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LES 2016 Spring PanAm Meeting Schedule at a Glance

Theme: Energize Your Licensing: Solutions Across The Americas
MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016
11:00 am - 5:00 pm Final Round LES Foundation 2016 International Business Plan Competition
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

ExxonMobil Site Visit and Workshop on Premises
Big Data and Applications/Challenges in the Energy Sector
(Transportation provided, departing hotel at 7:15 am)
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

JLABS at TMC Site Visit and Concurrent Workshops on Premises
(Transportation provided, departing hotel at 9:30 am)
Energizing Your Patent Strategies: How to Leverage IP Landscapes to Gain a Competitive Advantage 
*2.75 hours of MCLE approved
OR
Getting a Workable Contract to Signature Sooner
*2.75 hours of MCLE approved

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Welcome Reception - Celebrate World IP Day with LES
Opening Remarks:
Hope Shimabuku
Regional Director, USPTO – Texas Regional Office
Margarita Competition
Sponsored by: IPFC and Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016
8:30 am Opening Remarks
LES Chairman of the Board:
Jeffrey Whittle
8:45 am - 10:15 am Plenary Session
Innovating the Unknown
Speaker: Scott Jewett, Element-Y Engineering
10:15 am - 10:45 am Networking Break
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Concurrent Spotlight Session
Wireless Charging – Electric and Parallel Hybrid Vehicles and the Hand Held Devices Inside– Emerging Technology, IP and Standards

The Defend Trade Secrets Act

Innovating the Unknown - Innovative and Fresh Ideas for Licensing Products and Developing "White Space" Growth Opportunities
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Luncheon with Featured Speaker
Powering Growth
Keynote Speaker: Rosemarie Truman, Founder and Chairwoman, The Center for Advancing Innovation Inc.
Sourav Sinha, Founder and CEO of Oncolinx
Special LES Standards Update with remarks given by Phil Hartstein
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Concurrent Spotlight Session
Bad Faith Assertions
pending 1 hour of Ethics MLCE
Moonshots – Accelerated New Drug and Vaccine Developments

Internal Valuation and Competitive Intelligence
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Networking Break
Sponsored by: Duff & Phelps
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Concurrent Spotlight Session
Oil & Gas v. Life Sciences: A Comparison of IP Valuation and Licensing Best Practices Across Industries

IP Business in Brazil and Mexico
Energizing Pan Am License Closings and Payments

New deal models for creating efficiency in academic/industry collaborations
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm LES Gala Dinner at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

 THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016

8:30 am Opening Remarks
LES Chairman of the Board:
Jeffrey Whittle
8:45 am - 10:15 am Plenary Session
Fueling Ideas
Speaker: Virginia Herrera Larios - Manager of Science and Technology Knowledge Management, PEMEX
10:15 am - 10:45 am Networking Break
10:45 am - 12:00 pm  Concurrent Spotlight Session
Extincting Dinosaur or Re-emerging Phoenix: The Future Role of NPE in Patent Market and Patent Litigation

Public Policy Update – LES Appearances on the Hill and in the Courtroom

The Value of Creative Innovation Strategies
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Luncheon with Featured Speaker
Igniting Solutions
Keynote Speaker: Brad Cochrane - Marketing Strategist, Story First Marketing
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Concurrent Spotlight Session
Judicial Viewpoints: Eastern District Judges

SPACE RACE Innovation Challenge – Building an Innovation Ecosystem

Securing the IoT: Security Challenges and Solutions in a Connected World
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Networking Break
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Concurrent Spotlight Session
Pumps, Pipes and Progress: How Good Neighbors Make Good Business
Co-Sponsor: LES Houston Chapter
Inter Partes Reviews - The New Form of Patent Litigation
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm  Closing Reception
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sector Networking Events

FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016

8:00 am - 5:15 pm IP Business Basics 101
4.0 hours of MCLE approved
8:00 am - 5:00 pm CLP Review Course
7.0 hours of MCLE approved