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Global IP Management Forum

Four Seasons Hotel, Westlake Village, CA

June 7–9, 2023


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.

Advisory Board:

  • Shilpi Banerjee (Nationwide Children’s Hospital), Deputy General Counsel, Intellectual Property
  • Mike Binns (Meta), Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property
  • Bryan Boyle (Alkahest),  Vice President, Legal
  • Kerri Braun (Kids II), Deputy General Counsel, Intellectual Property
  • Scott Brown (Expro Group), Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • Susan Do (Pizza Hut Global Digital & Technology),  Legal Director, Intellectual Property
  • Vincent Duffy (Technicolor),  Chief Patent Counsel
  • J. Scott Evans (Adobe),  Director, IP & Advertising Law
  • Colin Heitzmann (Sumitovant Biopharma, Inc.), Vice President, Head of Intellectual Property
  • Russ Jacobs (Starbucks), Director, Managing Counsel, Intellectual Property
  • Crystal Lacey (SUEZ Water Technologies),  Executive Counsel, Intellectual Property
  • Ann LaFeir (USAA), Senior Intellectual Property Counsel
  • Sanjesh Sharma (Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision), Assistant General Counsel, Patents
  • Beverly Shin (Beachbody), Group Vice President, Intellectual Property
  • Bruce Wu (Nutcracker Therapeutics, Inc.), Vice President, Intellectual Property

Topics for discussion include:

  • Steps You Can Take Today to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in Your IP Team and Strategy
  • Work Smarter, Not Harder: Making your IP Strategy More Efficient
  • Interplay of the Gray Market, Counterfeits, and Service Abuse – Designing an Effective Programs to Address the Interconnected Problems
  • Beware the Troll: What Chief IP Counsel Can Do to Combat the Growing Patent Troll Issue
  • IPRs: What Has Been Happening at the PTAB?
  • Navigating the Globe: Avoiding Snags and Increasing Ease of Use in Developing & Managing IP
  • Pre-litigation Readiness: Preparation Is Key To Success
  • Litigating AI Issues in IP Cases
  • IP Owners Beware: The Fast-Approaching European Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court
  • IP Management From Home: Managing Risks in a Hybrid Environment
  • Beating the Digital Boogeyman: Discovering and Anticipating Hidden Cyber Threats to Your IP
  • A Rock and a Hard Place: IP’s Role in Ethics and Espionage

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Critical Voices, Exceptional Dialogue

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

Gaurav Asthana

Head of Intellectual Property


Gwilym Attwell


Fish & Richardson P.C.

Briana Barron

Vice President, Intellectual Property

Arcus Biosciences

Ilja Bedner

Vice President of Licensing

LOT Network Inc.

Scott Brown

Chief Intellectual Property Counsel

Expro Group

Nick Burton

Director, Patents


Betty Chen


Fish & Richardson P.C.

Jennifer Daehler Jones

Director and Senior Intellectual Property Counsel


Susan Do

Legal Director

Pizza Hut Digital & Technology

Vincent Duffy

Chief US Patent Counsel


Jerrah Edwards

Acting Assistant Regional Director


Ashley Fischer

General Counsel

TIff's Treats Holdings, Inc

Peter Flanagan

Senior Intellectual Property Counsel


Walter Foster IV

Corporate Legal Counsel/Risk Manager


Josh Furman

Corporate Counsel, Product


Mark Guinto

Counsel, Intellectual Property & Product


Russell Jacobs

General Counsel, Chief Public Policy Officer


Ajay Jagtiani


Miles & Stockbridge

Global IP Management Forum

Kim Jessum

Chief IP Counsel, Associate General Counsel and Secretary


Richard Hake

Chief IP Counsel

Metagenics, Inc.

Joel Harris

Vice President, Intellectual Property

Turnstone Biologics

Lyndsey Heaton

Partner, Diversity Committee Chair

Sideman & Bancroft

Jaye Heybl


Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth

Alison Kessler

Vice President, Legal, Corporate & IP

Solid Biosciences

Sivon Kalminov

Director of Intellectual Property

Canon U.S.A.

Dimitri Kirimis

Principal Counsel, IP


Crystal Lacey

Executive Counsel - IP

Suez Water Technologies & Solutions

Ann LaFeir

Senior Intellectual Property Counsel


Darya Laufer

Senior Counsel

World Surf League & Kelly Slater Wave Co.

Diana Leiden


Winston & Strawn

Mark Leonard

General Counsel

Sunsweet Growers

Paul Liu

Global Head of Intellectual Property


Hongming Liu

Senior Intellectual Property Counsel

Tencent America

Thomas Lynch

Associate General Counsel

Ally Financial Inc.

Brian Mullin

Head of Legal - North America


Bejoy Namath

Global Leader, Intellectual Property


Nicole Norris

Senior Legal Counsel, Intellectual Property

Vendavo, Inc.

Helen Omapas

Director, Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property

Harman International Industries

Mizi Park

Director of Legal Partnership


Bill Patterson

Executive Vice President, Product Authentication


Eligio Pimentel


McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.

Theresa Raymer

Associate General Counsel & Senior Director of Intellectual Property

ReCor Medical

Caity Ross

Associate General Counsel, Global IP & Robotics


Alyssa Sandrowitz

Associate General Counsel – Intellectual Property (IP)


Andrew Schmid

Corporate Counsel, IP & Commercial

Cirrus Aircraft

Sanjesh Sharma

Assistant General Counsel, Patents

Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.

Daniel Shulman


Vedder Price

Bob Surrette


McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.

Tracee Thomas

Assistant General Counsel and Global Lead, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, HR & EHS


Michael Terapane

Senior Legal Director-Head of Intellectual Property

Eat Just , Inc.

Sam Wiley

Vice President of Thought Leadership and Partnerships

LOT Network Inc.

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