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The IP100 Executive ForumThe 2016 IP100 Executive Forum
February 8-9, 2016
Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, AZ

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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 2016 IP100™ Executive Form, to be held February 7-9 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, will address key issues on the minds of intellectual property professionals. The program highlights include:

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

8:00 am Golf Outing
4:00 pm Registration & Super Bowl Party
(Aztec Room)

Monday, February 8, 2016

8:00 am Breakfast
(Aztec Room)
8:00 am Registration
(Gold Room Foyer)
12:00 pm Opening Remarks: Jeff Whittle
(Gold Room)
12:30 pm

Luncheon with Keynote Speaker:
Peter Holden, President, IPCREATE
(Gold Room)
Talk Title - Retooling the IP function for the New IP-Centric Enterprise

2:00 pm

Panel #1: Strategic Considerations from C-Suite View
(Gold Room)

Moderator: Brian O’Shaughnessy, Shareholder, RatnerPrestia


  • Joe Beyers, Chairman & CEO, Inventergy
  • Phil Strassburger, Vice President, General Counsel, Purdue Pharma
  • Nan Mattai, Senior VP, Engineering & Information Technology, Rockwell Collins
  • Dipanjan (DJ) Nag, President and CEO, Prediqtus, LLC
3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm LES Standards Update—Phil Hartstein
(Gold Room)
3:45 pm Roundtable #1: Impresario—Louise Levien
(Gold Room)
5:15 pm Adjourn
6:30 pm
Prescients' Dinner
(Aztec Room)       
Take a look into your crystal ball and see the future of licensing, then come prepared to share your vision during dinner. Each table will then select the most interesting idea from their table and those ideas will then be presented to the entire group during dessert, with the creator voted to have the most interesting idea in the room being named as Prescient Laureate of the IP100. Prizes will also be awarded.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

8:00 am Breakfast
(Gold Room)
8:30 am

Panel #2: What the Experts are Saying
(to include Build, Buy, Collaborate or Broker Questions from Moderator)
(Gold Room)

Moderator: Thom Kobayashi, Senior Client Account Executive, Innography


  • David Ruder, VP, Corporate Development, RPX Corporation
  • Michael Pierantozzi, Strategic Business Development, Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Pamela Demain, Executive Director, Business Development & Licensing, Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Steve Cason. Managing Director, Technology Licensing DuPont
10:00 am Break
10:30 am Roundtable #2: Impresario—Nancy Hermanson
(Gold Room)
12:00 pm Luncheon with Speaker
Nola Masterson,
Chair of the Board, Repros Theraputics, Inc.
(Gold Room)
Talk Title - Current Trends That Are Changing Business Models
1:45 pm

Panel  #3: War Stories
(Gold Room)

Moderator: Erin Ator Thomson, Vinson & Elkins


  • Kirk Dailey, Head of Patent Transactions, Google
  • John Miller, Chief IP Counsel,  Rockwell Automation
  • Sian Godwin, Director, Outlicensing, GE Healthcare
  • Mark Shaw, CEO, UltraTech International
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Roundtable #3: Impresario—Gary Fedorochko
(Gold Room)
4:30 pm Adjourn
6:00 pm Networking Dinner
(Aztec Room)