speakers

Anders Arvidsson, Vice president, intellectual property, GN Store Nord
Russell Binns, Chief executive officer, Allied Security Trust
Brian Hinman, Chief IP officer, Royal Philips
Art Monk, Vice president, patent brokerage, TechInsights
John Veschi, CEO, Marquis Technologies

10:30-11:00 Networking break – Grand Ballroom The Regency Foyer
11:00-12:30 Inventor insights

Those nominated for the European Inventor Awards sit at the summit of global R&D and invention; some have even become Nobel laureates. A panel of world-renowned award nominees and winners discuss how IP has helped them to achieve success and the importance of the relationships they have forged with various parts of the IP community. 
•    Patent procurement from the other side
•    From world-class invention to world-class product
•    Working with IP professionals – the good and the bad

Moderator

David Kline, Principal, David Kline Associates

Speakers

Charles Hull, Founder and chief technology officer, 3d Systems Corp
Carles Puente, Co-founder and chief scientist, Fractus SA
Jean-Christophe Giron, Vice President, R&D and product development, SAGE Electrochromics Inc
Laura van't Veer, Co-founder and chief research officer, Agendia

12:30-14:00 Lunch and networking break – Grand Ballroom The Regency Foyer
14:05-17:20 Breakout sessions
14:05-15:25 Breakouts 1

Gold Ballroom: Small, but perfectly formed

IP business is all too often a big boys’ game. This session focuses on the ways in which smaller entities have developed strategies to level the playing field. 
•    Building the optimal portfolio
•    Working with outside advisers
•    Forging effective alliances

Moderator

Jack Ellis, Asia editor, Intellectual Asset Management

Speakers

Christopher Adamson, Managing partner, Adamson & Partners Ltd
Anders Arvidsson, Vice president, intellectual property, GN Store Nord
Gerard Eldering, President, InnovateTech Ventures
Michael Gulliford, Founder and managing principal, Soryn IP Group

Ralston : Medtech moves

The indications are that medical technology is attracting increasing interest among IP deal makers of all kinds. This session explores the reasons why.
•    Big-ticket transactions
•    Growing non-practising entity activity
•    Looking forward

Moderator

Michael Tomasulo, Partner, Winston & Strawn

Speakers

Jasminder S Brar, Director, strategic development and IP, Titan Medical Inc
Deirdre Leane, CEO, IPNav
Steve Perkins, Associate general counsel, intellectual property, Covidien

Twin Peaks : Banking on it

The financial services sector is embracing patents as never before. This session looks at how and why this is, as well as what happens next.
•    Convergence challenges
•    Focus on quality
•    Trouble ahead?

Moderator

Bruce Berman, CEO, Brody Berman Associates Inc

Speakers

Michael Chernoff, Chief IP officer, MDB Capital Group
Andrew T Ramer, Managing director, Cantor Fitzgerald IP division
Sean Reilly, Senior vice president and associate general counsel, The Clearing House Payments Company

15:25-15:55 Networking break – Grand Ballroom The Regency Foyer
16:00-17:20 Breakouts 2

Gold Ballroom: The IP investors

There are more opportunities to invest in IP than there have ever been before. Meet some of those who are taking the plunge and the different models they follow.
•    Funding litigation
•    The technology angle
•    IP-based business models

Moderator

Bhupinder Randhawa, Partner, Bereskin & Parr

Speakers

Ankur Desai, Founding partner, Liquid Venture
Ashley C Keller, Managing director, Gerchen Keller Capital
Eran Zur, Managing director, IP finance group, Fortress Investment Group

Twin Peaks : Validity is king

Implementation of the America Invents Act, combined with a series of court decisions, has changed the US litigation landscape. This session examines what this means for both plaintiffs and defendants.
•    Inter partes and covered business method reviews
•    The implications of the Alice decision
•    New strategies for different times

