Gold sponsors

McDermott Will & Emery LLPDolby Laboratories Houlihan LokeyAon Intellectual Property SolutionsDominion HarborIntellectual VenturesLiu Shen & AssociatesIAM MarketEricssonPowell GilbertAnkuraSullivan & Cromwell LLPTechInsightsIPValueRichardson Oliver Insights LLCFinneganNokiaMintz LevinDeloitteFinjanPatSnapSisvelAvanci HTSKonsert Strategy & IPMarconi Intralink

Silver sponsors

MicrosoftBureau van DijkHilco IP Merchant Banking PhilipsReatiss

Bronze sponsors

AnaquaPellegrino & Associates, LLCCipherCellixsoft CorporationIP.comVectisPerkins CoieDolceraNutter McClennen & Fish LLPBoehmert & BoehmertAcacia Research CorporationktMINEOcean TomoValuenexPrince LobelInnovationQ PlusEvalueserveIPlytics PlatformCrown Point TransactionsHEVC Advance LLCAWACPA GlobalGlobal IP Law GroupSun IPSagacious IPClearAccessIPGlobal Prior ArtPapst LicensingBurford Capital

Media partners

RaconteurIntellectual Property Owners AssociationIP CloseUpInternational Chamber of CommerceInternational Law Office4iP CouncilWTRThe Center for Intellectual Property UnderstandingLexology


- Day 1 - Sunday, June 16
12:30-17:15 IAM Boardroom: Women in IP

Attendance is subject to approval – contact Aaron Rawcliffe ( to apply.

Aims: To identify the barriers currently facing women who seek to build careers in IP at a senior level, to set out why overcoming these barriers matters and to develop practical solutions that will enable women to make the fullest possible contribution to the development of the global IP market.

The boardroom will lead to the creation of the Boston Manifesto, a document designed to give guidance to all IP stakeholders on the best ways to attract, nurture and retain talented women in IP. This will be published in IAM and be made available to all attendees of IPBC Global 2019, as well as other interested parties.


12:30-13:15         Lunch and networking

13:15-14:00         Identifying the challenges

  • What are the challenges and obstacles that women currently face in seeking to build careers in corporate, private practice and other areas of IP?
  • Why is it important to overcome them – not just for women, but for the entire IP eco-system?

14:00-14:15         Networking break

14:15-15:15         Finding solutions

Attendees will break in to sub-groups to discuss potential strategies and solutions for tackling the challenges raised in the first discussion. Each group to come up with a defined number of practical steps to recommend.

15:15-15:30         Networking break

15:30-16:30         Writing the Boston Manifesto

The sub-groups will report back on their discussions and recommendations. These will be debated and attendees will decide which should make it into the Boston Manifesto.

16:30-17:15         Drinks and networking

15:00-18:30 Galleria: Registration
18:00-19:30 The Institute of Contemporary Art: Opening reception

Please ensure that you register and collect your badge before attending the opening reception. Registration will be open from 15:00-18:30 on Sunday 16 June at the Westin Boston Waterfront.

Day 2 - Monday, June 17
07:15-09:00 Galleria: Registration and networking
09:15-09:55 The Derwent Ballroom: Keynote address


Maria Varsellona, Chief Legal Officer and President, Nokia Corporation and Nokia Technologies

09:55-11:10 The Derwent Ballroom: CIPO discussions: IP in the 5G era

The introduction of 5G wireless technology will help to fuel exponential growth in the number of connected devices. However, with the technology still in its infancy, how do you prepare for the potentially massive licensing opportunities?

  • Licensing across new industries – the pros and cons
  • Lessons learned from 3G and 4G
  • Patent royalties or service margins?


Daniel Videtto, President, IP and Standards, Derwent, a Clarivate Analytics company


Kasim Alfalahi, Founder and CEO, Avanci
Lyse Brillouet, Vice President, IP and Licensing, Orange
Changhae Park, Chief IP Officer, NXP Semiconductors
Christina Petersson, Chief IP Officer, Ericsson

11:10-11:50 Galleria: Networking break
11:20-11:35 IPBC Chautauqua: Understanding the 5G patent landscape
11:50-13:00 The Derwent Ballroom: Women in deal making

The IP deal-making world is dominated by men. But when gender diversity is being championed not only as good in itself, but also as a way to enhance business performance, it is time for the patent market to embrace change.

