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Global IP Management Forum

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa, CA

June 15–17, 2022


Intangible assets are the crown jewels of the world’s most valuable companies.

Today’s IP executives face seemingly limitless opportunities to leverage intangible assets, with a commensurate volume of threats. As a result, they must be as informed, nimble, and forward-thinking as any corporate leaders.

Forum Chair:
Gwilym Attwell (Principal), Fish & Richardson P.C.

Topics for Discussion Include:

  • Crafting & Implementing Your IP Game Plan
  • IPR Update: Latest Trends at the PTAB and How to Maximize Chances of Success
  • Pragmatic Steps for Optimizing Your IP Ecosystem and Increasing Your Perceived Value
  • Trade secrets: Does your organization have the right level of protection in place?
  • Ethical Considerations for In-House Counsel
  • Protecting Innovation Through Strong Peer Networks: How Can Chief IP Officers Help Their Company With The Growing Patent Troll Issue?
  • Is it Patentable? § 101 Considerations for Prosecution and Litigation
  • Recent Developments at the PTAB
  • Patent Litigation: Essential Strategic and Practical Considerations—Aligning Litigation With Business Objectives
  • New Strategies For Global Patent Prosecution
  • Nailing Your Global Game Plan: Best Practices and Metrics for Improving Outcomes in Multinational IP Portfolios
  • Developments in International Patent Prosecution
  • Emerging Trends In Trademark & Digital Enforcement
  • To Sue or Not to Sue – Is That the (Only) Question?
  • Integrating IP Into The Business Plan: Investment & New Opportunities
  • NFTs and their potential for infringement against your brand(s)
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Bringing the Best Team to the Table

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Critical Voices, Exceptional Dialogue

Hear from and interact with some of the most influential voices in this space.

Gwilym Attwell


Fish & Richardson P.C.

Richard Bemben


Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

Andrew Barger

Assistant General Counsel – Chief Intellectual Property Attorney

Roper Technologies, Inc.

Scott Brown

Director And Chief Intellectual Property Counsel

Frank’s International

Nick Burton

Director, Patents


Joshua Choe

Intellectual Property Counsel


James Chang

Intellectual Property Counsel

Intersect ENT, Inc

David Cho

Assistant Vice President Senior Legal Counsel, Trademarks and Copyrights

AT&T Services, Inc.

Gilles Cruanes

USA Director

Questel Inc.

Brian Cocca

Executive Director, Assistant General Counsel, Patents

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Susan Do

Head of Legal

Pizza Hut Digital Ventures

Vincent Duffy

Chief US Patent Counsel


J. Scott Evans

Director, IP & Advertising Law

Adobe Inc.

Jennifer Fisher Golden

Executive and Senior Counsel, Boeing Intellectual Property: Military & Space

The Boeing Company

Josh Furman

Corporate Counsel- Product


Nitika Gupta


Fish & Richardson

Tracy Hitt


Fish & Richardson P.C.

Richard Hake

Chief IP Counsel

Metagenics, Inc.

Rus Holloway

Deputy General Counsel - Intellectual Property

Bell Textron Inc.

Ajay Jagtiani


Miles & Stockbridge

Russell Jacobs

General Counsel, Chief Public Policy Officer


Carey Jordan



Caroline Kinsey

General Counsel and Vice President of Compliance & Brand Protection

Ontel Products Corporation

John Keyes

Chief Intellectual Property Counsel


Kacey Kell

Assistant Corporate General Counsel

Edible Brands, LLC

Tod Kupstas

Lead Intellectual Property Attorney

Tactual Labs Co.

Ann LaFeir

Senior Intellectual Property Counsel


Crystal Lacey

Executive Counsel - IP

Suez Water Technologies & Solutions

Javier Leija

Director, Intellectual Property Transactions & Senior Patent Counsel

ON Semiconductor

Sharon Lai

Senior Intellectual Property Counsel, Americas

Volvo Cars

Shane Lunceford

Associate General Counsel

LendingClub Bank

Thomas Lynch

Associate General Counsel

Ally Financial Inc.

Sacha Lafaurie

USA Director

Questel Inc.

Craig Litherland

Head of Intellectual Property

Mainspring Energy

Kristin Lingren

VP, General Counsel and Secretary


Kelly McCarthy


Sideman & Bancroft LLP

Heather Mueller

Executive Vice President, Intellectual Property

NCS Multistage Inc.

Paul Maltseff

Group Chief Intellectual Property Counsel


Joseph Maraia

Partner, Co-Chair, Intellectual Property

Burns & Levinson

Bill Parrish

Attorney, IP Litigator

Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth

Gary Perlmutter

Chief Counsel- Technology & Business Services

Sempra Energy

Hugh Pasika

Vice President, Intellectual Property

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Eligio Pimentel


McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.

Claudia Pingsterhaus

Director, Intellectual Property, Legal

TaskUs Holdings, Inc.

Richard Person

Vice President of Intellectual Property


Justin Rerko

IP Transformation Leader


Christopher Schultz


Burns & Levinson

Alyssa Sandrowitz

Gates Corporation


Bob Surrette


McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.

Owais Siddiqui

Executive Director, Intellectual Property

HTC America, Inc.

Ken Seddon

Chief Executive Officer

LOT Network, Inc.

Daniel Shulman


Vedder Price

Beverly Shin

Group Vice President, Intellectual Property


Benjamin Tester

Product Manager, Online Brand

OpSec Security

Oommen Thomas

IP Consulting Practice Leader


Lena Vinitskaya

Senior Director, Legal Affairs

Pulse Biosciences, Inc.

Deirdre Wells


Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

Justin Ward

Vice President of Legal

Daniel Defense

Ann Yang

Director of Intellectual Property

RefleXion Medical, Inc.

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