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MIP Innovation & Litigation Summit 2019

June 11, Fairmont San Francisco


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9:00 Registration

9:30 Opening remarks by Ellie Mertens, US reporter, Managing IP

9:40 Fireside chat: Core elements of a successful patent strategy

Jeremiah Chan , head of patents, Facebook
Thomas Pasternak
, partner, Akerman

10:05 IP defence and prosecution strategy 2020 and beyond

Roundtable focusing on strategies for risk mitigation; balancing enforcement and commercial costs whilst leveraging IP rights for maximum return of investment.

Jeremy Taylor , partner, Baker Botts ( moderator )
John Blake , vice president, IP strategy, TiVo
Subroto Bose
, senior director, global patent strategy and IP operations, Dolby Laboratories
Christiana State
, associate general counsel, Wave Computing
Patrick Zhang
, head of intellectual property, Atlassian 

10:45-10:55 Table-top discussions

10:55 Coffee break and networking

11:25 Using the ITC as an enforcement body

A case study to explore the keys to success at the ITC and solutions to overcome enforcement issues

Jonathan Tuminaro , director, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox  ( moderator )
Mike Schwartz , senior vice president, IP litigation, Rovi Corporation
Tim Schade
, general counsel, Lifetime Products

12:10 Strategies for efficient PTAB defence

  • Practically defending assertions of patent infringement
  • Leveraging litigation across venues
  • Key areas to consider when challenging the validity of patents

Scott McKeown , partner, Ropes & Gray (moderator)
Duo Chen , director of IP, Box
Charles Boudreau
, administrative patent judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Kirupa Pushparaj
, IP director, Square
Ed Kelly
, partner, Ropes & Gray

13:00 Lunch and networking

13:50 Tool kit for enforcement: brand protection, defence & anti-counterfeiting

  • Establishing a coherent strategy: monitoring your trademarks and trade dress
  • Spotlight on consumer products: from point of invention to enforcement
  • Prosecution strategies to deter counterfeits
  • Takedown strategies for online platforms

Monica Riva Talley , director, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox ( moderator )
Diane Gabl Kratz , senior intellectual property counsel, Seagate Technology
Diana Arredondo
, corporate counsel – trademarks, Amazon
Hillary Schroeder
, senior counsel, trademarks, Juul Labs

14:35 Patent litigation post-TC Heartland

  • Lessons learned since TC Heartland
  • Leveraging and integrating litigation across venues
  • Handling unpredictability and venue challenges

Shane Brun , partner, Venable Fitzpatrick ( moderator )
Danielle Coleman , litigation counsel, VMware
Deanna Kwong
, IP litigation counsel, Hewlett Packard
Sarah Brooks
, partner, Venable Fitzpatrick

15:20 Coffee break and networking

15:40 Effectively managing and protecting your trade secrets

  • Applying measures to ensure your company knowledge does not leave your organisation
  • Mitigating the challenges with trade secret litigation
  • Choosing between protection through trade secrets or patenting in the digital age

Christine Streatfeild , partner, Baker McKenzie
Mackenzie Martin
, partner, Baker McKenzie

16:25 Strategic considerations when managing and protecting disruptive technologies 

  • Patent eligibility challenges and new 101 guidance
  • Protection, enforcement and licensing of AI and machine learning
  • Global licensing and enforcement for the 5G landscape
  • Combatting the threat of NPEs and reducing activity
  • Examining litigation outcomes and tackling enforcement challenges - which IP enforcement strategies are most effective?

Imron Aly , partner, Schiff Hardin ( moderator )
Bill LaFontaine , general manager, intellectual property, IBM
Brandon Roper , patent attorney, Microsoft
John Cabeca , director, Silicon Valley office, USPTO
Lopa Sengupta , senior director of patent strategy, TiVo
Sriranga Veeraraghaven , vice president, legal, Xperi

17:25 Close of conference


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