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IPBC Global 2018

June 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

IPBC Global 2018
The Annual Event for Global IP Leaders
June 10-12, 2018 – Palace Hotel, San Francisco

LES-SVC has partnered with IAM in its upcoming IPBC Global, June 10-12, 2018 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. IPBC is able to offer a 20% discounted rate to LES-SVC – see below.

IAM’s 11th annual IPBC Global will be an unmatched opportunity to put yourself at the heart of discussions involving those who make the world’s IP weather. The programme featuring top-level IP business experts will provide key strategic insights into cutting-edge value creation issues, and offer deep insights into how corporate executives can most effectively tackle the challenges posed by the constantly changing IP landscape. It is the one IP event that senior executives always make sure to attend and the one you cannot afford to miss.

This event offers deep insights into the dynamics that drive corporate IP strategies and how executives can most effectively plan to tackle the challenges created by today’s fast-moving business, regulatory, legal and political environment.

Over 500 attendees will benefit from keynote addresses and panel discussions featuring senior experts from the US Patent and Trademark Office, GE, Google, Dolby, ZTE, Ericsson, Uber, Nokia, Stanford University, Starbucks and many more.

Ron Laurie, LES-SVC Co-Chair, will be moderating a panel at the IPBC on “CIPO Scenarios: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Part Two.”Discussion will include:

  • Your CEO asks you to appear before the company board to justify current IP spend and to demonstrate the value that the IP department brings to the company as a whole – what is in your presentation?
  • You are worried that the growth of the Cloud, AI, the Internet of Things and other areas challenges your existing IP strategy, which is heavily reliant on patents: what do you need to change and how do you do it?
  • The Unified Patent Court and unitary patent in Europe finally come into force. The CIPO you have just succeeded at a US-based general industrials company did not think they ever would so has not planned for this scenario. How do you go about reducing your company’s risk exposure as quickly as possible?
  • You have been hired by the ambitious CEO of a fast-growing Asian smartphone manufacturer to build an IP group and strategy that will enable it to start selling products into the US and European markets. What are your priorities and how long will you need?

Colm J Dobbyn, General Counsel, IP, Mastercard
Lisa McFall, Deputy General Counsel, IP, Workday, Inc
John Mulgrew, Global Head, IP, Uber
Ilkka Rahnasto, Head, Patent Business, Nokia

For details and registration, click here.  Use code LES20 to save 20%.


June 10, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


LES Silicon Valley


Palace Hotel
2 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 United States
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(415) 512-1111