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IP Forum for Life Sciences

Four Seasons Hotel, Westlake Village, CA

December 4–6, 2023


Intangible assets are the crown jewels of the world’s most valuable life sciences 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, for the success of their companies and the improvement of life across the globe.

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Advisory Board:

  • Bryan Boyle Vice President, Legal Alkahest
  • Kerri Braun Deputy General Counsel, Intellectual Property Kids II
  • Jeffrey Butler Head of Intellectual Property, Biotechnology Lonza
  • Jennifer Chung Chief Intellectual Property Counsel Accuweather
  • Colm Dobbyn Group Executive and Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property MasterCard
  • David Dutcher Chief Patent Counsel Western Digital
  • Jesse Fecker Senior Director, Chief U.S. Patent Counsel Ferring Pharmaceuticals
  • Berrie Goldman Intellectual Property Lead Invitae
  • Colin Heitzmann Senior Corporate Attorney, Legal Affairs Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
  • Chris Lhulier Assistant Chief Intellectual Property Counsel DuPont
  • Heidi Martinez Chief Intellectual Property Counsel Xerox
  • Kevin McGough Vice President, Intellectual Property Takeda
  • Shaun Montana Chief Intellectual Property Counsel Osram Sylvania
  • Bruce Wu Vice President, Intellectual Property Nutcracker Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Ashley Zito Chief Intellectual Property Counsel IHG

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Critical Voices, Exceptional Dialogue

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

CO-CHAIR Brenda Jarrell

Chair, Life Sciences Group

Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

Jim Harrington

Global Chief Intellectual Property Counsel

Radius Health, Inc.

Robert Ford

General Counsel, North America

Advanz Pharma

Michelle Lee

Senior Director, Intellectual Property

Alector, Inc.

Anavelys Ortiz-Suarez

Head of Intellectual Property and Legal Operations

Sonoma Biotherapeutics

Chuck Sholtz

Vice President, Intellectual Property

Nutcracker Therapeutics

Rebecca Wais

Chief Legal Officer

ExoPolymer Inc.

Ada Wong

VP of Intellectual Property

InterVenn Biosciences

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