IPWatchdog Annual Meeting 2020


Early Bird Registration
Sept. 15, 2019 to Nov. 15, 2019


Standard Registration
Nov. 16, 2019 to February 29, 2020
This Registration provides an ALL ACCESS pass to all panels, 3 cocktail receptions, three breakfasts, two luncheons and six networking breaks.


Late & Onsite Registration
Starting March 1, 2020
(if available)


Brief Description:

This IPWatchdog® Conference will endeavor to address the issues facing innovators, creators and brand owners as they find it increasingly difficult to monetize their proprietary creations in an economy where many large enterprises no longer want to pay for what they choose to implement and/or sell, and there is scant legal recourse to stop those who make the business decision to infringe instead of taking a license.

Confirmed Speakers



Renaissance Dallas Richardson
900 E. Lookout Drive
Richardson, TX 75082

Group Rate: $149/night

CLICK HERE to book your room
Deadline to book: Feb. 24, 2020 (or until room block is depleted)

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities Available:

Program Partners & Sponsors:




“I learned more in two days at the IPWatchdog Masters symposium than I’ve learned in the past year on the job.  Each speaker truly was a “master” of their subject matter and provided valuable insight into the inner workings of the patent system and thoughtful ideas on ways to improve.  The symposium gave me access to experts who sat down with me one-on-one and shared their ideas about some of the big issues facing us as patent practitioners.”

– Megan McLoughlin, LexisNexis IP (June 2019).

From the June 2019 Patent Masters Symposium. Left to Right: John White, Gene Quinn, Jim Carmichael, and Grant Philpott.

Hear what others have to say about IPWatchdog® programs:

“Hands down one of the most engaging and interesting legal conferences I have attended.

– Jake Moore, Womble Bond Dickinson (June 2019).

“Intimate forum in which to share thoughts with a distinguished group of attorneys, economists, historians, and others on an important patent issue.”

– Nanda Alapati, Womble Bond Dickinson (June 2019).

“Patent Masters was a small, exclusive gathering of Masters and attendees, which allowed insightful discussions on key topics simply not possible in any other way.  This distinguishes Patent Masters from all other events.  Not to mention the outstanding experiences and knowledge shared so generously by every one of the Masters!”

— Vishal Sharma, Metanoia, Inc. (Critical Systems Thinking) (March 2019).

“Masterfully Crafted…  Makes you look at patents through the lens of social and political responsibility”

— Dwadasi Sarma, Purdue Research Foundation (March 2019).

“It was all awesome!”

— Bob Ryan, Holland & Hart LLP (July 2018).