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2016 Corporate Intellectual Property Strategy Conference

November 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30pm – 5:30 pm Program
5:30pm – 7:00 pm Reception

This event is complimentary but registration is required.
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Conference Resources

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Time Topic
1:30 pm– 1:40 pm Welcome/Introduction
Kevin Jakel, CEO, Unified Patents Inc.
1:40 pm – 2:00 pm 4 Years of the PTAB: Trends and Updates, What do the Numbers mean?
Jonathan Stroud, Chief Patent Counsel , Unified Patents Inc.
2:00 pm – 2:40 pm Panel 1: How is PTAB affecting patent portfolio building and Strategies? What are patent prosecutors, if anything, learning from the decisions coming out of the PTAB?

Moderator: Justin Hendrix, Finnegan
Michael Moore, Director, Product Legal Services, Pure Storage
Robert Pechman, Chief IP Counsel, Seagate
George Simion, NetApp

2:40 pm – 3:00 pm


3:00 pm – 3:25 pm Patent Quality Presentation: Validity Data and the PTAB
Shawn Ambwani, COO, Unified Patent Inc.
3:25 pm – 4:10 pm Panel 2: What is the current state of play for patent pools and Standard essential patents? What is on the horizon and what are companies doing about it?

Moderator: Tom Lavelle, Managing Director, SCU High Tech Law Institute (ex-GC, Rambus)
Jud Cary
, CableLabs, Deputy GC, Technology Policy, CableLabs
Vlad Elgort
, Sony Corp.
George Medlock
, Assistant General Counsel, Comcast

4:10 pm – 4:30 pm Break
4:30 pm – 4:50 pm Who’s buying and Who’s selling? An update on the Secondary Market for patents
Eric Oliver, Partner, Richardson Oliver Law Group
4:50 pm – 5:30 pm Panel 3: Protecting innovation on a global scale. How are companies protecting their innovations in the various IP forums against competitors, and NPEs around the world?

Moderator: Richard Lloyd, NA Editor, IAM
James Dottavio, Senior Counsel, IP, Ford
Brian Hinman, CIPO, Philips
Michael Meehan, Director, IP, Uber

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Reception/Cocktail Hour

This event will qualify for 3 hours California MCLE. Santa Clara Law is an approved MCLE provider.


High Tech Law Institute Blue Unified


Gold Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

Kilpatrick Townsend Baker Hostetler
NGB Womble Carlyle


November 17, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Mission Room, Benson Center
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053 United States
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    2016 Corporate Intellectual Property Strategy Conference

  • November 17, 2016
  • 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Mission Room, Benson Center