September 11-13, 2022
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Panels, times and speakers subject to change. Initial descriptions written by IPWatchdog. Will be updated by the panel to more specifically reflect the conversation that will be had by panelists.

Sunday, Sep 11, 2022

12:00 PM CT

Texas Foyer

Registration & Networking – Sponsored by Licks Attorneys

Join us for registration and networking with light fare and hors d’oeuvres sponsored by Licks Attorneys.  

Add to Calendar 09/11/2022 12:00 PM America/Chicago Registration & Networking – Sponsored by Licks Attorneys

Join us for registration and networking with light fare and hors d’oeuvres sponsored by Licks Attorneys.  

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2:00 PM CT

Knowles IP Strategies Ballroom

Welcome to Texas

Gene Quinn, President and CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc., and Hope Shimabuku, Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Regional Texas Office, kicked off IPWatchdog LIVE 2022, Dallas, TX, on September 11, 2022. This conversation between Gene and Hope about patent eligibility, counterfeits, and the Patent and Trademark Office served as the “Welcome to Texas” opening for IPWatchdog LIVE…

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

Gene Quinn, President and CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc., and Hope Shimabuku, Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Regional Texas Office, kicked off IPWatchdog LIVE 2022, Dallas, TX, on September 11, 2022. This conversation between Gene and Hope about patent eligibility, counterfeits, and the Patent and Trademark Office served as the “Welcome to Texas” opening for IPWatchdog LIVE…

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2:30 PM CT

Knowles IP Strategies Ballroom

Litigating in Texas: A Judges’ Perspective

This conversation was off-the-record.    

Hon. Randall R. Rader
Hon. David Folsom Hon. David Folsom
Judge Ryan T. Holte Hon. Ryan T. Holte
Judge Sean Jordan, U.S. District Court Judge, Eastern District of Texas Hon. Sean D. Jordan
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

This conversation was off-the-record.    

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3:30 PM CT

Texas Foyer

Networking Break #1 – Sponsored by Ludwig APC

This break is sponsored by Ludwig APC.  

Add to Calendar 09/11/2022 3:30 PM America/Chicago Networking Break #1 – Sponsored by Ludwig APC

This break is sponsored by Ludwig APC.  

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4:00 PM CT

Knowles IP Strategies Ballroom

The Global IP Landscape

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Global IP index is a comprehensive ranking of more than 50 of the world’s economies based on intellectual property climate. Once dominate in the patent rankings, the rest of the world has caught up to the United States, as many countries understand the importance of providing strong patent protections. Despite stiff competition regarding patents,…

Joe Doyle
Patrick Kilbride Patrick Kilbride
Alaina van Horn
Shawnna Yashar Shawnna Yashar
Add to Calendar 09/11/2022 4:00 PM America/Chicago The Global IP Landscape

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Global IP index is a comprehensive ranking of more than 50 of the world’s economies based on intellectual property climate. Once dominate in the patent rankings, the rest of the world has caught up to the United States, as many countries understand the importance of providing strong patent protections. Despite stiff competition regarding patents,…

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5:00 PM CT

Knowles IP Strategies Ballroom

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

It has been an interesting 12-24 months for the patent litigation system, to say the least. Once upon a time inside the beltway the topic of bad actors was dominated by talk of patent trolls, but with the return of so-called mega-verdicts (i.e., those in excess of $1 billion), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has taken center stage…

Chad Pannell
Nicholas Matich
Joan Archer Joan Archer, Ph.D.
Scott McKeown Scott McKeown
Add to Calendar 09/11/2022 5:00 PM America/Chicago Gaming the Patent Litigation System: Value, Venue, Verdicts & Villains

It has been an interesting 12-24 months for the patent litigation system, to say the least. Once upon a time inside the beltway the topic of bad actors was dominated by talk of patent trolls, but with the return of so-called mega-verdicts (i.e., those in excess of $1 billion), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has taken center stage…

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6:00 PM CT

Texas Foyer
Networking

Networking Break #2

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6:30 PM CT

Knowles IP Strategies Ballroom

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
Lillian Shaked
Add to Calendar 09/11/2022 6:30 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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7:30 PM CT

Knowles IP Strategies Ballroom

The Paul Michel Award for 2022: Andrei Iancu

IPWatchdog is pleased to announce that Andrei Iancu, former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and current partner at Irell & Manella, has been selected as the 2022 recipient of The Paul Michel Award. For more on this selection please see Iancu to Receive 2022 Paul Michel Award at IPWatchdog LIVE in Texas.  

