September 12-14, 2021 | Renaissance Dallas Richardson

Program

Agenda as of September 11, 2021. Program and panel times subject to change.

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NOTE: All times are Central.
Day 1
12 Sep 2021

Welcome

Welcome to IPWatchdog LIVE 2021! Whether you agree or disagree, be prepared for thought provoking content with top leaders from across all sectors of our industry. Fair, balanced, opinionated, and...
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Gene Quinn
Gene Quinn

Conference Kickoff: Welcome to Texas

IPWatchdog is pleased to have the Honorable Alan D. Albright, District Court Judge for the U.S. Federal District Court for the Western District of Texas, to kickoff IPWatchdog® LIVE 2021 with opening remarks. He will be introduced by David G. Henry, Chair of the IP Litigation Group at Gray Reed, and Co-Chair of the IPWatchdog® Patent Litigation Masters program.
David G. Henry
David G. Henry
Judge Alan D. Albright
Hon. Alan D. Albright

The Future of Monetization

After a long hiatus from in-person events, our first panel at IPWatchdog LIVE will be conversation on the monetization landscape with a panel of insiders with a wide range of...
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Erick Robinson
Erick Robinson
Stephen Key
Stephen Key
Brad Close
Brad Close
Russ Binns
Russell Binns

The Future of the PTAB Post Arthrex

The United States Supreme Court has issued its long anticipated decision in United States v. Arthrex, Inc., the case that challenged whether Administrative Patent Judges (APJs) of the Patent Trial and...
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Gene Quinn
Gene Quinn
Scott McKeown
Scott McKeown
Sharon Israel
Sharon Israel

The Paul Michel Award: David Kappos

IPWatchdog, Inc. is pleased to announce the creation of The Paul Michel Award, which will be awarded annually someone within the U.S. IP community who has selflessly served the best...
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Gene Quinn
Gene Quinn
Chief Judge Michel
Hon. Paul R. Michel
David J. Kappos
David J. Kappos

Opening Reception

Special Guests: David J. Kappos, a partner at Cravath Swaine & Moore and former Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Opening...
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David J. Kappos
David J. Kappos
Day 2
13 Sep 2021

Registration & Breakfast

Breakfast Sponsor: Skiermont Derby

Litigating Patents in Texas Courts: Trends and Best Practices

Many had believed litigation of patent matters in Texas would be over after the Supreme Court decided TC Heartland. While some patent litigation has moved from the state, Texas courtrooms remain very active. This panel will explore the realities of litigating in all Texas districts, trends, and best practices.
Michael Wilson
Michael Wilson
Paul Skiermont
Paul Skiermont
Gene Quinn
Gene Quinn
Miranda Jones
Miranda Jones
David G. Henry
David G. Henry

The TRIPS IP Waiver: Separating Fact & Fiction

The TRIPS IP Waiver, originally a proposal by India and South Africa to suspend the TRIPS Agreement to help them produce vaccines to fight COVID-19, has obscured some critical truths...
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John White
John White
Patrick Kilbride
Patrick Kilbride
Chris Israel
Chris Israel
Andrei Iancu
Andrei Iancu

Networking Break

Break Sponsor: Tangible IP

A Holistic Approach to Patent Strategy for C-Suite Executives

A Google search of the term ‘patent strategy’ returns no fewer than 123 million references. Unfortunately, the term patent strategy is as misunderstood as it is overused. Patent strategy cannot...
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Wesley McMichael
Wesley McMichael
Carlo Cotrone
Carlo Cotrone
Joan Archer
Joan Archer, Ph.D.
Meredith Addy
Meredith Addy

Strategies and Tactics for Winning at the PTAB

Topics will include: challenging petitions on discretionary matters under 314(a); 325(d); preliminary response evidence; petition preparation; joint defense dynamics; development of declaration testimony; briefing matters of significance, not wasting money on distractions, direct testimony, cross-examination, and the Amendment Pilot program.
Sarah Spires
Sarah Spires
Scott McKeown
Scott McKeown
Nicholas Matich
Nicholas Matich
Jim Carmichael
James Carmichael

The Impact of Google v. Oracle on Fair Use

In April 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that Google’s copying of Oracle’s code was fair use, although the Court skipped over the question of whether the code itself was...
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Chad Rutkowski
Chad Rutkowski
Van Lindberg
Van Lindberg
Llew Gibbons
Llewellyn Gibbons

Lunch & Keynote

Our Keynote Speaker will be Mark Snyder, Senior VP & Deputy General Counsel, Qualcomm. Lunch Sponsor: Burford Capital  
Mark Snyder
Mark Snyder

Surviving and Thriving in IP Due Diligence in Life Science Transactions

This panel will take the attendees through the due diligence process through the eyes of a small to medium-sized pharmaceutical company interested in making a transaction with its intellectual property.
Gene Quinn
Gene Quinn
Brian Nolan
Brian W. Nolan
Brent Bellows
Brent R. Bellows, Ph.D.

