08:30 – 09:00

Registration and Breakfast

09:00 – 10:00

Welcome: Kimberly Lindy, Intellectual Property Resources

Opening Remarks: Yoav Alkalay Co Chair

Opening Remarks and Introduction to Keynote:

 

Morning Keynote Address:  Working Title/Subject: Intellectual Property in the Global Era

 

Brian Hinman, Chief IP Officer of Royal Philips

 

10:00 – 10:30

​Networking Break

10:30 - 12:00

THE BIG DEBATE: Patent or WHAT ELSE?

Our panelists will debate in two separate debates the pros and cons of: Patents vs. Other IP Strategies; Trolls vs. Practicing Entities; Patents: Homemade or Buy?; To Patent or Not to Patent; Open Development vs. Proprietary; Whether to patent or whether to Trade Secret; Generic vs. Ethical.

 

Moderator:   Barry Schindler, Co Chair BPIP Conference, Co Chair Patent Prosecution Group Greenberg Traurig

Debaters: 

  • Lou Sorrell, Patent Counsel, Google

  • Robert Tassinari, Intel Managing Counsel, Patent Licensing Group

  • Sonia Cooper, IP Policy & Strategy Intellectual Property Group, Microsoft

  • Brian Hinman, Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Philips Intellectual Property &Standards  

  • Eyal Barash, Chief IP Counsel for Endocyte

  • Ken Seddon, CEO LOTNetwork   

  • Erich Spangenberg CEO, nXn Partners 

  • Jennifer Swan, Partner Finnegan

  • Adam Samansky, Shareholder Mintz Levin

  • Harry Grinnell, former IP Counsel Cargill  

12:00 - 12:15

Presentation of .  The AWARD will be presented to Israeli companies who consistently maintain Intellectual Property as a central pillar of their business strategy. The AWARD recognizes Israeli companies who are at the forefront of safeguarding their innovations, developing valuable intellectual property assets, and using their IP assets as a tool to advance corporate business goals. A select panel of local and international judges will choose three companies to receive the AWARD.

12:15 - 13:45

Lunch

Facilitated Luncheon Table Discussions

 

This program is subject to updates and changes*    

 

 

 

 

13:45 - 17:00

Track 1

IP Global Strategies

Moderators:   

Micaela Modiano, Modiano & Partners

Rachel Ben Tov, PointGrab

Track 2

IP Prosecution. Analysis by Country

Moderators:   

Jeff Berkowitz, Finnegan

Sharon Hausdorff, Teva

Track 3

IP Enforcement

Moderators:

Adam Samansky, Mintz Levin

Udi Abrams, Elbit Systems

13:45 – 14:30

Session 1

IP Road Map to Exiting

 

Alison Aubry Richards 

Global IP Law Group, LLC 

Moderator:

Micaela Modiano

13:45 – 14:30

Session 1

Strategic Considerations in Developing your patent portfolio in Asia Pacific.

Speakers:

Gerson Panitch, Finnegan

Moderator:

Sharon Hausdorff

13:45 – 14:30

Session 1

Setting the Stage for IP Enforcement

This session will explore pre-litigation actions that should be executed before enforcing an IP infringement.

Practical tips and parameters will be discussed from the point of view of a company with considering the differences between the U.S and Europe.

 

Yoav Alkalay, Amdocs

Adam Samansky, Mintz Levin

Jakob Pade Frederiksen, Inspicos P/S 

 

Moderator:  Udi Abrams

14:30 – 15:15

Session 2

IP Considerations  in Developing and Launching a New Product - Patent Protection and Third Party Issues

Speakers: 

Greg Kirsch, Smith, Gambrell & Russell  

Lou Sorrel, Google Patent Counsel

Moderator: Micaela Modiano

14:30 – 15:15

Session 2

Trade Secrets by Jurisdiction 

 

James J. DeCarlo, Greenberg Traurig

Robert P. Tassinari, INTEL

Dr. Weisun Rao, Greenberg Traurig

14:30 – 15:15 Session 2

Case Study in Enforcement 

This session will be a case study in comparing and contrasting the various aspect of enforcing a patent in multiple foreign jurisdictions including: the sufficiency of a complaint/answer; potential jurisdictional issues, allowed discovery (e.g. document production and depositions), motion practice and the trial/final hearing (e.g. judges, jury, oral testimony and witnesses).

 

Barry Schindler, Greenberg Traurig

  

Moderator:  Nels Lippert, Tarter Krinsky

15:15 – 15:30 
Break    
 
15:15 – 15:30 
Break    
15:15 – 15:30 
Break    

15:30 – 16:15

Session 3

IP Strategy for Converging Technologies

 

European Attorney TBA

Brian Hinman, Chief IP Officer Philips

 

Moderator:

Rachel Ben Tov

15:30 – 16:15

Session 3

Practical Prosecution Tips today in the US, Europe and China.

 

Jeff Berkowitz, Finnegan

Micaela Modiano, Modiano & Partners

Freder Shen, Kangxin

 

Moderator:

Sharon Hausdorff

15:30 – 16:15

Session 3

Methods of Attacking Patents at the Patent Offices

 

Michael Fink, Greenblum and Bernstein

Jakob Pade Frederiksen, Inspicos P/S, 

Dr. Weisun Rao, Greenberg Traurig

 

Moderator: Adam Samansky

16:15 – 17:00

Session 4

How to Manage Outside Counsel:  Varying Strategies in Various Countries

 

Micaela Modiano, Modiano & Partners

Robert Tassinari, Intel Monica Richman, Dentons

16:15 – 17:00

Session 4

Design Patents in the World of IP Globalization: A Comparison

 

Barry Schindler, Greenberg Traurig

 

Moderator: Jeff Berkowitz

16:15 – 17:00

Session 4

How to Manage Outside Enforcement Counsel

 

IL Counsel   TBA 

D. Jiron, Finnegan

Dr. Elisabeth Greiner DMFP (European – Germany)

Conference Ends

Optional: 17:00-17:45

Patent Litigation Trends and Effective Resistance

Gail Shulman, LOT Network