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The IP100 Executive ForumThe 2018 IP100® Executive Forum
February 15-16, 2018
Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, AZ

IP Competitiveness in a Global Market

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Wednesday, February 14

7:30 am Golf Outing
Arizona Biltmore – The Links Course
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4:00 pm Registration
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Welcome Reception

Thursday, February 15

8:00 am Breakfast & Registration
8:30 am Opening Remarks and Keynote
Keynote Speaker:  The Honorable Paul Michel, Former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
"How Dumb Patent Rules Adopted by Washington Enrich China and Shrink Jobs, Prosperity, and Technological Leadership in America; and What You Can Do to Stop It"
9:30 am

1st Panel/Roundtable Session  
Topic #1 - Commercializing Technology to Grow and Sustain Global Enterprise
This panel will highlight real-world examples of bringing new technology into markets by leveraging IP to find development partners and encourage investors to take risks when developing new products and companies

Moderator:
Mike Lasinski, 284 Partners

Panelists:
Paul Bernal, Boeing IP Licensing Co.
Edward Jung, XiNova
Michele Moreland, Vice President, Fortress Investment Group
Faisal Syud, GE

10:30 am Break
11:00 am Roundtable
12:30 pm Luncheon
Unleashing American Innovation
Featured Speaker:
Walter G. Copan, Ph.D., Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology
2:30 pm

2nd Panel/Roundtable Session
Topic #2 - Strategic Necessity: Intellectual Capital (IC) Portfolio Diversification
This discussion will examine the strategic and competitive business factors that drive decisions of where, when, what types and how to obtain the IC that make an enterprise more competitive in global markets.

Moderator:
Steve Pollinger, McKool Smith

Panelists:
Geoff Hoggard, Microsoft
Dan Levy, McKool Smith
Matt McNair, Ohio State University
Tanya Moore, Sonos
Paul Zastrow, Rockwell Collins

4:00 pm Break
4:30 pm Roundtable
6:30 pm Reception & Networking Dinner

Friday, February 16

8:00 am Breakfast
8:30 am Opening Remarks and Keynote
Global IP Dealmaking:  Crisis or Opportunity
Keynote Speaker:  Joe Siino, President, VIA Licensing
9:30 am

3rd Panel/Roundtable
Topic #3:  Impact of IP Law Changes on Licensing Business & Practices  
This panel will take a pragmatic look at how the law changes affecting IP owners' rights have shifted the balance of power in negotiating IP-centric deals and have encouraged more radical behavior of the parties involved.

Moderator:
Phil Hartstein, Finjan

Panelists:
Kevin Burgess, McKool Smith
Bill Goldman, Nagra Kudelski Group
Kent Richardson, ROL Group

11:00 am Roundtable
12:30 pm Luncheon  
2:30 pm

4th Panel/Roundtable Session
Topic #4:  Building and Enforcing a Global Portfolio for Protection and Monetization
This discussion will tap our panelists' experience and insights to provide an IP 'futurecast' - predicting the countries and enforcement jurisdictions that will matter the most to IP owners, business leaders and investors to protect and capitalize on their IP.

Moderator:
James E. Malackowski, Ocean Tomo 

Panelists:
Robert Earle, Ericsson
Michael Gulliford, Soryn IP Group
Ken Korea, Samsung
Michael Pierantozzi, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
Courtney Quish, TiVo

4:00 pm Roundtable
6:30 pm Closing Reception & Dinner

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