Chief Judge Paul Michel Hon. Paul R. Michel
USPTO Director Andrei Iancu. Photo credit Jay Premack/USPTO. Hon. Andrei Iancu
Renee C. Quinn
Add to Calendar 09/11/2022 7:30 PM America/Chicago The Paul Michel Award for 2022: Andrei Iancu

IPWatchdog is pleased to announce that Andrei Iancu, former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and current partner at Irell & Manella, has been selected as the 2022 recipient of The Paul Michel Award. For more on this selection please see Iancu to Receive 2022 Paul Michel Award at IPWatchdog LIVE in Texas.  

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8:00 PM CT

AddyHart Ballroom
Cocktail Party

Opening Cocktail Reception at IPWatchdog LIVE 2022

Opening Cocktail Reception at IPWatchdog LIVE 2022! Thank you to everyone for attending! See you next year in Herndon, VA, at the Hyatt Regency Dulles, September 17-19, 2023, for LIVE 2023!  

IPWatchdog
Add to Calendar 09/11/2022 8:00 PM America/Chicago Opening Cocktail Reception at IPWatchdog LIVE 2022

Opening Cocktail Reception at IPWatchdog LIVE 2022! Thank you to everyone for attending! See you next year in Herndon, VA, at the Hyatt Regency Dulles, September 17-19, 2023, for LIVE 2023!  

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Monday, Sep 12, 2022

7:00 AM CT

Texas Foyer

Registration & Breakfast – Sponsored by Munck Wilson Mandala

Breakfast is sponsored by Munck Wilson Mandala.  

Add to Calendar 09/12/2022 7:00 AM America/Chicago Registration & Breakfast – Sponsored by Munck Wilson Mandala

Breakfast is sponsored by Munck Wilson Mandala.  

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8:00 AM CT

Knowles IP Strategies Ballroom
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
Brent R. Bellows, Ph.D.
John White John White
Add to Calendar 09/12/2022 8:00 AM 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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8:00 AM CT

AddyHart Ballroom
Breakout Session

Litigating Patents in Texas

On December 31, 2021, Chief Justice John Roberts, of the United States Supreme Court, issued the annual Year End Report on the Federal Judiciary for 2021. In this report the Chief Justice highlighted three specific areas where the Judicial Conference will be taking action to study issues during 2022. One of the three areas related to patent litigation and the assignment…

Miranda Y. Jones
David G. Henry
Erick Robinson
Evelyn Chen Evelyn Chen
Add to Calendar 09/12/2022 8:00 AM America/Chicago Litigating Patents in Texas

On December 31, 2021, Chief Justice John Roberts, of the United States Supreme Court, issued the annual Year End Report on the Federal Judiciary for 2021. In this report the Chief Justice highlighted three specific areas where the Judicial Conference will be taking action to study issues during 2022. One of the three areas related to patent litigation and the assignment…

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9:00 AM CT

Texas Foyer
Networking

Networking Break #3 – Sponsored by Porter Hedges

This break is sponsored by Porter Hedges.

Add to Calendar 09/12/2022 9:00 AM America/Chicago Networking Break #3 – Sponsored by Porter Hedges

This break is sponsored by Porter Hedges.

