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IP Year in Review

  • 12 Dec 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

IP Year in Review
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Networking & Lunch
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Program

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Intellectual property experts will review the key decisions affecting licensing law and practice in 2018.

Joe Yang, PatentEsque Law Group, LLP
Joe specializes in structuring and negotiating tech/IP-centric deals (all kinds of technology transactions, JVs, patent licensing/sales, and IP aspects of mergers & acquisitions), in the use of IP as strategic business assets, and in IP monetization.  He has been lead counsel on hundreds of deals involving tens of billions of dollars in value – within and across the computer, electronics, semiconductor, entertainment, consumer goods, chemicals, energy, automotive, manufacturing and healthcare industries.  He also serves as a consultant or expert witness in high stakes litigations involving issues of patents, patent/tech transactions (including licenses), and strategic alliances/joint ventures. 

Kent Richardson, Richardson Oliver
Kent counsels clients on a variety of patent and business matters including patent buying, selling, licensing, valuation, prosecution and operations. He has licensing and marketing patent portfolio experiences resulting in more than $600M of patent license bookings. Kent has served as an expert witness on patent monetization and licensing practices in cases in England and the United States.  Prior to founding the ROL Group, he was the General Manager of ThinkFire Services USA, Ltd’s Silicon Valley office.  Kent has worked in various senior management roles with such growth businesses as Sezmi, Constellation Capital, Rambus, and Numerical Technologies. Kent was also an attorney in private practice at Wilson Sonsini.

John Cabeca, USPTO Silicon Valley
As USPTO Silicon Valley Director, John carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and the USPTO. He established and leads the USPTO's west coast regional office in San Jose - a region covering California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii and Alaska. John ensures the USPTO’s initiatives and programs are tailored to the region's unique ecosystem of industries and stakeholders. A veteran of the USPTO for over 28 years, he previously served as the Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and the USPTO Director. John has dedicated much of his career to the USPTO's outreach and education programs focusing on small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs.

Chris Bailey, Deputy Country Manager for China, Rouse International
Chris has managed IPR strategy, management and enforcement programs in China for several multinationals for Rouse, an IP services business focused on emerging markets.  Although most of Chris's 17-year career has been spent managing IP enforcement programs for Rouse's leading clients in China, he has also worked in Rouse's Thailand office and handled matters in a number of South East Asian countries.  He advises clients on their IP strategy, use of internal and external resources, benchmarking and budgeting, and aspects of commercial strategy that impact on IP management. He has more recently assisted technology clients with IP commercialization and transactions in China.

Jeremiah Chan, Director and Associate General Counsel, Head of Patents, Facebook
Jeremiah leads a team that is responsible for the strategic development of Facebook's worldwide patent portfolio, including patent acquisitions and the support of transactions, litigation and other risk mitigation initiatives.  Prior to joining Facebook, Jeremiah led an international team at Google that was focused on portfolio strategy, operations and the application of data science. Before Google, Jeremiah served as Head of IP for JDSU, a global supplier of broadband and optical solutions, where he managed a department that was responsible for all IP issues, including portfolio strategy, litigation, licensing and technology transactions. Jeremiah started his career in private practice with the law firm of Fish & Neave, where he specialized in litigation, opinion work, and client counseling.  He has been recognized as one of the world’s leading IP strategists (IAM Strategy 300).

Moderator: Suzanne Harrison, Co-Founder and Principal of Percipience LLC.
Percipience is a board-level advisory group focused on IP strategy and management, quantifying and mitigating IP risk, and focused innovation.  Suzanne is also a Director with Inflexion Point Strategy LLC, an IP investment bank specializing in IP transactions. Her work with clients gives her a unique view of the inner workings of the public market for patents, as well as the ability to see patterns and predict ways in which markets will fluctuate and develop. She is an author, patent futurist, and economist. She works with companies to help them realize the true value of their intellectual property.

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