Foley is proud to sponsor the 2023 IP Counsel Café Annual Palo Alto Meeting in California on May 2-4. Throughout the program, we will join a dynamic group of IP law leaders to discuss hidden risks and opportunities in a looming economic downturn, including what companies must do in the current environment to protect their existing IP assets and invest in future innovation. In particular, Foley Partners Jean-Paul Ciardullo and Antoinette Konski will showcase their IP knowledge and experience as they each lead a panel presentation during the annual meeting.
As part of the main program on May 3, Jean-Paul, a partner in Foley’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice, will guide senior IP counsel from Meta, Intel, and Dolby in a discussion on global litigation trends. The panelists will share their perspectives on recent developments and the evolution of IP litigation abroad, including what key trends companies need to keep an eye on and what impact the new Unified Patent Court set up by participating EU Member States will have on the landscape.
On May 4, as part of the Women Law Leaders Program that will close out the annual meeting, Antoinette, a partner in Foley’s Chemical, Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Practice and managing partner of the firm’s Silicon Valley office, will present a panel discussion about the meaning of power at work. Following a workshop on what it means to be powerful at work and how to find or create your power, led by organizational psychologist Dr. Payal Sharma, the panel will share personal experiences of what power has meant to them in various contexts throughout their career trajectories. Antoinette will be joined on stage by senior women attorneys from IBM, Oracle, Lyft, Meta, and Cruise, among other companies.
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