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9:30 AM CT

Knowles IP Strategies Ballroom
Breakout Session

Establishing, Maintaining and Aligning a Strategic Patent Program with Business Objectives

Join moderator Robert Leonard, partner with Volpe Koenig, in this conversation about how Chief Patent Counsel establish and maintain a strategic patent program that aligns with corporate business objectives. Joining Robert will be Brandon Bludau, Chief Patent Counsel for Capitol One, Randy Canis, Chief Patent Counsel for Cigna, and Sivon Kalminov, Director of Intellectual Property Division, Canon U.S.A., Inc. Materials*…

Randy Canis Randy Canis
Sivon Kalminov
Robert Leonard
Brandon Bludau
Add to Calendar 09/12/2022 9:30 AM America/Chicago Establishing, Maintaining and Aligning a Strategic Patent Program with Business Objectives

Join moderator Robert Leonard, partner with Volpe Koenig, in this conversation about how Chief Patent Counsel establish and maintain a strategic patent program that aligns with corporate business objectives. Joining Robert will be Brandon Bludau, Chief Patent Counsel for Capitol One, Randy Canis, Chief Patent Counsel for Cigna, and Sivon Kalminov, Director of Intellectual Property Division, Canon U.S.A., Inc. Materials*…

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9:30 AM CT

AddyHart Ballroom
Breakout Session

Patent Funders: So Much More Than Patent Litigation Financing

Today many companies make the business decision to infringe patented technology instead of paying a royalty to license it—so called efficient infringement. The calculation is that it will ultimately be less expensive to ignore the patent rights of innovations than to take a license in an arm’s length negotiation. Over the last 15 years that calculus has largely proven correct,…

Phil Hartstein
Brian Hinman Brian Hinman
Anup Misra
Katharine Wolanyk
Add to Calendar 09/12/2022 9:30 AM America/Chicago Patent Funders: So Much More Than Patent Litigation Financing

Today many companies make the business decision to infringe patented technology instead of paying a royalty to license it—so called efficient infringement. The calculation is that it will ultimately be less expensive to ignore the patent rights of innovations than to take a license in an arm’s length negotiation. Over the last 15 years that calculus has largely proven correct,…

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10:30 AM CT

Texas Foyer
Networking

Networking Break #4 – Sponsored by Tangible IP

This break is sponsored by Tangible IP.

Add to Calendar 09/12/2022 10:30 AM America/Chicago Networking Break #4 – Sponsored by Tangible IP

This break is sponsored by Tangible IP.

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11:00 AM CT

AddyHart Ballroom
Breakout Session

High Stakes Patent Litigation: The ITC vs. District Court

Patent owners are increasingly considering more complex strategies when pursuing implementers who refuse to take a license, or sometimes even refuse to enter into serious licensing discussions. A series of domestic filings at the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), as well as a companion district court cases does considerably increase leverage. But more is being contemplated by some patent…

Michael Renaud
Joshua Budwin
Evan Langdon
Lloyd Smith
Add to Calendar 09/12/2022 11:00 AM America/Chicago High Stakes Patent Litigation: The ITC vs. District Court

Patent owners are increasingly considering more complex strategies when pursuing implementers who refuse to take a license, or sometimes even refuse to enter into serious licensing discussions. A series of domestic filings at the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), as well as a companion district court cases does considerably increase leverage. But more is being contemplated by some patent…

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11:00 AM CT

Knowles IP Strategies Ballroom
Breakout Session

Where Do We Go From Here on Patent Eligibility After American Axle?

The U.S. Supreme Court has now denied certiorari in American Axle v. Neapco Holdings, Inc., leaving it up to Congress and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to restore any semblance of clarity on U.S. patent eligibility law for now. Many expected that the Court would grant the petition after the U.S. Solicitor General in May recommended granting review. The SG’s brief said…

Benjamin Cappel
Wen Xie
USPTO Director Andrei Iancu. Photo credit Jay Premack/USPTO. Hon. Andrei Iancu
Brandon Helms
Add to Calendar 09/12/2022 11:00 AM America/Chicago Where Do We Go From Here on Patent Eligibility After American Axle?

