May 20, 2024 • Oracle Conference Center, Redwood Shores, CA

The LES Silicon Valley Chapter’s annual conference is back for its 20th year! We are pleased to offer this innovative program, which intersects the new world of artificial intelligence (AI) with the evolving world of business and licensing. Oracle returns as the venue host for the conference at the Oracle Conference Center, 500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA.

Join us in person on Monday, May 20, 2024, for the following line-up:
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Registration, Buffet Breakfast, Networking
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Keynotes, Panels, Buffet Lunch, Networking Breaks
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Networking Reception

As AI advances at an unprecedented pace, its impact on businesses, research, IP creation, protection, and commercialization is profound and far-reaching. This conference is designed to explore the depths of this dynamic relationship, offering insights, strategies, and discussions on AI’s uses and how it is not just influencing but actively reshaping businesses and the landscape of IP and licensing.

Key Themes:

  • AI and Business: How AI disrupts traditional modes of conducting business and attracts capital in the process.
  • Licensing in the AI Era: The evolving dynamics of licensing agreements in the age of AI, including the negotiation of AI-generated content and software
  • Future Frontiers: Look ahead to the future of AI, including emerging technologies, potential uses of AI, and the global landscape of IP rights in the digital age.
  • Revenge of the AI Hardware: learn where the limits are constantly being redefined by the synergy of AI and hardware.

The morning keynote speaker is Matthew Kropp, CTO, Managing Director, and Senior Partner with the
Boston Consulting Group (BCG), with Greg Pavlik, Senior Vice President, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle, as the afternoon keynote speaker.

Workshop Speakers and Moderators:
Jordan Becker, Partner, Perkins Coie
Zack Cable, Chief Revenue Officer,
Jiyoung Choi, COO, VALUENEX
Shaloo Garg, Managing Director, Late-Stage Startups, Microsoft
Efrat Kasznik, LES-SVC Chair, LES Board Member, President, Foresight Evaluation Group
Reza Khaj, PhD, Early-Stage Investor, Plug and Play Ventures
David George, Head of Global Operations, TetraMem (formerly with HP Labs)
Mark Leonard, Founder/CEO, ScaleIP, Co-Chair LES Colorado
Tom Mavrakakis, Director, Patents, IBM
Abul Nuruzzaman, VP of Semiconductor Technology and IP Licensing, Adeia
Arvin Patel, Chief Licensing Officer, New Segments, Nokia
Michael Pierantozzi, Board Member, LES SVC (IAM Strategy 300)
Sujatha Ramanujan, Managing Director, NextCorps Luminate
Maital Rasmussen, Chief Commercial Officer, Octave (former), Board Member, Pluri
Kent Richardson, Partner, Richardson Oliver Law Group
Louis Ross, CEO, MEI Micro
DarIus Sankey, PhD, General Partner, IAC
Hermann Schindler, Ph.D., Scalator X Ventures Inc.
Pallavi Shah, Managing Director, Mobity LLC
Eric Ver Ploeg, Founding Partner, Tunitas Ventures (investor, ScaleIP)
Tatiana Zander MSc, MBA, Director Disruptive Technologies, Ericsson

Who should attend?
This conference is a must-attend event for IP professionals, licensing executives, innovators, policymakers, investors, legal experts, and technologists looking to navigate the complexities of AI in the IP realm. Whether you’re seeking to understand the latest AI-driven IP strategies, explore new opportunities for investment or licensing, or anticipate the future challenges of IP law and policy, this conference will provide valuable insights and networking opportunities.

Cost: Early Bird discounts through May 6
Members: Through May 6, $200; after May 6, $250.
Non-Members: Through May 6, $250; after May 6, $300
Students: Through May 6, $100; after May 6, $150.

Register Here:

Questions? Please get in touch with Martha Casey at [email protected].

Chapter Conference Sponsors:
Bunsow De Mory LLP
Foresight Valuation Group
Lunch Sponsor: Nokia
Perkins Coie
Richardson Oliver Law Group

Media Partner: IAM

Matthew Kropp, CTO, Managing Director and Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Greg Pavlik, Senior Vice President, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle

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