2019 Agenda

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Day One
2019-11-12
Day Two
2019-11-13
Day Three
2019-11-14
17:30 - 19:30
Opening Reception

The IP Dealmakers Opening Reception will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at Fine & Rare at 9 E 37th Street between Madison & 5th Avenue. (Please note: Only registered attendees of IP Dealmakers Forum will be admitted to the reception.)

 

2019 IP Dealmakers Opening Reception Invite

07:30 - 08:45
Registration & Breakfast
08:45 - 09:00
Welcome & Chair’s Opening Remarks
09:00 - 17:00
One-to-One Meetings

Attendees can schedule 30-minute meetings via our online platform (optional)

09:00 - 10:00
STATE OF AFFAIRS: THE GLOBAL IP MARKET
  • 2019 Annual IP Market Data Preview
  • Who’s Buying? Who’s Selling? And at What Price?
  • Key Factors Impacting the Market
  • Outlook for 2020 & Beyond: Still Cautiously Optimistic?

Speakers:
Greg Kisor, Global Head of Fund Management, Intellectual Ventures
Allen Lo, VP and Deputy GC, Head of IP, Facebook
Micky Minhas, Associate GC, Patent Strategy, Microsoft
Katharine Wolanyk, Managing Director, Burford Capital
Kent Richardson, CEO, Richardson Oliver Insights (moderator)

10:00 - 10:30
PATENT POLICY UPDATE: US AND BEYOND
  • IP Legislation in the 116th Congress
  • 101 Guidance from USPTO: Progress or Pitfall?
  • Role of IP in the US-China Trade War

Speakers:
Mark Cohen, Director of Asia IP Project, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
Jamie Simpson, Chief Counsel, House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, IP, and the Internet, U.S. House of Representatives
Malathi Nayak, Reporter, Bloomberg Law (moderator)

10:30 - 11:00
Networking Break
11:00 - 12:00
KEY DEVELOPMENTS IN GLOBAL SEP LITIGATION
  • Reviewing Recent SEP Cases Around the World
  • Injunctions and Damages in SEP Cases
  • Changing Dynamics Between SEP Licensors & Licensees
  • Antitrust in IP: Brief History and Current Concerns

Speakers:
Alexandra Brodie, Partner & Co-Chair of Global Tech, Gowling WLG
Boris Teksler, CEO, Conversant IP Management
Peter Toto, Senior VP, IP, Sony Corporation of America
Shival Virmani, VP, Head of Mobile Patent Licensing, InterDigital
Mike Renaud, Member & Chair, IP Division, Mintz (moderator)

12:00 - 12:30
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

HOW KEY CASES HAVE SHAPED THE IP NARRATIVE IN CORPORATE AMERICA

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Don Clark
Technology Journalist
12:30 - 14:00
Networking Luncheon
14:00 - 15:00
PREPARING FOR THE 5G REVOLUTION: PATENTS, PLAYERS & PROFITS
  • Update on 5G Implementation
  • Analyzing the 5G Patent & SEP Ecosystem
  • FRAND Licensing for 5G: What Have We Learned?
  • 5G Patent Pools & Platforms: Pros and Cons
  • China & the Global 5G Race

Speakers:
Kirti Gupta, VP, Technology & Economic Strategy, Qualcomm
Changhae Park, SVP & Chief IP Officer, NXP Semiconductors
Matteo Sabattini, Director IP Policy, Ericsson
Joe Sommer, VP, Intellectual Property, AT&T
David Kappos, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore & Former Director, USPTO (moderator)

15:00 - 15:30
Networking Break
15:30 - 16:30
VALUING IP COMPANIES IN THE PUBLIC VS PRIVATE MARKETS
  • Do Public Markets Systematically Undervalue IP Companies and Why?
  • Public v. Private Markets: Pros and Cons of Each
  • What the Data Tells Us About Differences in Valuations
  • Considerations in Taking a Public IP Company Private & Recent Examples

Speakers:
Corey Horowitz, Chairman & CEO, Network-1
John Lindgren, CEO, IPVALUE
Sunny Singh, Vice President, Brevet Capital
Al Tobia, President & Chief Investment Officer, Acacia Research
Elvir Causevic, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey (moderator)

