08:00 – 09:00

Registration and Buffet Breakfast

09:00 – 10:00

Welcome

Kimberly Lindy, Intellectual Property Resources

 

Opening Remarks

Daniella Atzmony, Co-Chair BPIP Conference, Chairperson of the Israel IP Managers and Counsel Forum and Chief Intellectual Property Officer and Chief Innovation Strategy Officer, Syqe Medical

Introduction to Keynote 

Micaela Modiano, Co-Chair BPIP Conference, Modiano and Partners

Keynote Address

Marc Ehrlich, Senior VP Patent Strategy TiVo

Marian Underweiser, Senior IP Counsel – Research Division IBM Corporation 

Evolution through Revolutions - IP Lessons Learned over Four Industrial Revolutions. Be Ready for the Fifth!

 

10:00 – 10:45

Panel Discussion: IP in the Era of 4IR - Impact and Challenges

Moderator: Jeff Berkowitz, Partner, Finnegan

​Panelists:

  • Marc Erhlich, Senior VP Patent Strategy, TiVo 

  • Marian Underweiser, Senior IP Counsel, IBM

  • Jessica Meyers, Senior Patent Attorney AI innovation Microsoft

  • Roberta Tassinari, Managing Counsel, Intel Labs

  • Nicole Morris, Professor, Emory University School of Law (former Managing Patent Counsel The Coca-Cola Company)

  • Adam Samansky, Member, Mintz

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10:45 - 11:15

Networking Break

11:15 - 12:15   

EPO Mock Oral Hearing in Examination

Moderator: Micaela Modiano, Modiano & Partners

Subject Matter: A 4IR Technology

Applicant: Nicholas Fox, Partner, Finnegan Europe

Examiner: Mr. Daniel Thomas, Former Director at the European Patent Office

US Commentator: Jeff Berkowitz, Partner, Finnegan
 

12:15 - 12:55

Keynote Address

Blockchain: Its Broad and Specific Impacts on Intellectual Property

David J. Kappos

Former Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

12:55 - 13:45   

Lunch

Luncheon Seminar

How to Manage your IP Costs

Daniel Ovadya, Patent Engineer, Questel

(Limited seats. You must sign up when registering)

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Tiffany Hall

KOHINOR HALL

13:45 - 14:30

Pharmaceutical Products and Regulatory Interface of IP

Speakers:

Sharon Hausdorff, VP & Chief Patent Counsel, TEVA

Adam Samansky, Partner, Mintz

Eleanor Root (UK), Partner, Bird & Bird

Yoav Oestreicher, Partner, Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal

 

Moderator:

Micaela Modiano, Modiano & Partners

Collaborative Innovations and IP

 

Case Studies: Joint Ventures and Agreements relating to collaborative innovations. How to avoid the pitfalls and protect and take advantage of synergistic technologies.

 

Speakers:  

Yoav Alkalay, Partner, Pearl Cohen

Michael Fink, Partner, Greenblum & Bernstein

Patrick Kelleher, (UK) Bird & Bird

 

Moderator:

Roberta Tassinari, Managing Consel, Intel Labs

Design Patents and Utility Models

Speakers:

Daniel Drexler, Esq., Partner, Cantor Colburn (US)

Yael Reimer, Partner, FBC (IL)

Kelly Virdee-Crofts, Pearl Cohen (EU & UK)

   

Moderator:   

Avi Solomon, Intellectual Property Manager, Outbrain

It’s All About the Money

Budget Planning, Spending, Valuation and Assessment

 

Speakers:  

Einav Zilber, Director, Global Law Department, Intellectual Property Counsel for Applied Materials Israel and Applied Materials India

Ronald Abramson, Partner, Liston & Abramson

Hili Rashkovan, Partner, Pearl Cohen

 

Moderator:  Naomi Assia, Founder, N. Assia & Co

15:30 - 16:15

Protecting the Seemingly Unpatentable or Worthless: AI, Machine Learning & Cannabis as an example

Speakers:

Daniella Atzmony, Chief IP Officer & Chief Innovation Strategy Officer, Syqe Medical

Nicole Morris, Professor, Emory University School of Law (former Managing Patent Counsel The Coca-Cola Company)

Jessica Meyers, Senior Patent Attorney, supporting AI Innovation, Microsoft

 

Moderator:

Yoav Alkalay, Partner, Pearl Cohen

Prosecution Tips

Updates US, Europe, India, IL

 

Speakers:

US: Elliot Cook, Partner, Finnegan

       Max Weisman,  Regional Director, TransPerfect

EU: Christopher Maierhoefer (Germany), Partner, Bird & Bird

India: Hari Subramaniam, Founding & Managing Partner, SNA Subramaniam & Associates

 

Moderator:

Oleg Korshunov, Director of IP, Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd.  

16:15 - 17:00

How to Keep the C-Suite Sweet. Using Data Tools to Meet Empirical Needs

Speakers:

Rimma Pugatsch Shendelzon, IP Manager, Landa Digital Printing 

Daniel Ovadya, Patent Engineer, Questel

Adam Wylie, Director, Growth & Strategic Partnerships, Patently

 

Moderator:

Michael Faibisch, Senior IP Counsel, Marvel

Has China improved on Enforcement and are there new Incentives for Filing?

Speakers:    

David J. Kappos

Former Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Nicole Morris, Professor, Emory University School of Law (former Managing Patent Counsel The Coca-Cola Company)

Guiming (Gary) Wu, Senior Patent Attorney, Kangxin 

  

Moderator:  

Aaron Hurvitz, Senior Counsel, Kangxin

14:30 - 15:15