LESI | Print Page | Sign In | Join
NY Chapter Event: World IP Day 2018
Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend

LES New York Celebrates World Intellectual Property Day 2018

When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: Fox Rothschild LLP
101 Park Avenue
17 Floor New York
New York, New York  10178
United States
Contact: Alexander Puutio
(646) 420-3180

Online registration is closed.
« Go to Upcoming Event List  

LES New York Chapter Presents:


World IP Day 2018

Expert Presentation and Reception


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

6:00-9:00 p.m.


Fox Rothschild LLP
101 Park Avenue
17 Floor New York
New York, NY 10178




The New York City chapter of the Licensing Executives Society invites you to celebrate World IP Day with a panel discussion on this year’s global topic, “Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity”.

This year’s World Intellectual Property Day is dedicated to the women who shape our common future with their brilliance, ingenuity, curiosity and courage. A panel of world-class experts will share their views and experiences on championing positive change that transcends tradition and inspires countless women and men around the globe to strive for a more creative and innovative world.

Reception with drinks and appetizers


Katherine Strandburg, PhD, JD
Alfred B. Engelberg Professor of Law, 

An expert in patent law, innovation policy, and information privacy law, Katherine Strandburg began her career as a theoretical physicist at Argonne National Laboratory. Her research considers the implications of user and collaborative innovation for patent law and of “big data” for privacy law. Her recent book, Governing Medical Commons, (co-edited with B. Frischmann and M. Madison, 2016), continues her investigation of commons-based innovation. Based on research reflected in publications such as “Membership Lists, Metadata, and Freedom of Association’s Specificity Requirement,” (2014), Strandburg was an invited panelist at the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board’s 2015 Public Meeting on Executive Order 12333. Strandburg’s brief on behalf of several medical associations was cited in a 2012 Supreme Court opinion involving the patent eligibility of medical diagnostic procedures. Strandburg received her BS from Stanford University, her PhD from Cornell University, and her JD with high honors from the University of Chicago. She clerked for the late Judge Richard Cudahy of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Berit Virtanen-Thewlis
Chief Marketing Officer and Partner
Claned Group

Berit Virtanen-Thewlis has decades of experience as an executive and board member in global corporations, and but also in groundbreaking new technology growth companies. Currently, she is the Chief Marketing Officer and Partner in Claned Group, a blazingly-fast-growing company behind disruptive online personalized learning solution, and is based in New York. 




Johanna Wahlrros
Account Executive, Global Automotive Team
Google Inc.

Johanna Wahlroos is an Account Executive at Google, Inc. in New York. Her responsibilities include implementing digital strategies for automobile brands in Latin America. She also advises Google clients on delivering holistic and innovative online brand-building solutions to help marketers tame the web. In her previous positions at Google, Johanna managed Google's data and insights initiatives. Having lived in 5 countries and speaking 4 languages fluently, Johanna is passionate about cultural diversity and equality and she is an active participant in Google’s diversity programs.


Matthew D'Amore, JD
Professor of Practice
Cornell Tech

Matthew D’Amore is a Professor of Practice in the LLM program at Cornell Tech. D’Amore comes to Cornell after a 20-year career at the international law firm of Morrison & Foerster, where he represented high technology and life-sciences clients in the resolution of complex intellectual property disputes and in licensing matters.Now at Cornell Tech, D’Amore brings his legal industry experience to the Cornell Tech community, teaching Technology Transactions and Trade Secret Law and Practice. Mr. D”Amore received his B.S., with distinction, from the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, in biology and society, and his J.D. from Yale Law School.


This event is generously sponsored by:

More on World IP Day:
Every April 26, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day to learn about the role that intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) play in encouraging innovation and creativity.


Join LES today to ensure you do not miss our New York Chapter events and to gain access to a global network of IP and licensing professionals.

The NYC chapter uses online registration for members and non-members and accepts payment by credit card.  Members should login to the registration page with their LES online account.

A $5.00 cancellation fee is applied to all refunds.  Substitutions are accepted.  Contact LES at (703) 234-4059 for assistance.

Disability/Dietary Needs
Requests for ADA accommodations and special dietary needs should be submitted to the event contact listed at the top of the page. 

Photography Consent
By registering for this event, you permit LES and its chapters to use photographs of you with or without your name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and web content.


11130 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 350 Reston, VA 20191 Phone: 703-234-4058 Fax: 703-435-4390