19th Annual IP Conference

6 October 2023 Boston, MA Event


Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport
450 Summer Street
Boston, MA, 02210


8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern
Quick Links: RSVP to Attend Confirmed Speakers Planned Panel Topics Program Schedule Conference Location CLE Credit

Join Us in Boston This Fall for a Day of IP Best Practices!

This program is intended for in-house IP counsel, general counsel, and key business executives.

You and your team play a crucial role in safeguarding and capitalizing on your organization’s intellectual property. Further, you are all charged with pursuing a culture of innovation, maximizing brand power, and helping to maintain a competitive market position. The ever-evolving technology and legal landscape and the current business, economic, and social climate can make it challenging to reach strategic, informed IP decisions and deliver efficient solutions that enable you to meet and exceed your corporate goals.

To help you better understand and navigate these complexities, Foley & Lardner LLP is thrilled to present our 19th Annual IP Conference on Friday, October 6, 2023, live and in person from Boston’s Seaport District! Throughout our one-day thought leadership and networking forum, Foley moderators and fellow corporate counsel panelists will engage in candid discussions on a variety of IP management, protection, and litigation topics, equipping you with peer-tested best practices, industry insights, creative strategies, and more.

Make plans now to join us this fall! There is no cost to attend the 19th Annual IP Conference, but advance registration is required. To express interest in attending, please click here

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Confirmed Speakers

Distinguished judicial panelists:

  • Honorable Kristen L. Mix, U.S. Magistrate Judge (Ret.), U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • Honorable Margaret J. Schneider, U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

In-house legal counsel and corporate speakers from global companies:

  • Troy Lester, Vice President, Patents, Acushnet Company, home of Titleist and FootJoy
  • Patrick Sheldrake, Director and Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property, Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
  • Tyson Hottinger, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Array Technologies, Inc.
  • Tanuja Garde, Vice President, Intellectual Property & Information Governance, The Boeing Company
  • Angela Kujak, Senior Director and Head of OSAP Legal Practice, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
  • Benedicte Bayi-Mathijsen, Senior Director, Privacy & Compliance, Christian Dior Couture
  • Jennifer Hamilton, Vice President and Senior Counsel, IP Americas, Diageo
  • Jessica Heiss, Vice President and Lead Trademark Counsel, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
  • Edward Yip, Vice President, Legal & Compliance, Euclid Vision Corporation
  • Rose James, Global Senior Director, Intellectual Property, Expedia Group
  • Kathy Mayberry, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, FBN Direct, Farmer’s Business Network, Inc.
  • Lesley Hamlin, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Kaseya
  • Hilary Libka, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Associate General Counsel, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • John Ward, Vice President and Associate General Counsel - Trademarks, Moderna, Inc.
  • Jessica Cardon, General Counsel, Parlux Holdings, Inc. and Quality King Distributors, Inc.
  • Mark Schildkraut, Vice President, Head of Global IP, and Chief IP Counsel, SharkNinja
  • Lisa Keith, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Steven Madden, Ltd.
  • Aamna Jalal, Head of Business & Legal Affairs and General Counsel, Superfly Events, LLC
  • Pamela Weinstock, Managing Counsel, Intellectual Property, Tiffany & Co.
  • Shaun Snader, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property, United Therapeutics Corporation
  • Patrick Flaherty, Senior Managing Associate General Counsel - IP Law & Policy Group, Verizon
  • Jessica Thomson, Associate Principal Counsel, Patents, The Walt Disney Company
  • Aaron Grossman, Chief Legal Officer, ZOLL Medical Corporation

Planned Panel Topics

  • IP Strategy and Portfolio Development
  • IP Transactions
  • Digital Transformation and Asset Management
  • General Counsel Perspectives
  • Judges’ Views From the Bench

Program Schedule

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Morning Panels

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Afternoon Panels

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Reception

Schedule subject to change; all times listed in Eastern Time (ET)

Conference Location

Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport
450 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210


Applications for accreditation will be submitted to CO, FL, NY, and WI for up to 6.0 general credit hours and 1.0 ethics credit hour (50-minute hour) and to CA, IL, TX, UT, and VA for up to 5.0 general credit hours and 1.0 ethics credit hour (60-minute hour). Uniform Certificates of Attendance will be provided to attendees seeking credit in other jurisdictions.

Foley & Lardner LLP is an approved MCLE provider in California, Colorado, Illinois, New York, Texas, and Utah.

For purposes of New York CLE credit, this program is appropriate for experienced attorneys only. Certificates of attendance will be distributed to eligible participants approximately eight weeks after the program via email.

To be eligible for CLE credit, fully complete and sign the CLE attendance form provided on-site and return it to the registration table before you leave the program. Please be sure to indicate your sign-in and sign-out times on the form as well, regardless of whether you arrive late, leave early, or attend the full duration of the program.

19th Annual IP Conference


Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport
450 Summer Street
Boston, MA, 02210


8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern