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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 Program

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

Sunday, March 8, 2015

8:00 am Golf Outing
1:00 pm LES Board of Trustees' Meeting

Monday, March 9, 2015

11:00 am Registration
12:00 pm

Luncheon with Keynote Speaker:
A fire-side chat with LES President-Elect Jeff Whittle

Nathan Kelley, Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law and Solicitor, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Impact of the AIA on Licensing Agreements

2:00 pm Session 1: When Bad Things Happen to Good Deals
(Representations and Warranties) – "IP Improv Theatre" Format

Join us for a lively discussion of the importance of the words, phrases and clauses that have long term effect on our "living with the deal." Since the risks encompassed by what and how the drafting is done are risks borne by the business, every licensing executive should have a clear understanding of these provisions even though they think they delegated it to the legal group. The focus of the discussion will feature a fictitious case of a new technology for plastics that includes supply of a catalyst, the question of the licensor completing additional chemical licensing agreements, and the prospect of a national oil company licensing the package in order to build a world-scale plant and enter the European market.

Louise Levien, IP and Licensing Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation
Raul Montes, Manager, Intellectual Property & Licensing, ExxonMobil Corporation
Charles (Chip) Murray, Global Managing Director, Dupont
Jeff Whittle, Partner and Head of Technology & IP Section, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm Roundtable 1
5:15 pm Adjourn
6:30 pm
Paul Melin, Vice President and Chief IP Officer, NOKIA

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

8:30 am

Session 2: Rules of Engagement between Industry and Academia: How to Find and Fix the Big Issues to Close the Deal
"IP Improv Theatre" Format

Join this interactive session with practical applications. Representatives from industry, academia and in between will share "rules of the road" developed from first-hand experience initiating contacts and negotiating deals between industry and universities.

Wes Blakeslee, formerly, Director, Office of Technology Transfer, Johns Hopkins University
Lesley Millar-Nicholson, Director, Office of Technology Transfer, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Ada Nielsen, CEO, Foodexus
Brian O'Shaughnessy, Shareholder, RatnerPrestia
Phil Strassburger, Vice President, General Counsel, PurduePharma

9:30 am Break
10:00 am Roundtable 2
11:00 am Audience Selected Roundtable Topics
12:00 pm Luncheon with Speaker
Professor Richard Epstein
, NYU/U of Chicago Law School
1:45 pm

LES Standards Initiative Workshop
Update on three LES Standards Committees

  • IP Brokerage Standards
  • IP Protection the Value Chain Standards
  • Patent Licensing Entity Standards

Bill Elkington, Senior Director, IP Management, Rockwell Collins
Craig Moss, COO, Create.org
Brian O'Shaughnessy, Shareholder, RatnerPrestia
Michele Riley, Managing Director, Stout Risius Ross (SRR)
Jim Weisfield, Senior Director, Channel sales and Licensing, Intellectual Ventures

2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Open Space format to discuss next steps for Standards in 2016
4:00 pm Break
5:15 pm Adjourn
6:00 pm Dinner


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