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Global IP Management Forum

June 11–13, 2017, Island Hotel, Newport Beach, CA

Join like-minded Chief IP Counsel and other senior in-house counsel for inspiration and insight, networking and learning, and proven strategies to improve your business practices.

Faculty Members Include

  • STIRLING ADAMS (Micro Focus), Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • JAMES ARNOLD, JR. (Eastman Chemical Company), Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property
  • GEOFF BAKER (Sears Holdings Corporation), Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property
  • CHRIS BOWLEY (Fish & Richardson P.C.), Principal
  • NADEEM BRIDI (Acelity), Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • SCOTT BROWN (Frank’s International, LLC), Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • TIM CAMPBELL (Minesoft), Vice President
  • MICHAEL CAMPOS (NetraDyne), Director, Intellectual Property
  • RONALD COK (X-Celeprint, Inc.), Director, Intellectual Property
  • DAVID ENZMINGER (Winston & Strawn), Partner, Co-Chair Intellectual Property Practice
  • JON FALLON (High 5 Games), General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs
  • SREEKAR GADDE (Dynamics Inc.), Assistant Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • MATT GOLDBERG (MultiLing), Business Development Manager
  • JENNIFER HALL (Mars, Inc.), General Counsel, Intellectual Property
  • SCOTT HAUSER (Fitbit, Inc.), Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property
  • KERRI HOCHGESANG (Andritz (USA) Inc.), Group Intellectual Property Counsel
  • MICHELLE HOLUBEK (Sterne Kessler), Director
  • KIM JESSUM (Heraeus Incorporated), Chief IP Counsel U.S., Associate General Counsel & Secretary
  • ANBAR KHAL (Oakley Inc. / Luxottica Group SpA), Senior Patent Counsel
  • PATRICK KIM (GE Lighting and Current, powered by GE), Executive Counsel, Intellectual Property
  • JOHN LABARRE (Google Inc.), Senior Counsel
  • ANN LAFEIR (USAA), Senior Intellectual Property Counsel
  • PAUL LEE (DexCom), Senior Intellectual Property Counsel
  • JAVIER LEIJA (ON Semiconductor), Director, Intellectual Property Transaction & Senior Patent Counsel
  • THOMAS LYNCH (Ally Financial Inc.), Senior IT Counsel
  • PHIL MAKROGIANNIS (Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.), Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Life Science
  • WILLIAM MANSFIELD (ABRO Industries, Inc.), Director, Intellectual Property
  • WILLIAM MAUKE (Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc.), Head Intellectual Property Counsel
  • CHRISTINA MCDONOUGH (Fish & Richardson P.C.), Principal
  • HEATHER MOLLEUR (Kinestral Technologies, Inc.), General Patent Counsel
  • JORDAN NEWMARK (USAA), Assistant Vice President, Intellectual Property
  • HELEN OMAPAS (Harman International), Director, Senior IP Counsel
  • WILLIAM RALSTON (ViaSat), Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • KEN SEDDON (LOT Network, Inc.), Chief Executive Officer
  • DANIEL SHULMAN (Reynolds Group Holdings Ltd.), Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • GARY SOLOMON (Dentons), Partner
  • ERIC SOPHIR (Dentons), Partner
  • RAY STRIMAITIS (Yahoo), Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
  • ROBERT TUTTLE (ON Semiconductor), Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • GEORGE WANG (ByteCubed), Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • NOAH WEBSTER (BlackBerry Limited), Division Counsel
  • KURT WEDEL (Lecorpio), Vice President, Global Sales
  • RICHARD WEISS (NCR Corporation), Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • ROD WITTENBERG (Reed Tech, a LexisNexis company), Director of Sales, North America
  • DARYL WOOLDRIDGE (JPMorgan Chase & Company), Global Head, Intellectual Property Management

Forum Chair

  • GWILYM ATTWELL (Fish & Richardson P.C.), Principal

Advisory Board

  • BRETT ALTEN (Tesla), Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property
  • TIM JOYCE (Bayer West Coast Corporation), President & Chief Patent Counsel
  • JORDAN NEWMARK (USAA), Assistant Vice President, Intellectual Property
  • DAVID PETRINI (Sunpower Corporation), Head of Intellectual Property
  • JEANINE RAY-YARLETTS (ABB, Inc.), Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • DANIEL SHULMAN (Reynolds Group Holdings, Ltd.), Chief Intellectual Property Counsel

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Topics For Discussion

  • Navigating The Evolving Role Of The Global Chief IP Counsel
  • Assessing & Addressing The Impact Of Alice
  • Quantifying The Value Of Outside Counsel & Your Legal Service Providers
  • Tricks Of The Trade Secrets
  • A Year In Review: Current Decisions & Future Outlook

Venue: Island Hotel Newport Beach

690 Newport Center Drive Newport Beach, CA 92660

In the heart of Newport Beach, this award-winning venue is less than 6 miles from John Wayne Airport.

General Sessions

Address top-of-mind issues in a conversational exchange among industry thought leaders, enabling participants to share lessons, expertise, leadership skills, and practical tools.


Engage in advanced dialogue in an informal boardroom-style setting on specific topics that are particularly suited to smaller group discussions.

Networking Meals

Participate in all meals and networking functions hosted on-site by Consero. These intimate gatherings provide countless opportunities to develop lasting business relationships.

Customized Itineraries

Meet with the most innovative service providers in the industry, one-on-one, based on your individual and departmental priorities. Our reputable partners are referred and vetted by your peers.

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Attendees Rave About Consero

  • “Fabulous – I always learn something and meet great people.”
    Barbara McClung | Caribou Biosciences, Inc
  • “The forum provides an atmosphere that encourages an exchange of ideas and best practices that mimics the interactions between colleagues at a common employer. One of the best networking opportunities for patent attorneys that I have attended.”
    Diane Ferguson | VCE Company, LLC
  • “This forum is fast-paced and content-rich; it is what all CLE conferences should be like.”
    Dan Kelly | Vista Outdoor
  • “Well organized, effective, and quality event.”
    Mike Garrabrants | Lattice Semi
  • “Nicely done. Good job of facilitating peer-to-peer discussions.”
    Jeff Duncan | Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
  • “Consero consistently provides high-quality, relevant IP management forums.”
    Michael Baker | Qorvo

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