The IPforward Dinner & Discussion series provides a unique forum designed to contribute to thought leadership and professional development in intellectual property strategy, management and operations among the Silicon Valley and national in-house intellectual property community.
This invitation only event is an opportunity to brainstorm, share ideas, trends and network with colleagues in a relaxed small group forum, over great food and wine in a premium location.
Developed from our successful IPforward conferences, the small group, private dinners are held six times a year for senior, experienced in-house counsel and IP professionals only and are free.
Attendees and speakers have included leading in-house IP professionals from companies including:
Amgen, Cisco, Citrix, EloTouch, Facebook, Fairchild Semiconductor, Google, Hauwei, HGST, Huber, IBM, IDT, Knowles Electronics, Lattice, Marvell Semiconductor, Nokia, NXP, Oracle, Paypal, Quixey, Rovi, Seagate Technology, SolarCity, Square, Stripe, SRI, Sunpower, Technicolor, Tessera, Tesla, Texas Instruments, Thermofisher, TSMC, Uber, Verifone, Verily, Yahoo, Zeiss, Zoox.
Minneapolis, MN | April 26, 2018 | Cafe Lurcat | 6:30-9:00pm
Speaker: Matthew Smyth, Assistant General Counsel at Honeywell
“Leveraging Metrics to Maximize IP Portfolio Value”
Boston, MA April 25, 2018
Speaker: Cheryl Wilder, Sophos
“Invention Capture & Management from an In-house Perspective”
Austin, TX March 27, 2018
Speaker: Teddy Joe, Innovation & Integration Counsel, Zynga
Silicon Valley, CA Nov 2018
Speaker: Diane Gabl Kratz, Senior IP Counsel, Seagate Technology
“Strategically Insane: When to Ignore Conventional Wisdom to Win IP Litigation”
Critical topics discussed have included:
- european IP regime in light of Brexit
- efficient patent prosecution
- ensuring patent quality
- patenting in China
- IP and Cybersecurity
- effectively communicating and visualizing your patent portfolio’s value
- artificial neural networks: introduction, recap of relevant case law, and claiming strategies for protection
- strategically insane when to ignore conventional wisdom to win IP litigation