Feb

05

Feb

06

Considering the public interest in patent grants: contrasting American & European perspectives
09:00  to  09:40 v Singlo

• The foundations of American patent law

• International agreements regarding patent rights and trade

• American patent law and public interest

Speaker:
Hon. George A. O’Toole Jr.. Senior United States District Judge. U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Panel: Cross-border IP disputes & infringement cases
09:40  to  10:20 v Singlo
  • Updates on the intellectual property & trade secrets directives (USA, India, EU, China, Japan)
  •  How to address cross-border infringements & license rates
  • Addressing the knowledge gap in the IP legal system
Speakers:
Michael Crane. Senior Director, Advertising & Trademark. Choice Hotels.
Tao Zhang. Associate General Counsel of IP & Technology. ANSYS.
Michael J. Meurer. Professor of Law. Boston University School of Law.
Gregory Mayer. Ex-Chief IP Counsel. Hollister Incorporated.
Speed Networking
10:20  to  11:00 v Foyer

Rapid, dynamic, & fast moving 1-to-1 meetings. This session helps you to get to know other attendees, exchange your business cards & build new contacts. 

Morning refreshments & networking
11:00  to  11:30 v Foyer
USPTO subject matter eligibility guidance
11:30  to  12:10 v Singlo
  • 2019 revised subject matter eligibility guidance
  • Judicial developments
  • Legislative activity
Speaker:
Carolyn Kosowski. Senior Legal Advisor, Office of Patent Legal Administration. USPTO.
Panel: Overview on the patent eligibility in the US patent system
12:10  to  12:50 v Singlo
  • What inventions are eligible for patent protection today? – update on 101
  •  What does the future hold for the US patent system - does the US Supreme Court need to change direction?
  •  How does the US patent system compare to systems abroad
Speakers:
Linda Thayer. Partner. Finnegan.
David Kuznick. Sr. Legal Counsel, IP Litigation. Dell Inc.
Carolyn Kosowski. Senior Legal Advisor, Office of Patent Legal Administration. USPTO.
Gregory Mayer. Ex-Chief IP Counsel. Hollister Incorporated.
Networking Luncheon
12:50  to  14:00 v Restaurant

Patent

Patent
Management & protection of trade secrets under new directives
14:00  to  14:40 v Singlo
  • Updates to trade secret protection initiatives worldwide
  • How to establish protection programs in house
  • How to prevent proprietary information from leaving the company
  • Managing trade secret litigation 
Speaker:
Kim Jessum. Chief IP Counsel U.S.. Heraeus.

Brand & Trademark Protection

Brand & Trademark Protection
Software Ecosystems for the IP Industry
14:00  to  14:40 v Salada

•The future of IP management technology from an outsider’s perspective

• The benefits of subscribing to a software ecosystem

• How technology and machine learning can help legal teams work more efficiently

• The Brainbase File + Vault Consortium

Speaker:
Nate Cavanaugh. CEO. Brainbase.

Patent

Patent
Super-user Roundtable: Developing a strategy for your IP to gain an edge in the market place
14:40  to  15:20 v Singlo
Speaker:
Rekha Hanu. Chief IP Counsel. Akorn Pharmaceuticals.

Brand & Trademark Protection

Brand & Trademark Protection
Super-user Roundtable: Developments & current challenges in music publishing
14:40  to  15:20 v Salada
Speaker:
Ryan Raichilson. Director of Legal Affairs. Sony/ATV.
Afternoon Refreshments
15:20  to  15:50 v Foyer

Patent

Patent
The “other” patent—role of design patents in IP portfolios
15:50  to  16:30 v Singlo
  • Overview of key advantages/disadvantages of design patents
  • Obtaining design patents and enforcement of design patents
  • Case study of recent design patent
Speaker:
Theresa Conduah. Vice President, Intellectual Property. dosist.

Brand & Trademark Protection

Brand & Trademark Protection
Trademark strategy based on limited budgets
15:50  to  16:30 v Salada

• Keeping in mind the objective of your trademark strategy

• How to segment a trademark portfolio to obtain a repeatable result

• How to optimize the filing route for trademark registration

• How to treat new portfolio versus existing portfoli

Speaker:
Tao Zhang. Associate General Counsel of IP & Technology. ANSYS.

Patent

Patent
Barriers to Innovation
16:30  to  17:00 v Singlo

Innovation is at the heart of any job function and yet the most difficult to adapt. These un-defined roundtable discussions will focus on identifying, understanding, and adopting innovation with your peers. At the end, all roundtables will give a quick summary of their findings. 

Brand & Trademark Protection

Brand & Trademark Protection
Barriers to Innovation
16:30  to  17:00 v Salada

Innovation is at the heart of any job function and yet the most difficult to adapt. These un-defined roundtable discussions will focus on identifying, understanding, and adopting innovation with your peers. At the end, all roundtables will give a quick summary of their findings. 

Bridging the gap between R&D & legal
17:00  to  17:40 v Singlo
  •  Understanding the mindset of inventor (R&D)
  •  Complexity of documenting the invention
  •  IP process
Speaker:
Saket Sankhla. Senior Business Unit Patent Officer. Schneider Electric.