Managing IP

International Women's Leadership Virtual Forum 2020

September 16-17, online

Sponsors
Baker McKenzie
Finnegan
McKool Smith
Weil Gotshal & Manges

The International Women's Leadership Forum is going online

Over two days 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.
 
Despite the restrictions on travel and meetings, the virtual forum continues to support the advancement of women counsel through the sharing of knowledge, expertise and experience of women in leadership and senior IP roles with those seeking to progress further in their career. 

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL FORUM?

Through the use of a specially designed events platform, all content, presentations, panel discussions, and participation in breakout sessions and networking groups can be viewed live from a desktop computer or mobile device. You can also view all sessions on demand at a time that suits you.
Global audience

Meet a truly global audience

Network with a global audience of IP professionals via chat functions and virtual networking rooms. Arrange meetings with others that suits your schedule and theirs, on a time that works for both of your time zones. Experience a new way of building your network like never before.
Content on demand

Content on demand

Join live panel discussions, presentations and a variety of digital formats or watch at a more convenient time from our Content Hub to suit your needs. Engage with our speakers in live Q&A and polling to get insights and answers to your questions like never before.
Online venue

Same event, online venue

The online platform for the event means you can do all the things you would expect at a physical, you just now do it online. Get full interaction from visiting sponsor booths, downloading resources, joining the main presentation or breakout sessions and using one of our virtual open or private meeting rooms.
Sustainable conference

Sustainable event

In addition to being able to attend due to global travel restrictions, you can access all of the event content without travel and accommodation expenses and support an environmentally friendly event. 

HOW DO I ATTEND A VIRTUAL FORUM?

REGISTER ONLINE


Register your place online - sign ups are limited to support several hundred attendees during live sessions.


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




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 2020

Keynote addresses, panel discussions, presentations and breakout sessions will be hosted over two days. All session times are in EDT unless stated otherwise.

September 16

September 17

Wednesday, September 16

introduction and Welcome from Managing IP

08.55 EDT

Designing your IP career

09.00 EDT

  • Katie McKnight, a former attorney at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), brings a unique perspective on an IP career – from private practice to USPTO back to private practice and how her career was impacted being a woman.
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
Katie McKnight
Katie McKnight
Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

09.20 EDT

Q&A

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

09.30 EDT

In-house management of IP in a volatile and challenging landscape

09.45 EDT

  • Justifying your budget
  • Demonstrating the value of IP to your C-suite
  • Managing your remote team
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
Sara Vinarov
Sara Vinarov
Global legal head of intellectual property, Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas 
Anna-Lisa Gallo
Anna-lisa Gallo
Associate general counsel, head of intellectual property, Lixil
Sydney English
Sydney English
Associate , Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
Andrea Cannon
Andrea Cannon
Deputy general counsel, Nestle Purina
Kristin Westgard
Kristin Westgard
Deputy general counsel, litigation & IP, Kochi Companies Public Sector
Virginia Carron
Virgina Carron
Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunnerr
Coffee break and networking

10.45 EDT

COVID-19: IP responses and mitigation tactics

11.15 EDT

  • Increased measures for trade secret protection with teams working remotely
  • Build trade secret protection into corporate culture
  • Actual, physical and technical measures
  • Managing your litigation during government closures
  • Balancing public need with private interest
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
Christine Streatfeild
Christine Streatfeild
Partner, Baker McKenzie
Romy Horn
Romy Horn
General counsel, W2O
Rekha Hanu
Rekha Hanu
VP, associate general counsel & chief IP counsel, Akorn Pharmaceuticals
Closing comments

12.15 EDT

Networking break

12.20 EDT

Close of day one

12.45 EDT

Back to top

September 16

September 17

Thursday, September 17

Opening address from Managing IP

08.55 EDT

Work-life conflict

09.00 EDT

  • How can you balance work and home in a restricted time and space
  • Tips to relieve personal guilt and manage stress
  • How to avoid professional isolation – tips to engaging your colleagues/clients/peers
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
Kim Jessum
Kim Jessum
Chief IP counsel, US associate general counsel, Heraeus 
Kim Youngberg
Kim Youngberg
General counsel, Screenvision
Maria Maras
Maria Maras
Senior legal counsel, IP litigation, Accenture 
Helen Tieh
Helen Tieh
Director, legal, Looker Data Scinces, a subsidiary of Google
Coffee break and networking

