2021 agenda

Day One
December 6th 2021 

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Opening Reception at Flatiron Room
 
Day Two
2021-12-07
Day Three
2021-12-08
07:45 - 08:45
Registration & Breakfast
08:45 - 09:00
Welcome & Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
09:00 - 17:30
One-to-One Meetings

Participants can schedule 30-minute meetings in-person, virtually, or hybrid (i.e., between in-person and virtual participants) utilizing our desktop/mobile app. Registered attendees will receive an invitation to login to the app the week prior to the event.

09:00 - 10:00
STATE OF THE IP MARKET: ANNUAL UPDATE & OUTLOOK
  • Preview of Annual IP Litigation Data & Insights
  • Notable Developments & Trends in IP Monetization
  • Emerging Areas of IP Market Opportunity
  • Predictions for 2022 & Beyond

Speakers:
Elvir Causevic, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Tech+IP Capital (moderator)
Robert Heath, Executive VP, RPX Corporation
Bill LaFontaine, General Manager IP, IBM
Patrick Patnode, President of Licensing, GE
Katharine Wolanyk, Managing Director, Burford Capital

10:00 - 10:45
U.S. PATENT VENUES: INSIGHTS & STRATEGIES FROM “IN THE TRENCHES”
  • Unique Venue & Personal Jurisdiction Challenges
  • Eastern & Western TX: Differences & What Cases are Being Filed?
  • DE, CA & Other US Forums – Where’s Hot & Where’s Not?
  • Best Practices for Pursuing & Defending Motions to Transfer Venue

Speakers:
Fred Fabricant, Founding Partner, Fabricant LLP (moderator)
Boaz Brickman, Senior VP, Legal, IPValue
Elizabeth Day, Partner, Feinberg Day
Jon Scahill, President & CEO, Quest Patent Research
Jonathan Stroud, Chief IP Counsel, Unified Patents

10:45 - 11:15
Networking Break
11:15 - 11:45
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

US-CHINA RELATIONS: IMPLICATIONS FOR INNOVATION
 
William Alan Reinsch
Senior Adviser & Scholl Chair in International Business
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

11:45 - 12:30
PRACTITIONER’S GUIDE TO IP POLICY: CHIPS, CHINA & GLOBAL COMPETITION
  • IP Under Biden: Approach to IP Policy & Big Tech
  • US Innovation & Competition Act + Other IP Legislation
  • Semiconductors & the US-China Innovation Race
  • Practical Implications for Cross-Border IP Deals

Speakers:
Ian McClure, AVPR, UK & Incoming Chair, AUTM (moderator)
Vishal Amin, Head of IP Policy, Intel
Kirti Gupta, VP, Economic Strategy, Qualcomm
William Reinsch, Senior Adviser & Scholl Chair, CSIS
Richard Thurston, Of Counsel, Duane Morris

12:30 - 14:00
Networking Luncheon
14:00 - 15:00
INVESTORS ROUNDTABLE: DEVELOPMENTS IN THE IP FINANCE LANDSCAPE
  • Evolution of Litigation Finance: Trends & Update
  • Debt vs Equity: What’s New & On the Horizon in IP Finance?
  • How Insurers are Playing a Greater Role
  • What’s Getting Funded & On What Terms?

Speakers:
Cyrus Morton, Partner, Robins Kaplan (moderator)
Russell Genet, Director, Longford Capital
Brian Hinman, Chief Innovation Officer, Aon
Laina Hammond, Investment Manager & Legal Counsel, Validity Finance
Anup Misra, Director, Curiam Capital

15:00 - 15:30
Networking Break
15:30 - 16:30
KEY CONSIDERATIONS IN GLOBAL LICENSING & LITIGATION
  • Impact of Recent SEP Decisions in the UK, Germany, US, and China
  • Determining Global FRAND Royalty Rates
  • ITC, Injunctions & Anti-Suit Injunctions
  • Evolution of Global Monetization Strategies