  • The advantages of gender diversity
  • How to bring more women into deal making
  • Programmes that are making a difference


Dori Hines, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP


Vicki Barbur, Senior Director, IP and Technology Commercialisation, Battelle Memorial Institute
Eeva Hakoranta, Senior Vice President and Head of IP, Nokia Technologies
Anna Holmberg, The Vera Project Manager, Center for Intellectual Property (CIP)
Sharon Lai, IP Counsel, Americas, Volvo Car Corporation
Ceyda Azakli Maisami, Senior Patent Counsel and Patent Development Director, HP Inc

13:00-14:30 Lunch and networking break
13:45-14:00 IPBC Chautauqua: Winning strategies for ideintifying value drivers
14:30-15:45 The Derwent Ballroom: Breakout 1
Inside the 21st century corporate IP team

IP has never been more important to overall corporate strategy, but IP functions have never been more under cost and delivery pressure. Squaring the circle is crucial

  • How AI and analytics are changing everything
  • Doing much more with much less
  • Building and retaining a world-class team


Jens Bördin, Co-founder, Partner and CEO, Konsert Strategy & IP


Josh Death, Head, IP, TD Bank
David Dutcher, Chief Patent Counsel, Western Digital Corporation
Phil Hartstein, President and CEO, Finjan Holdings, Inc
John Hudson, Managing Director, Deloitte
Gabriele Mohsler, Vice President and Head, Patent Development, Ericsson

14:30-15:45 The Nokia Salon: Breakout 3
Innovative IP strategies for life sciences

Patents are business critical in pharma and biotech. But as the industry undergoes rapid change, do old ways of managing IP need to be rethought?

  • Managing pharma IP in the age of big data and personalised medicine
  • Learning lessons from the high-tech sector
  • A new focus on monetisation – CRISPR and beyond


Edward (Jed) Gordon, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery


Paul Coletti, Associate Patent Counsel, Johnson & Johnson
Paul Fehlner, Chief IP Officer, Axcella
Mark Kokes, Chief IP Officer, Nantworks
Denise C Lane, Director, IP, Boston Scientific
Karen A Sinclair, Director, IP, Harvard University

14:30-15:45 The TechInsights Salon: Breakout 2
Five years on from Alice

In 2014 the Supreme Court issued its fourth decision on patent-eligible subject matter in five years. Few cases in the last decade have caused as many ripples as Alice Corp v CLS Bank.

  • What is the state of play in the United States, Europe and China?
  • The added implications of Berkheimer
  • Best practices for protecting and enforcing subject matter affected by Alice


Kent Richardson, CEO, Richardson Oliver Insights, LLC


Cassandra Derham, Head, Technical IP, Amadeus
Ian Maclean, Senior Vice President, IP Services, TechInsights
Gilbert Wong, Associate General Counsel, Patents, Facebook

15:45-16:30 Galleria: Networking break
15:55-16:10 IPBC Chautauqua: IP department performance: improve quality and protect the bottom line
16:30-17:45 The Nokia Salon: Boot camp 2
The investors’ perspective

Although there continues to be uncertainty around patent monetisation in some parts of the world, IP’s attractiveness as a non-correlated asset means that investor money is increasingly attracted to the space. But that’s where the education process often begins.

  • Types of investor and the opportunities they are seeking
  • How to build a case that ticks all the right boxes
  • Top tips for securing investment


Elvir Causevic, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey


Lawrence Davis, Vice President, GE Licensing & Technology Ventures
Mathen Ganesan, Executive Vice President, Invention Investment Fund, Intellectual Ventures
Courtney Quish, Director, Fortress Investment Group
Patrick Zhang, Head, IP, Atlassian

16:30-17:45 The TechInsights Salon: Boot camp 1
Getting the deal through: licensing into new sectors

The Internet of Things presents new licensing opportunities in new markets and industries which may not be accustomed to traditional monetisation practices. While cross-industry deal making is becoming the norm, it poses significant challenges for licensors and licensees.