The U.S. Supreme Court has now denied certiorari in American Axle v. Neapco Holdings, Inc., leaving it up to Congress and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to restore any semblance of clarity on U.S. patent eligibility law for now. Many expected that the Court would grant the petition after the U.S. Solicitor General in May recommended granting review. The SG’s brief said…

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12:00 PM CT

Texas Ballroom
Keynote

Lunch & Keynote: Yen Florczak, Chief IP Counsel, 3M Company

Keynote: Yen Florczak, Chief IP Counsel, 3M

Yen Florczak
Add to Calendar 09/12/2022 12:00 PM America/Chicago Lunch & Keynote: Yen Florczak, Chief IP Counsel, 3M Company

Keynote: Yen Florczak, Chief IP Counsel, 3M

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2:00 PM CT

Knowles IP Strategies Ballroom
Breakout Session

Politics, Policy and Legislation at the Intersection of Intellectual Property

With the 2022 mid-terms less than two months away, it appears that 118th Congress could look quite different. Who are the players behind the scenes that are shaping intellectual property policy in the 117th Congress, and are they expected to remain in the 118th Congress? What issues will be front and center when Congress returns in January and really starts…

Chris Israel
David Jones David Jones
Sherry Knowles
Bob Stoll Robert Stoll
Add to Calendar 09/12/2022 2:00 PM America/Chicago Politics, Policy and Legislation at the Intersection of Intellectual Property

With the 2022 mid-terms less than two months away, it appears that 118th Congress could look quite different. Who are the players behind the scenes that are shaping intellectual property policy in the 117th Congress, and are they expected to remain in the 118th Congress? What issues will be front and center when Congress returns in January and really starts…

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2:00 PM CT

McKool Smith Ballroom
Breakout Session

Surviving and Thriving: How Can Startups Better Leverage Their IP Portfolios for Funding and Monetization

Once upon a time it would have been heresy to recommend that a high-tech startup move forward with few, or no, patents or patent applications. How times have changed! A recent study found that 30% of US Unicorns (i.e., startups with valuations of over $1 Billion) have no patent assets at all, while over 60% have 10 or fewer patent…

Ian McClure
Stephen Key Stephen Key
Efrat Kasznik Efrat Kasznik
Add to Calendar 09/12/2022 2:00 PM America/Chicago Surviving and Thriving: How Can Startups Better Leverage Their IP Portfolios for Funding and Monetization

Once upon a time it would have been heresy to recommend that a high-tech startup move forward with few, or no, patents or patent applications. How times have changed! A recent study found that 30% of US Unicorns (i.e., startups with valuations of over $1 Billion) have no patent assets at all, while over 60% have 10 or fewer patent…

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2:00 PM CT

AddyHart Ballroom
Breakout Session

The Changing Face of IPR Practice in the Biden Administration

With a new Director in place, and Fintiv denials likely a distant memory, what does the future hold for IPR Practice throughout the rest of the Biden Administration? Among other topics, our panel will take a look at what is currently happening with respect to institutions, and the use of reexamination by unsuccessful petitioners, as well as how IPR continues to…

Jim Carmichael James Carmichael
Christopher Lee Christopher Lee
Adam Gill
Stephanie Schonewald Stephanie Schonewald
Add to Calendar 09/12/2022 2:00 PM America/Chicago The Changing Face of IPR Practice in the Biden Administration

With a new Director in place, and Fintiv denials likely a distant memory, what does the future hold for IPR Practice throughout the rest of the Biden Administration? Among other topics, our panel will take a look at what is currently happening with respect to institutions, and the use of reexamination by unsuccessful petitioners, as well as how IPR continues to…

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3:00 PM CT

Texas Foyer
Networking

Networking Break #5

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3:30 PM CT

McKool Smith Ballroom
Breakout Session

Developing and Implementing a Brand Protection Strategy

Today, the role of a trademark professional is evolving from a primarily legal role to a broader brand protection management position, which requires new responsibilities and brings new challenges. Of course, the name of the game remains the same, which is to cultivate, harness and protect reputation, and quickly identify and stomp out reputational damages. In the digital age, where…

