NYC Corporate Counsel Dinner Event
November 14, 2019
3 West Club

IP Counsel Café - New York City IP Conference & Dinner Event
"The Power of Today's IP Counsel to Drive Change and Lead"

As IP assets increasingly become the core value of today's companies, IP Counsel have an unprecedented opportunity to shape law, business, and policy. This opportunity, however, is fraught with uncertainties around IP valuation and a constantly evolving legal landscape.  This Fall, we invite you to join us for cocktails, dinner, and a frank discussion on current industry challenges and how we can move forward together to drive change and lead.

  • AI-related patents and Changes at the USPTO that we need to know about

  • How do recent IP litigation developments impact our IP strategy?

  • How to Create IP Value: New Monetization Strategies?

  • Don’t miss the Keynote Address by Allen Lo, Head of IP, Facebook

  • New! Women’s Networking Reception with presentation on Women Joining Corporate Boards

Don't miss this opportunity to meet your peers in NYC on November 14th.
Space is limited.  Register Now!


Networking Hour for Women Attorneys with discussion: Joining Corporate Boards

Women attorneys are invited to discuss their career trajectories, then Marla Perksy, former General Counsel at Boehringer Ingelheim and now an active corporate board member, will discuss why women attorneys might consider corporate board membership, and career strategies for securing a board position. Space is limited. Please register early!



Marla Persky

Main Cocktail Reception and Live Music for All

Keynote Address: Lessons Learned as Head of IP at Juniper Networks, Google and Facebook



Allen Lo
Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Head of IP

Creating IP Value: New Monetization Strategies



Elvir Causevic
Managing Director & Co-Head of Tech+IP Advisory
Houlihan Lokey


Steve Cappella
Patent Portfolio Manager


Lance Hochhauser
IP Counsel


Catherine Ivers, PhD
Director, IP Law
Global Foundries

Relationship Between AI and Patent Law

The power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is growing. Recently, patent applications were filed for inventions that were generated by an AI system rather than a human inventor. The named inventor on the patent application was the AI system. Should such an invention qualify for IP protection? What are the policy implications? What is the relationship between AI and existing patent laws? The USPTO has asked for public comments by October 11, 2019. Join us for a discussion on emerging issues.

- What technologies qualify for AI patent protection? What are the policy considerations?
- How is the USPTO treating AI patent applications?
- How to obtain protection for AI inventions?
- How can stakeholders and the USPTO work together to improve protection for AI inventions?
- How will the USPTO be treating AI inventions under the current law? And what changes are on the horizon?
- Is the USPTO coordinating with offices in other countries to create a harmonious protection regime for AI inventions?



Jesse Bucholtz
Senior Patent Counsel
Canon USA

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Rodger Sadler
Senior Counsel, IP Center of Excellene
BMO Financial Group


Valencia Martin Wallace
Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality

PTAB & Litigation Strategy Update



Lead Judge Thomas Giannetti
Lead Judge


Peter O’Rourke
Managing Counsel


Paul Ragusa
Baker Botts

How We Work with Law Firms Today: What In-House Counsel Want & Evolving Work Structures
- How are we selecting our law firms?
- How do we work with our law firms today?
- How are work structures evolving?
- How to work with your law firms as you build out your legal department?


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Jasminder Brar
Director, Strategic Development & IP, Counsel
Titan Medical Inc.


David Foster
Principal Counsel, Patent Attorney
The Walt Disney Company, ESPN


Caren Khoo
Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, IP, Global Technology Solutions, Technology & Product Development


Jennifer Langenberger
Chief Operations Officer
Penn Center for Innovation


Laura Sheridan
Senior Patent Counsel


Ryan Strom
IP Counsel


Naomi Waltman
Executive Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Litigation

End of program

Seating is limited. Register now!


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