10.00 EDT

IP litigation in review and its effect on your litigation strategy

10.30 EDT

  • Supreme Court and Federal Court highlights
  • Venue strategies – post TC Heartland and Worldwide patent venues
  • Protecting privilege in a post-Halo environment
  • Section 101 updates
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
Lauren Fornarotto
Lauren Fornarotto
Principal, McKool Smith
Short break

11.30 EDT

Leadership and building for the next generation during challenging times

11.45 EDT

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
  • Building effective teams; spreading positivity and adopting a growth mind set in challenging times
  • Career progression and development in uncertain times
  • Appropriately and effectively supporting your peers
  • How to avoid professional isolation – tips to engaging your colleagues/clients/peers
  • Demonstrate your in-house department value by sharing metrics
Elizabeth Weisswasser
Elizabeth Weisswasser
Partner, Weil Gotshal & Manges
Adele Frankel
Adele Frankel
Head of IP program, Flatiron Health
Lauren Dienes-Middlen
Lauren Dienes-Middlen
SVP, assistant general counsel – IP, World Wrestling Entertainment
Lauren Mandell
Lauren Mandell
Assistant general counsel, Henkel Corporation
Caren Khoo
Caren Khoo
VP & deputy general counsel, Verizon
Closing comments

12.45 EDT

Networking 

12.50 EDT

Close of forum

13.15 EDT

Back to top

ATTENDEE PROFILE

The Forum welcomes over 150 women IP and general counsel every year and now that the event is virtual, we expect more participation than ever on a global scale. As an in-house focused event, the event welcomes all seniority levels, from those just starting in the careers to those at the top of it. The event is inclusive and men are also welcome to join to hear more on the substantive topics.
Attendance
Companies
Global members

"I really enjoyed the flow, setup and process. Great inclusion of cases that I can now go home and read.

 

"I enjoyed that the networking and topics addressed the needs of in-house counsel.

 

"Great substantive information and very good speakers. [Overall] The conferences was very informative and interesting. The MIP programs are excellent!

 

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 corporate speaking enquiries or Aman Duggal for law firm or service provider opportunities.

Lauren Dienes-Middlen

World Wrestling Entertainment
Lauren Dienes-Middlen
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Anna-lisa Gallo

Lixil
Anna-lisa Gallo
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Romy Horn

W2O Group
Romy Horn
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Kim Jessum

Heraeus
Kim Jessum
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Maria Maras

Accenture
Maria Maras
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Christine Streatfeild

Baker McKenzie
Christine Streatfeild
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Helen Tieh

Looker Data Sciences

Helen Tieh
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Sara Vinarov

Tate & Lyle
Sara Vinarov
Learn more ›

Elizabeth Weiswasser

Weil Gotshal & Manges
Elizabeth Weiswasser
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Kim Youngberg

Screenvision

Kim Youngberg
Learn more ›

Katie McKnight

Finnegan Henderson

Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Katie McKnight
Learn more ›

Sydney English

Finnegan Henderson

Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Sydney English
Learn more ›

Andrea Cannon

Nestle Purina
Andrea Cannon
Learn more ›

Kristin Westgard

Kochi Comanices Public Sector

Kristin Westgard
Learn more ›

Virgina Carron

Finnegan Henderson

Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Virgina Carron
Learn more ›

Rekha Hanu

Akorn Pharmaceuticals

Rekha Hanu
Learn more ›

Lauren Fornarotto

McKool Smith
Lauren Fornarotto
Learn more ›

Adele Frankel

Flatiron Health

Adele Frankel
Learn more ›

Lauren Mandell

Henkel Corporation

Lauren Mandell
Learn more ›

Caren Khoo

Verizon

Caren Khoo
Learn more ›

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Register your place today

Get access to the MIP International Women's Leadership Forum below.

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL

The event is free all in-house counsel, 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

Breakout sessions
BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Participate in facilitated breakout groups for more in-depth discussion

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 Jamil Ahad
Email Jamil
Call: +44 (0) 207 779 8767
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 Aman Duggal
Email Aman
Call: +44 (0) 207 779 8067
SEND AN EMAIL

Venue

Address

Convene
75 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, 10019

Transport
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Sponsors

Baker McKenzie
McKool Smith
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Contact us

Register


Contact Alicia Sprott
Email Alicia
Call: +44 (0) 207 779 8334

Speak


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

Sponsor


Contact Aman Duggal
Email Aman
Call: +44 (0) 207 779 8067