  • How to build relationships in new industries
  • The pitfalls of a purely royalty-based licensing approach
  • Avoiding disputes and structuring win-win deals


David Yurkerwich, Senior Managing Director, Ankura


Mattia Fogliacco, CEO, Sisvel
Marie MacNichol, Senior Director, Patent Licensing, Dolby Laboratories, Inc
David Pridham, Chair and CEO, Dominion Harbor Enterprises, LLC

17:45-19:15 Galleria: Drinks reception
Day 3 - Tuesday, June 18
08:00-09:15 Galleria: Breakfast and networking
09:15-09:55 The Derwent Ballroom: Keynote address


Andy Sherman, EVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

09:55-11:10 The Derwent Ballroom: CIPO scenarios

CIPOs discuss how they would handle a series of hypothetical scenarios in the real world, such as:

  • A major court issues a decision that could have substantial implications for an important part of your company’s patent portfolio. How do you go about doing an impact assessment and then advising the C-suite on the risks or opportunities that the decision presents?
  • Your global patent portfolio stretches into the thousands and has long been a source of pride for your business. However, a new CEO sees the global proliferation of patents as essentially a numbers game, questions the worth of such a large portfolio, and proposes that you file fewer applications and abandon much of what you have. How do you respond?
  • Unbelievably, you have managed to persuade the board to allocate an additional 5% to your budget. How did you do it, what do you spend it on and why?
  • You have been hired by a company that develops ‘smart’ refrigerator technology in the United States and outsources the manufacture of the resultant products to China as its first full-time CIPO, 18 months before a planned initial public offering. Your role is not only to ensure freedom to operate, but also to develop value creation strategies based around the company’s IP: a small portfolio of Chinese and US invention and design patents; a relatively well-known, high-end brand; plenty of know-how; and a lot of data. The CEO, who believes he was the inventor of the original technology underpinning the refrigerator, wants to conquer the world. What’s your plan?


Mehdi Ansari, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP


Jeremiah Chan, Head, Patents, Facebook
Michael Lee, Head, Patents, Google LLC
John Mulgrew, Global Head, IP, Uber Technologies
Wayne P Sobon, Vice President, IP, JUUL Labs, Inc
Gillian Thackray, Vice President and Chief IP Counsel, Thermo Fisher Scientific

11:10-11:50 Galleria: Networking break
11:20-11:35 IPBC Chautauqua: Why the future of IP is more than just IP
11:50-13:05 The Derwent Ballroom: View from the pantheon

A panel of IP Hall of Fame inductees and Academy members delves into key developments in the United States, Europe and Asia, assessing their impact and providing advice on how IP owners should respond.

  • Analysing key developments in the global IP market
  • Where is the worldwide patent pendulum?
  • How CIPOs should react to legal and policy changes around the world


Mattia Fogliacco, CEO, Sisvel


Gustav Brismark, Former Chief IP Officer, Ericsson
Bowman Heiden, Co-director, Center for Intellectual Property
Rudolf Peters, Former Chief IP Officer, Royal Philips
Terry Rea, Former Acting and Deputy Director, USPTO

13:05-14:15 Galleria: Lunch and networking break
13:45-14:00 IPBC Chautauqua: The next generation of IP analysis
14:15-15:30 The Derwent Ballroom: Breakout 1
Inside the global IP market

With an exclusive reveal of the IAM benchmarking survey of over 800 senior corporate and private practice IP decision makers, this session explores how market players view the state of play in global litigation, deal making and corporate IP strategies.

  • The state of the current global IP market
  • Threats to IP value creation
  • How the leading patent offices are performing


Adam Houldsworth, Reporter, IAM


Peng (Paul) Lin, Vice President, Global Business Development and IP Strategy, Xiaomi Technology
John Lindgren, CEO, IPValue Management
Vasheharan Kanesarajah, Director, Client Advocacy, IP, Derwent, a Clarivate Analytics company
Allen Tao, Managing Partner, Liu, Shen & Associates
Lucy Wojcik, Head, IP, Ocado Group plc

14:15-15:30 The Nokia Salon: Breakout 3
Blockchain in focus

Blockchain has been widely recognised as a disruptor. However, the technology also has significant potential for IP protection.