16:30 - 17:30
INVESTORS ROUNDTABLE: IS LITIGATION FINANCE DRIVING DEALS?
  • Analyzing Market Growth in IP Finance, Capital & Competition
  • Key Players, Trends & Developments
  • What IP Cases & Deals are Litigation Funders Investing In?
  • Securitization & Other Secondary Market Activity

Speakers:
Michael Gulliford, Founder & Managing Principal, Soryn IP Group
Anup Misra, Director, Curiam Capital
Michael Nicolas, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Longford Capital
Sarah Tsou, Investment Manager & Legal Counsel, Bentham IMF
Fred Fabricant, Partner & Head of IP Litigation, Brown Rudnick (moderator)

17:30 - 18:30
Networking Reception
07:30 - 08:30
Registration & Breakfast
08:30 - 08:45
Welcome & Day One Recap
08:45 - 09:45
ESTABLISHING IP VALUE: TRENDS, TIPS & TECHNIQUES FOR THE CURRENT MARKET
  • Establishing Infringement: EoUs, Claim Charts, and Reverse Engineering
  • Establishing Damages/Royalties
  • Validity: To Search or Not to Search
  • Tools: How Good Are They, and are AI Based Tools Actually Here

Speakers:
Jason Abt, VP Operations, TechInsights
Seth Northrop, Director, IP Analysis, Fortress Investment Group
Michael Vladescu, President & CEO, WiLAN
Christopher Seidl, Partner, Robins Kaplan (moderator)

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

Attendees can schedule 30-minute meetings via our online platform (optional)

09:45 - 10:30
HOW AI IS TRANSFORMING THE FUTURE OF IP DEALMAKING
  • New Developments & Trends in AI
  • Leveraging AI to Drive IP Transactions
  • How AI is Shaping IP Investment Decisions

Speakers:
Erich Spangenberg, CEO, IPwe
Matt Stack, Managing Director, XLP Capital
Jose Esteves, Partner, Skadden (moderator)

10:30 - 11:00
Networking Break
11:00 - 12:00
LEVERAGING IP AND INVESTING IN STARTUPS & SMEs FOR GROWTH
  • Exploring New Models for Investing in IP
  • How to Value IP in an Emerging Enterprise
  • Leveraging IP Strategy to Increase Corporate Value
  • Measuring ROI & Success: Short-Term vs. Long-Term

Speakers:
Marc Booth, Chief IP Officer, Acacia Research
Raymond Millien, VP & Chief IP Counsel, Volvo Cars
Matt Moyers, Managing Director, HTS Capital     
Siva Narendra, CEO & Co-Founder, Tyfone
Matt Larson, Vice President, Oceanic Partners (moderator)

12:00 - 13:00
WHAT’S NEW IN THE WORLD OF CORPORATE IP MONETIZATION?
  • Developments in IP Monetization Strategy
  • Licensing in the Era of Open Innovation
  • Member-based patent organizations: status and successes?
  • Interplay between NPEs and Tech Companies

Speakers:
Noel Egnatios, General Counsel, DivX
Mark Kokes, Chief IP Officer, Nantworks
Michael Petracci, EVP, Business Innovations Licensing & Tech Dev, GE
Gerhard Tschiedel, Senior Licensing Counsel, Siemens
Christopher Larus, Partner & Chair, National IP & Technology Litigation Group, Robins Kaplan (moderator)

13:00 - 14:00
Networking Luncheon
14:00 - 17:00
One-to-One Meetings Continue

Attendees can schedule 30-minute meetings via our online platform (optional)

17:00
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Please note: Agenda is subject to change. Check back for updates.


 

“The IP Dealmakers Forum combined great speaker panels with outstanding networking opportunities — both in the form of one-to-one meetings and free-form networking events. A cut above other events in the IP space.”
-Alan E. Guy, Investment Director, Vannin Capital LLC

“IP Dealmakers attracts the kind of people and discusses the kind of IP related topics that really matter. I was impressed by the number of high caliber speakers, and the topics covered. The presentations often stimulated lively high quality discussions among attendees. The one-to-one meeting setup is a really efficient way to meet new and existing contacts. This was all about real money and real issues.”
-Gerhard Tschiedel, Senior Licensing Counsel, Siemens AG

“The IP Dealmakers Forum is the quintessential forum for the honest exchange of viewpoints on the business of IP by the top players in the marketplace.”
-Rory Radding, Partner, Locke Lord