Standard Essential Patents – September 10-11, 2019


September 10-11, 2019
8AM – 5:30PM Eastern
Super Early Bird through June 30, 2019

$1,195.00

Includes Cocktail Reception
September 10, 2019

Brief Description:

Standard Setting Organizations (SSOs) exist to identify and select the best innovations the entire industry will build upon. Those contributing patented technologies are asked to provide a FRAND assurance, in essence committing to provide access to Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) on a fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory basis.

SEPs represent pioneering innovation that the entire industry will build upon. They represent ubiquitous innovation, which creates many legal problems. This Patent Masters™ Symposium will explore SEPs by looking at SSO policies, government activity, litigation, industry licensing practices, FRAND and more.

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Location:

Renaissance Arlington Capitol View
2800 South Potomac Avenue
Arlington, VA 22202

Program Agenda

Patent Masters Faculty

Cocktail Reception, Tuesday, September 10, 2019, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

 

“Patent Masters is the way more seminars should be; relatively small, interactive, with a good variety of participants having different viewpoints and backgrounds, and a core faculty of clear experts in the field.”
— Scott Pierce, Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP (July 2018).

About Patent Masters

Chief Judge Paul Michel (CAFC, ret.) on July 31, 2018, at the inaugural Patent Masters symposium in Washington, DC.

Chief Judge Paul Michel (CAFC, ret.) on July 31, 2018, at the inaugural Patent Masters™ Symposium in Washington, DC.

In-depth and interactive.

What you really need to know about the Courts, Government, licensing practices and SSOs. 

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Sometimes it is important to know what is going on behind the scenes. This was the genesis of the Patent Masters™ symposium.

Russell Slifer, Former Deputy Director of the USPTO, at Patent Masters March 2019, with Judge Michel looking on.

Unlike many other programs where faculty speak and leave, the faculty of the Patent Masters™ symposium remain throughout the two-day event, offering their insight and feedback as each “Master” presents on a topic of their choosing.  This is one of the truly unique aspects of the Patent Masters™ symposium — attendees are true participants in high level discussions with key influencers in the patent industry.

Todd Dickinson, Former USPTO Director, at Patent Masters March 2019.

While there are any number of conferences one can attend, there are few (if any) that offer such an intimate setting where interested, thoughtful professionals can safely engage industry thought leaders  and influencers in wide-ranging discussions on a variety of issues. The goal of the two-day event is to inform participants about what is truly happening behind the scenes in a full, fair and frank manner.

The Patent Masters™ symposium is a high-level, interactive, seminar for attorneys, executives and policy-makers interested in an in-depth exploration of topical legal issues facing those that prosecute, litigate, license and monetize patents. Discussions will be led by top thought leaders in the industry and will cover what is happening in the Courts, on Capitol Hill, and at the USPTO.

Phil Johnson, at the inaugural Patent Masters symposium on July 31, 2018.

Phil Johnson, at the inaugural Patent Masters™ Symposium on July 31, 2018.

Sessions are highly interactive and offer ample time to speak and interact with faculty and other participants. Enrollment is limited to encourage dialogue and to ensure a meaningful opportunity for participation.

Breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments will be provided each day.  A cocktail reception for attendees and faculty is held on the first night of the symposium, followed by an optional dinner immediately following.

Former Commissioner for Patents Bob Stoll (left) and Deputy General Counsel for BIO Hans Sauer (right), July 30, 2018, at the inaugural Patent Masters symposium in Washington, DC.

Former Commissioner for Patents Bob Stoll (left) and Deputy General Counsel for BIO Hans Sauer (right), July 30, 2018, at the inaugural Patent Masters symposium in Washington, DC.

 

“It was all awesome!”
— 
Bob Ryan, Holland & Hart LLP (July 2018).

“Educational and impactful closed-door confidential discussions with thoughtful movers and shakers.”
— 
Eric Gould Bear, President & CEO, MONKEYmedia, Inc. (July 2018).

“Many times at events you will see people on smartphones or laptops, not really paying attention. I was pleased to see no laptops or smartphones out, with everyone thoroughly engaged throughout. I think that speaks volumes about the quality of the program.” — Gene Quinn, President & CEO, IPWatchdog, Inc. (July 2018).

Location

Sherry Knowles (left), former Senior Vice-President and Chief Patent Counsel for GlaxoSmithKline, and Phil Johnson, former Senior Vice-President and Chief Patent Counsel for Johnson & Johnson, at Patent Masters March 2019.

Steve Kunin, former Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy, at Patent Masters March 2019.

We have already outgrown our space.  So we are working on securing a new location for the event.  We are focusing on the Washington DC/Arlington area and will announce the location within the next few weeks.

 

Cancelation Policy

Because space is extremely limited, cancellations will be subject to cancellation fees as follows:

  • Cancelations 6 weeks prior to the event will be subject to a 10% processing fee*
  • Cancelations 4 weeks prior to the event will be subject to a 20% processing fee*
  • Cancelations within the last 2 weeks prior to the event, no refund be will be given*

*In the event that we have a waiting list and can fill your spot immediately upon your cancellation, we will be happy to give you a full refund regardless of when you cancel.

 

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