IPforward provides a unique forum to learn and discuss with IP leaders from Dropbox, Logitech, Square, Workday, Zynga, and other fast-growing Silicon Valley companies on how they are building world-class patent portfolios by aligning their IP strategy to business objectives, engaging with inventors, and getting the best out of their law firms.

Do not miss this opportunity to network with your peers, share best practices, and benchmark your own operations against them!



Lisa McFall Teddy Joe Taher Savliwala
Lisa McFall
Deputy General Counsel
Teddy Joe
Senior Patent Counsel
Taher Savliwala
Sr. Director, IP Strategy



Saad Enam Allison Ferro Pauline-Farmer-Koppenol
Saad Enam
Founder & CEO
Allison Ferro
IP Manager
Carl Zeiss Meditec
Pauline Farmer-Koppenol
AGC, Patents
Bio-Rad Laboratories
Kevin McLintock Gideon Myles Kirupa Pushparaj
Kevin McLintock
Director, IP Strategy
Gideon Myles
IP Counsel
Kirupa Pushparaj
Head IP Counsel
Eric Schulman Britten Sessions Peter Ullmann
Eric Schulman
Head of IP
Britten Sessions
Patent Attorney
Peter Ullmann
IP Manager
CellMax Life; Prysm;
zSpace 3D



8:00am Networking Breakfast
9:00am Defining Your IP Strategy and Selling it to the C-Suite
Lisa McFall, Workday
9:30am Panel 1 – Building the Right Portfolio
– Different strategies for building IP value
– Quality vs. Quantity
– Make vs. Buy
– Metrics that management cares about
– How much budget to ask for, and how to get more with less
10:00am Marketing and Selling the IP Program to Internal Stakeholders
Teddy Joe, Zynga
10:30am Energizing Break
11:00am Panel 2 – Creating a Positive IP Culture
– How to raise awareness and engage inventors
– Strategies for getting quality disclosures
– Dealing with patent-skeptic engineers
– Setting the right incentives
11:30am How to Leverage Your Outside Counsel
Taher Savliwala, Quixey
12:00pm Panel 3 – Getting the Best Out of Your Law Firms
– Strategies for sourcing outside counsel
– Budgets and fee arrangements
– Metrics for benchmarking law firms
– Making outside lawyers part of your process
12:30pm Informal Closing Lunch (optional)


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 June 25th.