Moderator

Julia Elvidge, President, Chipworks

Speakers

Laurie Gathman, Principal IP counsel, Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
Dana Hayter, Vice president, legal and corporate affairs and associate general counsel, technology licensing, Intel
Michael Lennon, Partner, Kenyon
Micky Minhas, Associate general counsel and head of patent strategy, Microsoft

18:30-22:30 IP Hall of Fame Gala Dinner
Day 3 - Tuesday June 16
07:30-08:45 Breakfast – Grand Ballroom The Regency Foyer
07:30-17:40 Exhibition and registration – Grand Ballroom The Regency Foyer
09:15-13:00 Plenary sessions
09:15-09:30 Welcome from the IPBC chair
09:30-11:00 End of an era

According to some, the pro-patent era that began in the United States in 1982 with the creation of the Federal Circuit has come to an end. Are the pessimists correct or has the pendulum still further to swing? Most important of all, in the modern knowledge economy does the US patent system still offer enough incentives to invest in innovation?
•    Patents as innovation support or hold-up?
•    Where the pendulum will swing next
•    The need for further patent reform, or not

Moderator

Bowman Heiden, Deputy director, Center for Intellectual Property, Gothenberg

Speakers

Kurt Kjelland, Senior legal counsel, Qualcomm Incorporated
Mark Lemley, William H Neukom professor of law, Stanford Law School
Allen Lo, Deputy general counsel for patents and patent litigation, Google Inc
Randall Rader, Former chief judge, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
B J Watrous, Vice president and chief IP counsel, Apple
John Whealan, Dean for IP law studies, George Washington University

11:00-11:30 Networking break – Grand Ballroom The Regency Foyer
11:30-13:00 IP market 2.0

Both the courts and legislators have had a significant impact on the development of the IP market in recent years. With scrutiny of IP business models and deal making more intense than ever, there is no doubt that further change is on the way. So how will things look in 2020 and who will still be standing?
•    The changing dynamics of transactions
•    Consolidation, transparency and quality
•    Survival of the fittest

Moderator

David Brown, Managing director, IP Solutions, Thomson Reuters

Speakers

Kasim Alfalahi, Chief IP officer, Ericsson
Erich Andersen, Vice president and deputy general counsel, IP group, Microsoft
Peter D Holden, President, ipCreate
Grant Philpott, Principal director, information and communications technology, European Patent Office
Laura G Quatela, Executive vice president of intellectual property, office of the CEO, Alcatel-Lucent
Boris Teksler, CEO, Unwired Planet

13:00-14:30 Lunch and networking break – Grand Ballroom The Regency Foyer
14:35-17:50 Breakout sessions
14:35-15:55 Breakouts 1

Gold Ballroom: Licensing futures

Although assertion-based licensing models remain popular, new, more collaborative forms of licensing are attracting growing interest. This session looks at recent developments.
•    Less stick, more carrot
•    The ethical approach
•    Cooperative agreements

Moderator

Michael J Lasinski, Managing director and CEO, 284 Partners LLC

Speakers

Giustino de Sanctis, CEO, Vectis IP
Jon Ellenthal, Vice chairman and CEO, Patent Properties
Elli Oxtoby, Group IP director, Qinetiq
Dana Rao, Vice president, intellectual property and litigation, Adobe

Ralston : New corporate realities

As IP moves up the corporate agenda, it is vital that in-house groups develop strategies to meet growing expectations. This session will look at how to meet the challenge.  
•    Defining and exceeding expectations
•    Measuring and communicating success
•    Overcoming the obstacles

Moderator

Cynthia Murphy, Senior vice president, Thomson Reuters IP Solutions

Speakers

Joe Chernesky, Senior vice president, intellectual property and innovation, Kudelski SA
Michael LoCascio, Director of global IP strategy, BASF Catalysts
Stefan Tamme, Vice president, IP strategy, Rambus
Ben Wang, Head of patents, Unilever China

