The intellectual property landscape is changing with significant legal developments across the globe. Amendments to the America Invents Act (AIA), a more activist Supreme Court, as well as a raft of anti-patent troll bills are affecting practice around patents in the US and globally. Meanwhile patent reform in Europe moves ahead with the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC).
Managing IP’s International Women’s Leadership Forum focused on these developments in the US and globally and provided an opportunity for women in IP to hear from thought leaders on subjects such as litigation, licensing, patent protection, copyright and trade marks.
The interactive Forum also examined the importance of leadership in developing your career. It featured leading general counsel and IP counsel who shared their thoughts and insights with the audience.
Unlike many events that are aimed at only at the most senior lawyers, this event welcomed associates, senior associates and partners in private practice, and legal counsel, senior legal counsel and general counsel on the in-house side. It was a development opportunity for the next generation of women leaders with the aim of providing an inclusive debate around building the talent pipeline as well as discussing the latest developments in IP.
Over 150 delegates came together to:
- Find out the latest in licensing and litigation
- Look at the current challenges in life sciences
- Debate how to deal with non-practising entities
- Engage in an update on global IP developments
- Consider trade mark and copyright issues
- Hear from leading general and IP counsel about how they progressed their careers
- Understand the role of mentoring and sponsorship in developing your career
- Discuss the importance of building your network and business development skills