Managing IP

US Patent Forum 2020

October 6 & 7, virtual event

Sponsor
KSJ Law
Ropes & Gray
Weil Gotshal & Manges

The US Patent Forum is going virtual

Join interactive discussions over two days to discuss the global patent landscape mitigating challenges on the horizon.
 
Building a cohesive strategy to overcome legal and budget challenges is imperative as the uncertainty created by the AIA still looms larger after eight years. In addition, the evolution of the legal and technology landscape is raising critical questions on enforceability and the appropriate protection of your assets. Join us this year to deliver value to your business and remain efficient.

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?

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 2020

Panel discussions, presentations and breakout sessions will be hosted in EDT.

October 6

October 7

Tuesday, October 6

Opening remarks by Managing IP
08.50 EDT
Adapting your strategy to navigate risk and uncertainty in 2021
09.00 EDT
  • Tackling enforcement challenges in 2020
  • Venue issues post TC-Heartland
  • How can you execute a defensive litigation strategy in the unpredictable landscape?
Short break
09.30 EDT
A year in review: case law updates from PTAB
09.45 EDT
  • Ramifications and application of the new guidance: ranking multiple petitions
  • Getting the most out of your challenges in a creative way
  • Estoppel & claim construction standard
  • Constitutionality challenges: Arthrex decision update?
Coffee break and networking
10.45 EDT
Enforcement & strategy industry streams
11.15 EDT
These smaller group masterclasses are designed to provide in-depth industry insight into key issues impacting in-house counsel. The sessions will last for 1 hour, and will focus on different sectors including life sciences, FMCG, manufacturing and technology. Delegates will choose one group in the morning and one in the afternoon to discuss:


A) Review of pharma litigation trends
B) Comprehensive overview of global SEP landscape
C) Considerations for effective global licensing and collaboration
D) Subject matter eligibility: counteracting continued 101 uncertainty
Lunch break and networking
12.15 EDT
International Trade Commission: an efficient forum for global enforcement?
13.30 EDT
  • Tracking the rise in trade secrets matters and NPE cases
  • Venue of choice for sophisticated filers?
  • Tips for success at the ITC – enforcement case study
Closing comments
14.30 EDT
Networking break
14.35 EDT
Close of day one
15.00 EDT
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October 6

October 7

Wednesday, October 7

Opening remarks by Managing IP
08.50 EDT
Portfolio optimisation: creative solutions for managing your IP strategy
09.00 EDT
  • How to effectively run IP in-house department with constant cost pressures
  • Prioritizing your patent portfolio based on business needs
  • Generating and demonstrating value of your patent portfolio
  • Opportunities to generate revenue to offset costs – pros and cons
Short break
10.00 EDT
Protecting and enforcing your trade secrets with a holistic approach
10.15 EDT
  • Analysis on recent cases under DTSA
  • Overcoming obstacles with litigation
  • Perspective on what can be patented, what shouldn’t & what should be left to trade secrets?
  • Avoiding breaches and liability with contingency planning
  • Damage control for breaches
Coffee break and networking
11.15 EDT
Responding to the AI revolution: how is the legal practice evolving?
11.45 EDT
  • Debating the changing legal practice: understanding what can be protected by IP and how it varies from country to country
  • Enforceability of AI patents in the future: where is IP going to be in five years?
  • Data privacy and security: How are changes with GDPR and federal US government are impacting what companies are doing?
  • Ethics in AI: how do you think about what should or shouldn’t be automated? When do you intervene? What are the applications?
Lunch break and networking
12.45 EDT
Developing the next generation of IP leaders
14.00 EDT
This session will be a closed door, open discussion with leading attorneys who will share their experiences and offering practical insights for developing the next generation of IP leaders both within your organisation and outside it.
Closing comments
15.00 EDT
Networking break
15.05 EDT
Close of forum
15.40 EDT
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ATTENDEE PROFILE

With more opportunities to connect than ever before, you can network and discuss exclusive insights from leading lawyers in Europe.
100+ patent professionals
in-house lawyer profile
20+ industries represented
"The chance to learn about hot topics and discuss them with industry leaders. Great work, perfect event, thank you!
"The diversity of the topics and specific discussions on daily relevant practice in a one day seminar.
"A good variety of topics beyond patent examination.

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 Melody Mok for corporate speaking enquiries or James Murray for tax advisories or service provider opportunities.
Avichal Agrawal
CITIC CLSA Group
Avichal Agrawal
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Adnan Begic
Michelin
Adnan Begic
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Umang Dhingra
GlaxoSmithKline Asia
Umang Dhingra
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Amit Gupta
Greenwoods & Dell
Amit Gupta
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Dinesh Kanabar
Dhruva Advisors
Dinesh Kanabar
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Megha Khandelwal
Rio Tinto
Megha Khandelwal
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Benchi Klaver
Kulicke & Soffa
Benchi Klaver
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Barbara Voskamp
Loyens & Loeff
Barbara Voskamp
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Michael Muncaster
IHS Markit
Michael Muncaster
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Charles Oetomo
GNV Consulting Services
Charles Oetomo
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Kari Pahlman
Techtronics Industries
Kari Pahlman
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Bhavin Shroff
Nomura Singapore
Bhavin Shroff
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Ketan Palan
Pfizer
Ketan Palan
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Vijayashree Ranganathan
VFS Global
Vijayashree Ranganathan
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Greg Elliott
Standard Chartered Bank
Greg Elliott
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Siti Syadiah Latief
Nestle Indonesia
Siti Syadiah Latief
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Vaibhav Sanghvi
NortonLifeLock
Vaibhav Sanghvi
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Jay Shim
Lee & Ko
Jay Shim
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Bhavin Shroff
Nomura Singapore
Bhavin Shroff
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Register your place today

Get access to the US Patent Forum below. 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

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL

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

PRIVATE PRACTICE

Access to all sessions is $695
  • Partners and of counsel
  • Advisory firms
  • IP service providers

Sponsors

KSJ Law
Ropes & Gray
Weil Gotshal & Manges

CONTACT US

Registration

Kevin Pragas
Email Kevin
Call: +44 (0) 207 779 8938

Programme

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

Sponsorship

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