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The IP100 Executive ForumThe 2015 IP100 Executive Forum
March 9-10, 2015
Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, AZ

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The IP100 Executive Forum is a unique and exclusive gathering of senior executives charged with the IP decision-making responsibilities within their organizations. The IP100 focuses on strategic issues related to IP business, including IP valuation, best practices in deal structure, IP strategy and organizational alignment.

Held annually, the event explores the business dynamics of IP and organizational strategy through panel and small, facilitated group discussions, where the focus is on peer-to-peer interactions, thought-provoking engagement and valuable take-aways to implement and integrate immediately into your organization. Attendance is limited to experienced, management-level professionals from various types of organizations of all sizes and industries.


Come to the IP100 and get an update on LES Standards:  A new initiative to set a new higher bar for IP management across all IP domain disciplines. Status will be reviewed, questions will be answered, and priorities will be set for taking this exciting new dimension of LES leadership forward.

The purposes of the LES Standards initiative are the following:
  • Raise the standards of business conduct in IP-oriented transactions
  • Improve the practice of IP management
  • Reduce the cost and time required to do IP-oriented transactions and management
  • Protect and preserve the value of IP for innovative individuals and enterprises--thereby encouraging investment in innovation and enhancing the economic well-being of society

For further information on the LES Standards work, please click on the following link: LES Standards Web Page

MARCH 9-10, 2015

The 2015 IP100 Executive Form, to be held March 9th-10th at the Arizona Biltmore, will address key issues on the minds of intellectual property professionals. The program highlights include:

  • Keynote Speaker: Nathan Kelley, Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law and Solicitor, United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Impact of AIA on Licensing Agreements
  • Dinner Speaker: Paul Melin, Vice President and Chief IP Officer, NOKIA
  • IP Improv Theatre Topic #1:
    When Bad Things Happen to Good Deals
  • IP Improv Theatre Topic #2:
    Rules of Engagement between Industry and Academia: 
    How to Find and Fix the Big Issues to Close the Deal
  • Standards Workshop
  • Next Steps for Standards in 2016 (Open Space Format)
  • Luncheon Speaker: Professor Richard Epstein, NYU/U of Chicago Law School 
  • Exclusive Networking Events with colleagues for informal benchmarking and problem-solving


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