Beverly Shin Beverly Shin
Mark Leonard
Michelle P. Ciotola Michelle Ciotola
Megan Carpenter
Add to Calendar 09/12/2022 3:30 PM America/Chicago Developing and Implementing a Brand Protection Strategy

Today, the role of a trademark professional is evolving from a primarily legal role to a broader brand protection management position, which requires new responsibilities and brings new challenges. Of course, the name of the game remains the same, which is to cultivate, harness and protect reputation, and quickly identify and stomp out reputational damages. In the digital age, where…

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3:30 PM CT

Knowles IP Strategies Ballroom
Breakout Session

AI and Drug Development: IP Implications for Protecting AI Discoveries

As with many industries, Artificial intelligence (AI) enabled solutions are revolutionizing every stage of the drug development process to accelerate it and improve its efficiency. As biopharmaceutical companies increasingly rely on AI, there is a real possibility that a drug substance, drug product, or a drug formulation soon will be invented by AI. If and when that happens, who owns…

Sharon Crane
Dina Blikshteyn Dina Blikshteyn
Anthony Prosser, Ph.D. Anthony R. Prosser, Ph.D.
Eyal Barash
Add to Calendar 09/12/2022 3:30 PM America/Chicago AI and Drug Development: IP Implications for Protecting AI Discoveries

As with many industries, Artificial intelligence (AI) enabled solutions are revolutionizing every stage of the drug development process to accelerate it and improve its efficiency. As biopharmaceutical companies increasingly rely on AI, there is a real possibility that a drug substance, drug product, or a drug formulation soon will be invented by AI. If and when that happens, who owns…

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3:30 PM CT

AddyHart Ballroom
Breakout Session

Protecting Proprietary Information in a Digital World

Several years ago, a court found that a startup company providing life insurance quotes to consumers had created its database – the engine of its business – by taking data from an existing company that had built theirs from scratch. The new company didn’t break in and steal the whole thing. Instead, it used robotic software to “scrape” the information…

James Pooley
James Sheppard
Michael Wilson
Add to Calendar 09/12/2022 3:30 PM America/Chicago Protecting Proprietary Information in a Digital World

Several years ago, a court found that a startup company providing life insurance quotes to consumers had created its database – the engine of its business – by taking data from an existing company that had built theirs from scratch. The new company didn’t break in and steal the whole thing. Instead, it used robotic software to “scrape” the information…

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4:30 PM CT

Texas Foyer

Networking Break #6 – Sponsored by Bartkowski PLLC

This break is sponsored by Bartkowski PLLC.

Add to Calendar 09/12/2022 4:30 PM America/Chicago Networking Break #6 – Sponsored by Bartkowski PLLC

This break is sponsored by Bartkowski PLLC.

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5:00 PM CT

Knowles IP Strategies Ballroom
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
Mauricio Uribe
Add to Calendar 09/12/2022 5:00 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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5:00 PM CT

McKool Smith Ballroom
Breakout Session

The State of Technology Transfer in the Biden Administration

The Bayh-Dole Act is at the heart of technology transfer in America. The Bayh-Dole Act has empowered universities, small businesses, and nonprofits that have received federal grants to retain ownership of any patented inventions — and license those patents to private firms, who then turn promising ideas into real-life products that improve peoples’ lives. The public-private sector collaboration bolstered by…

Joseph Allen
Liz Sussex Elisabeth Sussex
Erik Iverson
Add to Calendar 09/12/2022 5:00 PM America/Chicago The State of Technology Transfer in the Biden Administration

The Bayh-Dole Act is at the heart of technology transfer in America. The Bayh-Dole Act has empowered universities, small businesses, and nonprofits that have received federal grants to retain ownership of any patented inventions — and license those patents to private firms, who then turn promising ideas into real-life products that improve peoples’ lives. The public-private sector collaboration bolstered by…

