17th Annual IP Conference

12 November 2021 Chicago, IL Event

Where There’s Change, There’s Opportunity: Reframing Your IP Program

Location

LondonHouse Chicago
85 E. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601

Contact Information

Agenda

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Central | This program is intended for IP in-house counsel, general counsel and business executives. Agenda to follow.

The last year-and-a-half has undoubtedly been filled with enormous change, including lasting impact for many. As a result, a welcome benefit has emerged — the unpredictable legal landscape and fast-evolving business climate we have experienced throughout this time have yielded significant opportunities for innovation teams and IP counsel alike to reprioritize initiatives and reframe their approach to transforming the global marketplace. From emerging technologies and rebrands to navigating the “new normal” and boosting diversity and inclusion within your ranks, there are more opportunities than ever before to develop forward-looking, flexible, and budget–friendly solutions that align your IP strategies with corporate goals and consumer expectations.

Make plans to join us at Foley’s 17th annual IP Conference on Friday, November 12, 2021, for another year of collaborating on strategic IP management, protection, and litigation. During this one–day educational forum, you will gain practical insights from your peers on developing strong IP strategies now that will reap even greater opportunities in the future.

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

  • General Counsel Speak: Perspectives on the New Normal
  • Judges Panel: Views from the Bench
  • From Cannabis and Crypto to Alternative Energy and Vaccines: Hot Topics in Patenting Emerging Technologies
  • The Times They Are A-Changin’: What It Means for Your Brand
  • The Shifting IP Litigation Landscape: Disruptive Cases and Navigating Trials Post-COVID
  • Inclusive Practices: Increasing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in IP

Confirmed Speakers

U.S. District Court Judges

  • Hon. Pamela K. Chen, District Judge, Eastern District of New York
  • Hon. Suzanne H. Segal (Ret.), Chief Magistrate Judge, Central District of California

In-House Legal Counsel and Corporate Speakers from Global Companies:

  • Jennifer Arasimowicz, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, 8minute Solar Energy
  • Nadeem Bridi, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Leica Biosystems
  • Jennifer Burdman, Vice President, Head of Intellectual Property, Valo Health
  • Joseph Conklin, Senior Vice President, Global General Counsel, Coty Inc.
  • Dale Davis, Chief Patent Counsel and Assistant General Counsel, Cummins Inc.
  • Tanuja Garde, Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property, Licensing and Digital Counsel, Raytheon Technologies Corporation
  • Scott Jacobson, General Counsel and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, RAB Lighting Inc.
  • Leslie Liang, Vice President, Legal, Helix OpCo, LLC
  • Jhan Lennon, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Baccus Global LLC
  • Julie McGinnis, Corporate Counsel, Trademarks, Harley-Davidson, Inc.
  • Stacey McGuire, General Counsel, Pelican Products, Inc.
  • Joy Monahan, Associate Director, Legal Diversity and Outside Counsel Programs, AbbVie Inc.
  • Jacob Moore, Intellectual Property Counsel, Moderna, Inc.
  • Kenneth Oh, Associate Vice President, Privacy and Intellectual Property, TracFone Wireless, Inc.
  • Photon Rao, Vice President Legal Affairs & Chief Patent Counsel, Lygos, Inc.
  • Ronak Ray, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Pantheon Systems, Inc.
  • Jacqueline (Jackie) Rice, General Counsel, MillerKnoll (formerly Herman Miller, Inc.)
  • Melissa Smith, Senior Intellectual Property Counsel, SmileDirectClub
  • Roxana Sullivan, Lead Trademark Attorney, Galderma S.A.
  • Joel Van Winkle, Chief IP Counsel, BISSELL
  • Steve Vaskov, Vice President and Corporate Counsel, Motion Picture Association, Inc.
  • Steve Zelinger, Founding General Counsel, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies; Acting General Counsel, Flux Financial, Inc.

Agenda

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. – 1:15 p.m.

Networking Lunch Break

1:15 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.

CLE Information

CLE credits will be applied for in all applicable states. Foley & Lardner LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for California MCLE credits by the State Bar of California. Foley & Lardner LLP is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider.

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

Health & Safety Protocols

Our top priority is the health and safety of our guest attendees, speakers, staff, and local communities. Foley & Lardner LLP and the LondonHouse Chicago will follow CDC guidelines as well as any state and local health regulations then in effect for in–person gatherings. At the time of the event, this may require masking indoors, social distancing, and potentially limiting attendance to fully vaccinated individuals, among other measures. Regardless of your vaccination status or guidelines then in effect, if you are not feeling well, please be mindful of your peers and stay home.

17th Annual IP Conference

Location

LondonHouse Chicago
85 E. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601

Contact Information

Agenda

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Central | This program is intended for IP in-house counsel, general counsel and business executives. Agenda to follow.