IP’s International Women’s Leadership
Forum, taking place on June 6 in New York, will bring
together senior women lawyers from multinational companies,
government and private practice to talk about the latest developments in IP law and
strengthen their business relationships with women in the
The event is open to women at all stages of their IP law
career. It is designed to help develop a talent pipeline in the
IP profession at a time when corporations and law firms are
under more pressure than ever before to retain and foster
capable and business-savvy lawyers.
Speakers include Dina Kallay of Ericsson,
Joan McGillycuddy of Avon, Lisa Kattan, an Investigative
Attorney at the ITC, Melissa Scanlan of T-Mobile, Mindy Bickel
of the USPTO, and Wendy Plotkin of Biogen Idec.
There is no charge for the event for in-house counsel,
academics and R&D professionals. Registration for both
in-house counsel and private practitioners includes
bronze-level membership of the MIP Women in IP Global Network,
a new platform for women IP lawyers to share expertise and
develop long-lasting referral relationships with counterparts
in other jurisdictions.
Issues on the agenda at the one-day event include in-house
strategies for dealing with European patent reform; lessons
learned from the first post-grant patent proceedings in the US;
protecting your rights in China; and practical advice for
dealing with non-practising entities.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to share best
practices for developing female talent in companies and law
firms as well as hearing from women lawyers at the top of the
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