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5:00 PM CT

AddyHart Ballroom
Breakout Session

The Great Resignation: What Employers Can & Should Do to Keep & Attract Talent

Rising inflation coupled with tight labor markets are creating a perfect storm for all business and law firms are no exception, including Intellectual Property firms. Even though many IP firms, particularly patent firms, pay a substantial premium for new and lateral hires when compared with the broader legal market, IP firms and corporations still must compete with the prevailing view…

Mona Qureshi-Hart
Russell Slifer
Bruce Berman
Add to Calendar 09/12/2022 5:00 PM America/Chicago The Great Resignation: What Employers Can & Should Do to Keep & Attract Talent

Rising inflation coupled with tight labor markets are creating a perfect storm for all business and law firms are no exception, including Intellectual Property firms. Even though many IP firms, particularly patent firms, pay a substantial premium for new and lateral hires when compared with the broader legal market, IP firms and corporations still must compete with the prevailing view…

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6:00 PM CT

Texas Ballroom

Cocktail Reception With Music by Cellist Elis Regina Ramos

Cocktail Reception from 6pm to 8pm.

IPWatchdog
Add to Calendar 09/12/2022 6:00 PM America/Chicago Cocktail Reception With Music by Cellist Elis Regina Ramos

Cocktail Reception from 6pm to 8pm.

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Tuesday, Sep 13, 2022

7:00 AM CT

Texas Foyer

Breakfast – Sponsored by Haynes Boone

This Breakfast is Sponsored by Haynes Boone.  

Add to Calendar 09/13/2022 7:00 AM America/Chicago Breakfast – Sponsored by Haynes Boone

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8:30 AM CT

Knowles IP Strategies Ballroom

A C-Suite Roundtable: How Can (Or Should) IP Permeate the C-Suite?

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
Steven Geiszler
Joe Benz Joe Benz
Add to Calendar 09/13/2022 8:30 AM America/Chicago A C-Suite Roundtable: How Can (Or Should) IP Permeate the C-Suite?

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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9:30 AM CT

Texas Foyer

Networking Break #7 – Sponsored by Barash Law

This Break is Sponsored by Barash Law.

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10:00 AM CT

Knowles IP Strategies Ballroom
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…

Carlos Aboim Carlos Aboim
Thomas Gniadek
Jamie McDole Jamie McDole
Steven Geiszler
Add to Calendar 09/13/2022 10:00 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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10:00 AM CT

AddyHart Ballroom
Breakout Session

IP Transactions: Getting the Deal Done

This highly experienced panel is made up of four individuals with vastly different experience within the industry. Brad Close is a patent broker. Daniel Papst is a licensing professional. Mark Kokes is Chief IP Counsel for an R&D company. Robert Hart, who will moderate the discussion, is a former high ranking in-house counsel and current patent litigator. Panelists will describe…

Brad Close
Daniel Papst Daniel Papst
Dr. Mark Kokes
Robert Hart
Add to Calendar 09/13/2022 10:00 AM America/Chicago IP Transactions: Getting the Deal Done

This highly experienced panel is made up of four individuals with vastly different experience within the industry. Brad Close is a patent broker. Daniel Papst is a licensing professional. Mark Kokes is Chief IP Counsel for an R&D company. Robert Hart, who will moderate the discussion, is a former high ranking in-house counsel and current patent litigator. Panelists will describe…

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10:00 AM CT

McKool Smith Ballroom
Breakout Session

Streamlining IP: AI, Machine Learning and Automation for the IP Attorney

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are transforming the practice of patent law. They are becoming increasingly vital for delivering great results as a legal professional, regardless of whether you are an intellectual property attorney, an in-house counsel at a large corporation, an established solo practitioner, or a new associate at a global law firm. But how, exactly, does it affect…

Sam Wiley
Matthew McGuire Mathew McGuire
Add to Calendar 09/13/2022 10:00 AM America/Chicago Streamlining IP: AI, Machine Learning and Automation for the IP Attorney

