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The IP100 Executive ForumThe 2012 IP100 Executive Forum
January 30-31, 2012
Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, AZ


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The IP100 Program

MONDAY, JANUARY 30

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Registration
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM Welcome Remarks and Safety Message
11:45 AM – 12:15 AM Introduction of Advisory Board and Hot Topics
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Luncheon & Keynote Speaker:
Alpheus Bingham, Ph.D, Founder, Innocentive

Dr. Bingham, an international expert on Open Innovation and author of The Open Innovation Marketplace (provided to all registrants) will discuss the impact of Open Innovation on global business.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

PANEL #1: The Impact of the America Invents Act (AIA) on IP Business

This session will discuss:

  • What does the AIA mean for those of us working with research engineers and scientists?
    • What changes need to be made for business people, engineers, and scientists?
    • What are the difficulties in making these changes, and how might these be overcome?
  • What are the business process implications for the pre- and post-grant review?
    • How might business competition be managed differently?
    • Will prior art searches become more prevalent, and will their cost reduce filings?
  • How will the increased cost of “prioritized applications” be justified?
    • Will these increased costs mean fewer filings?
  •  What business processes will need to change to manage and protect the value of trade secrets?

Moderator:  
Ada Nielsen, Director, Intellectual Asset Strategy, BP America

Confirmed Panelists:

  • Rochelle Blaustein, Senior Advisor for Technolgy Transfer, US Department of Energy
  • Bill Elkington, Senior Director, IP Management, Rockwell Collins
  • David Jones, Director of IP Policy Strategy, Microsoft
  • Bill Krovatin, Vice President, Merck
  • Lita Nelsen, Director, Technology Office, MIT
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Networking Refreshment Break
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM PANEL #1 BREAK-OUT ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
6:00 PM

Networking Reception and Dinner

Speaker:
Marshall Phelps, Independent Management Consulting Professional
Former Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Corporation and IBM

TUESDAY, JANUARY 31

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Networking Breakfast
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Welcome and Day One Recap
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

PANEL #2: Deals from Hell – Lessons Learned 

This session will discuss:

  • What have we learned?
  • What would we now—knowing what we know—do differently in a similar deal?
  • What are the early warning signs of trouble?

Moderator:
Dan McGavock, Vice President, Intellectual Property Practice Leader, Charles River Associates

Confirmed Panelists:

  • Joe Beyers, Chairman and CEO at Ambature
  • Beatrix de Russe, Vice President, Licensing and IP, Technicolor
  • Kathleen Denis, Associate VP, Office of Technology Transfer, The Rockefeller University
  • Lesley Millar, Director, Office of Technology Transfer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Paul Stewart, Director, Global Business Development, Lilly
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Networking Refreshment Break
10:30 AM – 11:30 PM PANEL #2 BREAK-OUT ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM OPEN SPACE TOPICS FOR ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM Networking Luncheon
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

WORKSHOP: How to Think Like a VC
(Optional Workshop)

Moderator:
Bill Elkington, Senior Director, IP Management, Rockwell Collins

Speakers:

Key Take Aways from this Session Include:

  • How VCs Value Technology
  • How VCs Assess and Analyze IP-Based Transactions
  • How VCs Manage Risk Through a Portfolio Approach
  • How VC Methodologies and Disciplines May Apply to IP Management
5:30 PM Networking Reception and Dinner

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1

8:30 AM

Depart for Golf Outing
(Additional registration required)

The Arizona Biltmore Country Club