08:00 – 09:00

Registration, Networking and Breakfast

PLENARY SESSIONS

09:00 – 09:15

Welcome

Kimberly Lindy, Founder and Director Intellectual Property Resources and BPIP

 

Opening Remarks

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

Opening Remarks & Introduction to morning keynotes: 

Jeffrey Berkowitz, Co-Chairperson BPIP Conference, Partner Finnegan

09:15 – 09:45

Keynote Address 

New Directions at the USPTO

Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

09:45 - 10:30

Acquiring a Company with an IP Portfolio: Buyer's and Seller's Perspective

 

Moderator: Micaela Modiano, Partner, Modiano & Partners

Panelists:

  • Kevin Kehoe, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft

  • Craig Zajac, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Clicksoftware (now acquired by Salesforce)

  • John Nevard, Consultant, formerly IP Director Cambridge Display Technology Ltd and Chief IP Counsel for the Alere group of companies.  

  • Malcolm T. Meeks, President Director General, Valotaire Ventures

  • Sharon Hausdorff, Vice President Corporate Intellectual Property, TEVA

10:30 - 11:00

Networking Break

11:00 - 12:00

Mock Infringement Case

Attorneys

Jeffrey Berkowitz, Partner Finnegan 

Barry Schindler, Partner Greenberg Trauig

Judge:

Daniel Thomas, Former Director of the

European Patent Office

12:00 - 12:45

Keynote Addresses

 

Anti Trust and IP

  

Introduction and Moderator: Adam Samanksy, Partner Mintz

 

Current Developments in US Antitrust Law and Enforcement

Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General,

for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice

 

Remedies and Other Key Issues for Standards-Essential Patents that are Subject to a RAND or FRAND Licensing Commitment

Dave Kappos, Former USPTO Director, Partner Cravath

12:45 - 13:45

Lunch

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Tiffany Hall

KOHINOR HALL

13:45 - 14:30

The Role of IP Managers in the R&D Process, Promoting Innovation and IP Training. Effective Implementation

 

Speakers:

Barry Schindler, Greenberg Traurig

Sammy Katz, Director of Patents Synamedia Ltd.

John Nevard, former IP Director Cambridge Display Technology Ltd and Chief IP Counsel for Alere.

 

Moderator:  

David Bonfil, former Director of IP, Technology Transfer Office, Technion R&D Foundation Ltd. and formerly Director of IP, Neuroderm – Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma.

Attacking Patents in the Patent Office, EU & IL Oppositions, PTAB 

 

 

Speakers:

Ephraim Zachary Heiliczer, Pearl Cohen

Elliot Cook, Finnegan

Micaela Modiano, Modiano & Partners

 

Moderator:  Asa Kling, Partner NBA, former Israel Patent Commissioner

14:30 - 15:15

IP Landscaping and Competitor Analysis

 

Speakers:  Manuel Wirz and Anna Maria Villa, Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property  

Michael Cantor, Cantor and Colbourn 

 

Moderator: William Kezer, Mintz Levin

Subject Matter Eligibility and updates on Prosecution US, EU, China

Speakers: 

Luigi Distefano, Finnegan

Ziv Rotenberg, Gornitzky

Moderator: David Zviel, Senior Patent Agent, Mellanox 

15:30 - 16:15

IP Clauses in Joint Ventures (including R&D and Licensing)

 

Speakers: 

Kevin Kehoe, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft

Michael Fink, Greenblum and Bernstein

David Mirchin, Meitar

 

Moderator: Shlomo Armony, Vice President Corporate Intellectual Property, Elbit Systems 

Regulatory Issues – Industrial Standards, FDA, Anti-Trust

 

Speakers:  Adam Samansky, Mintz Levin

Jonathan Barnett, Gould School of Law,University Southern California 

Micaela Modiano, Modiano & Partners 

Moderator: Sharon Hausdorff, Vice President Corporate Intellectual Property, TEVA

16:15 - 17:00

Big Data – Fair Use, Commercialization, GDPR

 

Speakers:  Adam Snukal,

Greenberg Traurig

LexisNexis

Yoav Oestreicher, Meitar

  

Moderator:  Ori Buberman, Head of Intellectual Property, Mobileye

Global Litigation Strategy

 

 

Speakers:

Daniel Melman, Pearl Cohen

Yael Reimer, FBC

Christopher Maierhöfer, Bird & Bird

 

  

Moderator:  Yoav Alkalay, Pearl Cohen