IPforward provides a unique forum to learn from and network with intellectual property (IP) leaders from IDTQuixeySolarCity, Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences), Workday, Zynga, and other fast-growing Silicon Valley companies about how they build high value IP portfolios by striving for excellence at the challenging intersection of IP strategy, tactics and operations.

If you are in-house counsel, or work in IP management or operations in-house, do not miss this unique opportunity to network with your peers, share best practices, and benchmark your own operations against them!

Voices from last year’s conference:

“Very sophisticated and thought provoking.”
“The conference was hitting on many topics that are real issues for me now.”
“Better than any of the recent ‘big’ IP conferences I have attended.”
“A home run, with everyone engaged and great information passed along.”
“It was invaluable!”



    Brett Alten   Bruce Elder  Teddy Joe
Brett Alten
Deputy General Counsel
Bruce Elder
Legal Director, IP & Licensing
Teddy Joe
Senior Patent Counsel
     Nigel Hsu   Lisa McFall Taher Savliwala
Nigel Hsu
Head of Patent Operations
Lisa McFall
Deputy General Counsel, IP
Taher Savliwala
VP, IP & Product Strategy



8:00am Networking Breakfast
9:00am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Rupert Mayer, IPfolio
9:15am Scenario-Based IP Strategy: How to Plan for the Best and Prepare for the Worst
Lisa McFall, Workday
10:00am Alternative IP Strategies: Why We Need them and How We Got Here
Brett Alten, SolarCity
10:45am Energizing Break
11:15am How to Scale and Grow your Patent Portfolio 
Taher Savliwala, Quixey
12:00pm Fireside Chat on IP Strategy
Brett Alten, Lisa McFall, Taher Savliwala
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Achieving and Measuring Operational Excellence in IP
Nigel Hsu, Verily
2:15pm Panel Discussion: Managing a Lean IP Operation
Bruce Elder, IDT / Nigel Hsu, Verily / Teddy Joe, Zynga
3:00pm Energizing Break
3:30pm The Future of IP Management: Automation, Collaboration, and Connected Services 
Rupert Mayer, IPfolio, with guests
4:30pm Cocktail & Hors d’Oeuvres Reception


A limited number of FREE tickets is available for in-house IP counsel, IP managers, and paralegals. Please contact us to receive your promotion code for free registration.

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We look forward to seeing you on April 14th.