2016 Detailed Agenda


7:15am – 8:15am
Registration & Breakfast

8:15am – 8:30am
Opening Remarks

8:30am – 5:00pm
One-to-One Meetings
Attendees will have the opportunity to schedule 30-minute meetings via an online platform.

8:30am – 9:30am
The Big Picture: IP Market Deals, Trends, Policy, and More

  • Trends in IPRs, litigation, and deals
  • Review of global IP landscape
  • Market outlook & predictions

Louis Carbonneau, Founder & CEO, Tangible IP
Justin Daniels, Managing Director, Burford Capital
Matt Larson, Tech Litigation Analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence
Stacey Ravetta, Partner, Perkins Coie
Gene Quinn, Founder, IP Watchdog (moderator)

9:30am – 10:15am
Dealmaker Deep Dive
The Real Impact of Key Court Decisions in 2016

  • Investors’ interpretations of major 2016 decisions
  • Impact of decisions at trial
  • “Ask the Experts” session

Ashley Keller, Managing Director, Gerchen Keller Capital
Bill Manning, Partner, Robins Kaplan LLP

10:15am – 10:45am
Networking Break

10:45am – 11:45am 
Building a Better IP Market: Efficient Transactions vs. Efficient Infringement

  • A look at past attempts and business models
  • What does an efficient IP market look like?
  • Identifying challenges to progress

Russell Binns, CEO, Allied Security Trust
Fred Fabricant, Head of IP Litigation, Brown Rudnick
Corey Horowitz, Chairman & CEO, Network-1
Peter Toto, Vice President, IP, Sony Corporation of America
Jaime Siegel, Global Director of Licensing, Open Invention Network & CEO, Cerebral Assets (moderator)

11:45am – 12:30pm
Dealmaker Deep Dive
Identifying Valuable Patents in a Changing Market

  • Assessing value, risk and opportunities across technology areas
  • Best techniques and tools to find patents of value
  • Characteristics of a transactable portfolio in today’s market
  • “Ask the Experts” session

Michael Dansky, Managing Director, BRG Capstone
Art Monk, VP, Patent Transactions, TechInsights
Michael Pierantozzi, Strategic Business Development, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (moderator)

12:30pm – 2:00pm
Networking Luncheon

2:00pm – 3:00pm
Effective Partnering Strategies for Corporate IP Monetization

  • To partner or not to partner
  • Developing effective strategies and deal structures
  • Examining successful deals

Marc Frechette, SVP & Senior Counsel, Wi-LAN
Courtney Quish, VP, Patent Strategy, Rovi Corporation
Michael Renaud, Head of IP Section, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
Shival Virmani, Assistant General Counsel, IP and Licensing, SanDisk Corporation
Ralph Eckardt, Managing Partner, 3LP Advisors (moderator)

3:00pm – 3:45pm
Dealmaker Deep Dive
Seizing Opportunities to Invest in China’s Developing IP Market

  • Update on IP-driven deal activity in China
  • Trends in enforcement, litigations, and policies
  • “Ask the Experts” session

Erick Robinson, Chief Patent Counsel Asia Pacific, Rouse China
Roger Tu, Senior VP, MiiCs & Partners (Foxconn)

3:45pm – 4:15pm
Networking Break

4:15pm – 5:15pm
Defining the IP Landscape in IoT: Strategy, Standards & Licensing 

  • Evaluating the IoT patent landscape and key players
  • IP issues of concern to IoT inventions and patents
  • Open source, standards development, and licensing
  • IP investment opportunities to watch in IoT

Ken Ehrman, President & CEO, I.D. Systems, Inc.
James Nolan, EVP, IoT Solutions, Interdigital
Claudia Tapia, Director of IPR Policy, Ericsson
Marek Wernik, President, TechPats
Bryan Prohm, Managing Director, Silverwood Partners (moderator)

5:15pm – 6:15pm
Cocktail Reception



7:30am – 8:20am

8:20am – 8:30am
Welcome & Day One Recap

8:30am – 4:30pm
One-to-One Meetings
Attendees will have the opportunity to schedule 30-minute meetings via an online platform.

8:30am – 9:00am
Dealmaker Deep Dive
November Election Results & the Future of the IP Market

Dana Colarulli, Director, Office of Government Affairs, USPTO
Q. Todd Dickinson, Shareholder, Polsinelli & Former USPTO Director
Chris Israel, Partner, American Continental Group (moderator)

9:00am – 10:00am
Trade Secrets — What IP Investors Need to Know

  • Impact of new federal trade secret legislation
  • Changes to corporate trade secret strategy
  • Litigation, monetization, and other investment opportunities

Mario Aieta, Partner, Satterlee Stephens Burke & Burke
R. Mark Halligan, Partner, FisherBroyles
Manny Schecter, Chief Patent Counsel, IBM
Boaz Weinstein, Principal, Lake Whillans Capital Partners
Charles Eldering, Founder, Expanse Bioinformatics (moderator)

10:00am – 10:30am
Networking Break

10:30am – 11:15am 
Dealmaker Deep Dive
The Evolution of IP Finance — What Will Drive Deal Flow in 2017?

  • Trends in debt and equity deals
  • Key players and funding sources
  • How to identify the next big investment
  • “Ask the Experts” session

Michael Friedman, CEO, Hilco IP Merchant Banking
Ami Shah, Managing Director, Fortress Investment Group
Jose Esteves, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (moderator)

11:15am – 12:15pm
IP Dealmakers’ Roundtable: Getting Deals Done in Today’s Market

  • Impact of current market trends and conditions on different IP business models
  • How deals are impacted and what adjustments are made
  • Changes to investment criteria and considerations

Yann Dietrich, Senior VP Licensing & IP Counsel, France Brevets
Phil Hartstein, President & CEO, Finjan
Katharine Wolanyk, Principal, Gerchen Keller Capital
Abha Divine, Managing Director, Techquity Capital Management (moderator)

12:15pm – 1:30pm
Boxed Lunch

12:30pm – 2:30pm
Special Networking Luncheon
Connecting Women Investors & IP Practitioners

1:30pm – 4:30pm
One-to-One Meetings

Event Concludes

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CLE Credits: The IP Dealmakers Forum has been submitted for approval for Continuing Legal Education hours. Depending on the specific state – projected CLE credit hours that could be potentially awarded are 10 or 12 CLE Hours.

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