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Global IP Management and IP Life Sciences Virtual Forum

Virtual Event

June 7–8, 2021

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.

Topics for discussion include:

  • The Evolving Role Of The Chief IP Counsel: Elevating Your Global IP Strategy
  • Shaping Your IP Litigation Strategy To Protect Your Assets
  • Cost Savings On Trademark Prosecution And Renewals
  • Protecting Innovation Through Strong Peer Networks: How Can Chief IP Officers Help Their Company With The Growing Patent Troll Issue?
  • Partnering With Outside Counsel & Legal Service Providers To Manage Legal Costs
  • Emerging Trends In Trademark & Digital Enforcement
  • Managing International IP Strategy Amidst A Shifting Global IP Landscape
  • Best Practices In IP Licensing: How Are You Monetizing Your IP?
  • Navigating The Myriad Of Risks Associated With Trade Secret Theft

Critical Voices, Exceptional Dialogue

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

Sophie Korakis-Menager

Vice President and Head of Intellectual Property

Essilor Group

Kelly Morgan

Head Of Intellectual Property & Legal

Arbor Biotechnologies

Kerri Braun

Vice President And Deputy General Counsel, Intellectual Property & Litigation

Kids2, Inc.

Scott Brown

Director And Chief Intellectual Property Counsel

Frank’s International

Rodney Sparks

Vice President, Intellectual Property


Kristen Lewis

Vice President And Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property

Huntington Bank

Aly Fuller

Vice President, Intellectual Property & Government Affairs

Prolacta Bioscience

John Keyes

Chief Intellectual Property Counsel


Deborah Sterling


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

Kevin McGough

Vice President, Intellectual Property Legal


Christian Bauer

Senior Corporate Counsel

Bristol Myers Squib

Ann Stanley

Managing Director And Senior Managing Counsel

BNY Mellon

Hongming Liu

Senior Intellectual Property Counsel

Tencent America

Malaika Tyson


McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.

Troy Groetken


McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.

Jay Barron

Senior Intellectual Property Attorney

Beckman Coulter

Cory McAnelly

Intellectual Property Counsel

Principal Financial Group

Jessie Richardson

Associate General Counsel, Executive Director

Pact Pharma Inc.

Ted Chan

Vice President, Agc, Head Of Intellectual Property

Urovant Sciences, Inc.

Todd North

Director, Intellectual Property


Walter Grollitsch

General Counsel And Head Of Intellectual Property

Intervale Capital

Danielle Abramson

Vice President, Intellectual Property & Research

Redhill Biopharma

Ken Seddon

Chief Executive Officer

LOT Network, Inc.

Rachel Schweers

Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Co-Founder


Shilpi Banerjee

Chief Intellectual Property Counsel

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Shaun Montana

Chief Intellectual Property Counsel

Osram Sylvania

Barbara Ruskin

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Patent Officer

Silence Therapeutics

Marcus Muller

Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel


Mita Mukherjee

Vice President, Intellectual Property

Emergent BioSolutions

Adam Strauss

Chief Intellectual Property Counsel


Nikki Vo

Director & Associate General Counsel, Head of IP Litigation


Scott Piering

Vice President, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel

Spectrum Brands

Roberte Makowski

Chief Intellectual Property Counsel

FMC Corporation

Kristen Lewis

Vice President And Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property

Huntington Bank

Tao Zhang

Associate General Counsel, IP & Technology


James Arnold, Jr.

Assistant General Counsel

BASF Corporation

Eligio Pimentel


McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.

Bob Surrette


McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.

Craig Svoboda

Global Head of Intellectual Property


Cecilia Andrews

Director Intellectual Property, Assistant General Counsel


Jason Skinder

Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Connected Enterprise


Mark Clarner

Head Of Technical Intellectual Property


Charles Chen

Head Of Intellectual Property

Panda Restaurant Group

Stephen Lee

Chief Intellectual Property Counsel

Target Corporation

Agnes Lenagh

Business Development & IP Analyst


Daniel Yarbrough

Director, Intellectual Property

Element Biosciences

Martha Rockwood

Senior Intellectual Property Counsel

Cognex Corporation

Enrique Abarca

Head of Intellectual Property & Innovation

Nabors Corporate Industries

Dan Bestor

Lead Counsel and Director, Patent Operations

Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Leslie Grab

Vice President of Intellectual Property


Phillip Shotts

Associate General Counsel, Director of Intellectual Property

Magseis Fairfield

Jon Fallon

General Counsel And Senior Vice President Of Legal Affairs

High 5 Games

Justin Underwood

Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property, Regulatory & Commercial

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Ljiljana Minwalla

Senior Vice President, Intellectual Property & Legal Affairs

Cygnal Therapeutics

Elizabeth Haanes

Vice President, Intellectual Property

Igm Biosciences, Inc.

Danielle Pasqualone

Vice President, Intellectual Property


Richard Hake

Chief IP Counsel

Metagenics, Inc.

Lisa Geller

Head Of Intellectual Property

Frequency Therapeutics

Chad Kitchen

Head Of Intellectual Property


David Poticha

Senior Director, Legal


Katherine Lichty

Assistant General Counsel

Land O’lakes, Inc.

Denise Lane

Director, Intellectual Property

Boston Scientific

Roxanne Le

Vice President of Global Operations


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