Twin Peaks : Standard view

Across the world, courts and regulatory authorities are paying ever-closer attention to issues relating to standards-essential patents and FRAND. This session details the current state of play.
•    Developments in the United States, Asia and Europe
•    Determining royalty levels
•    Injunctions and damages

Moderator

Roger Ross, President, Via Licensing

Speakers

Cindy Faatz, Director, standards group, Intel
Heath Hoglund, Chief patent counsel, Dolby Labs
Monica Magnusson, IP rights commercialisation manager, Ericsson
Ian McClure, Vice president, Blackstone IP

15:55-16:25 Networking break – Grand Ballroom The Regency Foyer
16:30-17:50 Breakouts 2

Gold Ballroom: NPE challenges

Life may be tougher for NPEs, but those that know what they are doing can still flourish. This session examines how to build and maintain a successful licensing-based company.
•    Understanding the challenges
•    Building a robust portfolio
•    New business models.

Moderator

Richard Lloyd, North America editor, Intellectual Asset Management

Speakers

Joe Beyers, Chairman and CEO, Inventergy
Doug Croxall, Chairman and CEO, Marathon Patent Group
David Pridham, Chairman and CEO, Dominion Harbor Group
Jaime A Siegel, Executive vice president, Acacia Research

Ralston : Value conundrums

Patent value drives the IP marketplace. Working out what it is and how it can be quantified are both complicated tasks; but that is what this session sets out to do.
•    Value creation context
•    Determining patent value
•    Where values are heading

Moderator

Damon Matteo, CEO, Fulcrum Strategy

Speakers

Santosh Mohanty, Vice president, head of IP and product engineering, Tata Consultancy Services Limited
Takuya Saito, Vice president, Shobayashi International Patent & Trademark Office
Bruce Schelkopf, Group senior vice president and chief IP officer, ABB Inc
Nigel Swycher, CEO, Aistemos

Twin Peaks : IP on the grapevine

Global demand for wine drives up prices and encourages innovation, new entrants and fraud prevention. With a distinctly Californian accent, this session examines how quality and diversity in wine serve as a great lens for value in IP.
•    Brokers, owners and makers in dispute
•    China driving up prices and creating brands
•    Drought and drones drive innovation

Moderator

Peter Harter, Founder, The Farrington Group

Speakers

Heather Clauss, Vice president of sales and marketing, Free Flow Wines
Daniel McKinnon, Product manager, 3D Robotics
Rob McMillan, Executive vice president and founder, Premium Wine Division, Silicon Valley Bank
Mike Rider, Vice president, engineering, Coravin Inc

17:50-19:30 Closing drinks reception – Sunset Court

* NOTE: This is a provisional programme only and all timings and sessions may be subject to change

Platinum sponsor

Thomson Reuters

Gold sponsors

TechinsightsEricssonPhilips Intellectual Property & StandardsEuropean Patent OfficeIP NavigationVia LicensingChipworksShobayashi International Patent & Trademark Office Adamson & Partners Global IP Law Group Bereskin & Parr LLPFortress Investment GroupWinston & Strawn LLPKenyon & Kenyon LLPipCreate

Silver sponsors

Richardson Oliver Law GroupFinjan Holdings, IncPerkins CoieIntellectual VenturesLocke LordGoogleMicrosoftAcacia Research GroupTranspacific IPCPA Global

Bronze sponsors

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.Wisdomain IncAnaquainoviaDominion HarborHTSWiLANCrown Point TransactionsRWS GroupPapst Licensing GmbH & Co KGNokia TechnologiesktMINEInnographyGerchen Keller Capital TechPatsParsa WirelessUnified PatentsMinesoft LtdMerchant & Gould RelecuraBlack Stone IPQuestelConversantTangible IP Ltd Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & FoxDolby Laboratories Marathon Patent GroupAISTEMOS

Supported by

The Association of Corporate CounselInternational IP Commercialization CouncilAutoharvestLicensing Executives Society (USA and Canada) Inc

Media partners

International Law OfficeWorld Trademark Review Lexology