IP Counsel Cafe presents
Patent Protection in Flux: Emerging Trends and How to Respond
Garden Court Hotel, Palo Alto, CA
May 3-4, 2017

Our ability to obtain, defend, and enforce patent rights has changed drastically in the last five years. Since the America Invents Act was passed, the US Supreme Court has issued several decisions that are reshaping patent law.  Meanwhile, the USPTO has issued rules and guidelines in response to legislative and court mandated changes. Although these changes are ongoing, we now have enough data to identify emerging trends and new strategies for protecting our IP. Join us to find out how companies are tackling these trends and building stronger IP portfolios for today and tomorrow. The Speaking Faculty includes IP Counsel from n60 + leading companies. Space is limited. Register now!
 

AGENDA

Day 1
Tuesday, May 3, 2016


8:00-8:45
Registration and Breakfast

8:45-9:00
Welcome Remarks

9:00-9:45 Keynote Address: The USPTO in An Election Year: A Behind-the-Scenes Perspective

Speaker:
- Sarah Harris, General Counsel, USPTO


9:45-10:30
IPRs, ITC, and District Court: New Considerations for Multi-Jurisdictional Patent Fights

Speaker:
-Neel Chatterjee, Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:45 Evolving PAE Trends and New Strategies for Litigation and Settlement

Speakers:
- Cynthia Bright, VP & Assoc. General Counsel, US Litigation & Government Investigations, Hewlett-Packard
- Vladimir Elgort, Vice President, IP, Sony
- Judge Faith Hochberg (Ret.), Former DistrictCourt Judge
- James Pak, Partner, Baker & McKenzie


11:45-12:45
IPRs Four Years Later: Lessons Learned and New Considerations

Speakers:
- James Heintz, Partner, DLA Piper
- Deanna Kwong, IP Counsel, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
- Phil McGarrigle, Senior IP Counsel, Jazz Pharmaceuticals
- Peter O’Rourke, Managing Counsel, Oracle
- Kirupa Pushparaj, Head IP Counsel, Square
- Anup Tikku, Associate General Counsel, Patent Litigation, PayPal
 

12:45-2:15PM
Luncheon and Panel: Techniques for Building a Stronger IP Portfolio

Moderator:
- Bradley Hulbert, Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff

Panelists:
- Archana Bhuta, Director of IP, Pebble Tech
- Jeff Draeger, Vice President, Director of Patent Group, Intel
- Heath Hoglund, Chief Patent Counsel, Dolby Laboratories
- Teddy Joe, Senior IP Counsel, Zynga
- Lisa McFall, Deputy General Counsel, IP, Workday
- Taher Savliwala, VP of IP & Product Legal Strategy, Quixey


2:15-3:15PM
How Are We Drafting Our Patents? New Perspectives

Moderator:
- Aaron Feigelson, Partner, Leydig Voit & Mayer
Panelists:
- Mark Beloborodov, IP Portfolio Manager, Philips
- Duo Chen, Director of IP, Box
- Amar Mehta, Senior IP Counsel, Google


3:15-3:30PM
Break


 
3:30-4:15PM
FRAND Licensing: Where Are We Now?


Speaker:
- Song Jung, Partner, Patent Litigation, Dentons US LLP
 

4:15-5:15PM
Damages Law & Calculating FRAND

Speakers:
- Mark Davis, Senior IP Counsel, Microchip Technology
- Dori Hines, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
- Peter Kirk, Senior Director, Worldwide IP, Fairchild Semiconductor
- Christopher Kyriacou, Managing Counsel, Litigation Group, Intel
- Brian Way, Senior Director of Patent Licensing, Dolby Laboratories


5:15-6:15PM
Cocktail Reception

 

DAY 2
WEDNESDAY MAY 4, 2016

8:30-9:15AM
BREAKFAST AND ROUNDTABLE: How to Structure Your IP Department

Moderator:
- Karineh Khachatourian, Managing Partner (Silicon Valley), Duane Morris

Panelists:
- Brett Alten, Deputy General Counsel, Head of IP, SolarCity
- Jasminder Brar, Director of Strategic Development and IP, Titan Medical Inc.
- Diane Ferguson, Deputy General Counsel, IP, VCE Company
- Ami Patel Shah, Managing Director, Fortress Investment Group
- Jim Wilson, Vice President, IP, Applied Materials


9:15-10:15AM
UPC: Preparing for the Biggest Change in European Patent Law in 40 Years

Speakers:
- Bill Becker, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, IP, Align Technology
- Markus Gampp, Partner, DLA Piper
- Michael Lee, Senior Director, IP Strategy, Marketplace & Policy, Cisco Systems
- Michael Moore, Director, Product Legal Services, Pure Storage
- Ken Seddon, CEO, LOT Network


10:15-11:00AM
FRAND in the UPC

Speaker:
-Jay Jurata, Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
 

11:00-11:15AM
BREAK


11:15-12:15
A Stronger IP Protection Strategy: New Considerations for a Socially Connected World

Moderator:
- Victor de Gyarfas, Partner, Foley & Lardner

Panelists:
- Vineeta Gajwani, Senior IP Counsel, Electronic Arts
- Marjorie Goux, Senior Corporate Counsel, The Clorox Company
- Scott Hauser, Deputy General Counsel – IP, Ruckus Wireless
- Alica del Valle, Senior IP and Marketing Counsel, Airbnb


12:15-1:15PM
IP Issues that Arise When Conducting Business Abroad

Moderator:
- Douglas Luftman, Chief Innovation Officer & General Counsel, Lecorpio

Panelists:
- Sherman Chu, Partner, DLA Piper
- Terry Garnett, Partner, Loeb & Loeb
- Naomi Obinata, General Counsel, Nikon Precision
- George Simion, Director, IP, NetApp


1:15-2:30PM
LUNCHEON & DISCUSSION: Patent Sales Transactions: Current State of the Market

Moderator:
- Joanne Suh, Managing Counsel, Patent Licensing Group, Intel

Panelists:
- Russell Binns, CEO, Allied Security Trust
- Jay Knobloch, Director of IP, Trading Technologies
- James Kovacs, Associate General Counsel, Director of Patent Licensing Group, Intel
- Travis Thomas, Department Chair, IP (Palo Alto) & Partner, Baker Botts
 
2:30-5:30PM
PATENT DRAFTING CHALLENGE: Prosecution Update and New USPTO Guidelines

Speakers:
- Miku Mehta, Partner, Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch
- Robert Sloss, Partner, Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch
 
5:30PM
COCKTAIL RECEPTION