The Growing Importance of Trade Secrets at the ITC

With a weakened U.S. patent system, trade secrets continue to increase in value and the availability of injunctive relief in the form of exclusion orders makes the venue quite attractive. This panel will discuss the growing importance of trade secrets at the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Kim Jessum
Kim Jessum
Matthew Rizzolo
Matt Rizzolo
Mike Renaud
Michael Renaud
Judge Ted Essex
Theodore Essex

Intangible Assets and IP Rights: Do They Matter for Valuation and Success?

Intangible assets, comprised mostly of IP, represent 85% or more of the value of S&P 500 companies. Still, IP typically escapes the balance sheet and business leaders known shockingly little...
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Scott Weingust
Scott Weingust
Jay Knobloch
Jay Knobloch
Michael Gulliford
Abha Divine
Abha Divine

Networking Break

Break Sponsor: Carmichael IP

Implementing a Successful Licensing Strategy in an Age of Efficient Infringement

Efficient infringement is a business calculation whereby technology implementers decide it will be cheaper to use patented technology without paying than to license and pay a fair royalty to the...
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Daniel Papst
Daniel Papst
Brian O'Shaughnessey
Brian O’Shaughnessy
Phil Harstein
Phil Hartstein
Kim Chotkowski
Kimberly Chotkowski

Moving Beyond Words: Solutions for Closing the Gender Gap

Gloria Steinem wrote Moving Beyond Words: Age, Rage, Sex, Power, Money, Muscles: Breaking Boundaries of Gender in 1994. Steinem was an iconic figure in a movement that began several decades earlier and...
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Katharine Wolanyk
Katharine Wolanyk
Eileen McDermott
Eileen McDermott
Megan Carpenter
Megan Carpenter
Hon. Ada Brown
Jill Bindler
Jill Bindler

Winning at §112: The Language of Patents

Drafting patent applications and prosecuting patent applications can be a daunting task, particularly today where virtually every commercially valuable patent will likely be challenged at the Patent Trial and Appeal...
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Reginald Ratliff
Reginald Ratliff
Megan McLoughlin
Megan McLoughlin
Robert Leonard

Networking Break

Break Sponsor: Curiam IP

SEPs: The Changing Global Landscape

This panel at IPWatchdog LIVE will explore what we know about how the Biden Administration is likely to handle SEPs from both a patent and antitrust perspective, the changing face of patent litigation in Germany and what this all means for global enforcement and licensing, and other pressing issues.
Kevin Post
Kevin Post
Eli Mazour
Eli Mazour
John Kolakowski
John Kolakowski
Dave Djavaherian
David Djavaherian
Shawn Ambwani
Shawn Ambwani

International Trademark Rights: Best Practices for a Trademark Global Presence

The World Intellectual Property Organization estimates that more than a third of the value of manufactured products sold around the world comes from “intangible capital”, such as branding, design and...
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Mark Leonard
Mark Leonard
Jayne Durden
Jayne Durden
Heather Antoine
Heather Antoine

Cocktail Reception

Cocktail Reception Sponsor: Sponsorship Still Available
Day 3
14 Sep 2021

Networking Breakfast

Breakfast Sponsor: Qualcomm

Keynote: Vishal Amin, Head of IP Policy for Intel

Vishal Amin is an experienced executive leader and a globally-recognized expert on IP, trade, and tech law & policy. In 2017, he was nominated by the President and confirmed unanimously...
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Vishal Amin
Vishal Amin

Managing IP Risk to Grow Business: A Conversation with C-Suite Executives

Everyone wants to be ahead of the game when it comes to innovation, but not all organizations approach this task with the creativity and imagination required to stay ahead. This...
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Changhae Park
Changhae Park
Mark Kokes
Dr. Mark Kokes
Steven Geiszler
Steven Geiszler
Carlo Cotrone
Carlo Cotrone
Joan Archer
Joan Archer, Ph.D.

