Managing IP

International Women's Leadership Forum - West Coast 2021

January 28, virtual event │ Starts 09.00 PST (Pacific Standard Time)

The International Women's Leadership Forum is now a virtual event

After the first successful virtual event in September 2020 for East Coast based lawyers in the US, the MIP International Women's Leadership Forum will host a day of interactive IP and career development discussions for women lawyers based in the West Coast on January 28, 2021.

Over one day of interactive virtual discussions, the event will focus on a range of IP developments across industries and jurisdictions, providing an opportunity for women in IP to network and learn from industry thought leaders. There will be exclusive insights with leading IP executives on overcoming the challenges faced in the current volatile landscape.

Don't miss out - be part of what will be the largest online meeting of women counsel across the USA to share your thoughts, ideas and hear advice on how to support the advancement of women in IP. 

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL FORUM?

what is virtual
Through the use of a specially designed events platform, panel discussions and presentations, and participation in breakout sessions and networking groups can be viewed live from a desktop computer or mobile device.

 

Online venue
Can't watch the event live? Watch the recordings on demand at a more convenient time for you.
Online venue
Grow your network with the right people: benefit from smart AI matchmaking with other delegates
Online venue
Same event, just an online venue: visit sponsor booths, download resources, join the main presentation or breakout sessions and use one of our virtual private meeting rooms.

HOW DO I ATTEND A VIRTUAL FORUM?

Sign up online
SIGN UP ONLINE
Register your place online - sign ups are limited to support several hundred attendees during live sessions.
access your invitation
ACCESS YOUR INVITATION
An exclusive attendance link will be sent to you. This link will provide you with access to all of the event's content and sessions.
watch live or on demand
WATCH LIVE OR ON DEMAND
Once logged in, you can view all sessions live, at a later date to suit you and can download any available presentation materials.

VIRTUAL AGENDA 2021

All session times are in PST (Pacific Standard Time) unless stated otherwise.
January 28

Thursday, January 28

Introduction and welcome from Managing IP

08.45 PST

Navigating your IP portfolio in the digital world

08.50 PST

  • Strategic outlook for 2021 - what amendments do you need to make to your policy; tools?
  • Trade secrets - best practices and trends (particularly with teams working remotely)
  • Being cost conscious: strategically monitoring and managing your portfolio in light of budget constraints
  • How are businesses protecting innovation?
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Coffee break and networking

09.35 PST

Diversity and inclusion in IP

9.50 PST

  • Moving beyond implicit biases – diversity of opinion, economics, perspectives
  • What about inclusion: day-to-day inclusion - how does this happen remotely?
  • Proactive communication
  • Realistic implications and goal setting – practical measure
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Short break

10.20 PST

Women development in Latin America

10.35 PST

This session will focus on a case study of pro-bono work providing assistance to minorities in LATAM.

Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Coffee break and networking

11.10 PST

Balancing working at home in parallel with life demands

11.30 PST

  • Working from home with children or other dependants
  • Strategies and best practices to be successful and limit personal pressure (worries about reviews, visibility and being ‘busy’, responding in a timely manner etc.)
  • Communication and setting expectations
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Short break

12.00 PST

Leadership and managing your IP career

12.15 PST

  • Virtual business development
  • Networking with a purpose – particularly important during digital/remote times
  • On-boarding remotely – establishing and considering individual learning styles
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Closing comments and end of forum

13.00 PST

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ATTENDEE PROFILE

The event hosts an audience of over 150 women in-house counsel and private practice lawyers but now that the event is virtual, audiences from across from the US west coast, Canada and Latin America have an opportunity to join us. 

 

The event is inclusive: men are welcome and encouraged to participate in the event, and attendees from all career levels are eligible to attend
WomenLawyers
Audience
Global members

"Found this forum very inspiring and valuable. Thrilled to hear/meet so many powerful women leaders."

 

"Leadership topic was inspiring! Had a great time listening to all the speakers."

 

"[The event had] clear instructions/guidance, entertaining, perfect; very helpful to see info about others' approach to opting out of the UPC.

 

Speakers 2021

The 2020 speaker line-up will be announced shortly. If you feel you have something to contribute or would like to position yourself as an expert in your field, please get in touch with Natalie Canter for in-house speaking enquiries or Melanie Petch for law firm or service provider opportunities.
 
Please see below for our 2020 speakers.

 

 

Michele Baccelli
Michele Baccelli
Hoffmann Eitle
Learn more ›
Mike Gruber
Mike Gruber
Hoffmann Eitle
Learn more ›
Mark Jones
Mark Jones
Hoffmann Eitle
Learn more ›
Dominik Scheible
Dominik Scheible
Hoffmann Eitle
Learn more ›
Holger Stratmann
Holger Stratmann
Hoffmann Eitle
Learn more ›

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Venue

Address

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75 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, 10019

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IN-HOUSE COUNSEL

The event is free all in-house counsel and all those working in IP, from those just starting in their careers to those at the top of it. As an inclusive event, men are also welcome to join.
Free registrations are limited to maintain virtual platform performance so early application to attend is advised. Registration includes:
Live presentations
LIVE DISCUSSIONS

Watch all panel discussions and presentations live

Online networking
ONLINE NETWORKING

Get access to an exclusive online networking platform to arrange meetings or have impromptu chats

Recorded sessions
ON DEMAND ACCESS

Watch any of the recorded sessions at a time that suits you

LAW FIRMS AND IP ADVISORY SERVICES

Advisory firms and IP service providers are invited to either become members of the Women in IP Global Network to attend or to sponsor the event for group attendance and speaking opportunities. To learn how to position your firm as thought leader and to discuss the opportunities available, please get in touch below:
ATTENDANCE
For more information on the Women in IP Global Network, and to attend the event as an individual, please get in touch below:


Contact Melanie Petch
Email Melanie
Call: +44 (0) 207 779 8867
SEND AN EMAIL
SPONSORSHIP
For sponsorship opportunities and to learn more on how you can position your firm as a thought leader, please get in touch below:


Contact Melanie Petch
Email Melanie
Call: +44 (0) 207 779 8836
SEND AN EMAIL

Event partner

Hoffmann Eitle

Contact us

Speak


Contact Natalie Canter
Email Natalie
Call: +44 (0) 207 779 8730

Sponsor


Contact Melanie Petch
Email Melanie
Call: +44 (0) 207 779 8836