IPforward 2018 provides a unique forum to network with and learn from intellectual property (IP) leaders, fast-growing Silicon Valley companies and leading global companies about how they build and manage high value IP portfolios and execute advanced IP strategy.
IPforward 2018 is free for in-house IP counsel and IP professionals, but space is limited.
Past speakers have included in-house IP thought leaders from Expedia, Facebook, Google, GoPro, Huawei, IDT, Johnson Batteries, LinkedIn, Knowles Electronics, Seagate Technology, Square, Titan Medical, Uber, Verily, Waymo, Workday, X ‘the Moonshot Factory’ and Zynga as they discuss topics around the theme:
Excellence in IP Strategy, Tactics & Operations
Reviews from past IPforward conferences:
“It was invaluable!
Our fourth annual IPforward conference will be held April 10-11, 2018 at the San Mateo Marriott, San Mateo, CA in Silicon Valley. Our second annual User Group meeting will be on April 10th, details below.
If you are in-house IP counsel or 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 professionals but space is very limited. IPforward is designed to have a personal, collegial atmosphere so only 150 spaces are available for attendees.
Confirmed Speakers – more to follow
AGC & Senior IP Counsel
Senior Director IP
Ass. GC Products & Patents
Ass. Gen. Counsel, IP
Legal Director & Head of IP
Senior Patent Counsel
|Diane Gabl Kratz
Senior IP Counsel
Senior Counsel, IP and Product
CEO and Founder
AGC Patent Operations
IPforward 2018 Agenda
Cutting edge topics in IP strategy, tactics and operations will include:
- The cutting edge in IP management: lessons from Silicon Valley
- Artificially intelligent IP portfolio development and management
- Lessons learned from running large complex IP operations
- The modern art of invention disclosure, capture, assessment and management
- Perspectives on IP strategy and management in large mergers and acquisitions
- Creating a data driven IP value strategy
- Intellectual property: planning for the future in a changing Europe
- Launching new brands from an IP management perspective
Who Can Attend
The conference is free for in-house IP counsel and IP profesionals but space is very limited. Only 150 spaces are available. A small number of slots for outside counsel or IP professionals are available on a fee paying basis.
2nd Annual IPfolio User Group Meeting April 10, 2018
On the afternoon of April 9 prior to the the IPforward conference, customers and partners of IPfolio are invited to our second annual User Group meeting. Attendance is limited to 60 customers only.
The User Group meeting will:
- explore exciting new capabilities in IPfolio’s advanced IP management software
- provide an opportunity to build skills, share tips and best practices around IPfolio’s software
- allow networking with other IPfolio customers and fellow IP in-house professionals
- provide customer feedback to the IPfolio team about features and services
An “expert’s corner” will provide work stations with the tool personed by our customer success heroes 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 invited IPfolio partners. Lunch, snacks and an invitation only welcome dinner in the evening are included.
Agenda: IPfolio User Group Meeting
|9:00am||Welcome and opening remarks
Rupert Mayer, CEO and Founder; Mark Bullard, COO
|Overview of customer success initiatives
Kevin Nugent, VP of Customer Success; Tyler Dunk, Snr. Mgr. Client Support
|Networking break & expert’s corner|
|Customer success in the real world – a customer speaks
|Customer best practices, tips & tricks from the trenches
Kevin Nugent, VP of Customer Success, IPfolio & Team
|Networking lunch & IPfolio expert’s corner|
|Customer success in real world – a customer speaks
|Joint software development session: IPfolio & customers design the future
Rupert Mayer, CEO; Mark Bullard, COO; Kevin Nugent, VP Customer Success
|IPfolio software and service partners: partner power in action
|Networking break and expert’s corner|
|Ask the IPfolio experts
Rupert Mayer, CEO; Mark Bullard COO; Kevin Nugent, VP Customer Success; Heather Fleener, VP Solution Delivery
|IPfolio roadmap: powerful features on their way
Rupert Mayer, CEO; Kevin Nugent, VP Customer Success
|7:00pm||Customer,speaker & partner’s dinner (Marriott)|
Silicon Valley Conference Location
The San Mateo Marriott is a modern, premium location for IPforward 2018 with superior meeting spaces, catering and facilities.
Every year IPforward explores the cutting edge of IP strategy, tactics and operations – always with a practical feel. Join us in April!