  • Assessing the potential hurdles for large-scale application
  • Using blockchain as a tool for managing your patent function
  • Get me more patents! Avoiding the temptation to go for quantity over quality


Christopher Schultz, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP


Nick Gibson, Managing Director, Operem, Inc
Juan C Gonzalez, Vice President and Senior Managing Counsel, IP, Mastercard
Calum Smyth, Global Head, IP, Barclays plc
Mirjana Stankovic, Vice President, Emerging Tech & IP, Tambourine Innovation Ventures

14:15-15:30 The TechInsights Salon: Breakout 2
New protection paradigms

Much new innovation is centred on areas in which obtaining patent coverage is either tough or inadvisable – which means devising new protection strategies incorporating different kinds of IP right.

  • Trade secrets, data protection and other options for Industry 4.0
  • Breaking down the silos and building a fully integrated IP protection strategy in the data era
  • A global or a local approach?


Peter Damerell, Partner, Powell Gilbert LLP


Erich Andersen, Corporate Vice President and Chief IP Counsel, Microsoft
Jyri Lassi, Chief IP Officer, PayPal
Helen Odom, Senior Counsel, IP, TD Ameritrade

15:30-16:15 Galleria: Networking break
16:15-17:30 The Nokia Salon: Masterclass 1
IP valuation in the fourth industrial revolution

In the fourth industrial revolution, it has never been harder to value IP – or more important. But where do you start?

  • Different valuation methods and techniques
  • How context affects valuation
  • Explaining and communicating value internally and externally


Matthew Moyers, Managing Director, HighTech-Solutions


Jako Eleveld, Head, IP Licensing, Royal Philips
Michael Pierantozzi, Senior Manager, IP Licensing, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Stacey Ravetta, General Counsel, Xinova
Jon Soderstrom, Managing Director, Office of Cooperative Rsearch, Yale University

16:15-17:30 The TechInsights Salon: Masterclass 2
Preparing for the future

Led by rapid technological change, client demands – internal and external, private practice and corporate – are fast developing. As a result, in-house and private practice advisers, as well as service providers, need to fundamentally rethink their approach.

  • What will the corporate IP function look like in 10 years?
  • How private practice lawyers and attorneys must adapt their offerings
  • Revolution and consolidation for service providers


Laurence Painell, Head, Product, PatSnap


David Andrews, Chief Platform Architect and Head, Patent Consulting Team, Aon IP Solutions
Megan Carpenter, Dean, University of New Hampshire School of Law
Matthew Kuipers, Senior Counsel, IP, Uber Technologies Inc
David Shofi, Chief Legal Officer, Univercells

17:30-19:00 MJ O’Connors: Closing drinks reception

This is a provisional programme only and sessions are subject to change.

For speaking opportunities, please contact Aaron Rawcliffe at

Gold sponsors

FinneganIAM MarketNokiaPatSnapKonsert Strategy & IPTechInsightsSullivan & Cromwell LLPDominion HarborMcDermott Will & Emery LLPHoulihan LokeyIntellectual VenturesIntralinkIPValueFinjanMintz LevinEricssonRichardson Oliver Insights LLCDeloittePowell GilbertHTSAvanci Marconi Dolby Laboratories Aon Intellectual Property SolutionsSisvelAnkuraLiu Shen & Associates

Silver sponsors

ReatissPhilipsMicrosoftBureau van DijkHilco IP Merchant Banking

Bronze sponsors

DolceraCellixsoft CorporationBurford CapitalGlobal IP Law GroupInnovationQ PlusClearAccessIPIPlytics PlatformEvalueserveNutter McClennen & Fish LLPGlobal Prior ArtCipherCPA GlobalSun IPVectisHEVC Advance LLCAcacia Research CorporationktMINEAWACrown Point TransactionsAnaquaIP.comPapst LicensingPellegrino & Associates, LLCBoehmert & BoehmertValuenexPerkins CoiePrince LobelSagacious IPOcean Tomo

Media partners

WTRInternational Law OfficeIntellectual Property Owners AssociationRaconteurLexology4iP CouncilIP CloseUpInternational Chamber of CommerceThe Center for Intellectual Property Understanding