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International Women's Leadership Forum - West Coast 2021

February 24, virtual event | PST (Pacific Standard Time)

ABOUT THIS EVENT

The MIP International Women's Leadership Forum will be taking place virtually on February 24.


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 February 24, 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. 
ATTENDEE PROFILE
150+ registrants
150+ WOMEN LAWYERS
in-house
IN-HOUSE IP AUDIENCE
700+ members
700+ MEMBERS OF OUR WOMEN'S NETWORK WELCOME TO ATTEND

VIRTUAL EVENT FEATURES

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Much like an in-person conference, a virtual event brings together top experts and industry peers for dynamic discussions and networking. Through the use of a specially designed events platform, you can access all content and participate in Q&A’s, live polling, breakout sessions and networking groups from a desktop computer or mobile device. You can also view all sessions on demand at a time that suits you.
Virtual booth
Virtual Exhibition Hall
Meet sponsors at their virtual booths
Speaker interaction
Speaker interaction
Reach out to speakers taking part in their live Q&A after their session
Personal Programme
Personal Programme
Create your own schedule with meetings and interesting sessions
On-demand
On-demand Access
Watch at a more convenient time to suit your needs
Networking
Messaging and Video calls
Meeting someone new? Drop them a message or schedule a call
Matchmaking
AI powered matchmaking
Meet new people in the event with AI recommendations

AGENDA

Wednesday, February 24

Introduction and welcome from Managing IP

09.15 - 09.20 PST

Navigating your IP portfolio in the digital world

09.20 - 10.00 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?
Angela Wilson
Angela Wilson
Assistant general counsel, IP & licensing,
Hallmark Cards
Jayanthi Simha
Jayanthi Simha
Patent engineer,
Invensense
Short break

10.00 - 10.20 PST

Diversity and inclusion in IP

10.20 - 11.00 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
Kelly McCarthy
Kelly McCarthy
Partner, Sideman Bancroft
Misha De Larkin
Misha De Larkin
Senior director IT legal,
Flex
Karen Lu
Karen Lu
Legal director, Cisco
Lyndsey Heaton
Lyndsey Heaton
Partner, Sideman Bancroft
Coffee break and networking

11.00 - 11.20 PST

A year in review – strategic updates for managing your litigation strategy

11.20 - 12.05 PST

  • Supreme Court and Federal Circuit highlights
  • Worldwide patent venues and venue strategies/li>
  • Tips for success at the ITC
Deborah Sterling
Deborah Sterling
Director, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
Deirdre Wells
Deirdre Wells
Director, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
Networking break

12.05 - 12.25 PST

IP strategies in product development

12.25 - 13.10 PST

  • Ownership of IP: build versus buy and tying up IP rights
  • Third party IP considerations
  • Use of AI and Machine Learning
  • Impact of COVID-19 on IP and product development
Marcela Robledo
Marcela Robledo
Partner, Baker McKenzie
Sabiha Chunawala
Sabiha Chunawala
VP and deputy general counsel, Contentful
Parijat Sharma
Parijat Sharma
AGC, product, Facebook
Danielle Benecke
Danielle Benecke
Senior associate, Baker McKenzie
Kaelah Ford
Kaelah Ford
Legal counsel, Canva
Lunch break and networking

13.10 - 13.40 PST

Leadership and managing your IP career during a pandemic

13.40 - 14.25 PST

  • Working from home with children or other dependants
  • Strategies and best practices to be successful and limit personal pressure
  • Virtual business development
  • On-boarding remotely – establishing and considering individual learning styles
Rachel Walsh
Rachel Walsh
Partner, Goodwin Procter
Beverley Moore
Beverley Moore
Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais
Helen Tieh
Helen Tieh
Former director, legal, Looker
Kanda Ishihara
Kanda Ishihara
Director – IP,
Veritas Technologies
Lindsay White
Lindsay White
Director, global litigation & investigations & IP,
Applied Materials
Sonya Sigler
Sonya Sigler
CEO, PractiGal
Closing comments

14.25 PST

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SPEAKERS

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.
Angela Wilson
Angela Wilson
Hallmark Cards
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Jayanthi Simha
Jayanthi Simha
Invensense
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Kelly McCarthy
Kelly McCarthy
Sideman Bancroft
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Misha De Larkin
Misha De Larkin
Flex
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Lyndsey Heaton
Lyndsey Heaton
Sideman Bancroft
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Lindsay White
Lindsay White
Applied Materials
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Helen Tieh
Helen Tieh
Looker
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Kanda Ishihara
Kanda Ishihara
Veritas Technologies
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Deborah Sterling
Deborah Sterling
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
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Deirdre Wells
Deirdre Wells
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
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Rachel Walsh
Rachel Walsh
Goodwin Procter
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Kaelah Ford
Kaelah Ford
Canva
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Sonya Sigler
Sonya Sigler
PractiGal
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Marcela Robledo
Marcela Robledo
Baker McKenzie
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Sabiha Chunawala
Sabiha Chunawala
Contentful
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Parijat Sharma
Parijat Sharma
Facebook
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Danielle Benecke
Danielle Benecke
Baker McKenzie
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Beverley Moore
Beverley Moore
Borden Ladner Gervais
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Karen Lu
Karen Lu
Cisco
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REGISTRATION TYPE

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL

Access to all sessions is FREE
  • IP counsel
  • Heads of legal
  • VP/SVP

ADVISORY AND SERVICE PROVIDERS

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 Melanie Petch
TESTIMONIALS
"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

FINANCIAL AID

Managing IP will make full or partial scholarships available for lawyers and law students experiencing financial hardships. Under this policy, a financial hardship is defined as income of $50,000 or less.
Unemployed
Full scholarship
Income up to $35,000
75% discount
Income $35,000 to $50,000
50% discount
Income above $50,000
No discount
To apply for financial aid, send your request on your employer’s letterhead, stating the reason for your interest, along with a completed scanned copy of the registration form which can be found on the brochure to registrations@managingip.com . Law students are required to include a copy of their current student ID card. All requests for financial aid have to be submitted at least four weeks before the start of the conference.

SPONSORS

Baker McKenzie
BLG
Goodwin
Sideman Bancroft
Sterne Kessler

CONTACT US

Programme


Email Natalie Canter
+44 (0) 207 779 8730

Sponsorship


Email Melanie
+44 (0)20 7779 8836