Opportunities to widen your network and absorb deep business and legal insight.

Foley's 14th Annual IP Conference

Providing and Guarding the Real Economic Value of IP
28 September 2018


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


8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Central
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Contact Information

Mayumi Wille

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

The globalization of marketing and technology, budget constraints, management demands for ROI, and high stakes damages awards – these are among the factors driving executives across multiple industries to continually measure and quantify the value of developing and protecting their company’s most valuable intellectual property assets. Get practical insights from your peers and continue the dialogue on recent legal developments and trends at Foley’s 14th Annual IP Conference “Proving and Guarding the Real Economic Value of IP.”

This conference is a thought leadership forum for IP, legal, and business leaders on IP development, protection, litigation, and transactions.

Topics include:

  • Managing Global IP
  • Practical Approaches to Combating Counterfeiting and Managing Import Control
  • Emerging Technologies and Their Impact on the Law
  • General Counsel Panel
  • Damages and Remedies
  • Views from the Bench - Judges Panel

Confirmed Speakers

U.S. District Court Judges

Honorable Ruben Castillo
Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Honorable Joy Flowers Conti
Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Honorable Jay C. Gandhi (Ret.)
Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the Central District of California

Honorable Karen L. Stevenson
Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the Central District of California

In-House Counsel and Consultants from Global Companies

Melvin Flowers, North America Legal Lead - Transaction Contracting - Products Operating Group, Accenture
Robyn Sterling Eckerling
, Vice President, Chief Privacy & Security Counsel, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
Claudius Sokenu, Deputy General Counsel, Global Head of Litigation and Global Head of Compliance, Andeavor
Mauri Aven
, Deputy General Counsel, AVX Corporation
Dawn Buonocore Atlas, Vice President, Enforcement and Assistant General Counsel, Calvin Klein, Inc.
Sharon Barner, Vice President and General Counsel, Cummins Inc.
Katherine Licup,
Vice President, Enterprise Compliance Programs, Chief Privacy Officer, Data Protection Officer, and Fair and Responsible Banking Officer, Discover Financial Services, Inc.
Jennifer Johnson
, Associate General Counsel, Specialty Products Division, DowDuPontTM
Carrie Distler, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting, Inc.
Jennifer A. Piroleau,
Division Counsel, HP Inc.
Ivan Kirchev
, Senior Counsel, IP Licensing, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Phoebe Phillips Bower, Associate General Counsel, Herman Miller, Inc.
Glenn Edwards, Vice President, Chief IP Counsel, Ingersoll-Rand plc
Benjamin Berman, General Counsel, Kayak Software Corporation
Thomas Jackson, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Knowles Electronics, LLC
Maria Nelson
, Managing Counsel, Intellectual Property, Kyocera International, Inc.
Jimmy Nguyen, CEO, nChain Group
Fred Stein,
Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Redbox
Phyllis Turner-Brim, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property and Technology, Starbucks Corporation
Naser Baseer
, Associate Legal Director, Intellectual Property, Twitter, Inc.
Dayna Frenkel
, Senior Manager, Associate Counsel, Under Armour Inc.

If you are interested in attending this Conference, please click here to respond. For more information, please contact Mayumi Wille at mwille 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.