September 12-14, 2021 | Renaissance Dallas Richardson

Program – Full Style

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Day 1
12 Sep 2021
2:00 pm

Registration & Networking

The Future of Monetization

After a long hiatus from in-person events, we kick-off IPWatchdog LIVE with a conversation on the monetization landscape. We will start with perspectives from leading IP strategists who will provide...
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Stephen Key
Stephen Key
Louis Carbonneau
Louis Carbonneau
Marc Booth
Marc Booth
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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Robert Greene Stern
Robert Greene Sterne
Terry Rea
Terry Rea
Julie Mar-Spinola
Julie Mar-Spinola
Sharon Israel
Sharon Israel
Scott Boalick
Hon. Scott Boalick

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: Sponsorship Still Available

Welcome

Gene Quinn
Gene Quinn

Global IP Landscape: Where does the U.S. fit in and why?

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Global IP index is a comprehensive ranking of 53 economies around the world based on intellectual property climate. Despite the pandemic, the overall global...
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John White
John White
Patrick Kilbride
Patrick Kilbride

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
Andrei Iancu
Andrei Iancu
Arthur Daemmrich
Arthur Daemmrich
Melissa Brand
Melissa Brand
10:30 am

Networking Break #1 – Texas Foyer

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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Julie Mar-Spinola
Julie Mar-Spinola
Carlo Cotrone
Carlo Cotrone
Joan Archer
Joan Archer, Ph.D.
Meredith Addy
Meredity 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.
Scott McKeown
Scott McKeown
Emily Johnson
Emily Johnson
David Holman
David H. Holman
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
Eleanor Lackman
Eleanor M. Lackman

Lunch & Keynote

Our Keynote Speaker will be Mark Snyder, Senior VP & Deputy General Counsel, Qualcomm. Lunch Sponsor: Sponsorship Still Available
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.
Lisa Ferri
Lisa M. Ferri
Eyal Barash
Eyal Barash

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.
Christine Yun Sauer
Christine Yun Sauer
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. How can IP be so valuable...
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Scott Weingust
Scott Weingust
Michael Gulliford
3:00 pm

Networking Break #2 – Texas Foyer

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...
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Michael Wilson
Michael Wilson
Miranda Jones
Miranda Jones
David G. Henry
David G. Henry

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
Lisa Ferri
Lisa M. Ferri
Megan Carpenter
Megan Carpenter

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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Bernie Tomsa
Bernard Tomsa
Reginald Ratliff
Reginald Ratliff
Megan McLoughlin
Megan McLoughlin
Brandon Bludau
Brandon Bludau
4:30 pm

Networking Break #3 – Texas Foyer

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

NFTs & Blockchain: What It All Means for Patents and Copyrights

In a year when artists could not perform live, non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, exploded in popularity. Right now, it is difficult to predict whether NFTs are a pandemic-era fad, or...
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Michael F. Synder
Michael F. Snyder
Marc Richards
Marc Richards
Cheryl Milone Cowles
Cheryl Milone Cowles
Joseph P. Gushue
Joseph P. Gushue
Llew Gibbons
Llewellyn Gibbons

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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Monica Riva Talley
Monica Riva Talley
Mark Leonard
Mark Leonard
Jayne Durden
Jayne Durden
Heather Antoine
Heather Antoine
6:00 pm

Cocktail Reception

Day 3
14 Sep 2021

Networking Breakfast

Breakfast Sponsor: Sponsorship Still Available

Welcome

Gene Quinn
Gene Quinn

TBA

Forthcoming

Managing IP Risk to Grow Business: A Conversation with Chief IP Counsel

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
Carlo Cotrone
Carlo Cotrone
Jennifer Burdman
Jennifer Burdman
10:30 am

Networking Break #4 – Texas Foyer

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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Gene Quinn
Gene Quinn
Matt McBride
Matthew McBride

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 Newman...
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Bob Stoll
Robert Stoll
Russ Slifer
Russ Slifer
Ray Millien
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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Mang Zhu
Mang Zhu
Robert Greene Stern
Robert Greene Sterne
Hope Shimabuku
Hope Shimabuku
Hon. Randall R. Rader
Hon. Randall R. Rader
Brad Chin
Brad Chin
12:00 pm

Lunch & Keynote Program Day 2

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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Michael F. Synder
Michael F. Snyder
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
Meredity Addy
3:00 pm

Networking Break #5 – Texas Foyer

The Ethics of Discovery

Description coming soon.
David G. Henry
David G. Henry
Jill Bindler
Jill Bindler

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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Kristen Ruisi
Kristen Ruisi
Marylauren Ilagan
Marylauren Ilagan
Kasi Brill
Kasie Brill
4:30 pm

Networking Break #6 – Texas Foyer

Ethics and the USPTO

This session will cover ethics for both patent attorneys, patent agents and trademark attorneys. More information coming soon.
Will Covey
Will Covey
6:00 pm

Closing Reception