Speakers:
Michael Renaud, Member, Mintz (moderator)
Alexandra Brodie, Partner, Gowling WLG
Steven Geiszler, Chief IP Counsel (US), Huawei
Clemens Heusch, VP, Head of Global Litigation & Disputes, Nokia
Julia Mattis, Chief Licensing Counsel, InterDigital

16:30 - 17:30
INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: IP DEVELOPMENT & DEALMAKING IN MEDIA & VIDEO
  • How Streaming Has Impacted Video Consumption
  • VVC and Next Gen Technologies & Standards
  • Update on Media & Video Consortiums, Alliances & Patent Pools
  • Media & Video Patent Licensing Landscape

Speakers:
Greg Lundell, Partner, Haley Guiliano (moderator)
Samir Armaly, President, IP, Xperi
Noel Egnatios, VP, General Counsel, DivX
Heather Faltin, VP & Senior Deputy General Counsel, Comcast
Shayne O’Reilly, Head of Licensing & Open Source, Facebook

17:30 - 18:30
Networking Reception
08:00 - 08:45
Registration & Breakfast
08:45 - 09:00
Chairperson’s Day One Recap
09:00 - 09:30
THE SIONYX CASE: AN IP EQUITY INVESTMENT SUCCESS STORY

SiOnyx is a silicon-based photonics company on a mission to provide the most accessible digital night vision technology in the world. With a valuable IP portfolio underpinning its lofty business objectives, the company was able to secure Fortress as an investor and partner to help develop and strengthen its IP portfolio, ultimately, positioning SiOnyx for a successful sale. The speakers will share more about the deal dynamics from initial investment to exit.
 
Speakers:
Gordie Vap, Managing Director, William Blair (moderator)
Joseph Kessler, Managing Director, Fortress
Stephen Saylor, President & CEO, SiOnyx

09:00 - 17:00
One-to-One Meetings

Participants can schedule 30-minute meetings in-person, virtually, or hybrid (i.e., between in-person and virtual participants) utilizing our desktop/mobile app. Registered attendees will receive an invitation to login to the app the week prior to the event.

09:30 - 10:15
LEVERAGING IP AS A BUSINESS STRATEGY IN HIGH GROWTH COMPANIES
  • Creating IP Value on a Budget in Startup Mode
  • How to Stay Ahead of the Competition & Manage Risk
  • Best Ways to Evolve IP Strategy in High Growth Environments
  • Using IP as a Driver for Investment and Exit

Speakers:
Keegan Caldwell, Managing Member & Founder, Caldwell IP Law (moderator)
Jay Jacobs, Founder, Rapid Manufacturing & Paperless Parts
Arran Stewart, Founder, Job.com
David Van Wie, Founder and CEO, Aventurine
Christian Wentz, CEO, Gradient Technologies

10:15 - 10:45
Networking Break
10:45 - 11:45
A FRAMEWORK FOR STRATEGIC PATENTING & PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
  • Strategic Patenting – What Is It and Why Bother?
  • Impact on Patent Value in the Marketplace
  • How Legal, Business, & Technical Experts Come Together for Portfolio Management
  • Case Studies: When Portfolio Management Is Used Successfully

Speakers:
Charles Eldering, CEO, CAsE Analysis (moderator)
Ian DiBernardo, Partner & Chair of IP Litigation, Brown Rudnick
Ross Helfer, Head of IP strategy, SkyBell Technologies
Gary Sorden, Member, Cole Schotz
Tao Zhang, Associate GC, IP & Technology, ANSYS

11:45 - 12:30
MAKING DEALS HAPPEN: TOP 5 LESSONS LEARNED IN IP MONETIZATION
  • Knowing the IP Portfolio
  • Knowing Your Targets
  • Knowing the Best Forum
  • Knowing Yourself
  • Knowing the Story

Speakers:
Bryan Vogel, Partner, Robins Kaplan (moderator)
Marc Booth, Chief IP Officer, Acacia Research
Michael Gulliford, Partner & Co-Founder, Soryn IP Capital
Pallavi Shah, Managing Director, Mobity

12:30 - 14:00
Networking Luncheon
14:00 - 17:00
One-to-One Meetings Continue
17:00
Event Concludes
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