IIPLA 2021 USA (LAS VEGAS) AGENDA

Day 1 | November 04, 2021

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Welcome Note

9:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Session 1 : Protecting your IP in a Work-From-Home Culture

Jason Sanders

Jason Sanders

President & CEO, Teak Services

United States

Conan Chen

Conan Chen

Senior Director, Public Policy & Government Affairs for Amazon

China

Alexandra Arneri

Alexandra Arneri

Partner at Cittone Demers & Arneri LLP

USA

Sanjaykumar Patel

Sanjaykumar Patel

Patent & Trademark Attorney, EXCELON IP Law Firm

India

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Networking Break – Coffee

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Session 2 : IP & Non-Fungible Tokens

Tim Billick

Tim Billick

Counsel,TBillick Law PLLC

USA

Takashi Nakazaki

Takashi Nakazaki

Special Counsel, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Japan

Barrett Spraggins

Barrett Spraggins

Partner & Patent Attorney | Kennedy Lenart Spraggins LLP

USA

Ryan N. Phelan

Ryan N. Phelan

Partner at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

USA

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Session 3 : From Alice To American Axle: How To Avoid and Overcome 101 Rejections in the Subject Matter Eligibility Landscape

Sharon Burstein

Sharon Burstein

CEO, Sharon Burstein International

United States

Brooke Quist

Brooke Quist

Partner, Seed IP

United States

Matthew Holohan

Matthew Holohan

Special Counsel, Sheridan Ross

United States

1:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Group Photo Session

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Networking Break – Luncheon

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Session 4 : Patent Pools in Age of IoTs, 5G and NextGen Video Codecs

Andrew B. Schwaab

Andrew B. Schwaab

Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

United States

Dr. Tim Pohlmann

Dr. Tim Pohlmann

Managing Director, IPlytics

Germany

Roberto Dini

Roberto Dini

Founder at Sisvel International

Luxembourg

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Session 5 : Patent Prosecution: PCT and Ex Parte Appeals

Roisin McNally

Roisin McNally

European Patent Attorney, Partner at FRKelly, UK and Ireland

Sushil Iyer

Sushil Iyer

Principal at Fish & Richardson P.C.

USA

Jovan N. Jovanovic

Jovan N. Jovanovic

Founding partner at Watson Intellectual Property Group

USA

5:00 PM – 5:15 PM

Networking Break – Coffee

5:15 PM – 6:30 PM

Session 6 : Roundtable : Using Patents, Trademarks, and Copyright to Preserve and Protect Trade Secrets

Karl Barnfather

Karl Barnfather

Partner at Withers & Rogers LLP

United Kingdom

Silvia Xiaoyun Sun

Silvia Xiaoyun Sun

Of Counsel, Law Office of Stacy L. Wu

United States

James M. Hall

James M. Hall

CEO and Founder at Global GC

USA

Michelle Craig

Michelle Craig

Patent Counsel, at nLIGHT Inc.

United States of America (USA)

Day 2 | November 05, 2021

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Session 7 : Developing a Global Patent Portfolio in 2021

Nevin Jacob Koshy

Nevin Jacob Koshy

Partner, United Trademark & Patent services

UAE

Roisin McNally

Roisin McNally

European Patent Attorney, Partner at FRKelly, UK and Ireland

Kayvon Pourmirzaie

Kayvon Pourmirzaie

Kayvon Pourmirzaie, Managing Attorney - SF Bay Area, YOUNG BASILE

USA

Barrett Spraggins

Barrett Spraggins

Partner & Patent Attorney | Kennedy Lenart Spraggins LLP

USA

Dr. Hongming Liu

Dr. Hongming Liu

Senior IP Counsel, Tencent America

USA

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Networking Break – Coffee

10:30 AM – 11: 45 AM

Session 8 : Navigating the Intersection Between Patent Prosecution and Patent Litigation

Dorothy R. Auth

Dorothy R. Auth

Partner & Head

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, USA

Curtis Smolar

Curtis Smolar

General Counsel Legalist, Inc.

USA

Samantak Ghosh

Samantak Ghosh

Senior Counsel (IP), Gilead Sciences

United States

Thomas Rössler

Thomas Rössler

Patent Attorney, LUXPATENT Intellectual Property

Luxembourg

Michael R. Rueckheim

Michael R. Rueckheim

Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP

USA

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Session 9 : IP Rights: The Increasing Importance of Designs and Copyright in Protecting Brands

Evan Feldstein

Evan Feldstein

General Counsel at FOREO, USA

Stephen J. Strauss

Stephen J. Strauss

Shareholder at Buchalter, A Professional Corporation

USA

Vera Zotova

Vera Zotova

Associate, Borenius Russia

Russia

J. Baron Lesperance

J. Baron Lesperance

Of Counsel at Remenick PLLC

USA

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Networking Break – Luncheon

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Session 10 : Innovation and the Trademark Team: Who’s in the Driver’s Seat?

Tanya Garrett

Tanya Garrett

IP Counsel at CAMCAR Innovations,

USA

Marcella Dominguez

Marcella Dominguez

Trademark Attorney, Law Firm of Marcella Dominguez, PLLC, USA

Sougata Murmu

Sougata Murmu

Legal Counsel, Tata Consultancy Services Limited,

India

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM

Networking Break – Coffee

3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

Session 11: Roundtable – From legal to leadership—Exerting influence to driving real impact

Lena Vinitskaya

Lena Vinitskaya

Sr. Director of Legal Affairs, Pulse Biosciences, Inc.,

United States

Alex Lempiner

Alex Lempiner

Executive Vice President, Woodsford Litigation Funding

USA

Sharon Burstein

Sharon Burstein

CEO, Sharon Burstein International

United States

Brian Hinman

Brian Hinman

Chief Commercial Officer and Head of EMEA at Aon IP Solutions

USA

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Closing Notes