IIPLA 3rd Annual Meeting 2018 San Francisco

October 22-23, 2018 at Omni Hotels & Resorts San Francisco


7.5 Hours of CLE (Approval Pending at New York and California Bar)

Day 1 | Monday | October 22, 2018

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM


9:00 AM - 9:45 AM


ROOM NAME: Union Square

Welcome & Opening Address:

Chief Guest:

  • Mr. John Cabeca, USPTO Director, West Coast Region, USA
  • Albert Keyack, EPO Attache to the USA, USA

9:45 AM - 10:25 AM

Session 1: 10 million patents vs Worldwide Patent Filing Trends.

Room Name: Union Square

Moderator: Jeff Dodd, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, USA


  • Qiang Han, IP Counsel, 3M, USA
  • Ram Konduru, Co-Founder, IMMUNISIP, India
10:25 AM - 10:45 AM


    10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Session 2: IP in IT & Software: What’s new?

    Room Name: Union Square

    Moderator: Jim DeCarlo, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, USA


    • Matt Jacobs, Vice President, Black Duck Software, USA
    • Barry R. Lewin, Partner, Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman, P.C, USA
    • Frederic Thiel, VP of San Francisco Liaison Office, Kilburn & Strode LLP, USA

    11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

    Session 3: Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property: What are the prospects?

    Room Name: Union Square

    Moderator: Ram Konduru, Co-Founder, IMMUNISIP, INDIA


    • Albert Keyack, EPO Attache to the USA, USA
    • Nigamnarayan Acharya, Partner, Lewis Brisbois, USA
    • Agatha Liu, Counsel, Hickman Palermo Becker Bingham LLP, USA
     12:45 PM - 1:30 PM NETWORKING LUNCH
    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Session 4CLE Workshop 1 (Approval Pending at New York and California Bar) - International Transactions in Information: The Case for Uniform Principles

    Room Name: Union Square

    Speaker: Jeff Dodd, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, USA

    2:30 PM - 3:10 PM

    Session 5: Licensing & Transaction Strategies for Big Portfolios

    Room Name: Union Square

    Moderator: Nigamnarayan Acharya, Partner, Lewis Brisbois, USA


    • Elisa Gattas, Legal Manager, Glaz Entretenimento, Brazil
    • Melissa K. Dobson, Managing Counsel, BE Associates, USA
    3:10 PM - 3:25 PM 


    3:25 PM - 4:25 PM

    Session 6: CLE Workshop 2 (Approval Pending at New York and California Bar)  - Drafting Patent Application in IoT Industry

    Room Name: Union Square

    Speaker: Milena Sukovic, IP Attorney, XSensus LLP, USA

     4:25 PM - 4:50 PM

    Session 7Copyright & Trademark: New Age Strategies in Europe/Asia in the Digital Era

    Room Name: Union Square

    Moderator: Hongtao Wang, Attorney, Beyond Attorneys at Law, USA


    • Nick Aries, Partner, Bird & Bird, US Representative Office
    4:50 PM - 5:50 PM  Session 8: CLE Workshop 3 (Approval Pending at New York and California Bar) - Patent Infringement Actions in the US International Trade Commission 

    Room Name: Union Square

    Steven J Rizzi, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP, USA
    6:15 PM on-wardsDinner @ North Beach Room-A

    Day 2 | Tuesday | October 23, 2018

    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  Morning Break and Refreshment
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Session 9: IP Strategies for Startups

    Room Name: Union Square

    Moderator: Kim Schenk, Principal, Charles River Associates, USA


    • Babak Tehranchi, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP, USA
    • Ivan Chaperot, President, ClearAccessIP & Managing Director, Novalto Capital
    • Alfred Kwok, Co-founder & Vice Chairman, Asia Pacific Cloud Apps Alliance, USA
    10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

    Session 10: Worldwide IP Protection & Enforcement

    Room Name: Union Square

    Moderator: Mohamed Aslam, Founder Partner, LexOrbis,India


    • Christopher Maierhofer, Partner, Bird & Bird, Germany
    • Diane Gabl Kratz, Senior Intellectual Property Counsel, Seagate, USA

    10:45 AM - 11:00 AM


    11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Session 11: IP Litigation: Problems and Solutions

    Room Name: Union Square

    Moderator: Jawad Eltaki, Law Graduate, Santa Clara University School of Law, USA


    • Deanna Kwong, IP Litigation Counsel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, USA
    • Justin Krieger, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, USA
    • Tim Hsieh, Judicial Law Clerk, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, USA
    • Robert Lytle, Attorney, Microsoft, USA
     12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Session 12: CLE Workshop 4 (Approval Pending at New York and California Bar) - Fun with IP Clauses in Agreements as Part of Global Strategies to Enable Your Business Model, Financing, and Deal-Making

    Room Name: Union Square

    Speaker: Dmitriy A Vinarov, Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP, USA

     1:15 PM - 2:00 PM


    2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

    Session 13a: IP Valuation: Methods & Levels of Evaluation

    Room Name: Union Square

    Moderator: Christopher Maierhofer, Partner, Bird & Bird, Germany


    • Kim Schenk, Principal, Charles River Associates, USA
    2:20 PM - 2:50 PM

    Session 13b: NPEs - Past, Present and Future

    Room Name: Union Square


    • Deepak Sharma, CEO, Anjay Venture Partners, USA
     2:50 PM - 3:50 PM

    Session 14: CLE Workshop 5 (Approval Pending at New York and California Bar) -  The Current State of Software Patenting in the US and Best Practices for Drafting and Prosecuting Software Patents before the USPTO.

    Room Name: Union Square

    Speaker: Jim DeCarlo, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, USA

    3:50 PM - 4:05 PM


    4:05 PM - 5:20 PM

    Session 15: In-house IP Practice and Management of External Service Providers

    Room Name: Union Square

    Moderator: Brett Young, Sales Manager,Practice insight, USA


    • Frederic Thiel, VP of San Francisco Liaison Office, Kilburn & Strode LLP, USA
    • Michael S. Lebby, Elite Expert, IMS Expert Services, USA
    • Jason Novak, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP , USA
    • Renee DuBord Brown, Associate General Counsel, Knowles Electronics, USA
    5:20 PM - 6:20 PM 

    Session 16: CLE Workshop 6 (Approval Pending at New York and California Bar) - Blockchain and Bitcoin: New Patent Opportunities?

    Room Name: Union Square

    Speaker: Barry R. Lewin, Partner, Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman, P.C, USA
    6:20 PM - 6:30 PM

    Room Name: Union Square

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