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are transforming the practice of patent law. They are becoming increasingly vital for delivering great results as a legal professional, regardless of whether you are an intellectual property attorney, an in-house counsel at a large corporation, an established solo practitioner, or a new associate at a global law firm. But how, exactly, does it affect…

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11:00 AM CT

Texas Foyer
Networking

Networking Break #8

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11:30 AM CT

McKool Smith Ballroom
Breakout Session

Dangerous Fakes: The Truth Behind Counterfeit Products and Practical Tips to Mitigate the Problem and Cut It Off at the Source

Counterfeit products are an enormous problem for businesses all over the world, from consumer goods, to software, to pharmaceuticals, counterfeits have become nearly ubiquitous. Counterfeiters easily (and conservatively) cost brand owners many hundreds of billions of dollars each year. Given the low risk of getting caught, high profit margins and often lackluster and uncoordinated enforcement regimes, fighting counterfeits is an…

Sabrina Keller Sabrina Keller
Beth Jenior Beth Jenior
Amy Hsiao
Jeni Zuercher
Add to Calendar 09/13/2022 11:30 AM America/Chicago Dangerous Fakes: The Truth Behind Counterfeit Products and Practical Tips to Mitigate the Problem and Cut It Off at the Source

Counterfeit products are an enormous problem for businesses all over the world, from consumer goods, to software, to pharmaceuticals, counterfeits have become nearly ubiquitous. Counterfeiters easily (and conservatively) cost brand owners many hundreds of billions of dollars each year. Given the low risk of getting caught, high profit margins and often lackluster and uncoordinated enforcement regimes, fighting counterfeits is an…

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11:30 AM CT

Knowles IP Strategies Ballroom
Breakout Session

Understanding the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court

Unitary Patents will make it possible to get patent protection in up to 25 EU Member States by submitting a single request to the EPO, making the procedure simpler and more cost effective for applicants. The Unified Patent Court (UPC) is an international court set up by participating EU Member States to deal with the infringement and validity of both…

Dr. Tobias Wuttke
Nobuchika Mamine
Stinus Jeppesen
Add to Calendar 09/13/2022 11:30 AM America/Chicago Understanding the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court

Unitary Patents will make it possible to get patent protection in up to 25 EU Member States by submitting a single request to the EPO, making the procedure simpler and more cost effective for applicants. The Unified Patent Court (UPC) is an international court set up by participating EU Member States to deal with the infringement and validity of both…

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11:30 AM CT

AddyHart Ballroom
Breakout Session

Injunction Junction: The Real-World Effect of ITC Remedial Orders

This panel will explore the nuances of ITC remedial orders, including where enforcement jurisdiction lies, and how ITC remedial orders compare with an injunctions available in district courts, both in terms of availability, scope and enforceability. The panel will also discuss the real-world effect of ITC remedial orders, and the myriad of other issues that arise when a defendant attempts to design around during or after a proceeding, requiring determination of whether imported goods are infringing or subject to Commission exclusion orders.

Paul Bartkowski
Hon. Susan G. Braden
Kenneth Parker
Add to Calendar 09/13/2022 11:30 AM America/Chicago Injunction Junction: The Real-World Effect of ITC Remedial Orders

This panel will explore the nuances of ITC remedial orders, including where enforcement jurisdiction lies, and how ITC remedial orders compare with an injunctions available in district courts, both in terms of availability, scope and enforceability. The panel will also discuss the real-world effect of ITC remedial orders, and the myriad of other issues that arise when a defendant attempts to design around during or after a proceeding, requiring determination of whether imported goods are infringing or subject to Commission exclusion orders.

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12:30 PM CT

Texas Ballroom

Lunch & Keynote: Noel Egnatios, General Counsel, DivX, Brings you “Women in IP”

Noel Egnatios, brings together a panel of women in Intellectual Property, including Jennifer Truelove, Katharine Wolanyk, and Lillian Shaked to discuss what brought them to IP, and what experiences they have had throughout their careers in IP.

