September 11-13, 2022
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Agenda

Panels, times and speakers subject to change.

Sunday, Sep 11, 2022

12:00 PM CT

Texas Foyer
Registration

Registration

Join us for registration, networking with light fare and hors d’oeuvres.

IPWatchdog
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2:00 PM CT

Welcome to Texas

Welcome to IPWatchdog LIVE 2022, our second annual meeting! Join Gene Quinn (IPWatchdog founder & CEO) and Hope Shimabuku (Director of the USPTO Texas Regional Office) for a welcome to Texas!

Hope Shimabuku Hope Shimabuku
Gene Quinn
Add to Calendar 09/11/2022 2:00 PM America/Chicago Welcome to Texas

Welcome to IPWatchdog LIVE 2022, our second annual meeting! Join Gene Quinn (IPWatchdog founder & CEO) and Hope Shimabuku (Director of the USPTO Texas Regional Office) for a welcome to Texas!

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2:30 PM CT

Litigating in Texas: A Judges’ Perspective

This conversation will be off-the-record.

Judge Ryan T. Holte Hon. Ryan T. Holte
Judge Alan D. Albright Hon. Alan D. Albright
Add to Calendar 09/11/2022 2:30 PM America/Chicago Litigating in Texas: A Judges’ Perspective

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3:30 PM CT

Networking Break

IPWatchdog
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4:00 PM CT

Gaming the Patent Litigation System: Value, Venue, Verdicts & Villains

Meredith Addy
Kimberly Schmitt Kimberly Schmitt
Scott McKeown Scott McKeown
Nicholas Matich
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5:00 PM CT

Networking Break

IPWatchdog
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5:30 PM CT

The Future of Monetization

The patent policy landscape in the United States has caused an uptick in interest in Europe and China in recent years. With the marketplace in flux many continue to take a fresh look at foreign markets and foreign patent portfolios and foreign strategies. Indeed, the changing landscape in America continues to alter business models and monetization strategies associated patents worldwide.…

Russell Binns
Louis Carbonneau Louis Carbonneau
Marc Booth
Add to Calendar 09/11/2022 5:30 PM America/Chicago The Future of Monetization

The patent policy landscape in the United States has caused an uptick in interest in Europe and China in recent years. With the marketplace in flux many continue to take a fresh look at foreign markets and foreign patent portfolios and foreign strategies. Indeed, the changing landscape in America continues to alter business models and monetization strategies associated patents worldwide.…

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7:00 PM CT

The Paul Michel Award for 2022

Recipient to be announced.

Renee C. Quinn
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Recipient to be announced.

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7:30 PM CT

Cocktail Party

Opening Reception

IPWatchdog
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Monday, Sep 12, 2022

7:00 AM CT

Texas Foyer

Registration & Breakfast

Breakfast is sponsored by Munck Wilson Mandala.  

Michael Wilson
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8:45 AM CT

Global IP Landscape

Patrick Kilbride Patrick Kilbride
Joe Doyle
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9:30 AM CT

Texas Foyer
Networking

Networking Break

IPWatchdog
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10:15 AM CT

Add to Calendar 09/12/2022 10:15 AM America/Chicago Establishing, Maintaining and Aligning a Strategic Patent Program with Business Objectives

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10:15 AM CT

Breakout Session

Litigating Patents in Texas

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. Unfortunately, so too does mandamus practice related. The Federal Circuit has been extremely willing to accept petitions for writ of mandamus relating to motions to transfer venue filed in the…

Miranda Y. Jones
David G. Henry
Add to Calendar 09/12/2022 10:15 AM America/Chicago Litigating Patents in Texas

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. Unfortunately, so too does mandamus practice related. The Federal Circuit has been extremely willing to accept petitions for writ of mandamus relating to motions to transfer venue filed in the…

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11:00 AM CT

Texas Foyer
Networking

Networking Break

This break is sponsored by Tangible IP.

Louis Carbonneau Louis Carbonneau
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11:45 AM CT

Breakout Session

Politics, Policy and Legislation at the Intersection of Intellectual Property

Chris Israel
David Jones David Jones
USPTO Director Andrei Iancu. Photo credit Jay Premack/USPTO. Andrei Iancu
Bob Stoll Robert Stoll
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11:45 AM CT

Breakout Session

Thriving in a Global Marketplace: How SMEs, Unicorns and Startups Can and Should Leverage IP Rights

Description forthcoming.

