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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

  • BRETT ALTEN (SolarCity), Head of Intellectual Property
  • GEOFF BAKER (Sears Holdings Corporation), Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property
  • MICHAEL BAKER (Qorvo, Inc.), Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • PAUL BROWN (UL), Vice President, Legal
  • MICHAEL DEGN (MultiLing), Vice President, Global Sales
  • TRACY DURKIN (Sterne Kessler), Director
  • DAVID ENZMINGER (Winston & Strawn), Partner, Co-Chair Intellectual Property Practice
  • TIM JOYCE (Bayer West Coast Corporation), President and Chief Patent Counsel
  • KIM JESSUM (Heraeus Incorporated), Chief IP Counsel U.S., Associate General Counsel & Secretary
  • JOHN LABARRE (Google Inc.), Senior Counsel
  • PAUL LEE (DexCom), Senior Intellectual Property Counsel
  • PAUL MALTSEFF (Datalogic Holdings, Inc.), Group Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • WILLIAM MAUKE (Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc.), Head Intellectual Property Counsel
  • JORDAN NEWMARK (USAA), Assistant Vice President, Intellectual Property
  • CHRISTINE ORICH (SRI International), Director, Intellectual Property
  • PHILLIP SHOTTS (FairfieldNodal), Assistant General Counsel and Director of Intellectual Property
  • DANIEL SHULMAN (Reynolds Group Holdings Ltd.), Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • PAUL SIMBOLI (Depomed), Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • MICHAEL SPECHT (Sterne Kessler), Director
  • GEORGE WANG (ByteCubed), Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • NOAH WEBSTER (BlackBerry Limited), Division Counsel
  • RICHARD WEISS (NCR Corporation), Chief Intellectual Property Counsel

Forum Chair

  • KARL RENNER (Fish & Richardson P.C.), Principal and Co-Chair of Post-Grant Practice

Advisory Board

  • BRETT ALTEN (SolarCity), Head of Intellectual Property
  • TIM JOYCE (Bayer West Coast Corporation), President & Chief Patent Counsel
  • JORDAN NEWMARK (USAA), Head of 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