Networking Break

Break Sponsor: Mayer Brown  

The Nexus of IP and R&D: Creating Collaborative Processes to Accelerate Innovation

The transformation of intellectual property (IP) management within commercial companies is driving the adoption of new practices and technologies to more closely align IP objectives with growth strategies, unlock greater...
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James Warden
James Warden
Bob Rauker
Bob Rauker
Matt McBride
Matthew McBride
Mark Kokes
Dr. Mark Kokes

Is the Federal Circuit Killing Software Patents?

In addition to a litany of inventions that have fallen as patent ineligible under the Supreme Court’s Alice-Mayo framework, the Federal Circuit recently ruled — over a strong dissent by Judge...
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Bob Stoll
Robert Stoll
Russ Slifer
Russ Slifer
Raymond Millien
Benjamin Cappel
Benjamin Cappel

Cross Border Intellectual Property

Much has been made in the media and in political debates about reported animosity between the governments of the United States and China. While it is impossible to know what...
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Alaina van Horn
Alaina van Horn
Hon. Randall R. Rader
Hon. Randall R. Rader
Thomas Moga
Thomas Moga
Patrick Coyne
Patrick J. Coyne

Lunch & Keynote

Keynote Speaker: Makan Delrahim. Mr. Delrahim served as Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division at the U.S. Department of Justice during the Trump Administration. Lunch Sponsor: Sponsorship Still Available
Makan Delrahim
Makan Delrahim

Law and Economics of Calculating Patent Damages

The fight over damages at the conclusion of a patent infringement trial is always contested, and one issue lost can easily skew the math dramatically. Factor in compounding pre-judgment and...
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David Yurkerwich
David Yurkerwich
Christine Yun Sauer
Christine Yun Sauer
Chad Pannell
Chad Pannell

Jurassic Patents: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Life Science Innovation

“Jurassic patents” explores the possibility of patenting discoveries and inventions based on nature – including revived dinosaurs and other extinct species.  But the life science, chemistry, and pharmaceutical industries have...
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John White
John White
Kae Gruner
Kae Gruner
Rachel Elsby
Rachel Elsby
Douglas J. Bucklin, Ph.D.
Douglas J. Bucklin, Ph.D.

Patent Pools, Licensing and Antitrust Enforcement: Current Trends and Political Tension

Patent pools and patent portfolio licensing have long been a critical part of the way innovators and implementers organize their affairs, trade rights and assets, and stay out of court....
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Jon Putnam
Jon Putnam
Micky Minhas
Micky Minhas
DJ Healy
Danielle (DJ) Healey
Meredith Addy
Meredith Addy

Networking Break

Break Sponsor: Fortress Investment Group

The Growing Problem of Counterfeits

Counterfeit products are an enormous problem for businesses all over the world. Counterfeiters trade on the good-will of name brand products, making cheap knock-offs. Counterfeiters easily (and conservatively) cost brand...
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Marylauren Ilagan
Marylauren Ilagan
Megan Carpenter
Megan Carpenter
Joseph Cammiso
Joseph Cammiso

How U.S. Entrepreneurs Are Navigating an Increasingly Unpredictable Patent System

As the strength of patent protection has been eroded in this country, venture capital and entrepreneurship have shifted their focus.  Is there still enough interest in patents to motivate the...
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Bob Taylor
Robert Taylor
Gary Lauder
Gary Lauder
Dan Brown
Dan Brown, Ph.D.
Jacob Babcock
Jacob Babcock

Networking Break

Break Sponsor: Sponsorship Still Available

The Ethics of Discovery

This session will discuss practical and ethical issues relating to discovery in patent infringement litigation in federal district court.  We will will cover many topics including: Be Prepared for Rule...
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Connie Powell
Connie Powell Nichols
David G. Henry
David G. Henry
Jill Bindler
Jill Bindler

Professional Responsibility and Practice Before the USPTO

This one-hour ethics presentation will cover the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Rules of Professional Conduct. Specifically, the presentation will discuss: (1) Rules and laws relating to the...
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John White
John White
Gene Quinn
Gene Quinn

Closing Reception

Reception Sponsor: Sponsorship Still Available