Efrat Kasznik Efrat Kasznik
Ian McClure
Add to Calendar 09/12/2022 11:45 AM America/Chicago Thriving in a Global Marketplace: How SMEs, Unicorns and Startups Can and Should Leverage IP Rights

Description forthcoming.

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11:45 AM CT

Breakout Session

TBA

IPWatchdog
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12:30 PM CT

Keynote

Lunch & Keynote

IPWatchdog
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2:30 PM CT

Add to Calendar 09/12/2022 2:30 PM America/Chicago High Stakes Patent Litigation: The ITC vs. District Court

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2:30 PM CT

Add to Calendar 09/12/2022 2:30 PM America/Chicago AI and Drug Development: IP Implications for Protecting AI Discoveries

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2:30 PM CT

Breakout Session

TBA

IPWatchdog
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3:15 PM CT

Networking Break

IPWatchdog
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4:00 PM CT

Breakout Session

Freedom to Operate: Best Practices for Modern Patent Risk Management

Patent infringement risk can cost companies hundreds of millions of dollars and carries with it the threat of triple damages in cases of willfulness. And while in recent history the possibility of large verdicts seemed unlikely, over the past year the industry has seen a sudden increase in billion-dollar mega-verdicts, some with willfulness enhancements. With an overabundance of data, new…

Jennifer Russell
Add to Calendar 09/12/2022 4:00 PM America/Chicago Freedom to Operate: Best Practices for Modern Patent Risk Management

Patent infringement risk can cost companies hundreds of millions of dollars and carries with it the threat of triple damages in cases of willfulness. And while in recent history the possibility of large verdicts seemed unlikely, over the past year the industry has seen a sudden increase in billion-dollar mega-verdicts, some with willfulness enhancements. With an overabundance of data, new…

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4:00 PM CT

Breakout Session

Developing and Implementing a Brand Protection Strategy

Description forthcoming.

Beverly Shin Beverly Shin
Mark Leonard
Michelle P. Ciotola Michelle Ciotola
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Description forthcoming.

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4:00 PM CT

Breakout Session

TBA

IPWatchdog
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4:45 PM CT

Texas Foyer

Networking Break

IPWatchdog
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5:30 PM CT

Breakout Session

NFTs and the Metaverse: At the Intersection of Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and IP

Blockchain is a form of distributed ledger technology, in which a secure, transparent, time stamped, and authenticated record of every transaction is created and reported to everyone on the blockchain platform.  The music streaming platform Spotify uses blockchain to match artists with license agreements and tracks. De Beers uses blockchain technology to securely track diamonds across the full value chain…

Dan Jasnow Dan Jasnow
Sarah Ring Sarah J. Ring
Julie Tolek
Add to Calendar 09/12/2022 5:30 PM America/Chicago NFTs and the Metaverse: At the Intersection of Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and IP

Blockchain is a form of distributed ledger technology, in which a secure, transparent, time stamped, and authenticated record of every transaction is created and reported to everyone on the blockchain platform.  The music streaming platform Spotify uses blockchain to match artists with license agreements and tracks. De Beers uses blockchain technology to securely track diamonds across the full value chain…

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5:30 PM CT

Breakout Session

The State of Technology Transfer in the Biden Administration

Joseph Allen
Liz Sussex Elisabeth Sussex
Erik Iverson
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5:30 PM CT

Breakout Session

Disclosing and Claiming Emerging Tech: AI and Blockchain in view of 101 and 112

The patent specification has always been a critical part of the patent application, but the specification has become increasingly important in recent years. Gone are the days of cheap patents with thin disclosures. We are living in what has been described as a “disclosure revolution,” emerging alongside the innovation renaissance surrounding AI, machine learning, blockchain and cryptocurrency. While it remains…

Wen Xie
Shui Li
Add to Calendar 09/12/2022 5:30 PM America/Chicago Disclosing and Claiming Emerging Tech: AI and Blockchain in view of 101 and 112

The patent specification has always been a critical part of the patent application, but the specification has become increasingly important in recent years. Gone are the days of cheap patents with thin disclosures. We are living in what has been described as a “disclosure revolution,” emerging alongside the innovation renaissance surrounding AI, machine learning, blockchain and cryptocurrency. While it remains…

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6:30 PM CT

Add to Calendar 09/12/2022 6:30 PM America/Chicago Cocktail Reception

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Tuesday, Sep 13, 2022

8:00 AM CT

Breakfast

This Breakfast is Sponsored by Haynes Boone.  

