IPforward provides a unique forum to network with and learn from intellectual property (IP) leaders and fast-growing Silicon Valley companies about how they build and manage high value IP portfolios and execute advanced IP strategy.
IPforward 2017 is free for in house IP counsel and IP professionals but space is limited.
Hear and meet in-house IP leaders from Facebook, Google, Huawei, IDT, Johnson Batteries, Juniper Networks, Knowles Electronics, Seagate, Square, Titan Medical, Uber, Verily, Workday, X ‘the Moonshot Factory’ and Zynga as they discuss topics with a practical focus concerning:
“Excellence in IP Strategy, Tactics & Operations”
Voices from last year’s conference:
“The topics and speakers were great!”
“Better than any of the recent ‘big’ IP conferences I have attended.”
“Keep up with the practical and valuable content.”
“I thought it was fantastic”
Our third annual IPforward conference will be held on April 13, 2017 at the Sofitel (Pullman) Hotel, Menlo Park/Redwood City CA located across the lagoon from the Oracle campus.
If you are in-house IP counsel or an in-house IP management or operations professional, do not miss this unique opportunity to network with your peers, share best practices, benchmark your own operations against them and nurture your professional development.
IPforward is free for in-house profesionals but space is very limited. IPforward is designed to have a personal, collegial atmosphere so only 120 spaces are available for attendees.
Speakers and panelists already confirmed for IPforward 2017 are IP thought leaders, expert practioners and operations professionals:
Director, IP & IP Counsel
Titan Medical Inc.
|Renee DuBord Brown
Deputy General Counsel, IP
Legal Director & Head of IP
Lead Trademark Paralegal
Head of Intellectual Property
X – The Moonshot Factory
Director, IP Operations
Verily (Google Life Sciences)
Senior Counsel, IP and Product
Director, IP Counsel
|Lonnie G. Johnson
Johnson Batteries Inc.
|Diane Gabl Kratz
Senior IP Attorney
Deputy General Counsel IP
Director, Intellectual Property
Senior Director, IP Strategy
Huawei Device US
This year’s special guest speaker: Lonnie G. Johnson. Renowned innovator, inventor and holder of over 100 patents, the vast majority of which are energy related, Dr. Johnson is perhaps best known as the inventor of the Super Soaker water gun.
A leading developer of the next two generations of battery technology, Ceramic Solid State Batteries and Lithium-Air batteries, he was awarded the “Breakthrough Award” from Popular Mechanics magazine for an invention that converts heat directly into electricity and is a TED alumnus.
We are developing a world-class agenda below.
|9:00am||Welcome and Opening Remarks
Rupert Mayer, IPfolio
|9:15am||An American Inventor Dream – from the Super Soaker to Solving the World’s Energy Problems
Opening Keynote by Lonnie Johnson, Johnson Batteries
|10:00am||Patent Valuation – New Frontiers, New Challenges
IP Strategy Keynote by Tao Zhang, Huawei Device USA
|11:00am||The Art and Science of Creating IP Value
Scott Heileson, X; Teddy Joe, Zynga; Jasminder Brar, Titan; and Diane Kratz, Seagate Technologies.
|11:45pm||Global IP Strategy – Effective Protection around the World
Heather McCann, EIP; Michael Meehan, Uber; Bruce Elder, IDT; and Renee DuBord, Knowles Electronics.
|1:30pm||6 Critical Lessons from Managing a Global Brand
Liza Garibaldi, Facebook; other panelists to be announced
|2:15pm||Data-driven IP Management
Ashley Eadon, Google, and Nigel Hsu, Verily
|3:30pm||IPfolio and the Future of IP Management: The Next 5 Years
Rupert Mayer, IPfolio
|4:30pm||Cocktail & Hors d’Oeuvres Reception|
Who Can Attend
The conference is free for in-house IP counsel and IP profesionals but space is very limited. Only 120 spaces are available. A small number of slots for outside counsel or IP professionals are available on a fee paying basis.
NEW! IPfolio User Group Meeting April 12, 2017, Sofitel
On the afternoon of April 12 prior to the the IPforward conference, customers and partners of IPfolio are invited to our first annual User Group meeting.
The meeting will explore exciting new capabilities in IPfolio’s advanced IP management software, provide an opportunity to build skills, share tips, network with other IPfolio customers and provide customer feedback to the IPfolio team about features and service.
An “expert’s corner” will provide work stations with the tool manned by our customer success heros to answer any questions and show you any feature, tip or trick in the IPfolio tool.
This invitation only event is also free for IPfolio customers and select IPfolio partners. Refreshments and snacks will be available all afternoon.
Agenda – IPfolio User Group Meeting on April 12
|1:30pm||Get-together and Coffee|
|2:00pm||Welcome and Opening Remarks
Rupert Mayer, IPfolio
|2:15pm||New Features, Tips & Tricks in and around IPfolio
Kevin Nugent, VP of Customer Success, IPfolio & Team
|3:00pm||Customer Best Practices
IPfolio customers will present unique reports, dashboards, processes, etc.
|4:30pm||IPfolio as a Platform: Additional Power through Integrations
IPfolio Team with guest speakers from our partners ipan and SimpleLegal
|5:15pm||Open Session: customer needs, feedback and improvements
Make your voice heard and help shape IPfolio’s product roadmap!
|6:00pm||End of User Group Meeting|
|7:00pm||Customer & Partners Dinner (Pullman/Sofitel)|
Set in the heart of Silicon Valley the Sofitel (Pullman) Hotel, Redwood City is a modern, premium location for IPforward 2017 with superior meeting spaces, catering and facilities. The hotel sits on the lagooon across from the famous Oracle campus.
Every year IPforward explores the cutting edge of IP strategy, tactics and operations – always with a practical feel. Join us in April!