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The IP100 Executive ForumThe 2014 IP100 Executive Forum
February 10-11, 2014
Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, AZ

Meeting Home Program Speakers Presentations and Executive Summary

The IP100 Program

The IP100™ is an exclusive, invitation-only event for senior IP management professionals from IP owner organizations.  Its aim is to provide best practices, problem-solving, and peer networking opportunities to its participants in the field of intellectual property management.  

The 2014 IP100™ Executive Form, to be held February 10-11 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, will address key issues on the minds of intellectual property professionals.


8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Golf Outing (additional registration required)
For those who would like to fit in a winter round of golf right before the IP100, LES is pleased to offer an optional golf outing on Sunday, February 9th at the Arizona Biltmore Country Club. LES has reserved a limited number of tee times at the Biltmore's Links course at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday. The fee for the IP100 golf outing is just $130.00, including tax and refreshments. Club rentals are $65.00 through the Biltmore Country Club.

You can register for the IP100 Golf outing through the event registration system. 

For more information on the course, visit the Arizona Biltmore website.


10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Registration  
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Welcoming Remarks & Introduction  
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Luncheon & Keynote Speaker 

Trust: A Key Ingredient in Business Collaborations

Stephen M.R. Covey, Co-Founder, CoveyLink and the FranklinCovey Global Speed of Trust Practice

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Transition to Panel 1 and Break
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Panel 1: Creating Partnerships


  • John Finn, Chief Scientific Officer, Trius Therapeutics, a Cubist Company
  • Allegra Helfenstein, Corporate Counsel, Life Technologies Corporation
  • Glen Krogh, Director of Contracts for Simulation and Training Systems, Rockwell Collins
  • Marc Schwartz, COO, Bob Mackie Designs
  • Brad Ullrick, IP and Business Development Manager, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, Argonne National Laboratory
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Networking Refreshment Break  
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Panel 1: Break-Out Roundtable Discussions  
6:00 p.m.

Networking Reception and Dinner with Featured Speaker

Cooperation vs The Blame Game: Unleashing American Ingenuity

Jay Walker, Chairman, Walker Digital; Founder, Priceline.com; Executive Chairman, Patent Properties, Inc.



8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast  
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Day One Recap  
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Panel 2: Living with the Partnership


  • Mark Bloom, Director of Corporate Alliances and Technology Transfer, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
  • Pat Fitzhenry, Global ISV Recruitment & Enablement Director, Microsoft 
  • Sean Flanigan, President, AUTM, and Assistant Director, Technology Partnerships, University of Ottawa               
  • Chip Murray, Global Managing Director, DuPont
  • Kenneth Seddon, Director, Queen's University Ionic Liquid Laboratories (QUILL) Research Centre
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Networking Refreshment Break  
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Panel 2: Break-Out Roundtable Discussions  
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Panel 3: Open Space Topics for Roundtable Discussions  
12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Networking Luncheon
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. WORKSHOPS: Joint Ventures, Consortia and New Models for Industry-University Collaboration

Joint Ventures Workshop
  • Rob McKillip, Senior Director, JSF Programs, Rockwell Collins
  • Craig Miller, CEO, ACG Chicago
  • Paul Stewart, Managing Director, PASCO Ventures, Past President, CLP

Consortia Workshop

  • Les Goff, COO, KDL Solutions
  • Raul Montes, Manager, Intellectual Property and Licensing, ExxonMobil
  • Kenneth Seddon, Director, Queen's University Ionic Liquid Laboratories (QUILL) Research Centre

New Models for Industry-University Collaboration

  • Michael Burychka, Managing Director of North America, IP Group, Inc.
5:30 p.m. Networking Reception and Dinner