David McCombs
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9:00 AM CT

A Conversation with Chief IP Counsel

How does one create a culture of creativity to spur innovation? While deciding what innovations needs protecting and how to combat the ever-growing threat of counterfeits and patent infringement, the Chief IP Counsel must run a department with employees that are often in different jurisdictions and from different cultural backgrounds and generations. What issues are these leaders focusing on as…

Carlo Cotrone
Leo White Leo White
Liz Sussex Elisabeth Sussex
John Mulgrew
Steven Geiszler
Sanjana Mangalagiri Sanjana Mangalagiri
Joe Benz Joe Benz
Add to Calendar 09/13/2022 9:00 AM America/Chicago A Conversation with Chief IP Counsel

How does one create a culture of creativity to spur innovation? While deciding what innovations needs protecting and how to combat the ever-growing threat of counterfeits and patent infringement, the Chief IP Counsel must run a department with employees that are often in different jurisdictions and from different cultural backgrounds and generations. What issues are these leaders focusing on as…

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10:30 AM CT

Texas Foyer

Networking Break

IPWatchdog
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11:00 AM CT

Breakout Session

Dangerous Fakes: The Truth Behind Counterfeit Products

Sabrina Keller Sabrina Keller
Kasie Brill Kasie Brill
Jayne Durden
Alaina van Horn
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11:00 AM CT

Breakout Session

Worldwide Litigation of SEPs: What the FRAND is Going on?

Without substantial investment by those who play the difficult role of innovator, there would be no standards. Of course, without technology implementers who roll out standards and cutting-edge technological advances to consumers, even the greatest advances would lay dormant and unused. How does one strike that proper balance? Numerous issues exist that prevent deals from being done, thereby forcing innovators…

Dr. Tobias Wuttke
Kent Baker
Add to Calendar 09/13/2022 11:00 AM America/Chicago Worldwide Litigation of SEPs: What the FRAND is Going on?

Without substantial investment by those who play the difficult role of innovator, there would be no standards. Of course, without technology implementers who roll out standards and cutting-edge technological advances to consumers, even the greatest advances would lay dormant and unused. How does one strike that proper balance? Numerous issues exist that prevent deals from being done, thereby forcing innovators…

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12:00 PM CT

Lunch & Keynote

IPWatchdog
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1:45 PM CT

Add to Calendar 09/13/2022 1:45 PM America/Chicago A Holistic Approach to Anti-Counterfeiting: Targeted IP Enforcement Throughout the Supply Chain

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1:45 PM CT

Breakout Session

Capturing Innovation: The Role of IP Managers and In-House Counsel

The value of intangible assets has reached staggering levels. By some estimates, as much as 90% of S&P valuation is attributed to intangible assets. With this increase in intangible assets valuation, companies and employees have become mindful of the need to extract value wherever possible. Still, for a variety of reasons the role of IP Manager can be difficult, with…

Marlene Valderrama
Add to Calendar 09/13/2022 1:45 PM America/Chicago Capturing Innovation: The Role of IP Managers and In-House Counsel

The value of intangible assets has reached staggering levels. By some estimates, as much as 90% of S&P valuation is attributed to intangible assets. With this increase in intangible assets valuation, companies and employees have become mindful of the need to extract value wherever possible. Still, for a variety of reasons the role of IP Manager can be difficult, with…

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1:45 PM CT

Breakout Session

TBA

IPWatchdog
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2:45 PM CT

Networking Break

IPWatchdog
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3:15 PM CT

Add to Calendar 09/13/2022 3:15 PM America/Chicago Gender Equality, Diversity and Intellectual Property

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3:15 PM CT

Breakout Session

TBA

IPWatchdog
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4:15 PM CT

Texas Foyer
Networking

Networking Break

IPWatchdog
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4:45 PM CT

Breakout Session

TBA

IPWatchdog
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4:45 PM CT

Breakout Session

TBA

IPWatchdog
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5:45 PM CT

Closing Reception

IPWatchdog
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