18th Annual IP Conference

14 October 2022 Chicago, IL Past Event


LondonHouse Chicago
85 East Wacker Drive at North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60601


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Today’s business, economic, and social climate calls for strategic agility and aptitude from those tasked with meeting today’s business challenges, and the pressure of devising flexible and scalable solutions make it increasingly difficult to make informed IP decisions. Mastering these skills are vital to nurturing an organization’s innovation, brand power, and market position.

Make plans to join us at Foley’s 18th Annual IP Conference on Friday, October 14, 2022, for another year of strategic IP management, protections, and litigation insights. This one-day educational forum will ignite your creativity and foster your IP acumen with practical tips and best practices from your peers to keep you and your organization on the cutting edge of innovation.

This conference is a thought leadership forum intended for IP in-house counsel, general counsel, and business executives. For more information and to express interest in attending the conference, please click here.

Planned Panel Topics

  • Smooth Sailing: Navigating Patent Inventorship and Ownership
  • Hot Topics in IP Litigation
  • The Future is Now: Managing a Successful In-House IP Practice
  • General Counsel Speak: Building a Forward-Thinking IP Strategy
  • Brand Management in Today’s Competitive, Digital Consumer Landscape
  • Judges’ Views From the Bench

Confirmed Speakers

Distinguished judicial panelists:

  • Honorable Sara L. Ellis, United States District Court Judge, Northern District of Illinois
  • Honorable Lewis J. Liman, United States District Court Judge, Southern District of New York

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

  • Rebecca Birmingham, Americas Ventures Manager and IP & Digital Counsel, Arup Group Limited
  • Jeff Bolland, Intellectual Property Counsel, 10x Genomics
  • Phoebe Bower, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, MillerKnoll, Inc.
  • Teri Champ, General Counsel, Cambrian BioPharma, Inc.
  • Joseph Conklin, Senior Vice President and Global Deputy General Counsel, Coty Inc.
  • Susan Crane, Group Vice President, Legal – Intellectual Property, Brands & Marketing, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
  • Liza Dahm, Associate General Counsel, US, Galderma
  • Kai Falkenberg, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, G/O Media Inc.
  • Sarah Hyde, Corporate Patent Attorney, Spectrum Brands, Inc.
  • Jeremy Kaufman, Vice President, Intellectual Property, formerly of Netflix
  • Andrey Krahmal, Senior Counsel, Finance and Strategic Initiatives, Avantus LLC (formerly 8minute Power LLC)
  • Jim Lundberg, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Vivint, Inc.
  • Aaron Mitchell, Senior Legal Director – IP & International, Kohler Co.
  • Karl Reichenberger, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Johnson Controls, Inc.
  • John Sommer, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Stüssy
  • Michael Stimson, General Counsel and Vice President of Intellectual Property, Sun World International, LLC
  • Tina Webster, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Darden Restaurants, Inc.
  • Frederick Wolf, Director, Legal Affairs, Patents, Novavax


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. - 12:45 p.m.

Morning Panels

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Networking Lunch Break

1:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Afternoon Panels

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

Closing Remarks and Reception

Detailed agenda to follow. Subject to change.


Applications for accreditation will be submitted to all applicable MCLE jurisdictions in the amount of 8.00 credit hours (50-minute hour) and 6.75 credits hours (60-minute hour). Foley & Lardner LLP is an approved MCLE provider in California, Colorado, Illinois, New York, and Texas. 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.

Health and Safety Protocols

Foley & Lardner LLP and LondonHouse Chicago will follow CDC guidelines as well as any state and local health regulations then in effect for in-person gatherings. If you are not feeling well, please stay home.


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18th Annual IP Conference


LondonHouse Chicago
85 East Wacker Drive at North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60601


Click here for full agenda.