2020 agenda

4 days of live discussions / breakouts / 1:1 video meetings / networking
quality content / a-list speakers / curated group of decision-makers

virtual experience

Day One
2020-12-01
Day Two
2020-12-03
Day Three
2020-12-08
Day Four
2020-12-10
10:15 - 11:00
Welcome & Opening Conversation

Join us for our opening session and a thought-provoking interview on “AI Innovation in a Time of Uncertainty” with Rayid Ghani, Professor at Carnegie Mellon University and former Chief Scientist for the Obama presidential campaign.

11:15 - 11:30
[Panel Primer] WHAT 15 YEARS OF DATA TELLS US ABOUT THE IP MARKET

Speaker:
Robert Heath, Executive VP, RPX Corporation

11:30 - 12:30
[Panel] STATE OF THE IP MARKET: DEALS, TRENDS & OUTLOOK
  • Who’s Buying? Who’s Selling? What’s Transacting?
  • Global IP Market Data Trends
  • Analysis of IP Deals in Key Industry Sectors
  • Predictions for 2021 & Beyond

Speakers:
Kent Richardson, CEO, Richardson Oliver Insights (moderator)
Marc Booth, Chief IP Officer, Acacia Research Corporation
Robert Heath, Executive VP, RPX Corporation
Leslie McKnew, VP, Legal & Litigation, Cisco
Jay Yonamine, Co-Founder, Gene Pool Technologies

12:30 - 13:00
Stretch & Refresh Break

Participants will have the opportunity to join us for a relaxation break between sessions.

13:00 - 14:00
[Panel] PATENTS VS PRODUCTS: A SHIFT IN CORPORATE IP STRATEGY & MONETIZATION
  • Evolution of IP Monetization in Product Companies
  • Emerging IP Licensing Programs & Platforms
  • Customer, Supplier, and Partner Considerations
  • Interplay with NPE & Pure-Play Licensing Entities

Speakers:
Ray Millien, Chief IP Counsel, Volvo Cars & CEO, Volvo Ventures (moderator)
Brett Alten, Chief IP Counsel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Yann Dietrich, Head of IP Strategy, Atos
Courtney Quish, Director, Fortress Investment Group
Robert Wawrzyn, Chief IP Counsel, GE Healthcare

14:00 - 17:00
1:1 Meetings & Networking Lounge

Participants will have the opportunity to schedule 15-minute video meetings with one another to occur during this time or join us in the networking lounge for opportunities to connect on an informal basis.

08:00 - 11:00
1:1 Meetings & Networking Lounge

Participants will have the opportunity to schedule 15-minute video meetings with one another to occur during this time or join us in the networking lounge for opportunities to connect on an informal basis.

11:00 - 12:15
[Panel] STRATEGIC APPROACHES TO IP MONETIZATION IN TECH TRANSFER

We’ll kick off the day with a 10 minute update followed immediately by the panel.
 
STRATEGIC APPROACHES TO IP MONETIZATION IN TECH TRANSFER

  • State of IP Litigation, Licensing & Partnerships in Tech Transfer
  • Recent Cases & Developments in US & Abroad
  • Tech Transfer & Litigation Funding: Risks & Benefits
  • Case Study: A University-Funder Partnership

Speakers:
Stephanie Adamany, General Counsel, WARF
Fred Farina, Chief Innovation & Corporate Partnerships Officer, Caltech
Russell Genet, Director, Longford Capital
Seth Levy, Partner, Nixon Peabody
Sherylle Mills Englander, Director, Office of Technology & Industry Alliances, UCSB

12:15 - 13:00
[Breakouts] Small Group Roundtable Discussions

The roundtables are designed as small group, interactive discussions, hosted by facilitators. Participants will have the opportunity to select from the following six breakout discussions (preliminary topics):

  • FRAND & SEP
  • Global IP Strategy
  • Litigation Finance
  • Recent Case Law
  • Tech Transfer
  • Women & Diversity in IP
13:00 - 14:00
[Panel] KEY ELEMENTS OF A SUCCESSFUL MULTINATIONAL IP ENFORCEMENT STRATEGY
  • Global Litigation Data & Trends
  • SEP & FRAND Licensing Update
  • Enforcement & Litigation Strategy in Germany
  • Impact of US-China Trade Relations on IP Strategy

Speakers:
Michael Renaud, Member, Mintz (moderator)
Alexandra Brodie, Partner & Co-Chair of Global Tech, Gowling WLG
Eeva Hakoranta, EVP, Chief Licensing Officer, InterDigital
Clemens Heusch, Head of Global Litigation & Disputes, Nokia
Christine Yun Sauer, Partner, Robins Kaplan

11:00 - 12:15
[Panel] LITIGATION FINANCE 2.0: A RAPIDLY EVOLVING LANDSCAPE

We’ll kick off the day with a 10 minute update followed immediately by the panel.
 
LITIGATION FUNDING 2.0: A RAPIDLY EVOLVING LANDSCAPE

  • What’s Getting Funded, Why & How
  • IPR & ITC Funding Strategies
  • Funding Related Legal & Regulatory Developments
  • New Models in Funding & Litigation Insurance

Speakers:
Abha Divine, Managing Director, Techquity (moderator)
Aaric Eisenstein, VP of Licensing Strategy, PMC
David Kerstein, Chief Risk Officer, Validity
Anup Misra, Director, Curiam Capital
Sarah Tsou, Investment Manager, Omni Bridgeway

12:15 - 13:00
[Breakouts] Small Group Roundtable Discussions

The roundtables are designed as small group, interactive discussions, hosted by facilitators. Participants will have the opportunity to select from the following six breakout discussions (preliminary topics):

  • FRAND & SEP
  • Global IP Strategy
  • Litigation Finance
  • Recent Case Law
  • Tech Transfer
  • Women & Diversity in IP
13:00 - 14:00
[Panel] INVESTORS ROUNDTABLE: EARLY STAGE IP INVESTING STRATEGIES
  • Hot Sectors for Investment
  • Debt vs Equity Models: Pros and Cons
  • Leveraging IP to Build Company Value
  • Licensing, Litigation & Other Monetization Options
  • ROI & Exit Strategies

Speakers:
Matt Moyers, Managing Director, Weild & Co (moderator)
Jackie Hutter, Chief IP Strategist, The Hutter Group
Stan Hanks, General Partner, Aventurine
Malcolm T. Meeks, President Director General, Valotoire Ventures
Kirupa Pushparaj, Director, Head of IP & Legal Operations, Square

14:00 - 17:00
1:1 Meetings & Networking Lounge

Participants will have the opportunity to schedule 15-minute video meetings with one another to occur during this time or join us in the networking lounge for opportunities to connect on an informal basis.

17:00 - 18:00
After-the-Event Networking Hour
08:00 - 11:00
1:1 Meetings & Networking Lounge

Participants will have the opportunity to schedule 15-minute video meetings with one another to occur during this time or join us in the networking lounge for opportunities to connect on an informal basis.

11:00 - 11:15
[Panel Primer] THE NEXT 4 YEARS: POST ELECTION POLICY & OUTLOOK

Speaker:
Chris Israel, Partner, American Continental Group

11:15 - 12:15
[Panel] TOP LEGAL & REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS IMPACTING IP DEALMAKING
  • Review of Notable Decisions in 2020
  • Venue Post TC Heartland & the Rise of WDTX
  • FTC & DOJ on Patent Antitrust
  • Administrative & Legislative Developments

Speakers:
Ian Lopez, Senior Reporter, Bloomberg Law (moderator)
Scott Boalick, Chief Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board (invited)
Fred Fabricant, Partner, Fabricant LLP
Christopher Larus, National Chair, IP & Technology, Robins Kaplan
Monica Magnusson, VP, IPR Policy, Ericsson

12:15 - 12:45
Stretch & Refresh Break

Participants will have the opportunity to join us for a relaxation break between sessions.

12:45 - 13:45
[Panel] INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: IOT, 5G, AND CONNECTED CARS
  • Impact of 5G and IoT on Auto Innovation
  • State of 5G SEP Licensing & Litigation
  • Challenges for Patent Owners & Implementers
  • Role of Patent Pools & Platforms

Speakers:
James Wodarksi, Member, Mintz (moderator)
Carl Bilicska, VP, IP Counsel, IPValue
John Han, SVP & General Manager, Qualcomm Technology Licensing
Kenneth Korea, SVP & Head of SV IP Office, US IP Center, Samsung Electronics
Matthias Schneider, Chief Licensing Officer, Audi AG

14:00 - 14:45
Farewell & Closing Conversation
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Please note: All times listed are Eastern Time (ET). Topics, speakers and schedule may be subject to change.

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