Noel Egnatios Noel Egnatios
Jennifer Truelove
Katharine Wolanyk
Lillian Shaked
Add to Calendar 09/13/2022 12:30 PM America/Chicago Lunch & Keynote: Noel Egnatios, General Counsel, DivX, Brings you “Women in IP”

Noel Egnatios, brings together a panel of women in Intellectual Property, including Jennifer Truelove, Katharine Wolanyk, and Lillian Shaked to discuss what brought them to IP, and what experiences they have had throughout their careers in IP.

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2:30 PM CT

AddyHart Ballroom
Breakout Session

A Holistic Approach to Anti-Counterfeiting: Targeted IP Enforcement Throughout the Supply Chain

The COVID-19 pandemic and its attendant shutdowns of many manufacturing and processing facilities created grave supply chain disruptions which led counterfeiters to exploit supply chain weaknesses. In short, broken supply chains and strong demand combined with limited capacities of law enforcement officials to intercept the counterfeit products reshaped the market for illicit products. With complex trade routes and increasingly sophisticated…

Melissa SIlverstein Melissa Silverstein
Kristina Montanaro Schrader Kristina Montanaro Schrader
Beth Jenior Beth Jenior
Add to Calendar 09/13/2022 2:30 PM America/Chicago A Holistic Approach to Anti-Counterfeiting: Targeted IP Enforcement Throughout the Supply Chain

The COVID-19 pandemic and its attendant shutdowns of many manufacturing and processing facilities created grave supply chain disruptions which led counterfeiters to exploit supply chain weaknesses. In short, broken supply chains and strong demand combined with limited capacities of law enforcement officials to intercept the counterfeit products reshaped the market for illicit products. With complex trade routes and increasingly sophisticated…

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2:30 PM CT

Knowles IP Strategies Ballroom
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
Changhae Park
Eli Mazour Eli Mazour
Add to Calendar 09/13/2022 2:30 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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2:30 PM CT

McKool Smith Ballroom
Breakout Session

International Patent Litigation: Winning Outside the U.S.

Description forthcoming.

Dr. Tobias Wuttke
Carlos Olarte Carlos Olarte
Otto Licks
Add to Calendar 09/13/2022 2:30 PM America/Chicago International Patent Litigation: Winning Outside the U.S.

Description forthcoming.

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3:30 PM CT

Texas Foyer
Networking

Networking Break #9

Add to Calendar 09/13/2022 3:30 PM America/Chicago Networking Break #9

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4:00 PM CT

Knowles IP Strategies Ballroom

Predictions & Prognostications: Looking Forward to 2023

Join us as we wrap up IPWatchdog LIVE 2022 with IPWatchdog personalities and regular contributors. Moderated by Eileen McDermott, Editor-in-Chief of IPWatchdog.com, we will discuss the news and events to keep an eye on as 2022 comes to an end, and what the industry should be looking forward to in 2023.

Gene Quinn, IPWatchdog Gene Quinn
James Pooley
Eli Mazour Eli Mazour
Wen Xie
Eileen McDermott
Add to Calendar 09/13/2022 4:00 PM America/Chicago Predictions & Prognostications: Looking Forward to 2023

Join us as we wrap up IPWatchdog LIVE 2022 with IPWatchdog personalities and regular contributors. Moderated by Eileen McDermott, Editor-in-Chief of IPWatchdog.com, we will discuss the news and events to keep an eye on as 2022 comes to an end, and what the industry should be looking forward to in 2023.

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5:00 PM CT

Texas Ballroom

Closing Cocktail Reception With Music By Guitarist Dan Kyzer

Cocktail Reception from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

IPWatchdog
Add to Calendar 09/13/2022 5:00 PM America/Chicago Closing Cocktail Reception With Music By Guitarist Dan Kyzer

Cocktail Reception from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

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