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NYC Corporate Counsel Dinner Event
November 8, 2018
The Penn Club of New York


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.

  • What Changes at the PTO do we need to know about?

  • Blockchain and IP Management

  • How can we Manage an Ever-Growing IP Portfolio so that we can readily use it in different contexts?

  • How can we Simplify the Evaluation of Our Assets as the law changes?

  • How to Communicate IP Value to Your Business Teams?

Don't miss this opportunity to meet your peers in NYC on November 8th. Space is limited.  Register Now!


Join us for Live music, Cocktails & Hors d'oeuvres at the Penn Club

Welcome Remarks & Dinner



“USPTO Strides in Improving Patent Quality”


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Valencia Martin Wallace
Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality

6:45-7:35 pm
"Innovative Tools and Processes for Managing IP Portfolios"
Companies have large portfolios and different rights/obligations. How can we keep track of our assets, and the corresponding rights and obligations? How can we effectively use existing tools? How can we input data so that it's most helpful in different contexts? What data should or should not be written down? How can we mine our portfolios? How can we keep better track of what IP belongs to what technology groups? How can we work with the USPTO to improve efficiencies in the patent process?


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Paul Ragusa
Baker Botts


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Steve Capella
Patent Portfolio Manager


Jennifer Chung
Associate General Counsel

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Lance Hochhauser
IP Counsel


Steven Klocinski
Sr. Managing Counsel & Sr. IP Counsel

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Valencia Martin Wallace
Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality

Blockchain-Enabled IP Management

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Stephen MacKenzie
Senior Counsel, IP & IP Litigation
Koch Companies Public Sector

IP Counsel as Business Partner: Making the Business Case for Your IP

IP assets are increasingly the core value of today's companies. As such, IP Counsel have an unprecedented opportunity to shape and bring value to our businesses. How can we make the business case for our IP? How can we demonstrate that we are adding value? Can we use data to link business success to the size of our IP portfolios?


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



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Jesse Bucholtz
Senior Patent Counsel
Canon USA

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


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Moshe Malina
Chief Patent Counsel


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Kevin Murphy
Garson Segal Steinmetz Fladgate LLP


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Rodger Sadler
Head of Legal & IP
Cote Capital

Closing Cocktail Reception



Thank you to our SponsorS

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