08:00 – 09:00

Registration, Networking and Breakfast


09:00 – 09:15


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


  • 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


Jeffrey Berkowitz, Partner Finnegan 

Barry Schindler, Partner Greenberg Trauig


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



Tiffany Hall


13:45 - 14:30

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



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.



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 




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


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)



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


Yoav Oestreicher, Meitar


Moderator:  Ori Buberman, Head of Intellectual Property, Mobileye

Global Litigation Strategy




Daniel Melman, Pearl Cohen

Yael Reimer, FBC

Christopher Maierhöfer, Bird & Bird



Moderator:  Yoav Alkalay, Pearl Cohen