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Foley's 13th Annual IP Conference

Forging Ahead: Strategies for the New Unknown
06 October 2017


  • University of Chicago Gleacher Center
    6th Floor
    450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr.
    Chicago, IL 60611


8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Central

Contact Information

Delia Dai

This conference is intended for in-house counsel and business executives. To respond, click here.

Executives across multiple industries face new challenges in developing and guarding their IP assets in the current business and legal landscape, while also preparing for a significant set of unknowns. These unknowns stem not only from the recent deluge of broad IP decisions, but also from the establishment of a new administration that has proposed multiple changes in business and trade regulations that are largely unprecedented.

Now is the time to become more informed, proactive, and adaptable in your IP strategy and management. Join your peers at the Foley’s 13th Annual IP Conference “Forging Ahead: Strategies for the New Unknown” for interactive discussions and practical insights to boost your strategic agility. This conference is a thought leadership forum for IP, legal, and business leaders on IP development, protection, litigation, and transactions.

The conference will feature Honorable Ruben Castillo, Chief Judge, and Honorable John Z. Lee, Judge, both of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Honorable Jeff Kaplan, Judge (Retired) of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, as well as speakers from:

Acushnet Company Catalent Pharma Solutions Cvent, Inc. Eli Lilly and Company
FTI Consulting GOJO Industries, Inc. Google Inc. Groupon, Inc.
Hulu LLC Ingredion Incorporated Knowles Corporation Meritor, Inc.
Mondelēz International, Inc. Newell Brands, Inc. Raytheon Company Sarepta Therapeutics Inc.
Starbucks Corporation TEAMS Design USA, Inc. Ulta Beauty, Inc. United Airlines, Inc.
Uber Technologies, Inc. Verizon Communications, Inc. Zynga Inc.

Topics include:

  • An overview of the latest SCOTUS/CAFC/PTAB decisions and their impact;
  • Strategic management of IP portfolios;
  • Review of best practices for trade secret protection one year into the DTSA;
  • Evaluating the practical and economical value of design rights;
  • A panel of General Counsel from diverse industries providing high-level view of current IP risks and opportunities;
  • A panel of District Court Judges commenting on recent IP decisions and best practices for IP litigation and settlement/mediation

If you are interested in attending this Conference, please click here to respond. For more information, please contact Delia Dai at ddai Please note that when your registration is confirmed, we will contact you by email.


Foley & Lardner LLP will apply for CLE credit after the program, wherever applicable. Foley & Lardner LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for California MCLE credits by the State Bar of California in the amount of 6.0 General credit hour. Foley & Lardner LLP is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider. Certificates of attendance will be distributed to eligible participants approximately eight weeks after the program via email.

Important Information for New York Attorneys
This program is appropriate for experienced attorneys only.