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9th Annual Corporate IP Counsel Forum

9th Annual Corporate IP Counsel Forum

The 9th Annual Corporate IP Counsel

Cross-Industry Perspectives from In-House Counsel at:

  • Advaxis, Inc.
  • Akorn Pharmaceuticals
  • AT&T
  • Bloomberg BNA
  • Conair
  • Coty, Inc.
  • European Patent Office
  • Hickies
  • LEGO Systems
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • Neulion
  • Philips Lighting
  • Red Hat
  • Rockwell Collins
  • The Hartford Financial Services

New for 2017:

  • Identify why the development and implementation of standards for IP management will be beneficial and what the LES standards initiative looks like
  • Discuss the shifting responsibilities of in-house counsel and delegate tasks accordingly, both internally and to external stakeholders
  • Discuss best practices for preparing a patent application that withstands scrutiny under the changing legal landscape and overcomes the hurdles associated with §101 eligibility
  • Identify potential hurdles associated with re-branding and best practice for overcoming them
  • PLUS! Insights on the current IP landscape from the USPTO and European Patent Office

USPTO Annual Keynote Address

Mary Boney Denison Mary Boney Denison
Commissioner for Trademarks
Mark Powell Mark Powell
Deputy Commissioner for International Patent Cooperation

Featured Session:

Interpret the Core Shifts in the European IP Landscape

2016 was a transitional year in the European IP environment as the Unitary Patent system and Unified Patent Court continued to emerge as a means of streamlining patent protection across the continent. While uncertainties remain, it is possible, and crucial, to plot next steps to ensure no gaps in coverage.

  • Take note of the impact of Brexit on IP enforcement and the decision of the UK government to ratify the UPC
  • Consider the future of the Unified Patent Court and how its establishment effects non-European patent holders
  • Position your portfolio to respond to shifts in the UP and UPC as they develop

Albert Keyack Albert Keyack
Attaché to the United States
European Patent Office

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[ Attendees are encouraged to submit agenda, powerpoint, and certificate of attendance to their State’s CLE department ]

Call for Abstract Submissions The World Congress 9th Annual Corporate IP Counsel Forum is now accepting abstract submissions for 2017! Deadline is November 30, 2016. Click here for details.
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