San Mateo Marriott 1770 S. Amphlett Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94402
IPforward 2018 is a unique networking and education forum for intellectual property (IP) leaders, fast-growing Silicon Valley companies and leading global multinationals. Learn how to build and manage high-value IP portfolios and execute advanced IP strategy.
Speakers at past IPforwards include professionals managing IP at companies such as Expedia, Facebook, Google, GoPro, Huawei, IDT, LinkedIn, Seagate Technology, Square, Uber, Verily, Waymo, Workday and Zynga. See our growing speaker list below.
4th Annual IPforward Conference: April 11, 2018
IPforward 2018 is free for in-house IP counsel and IP professionals, but attendance is limited to 200. If you are an in-house counsel or IP management/operations professional, do not miss this unique opportunity to network with peers, share best practices, benchmark your own operations against them and nurture your professional development.
Reviews of past IPforward conferences emphasize the real-world value of the presentation content:
“…time was well spent with interesting topics to grab my attention all day.”
“The topics and speakers were great!”
“Better than any of the recent ‘big’ IP conferences I have attended.”
“Keep up with the practical and valuable content.”
“I thought it was fantastic”
“War stories are incredibly helpful. And the networking was excellent.”
“Very sophisticated and thought provoking.”
“The conference was hitting on many topics that are real issues for me now.”
“A home run, with everyone engaged and great information passed along.”
“It was invaluable!"
Confirmed speakers for 2018 include:
Avon Brands: Joan McGillicuddy, IP Counsel
Honeywell International: Carrie Beatus, AGC Patent Operations
IDT: Bruce Elder Legal Director and Head of IP
Intuit: Arien Ferrell, AGC & Senior IP Counsel
IPfolio: Rupert Mayer, CEO and Founder
Logitech: Kevin McLintock, Senior Director of IP
Oracle: Eric Sutton, Senior Patent Counsel
Pure Storage: Michael Moore, Asst. GC Products & Patents
Seagate Technologies: Diane Gabl Kratz, Senior IP Counsel
Target Brands: Stephen Lee, Asst. Gen. Counsel, IP
Zynga: Teddy Joe, Senior Counsel IP and Product
IPforward 2018 Agenda
Cutting-edge topics in IP strategy, tactics and operations will include:
The cutting edge in IP management: essons from Silicon Valley
Artificially intelligent IP portfolio development and management
Lessons learned from running large complex IP operations
The art of invention disclosure capture assessment and management
Perspectives on IP strategy and management in large mergers and acquisitions
Creating a data driven IP value strategy
Intellectual property: planning for the future in a changing Europe
Launching new brands from an IP management perspective
2nd Annual IPfolio User Group Meeting: April 10, 2018
In addition to IPforward 2018, our second annual IPfolio User Group meeting will take place on April 10 for IPfolio customers and partners. Attendance is limited to 70.
The User Group meeting agenda will:
Explore exciting new capabilities in IPfolio’s advanced IP management software
Provide an opportunity to build skills, share tips and best practices around IPfolio’s software
Allow networking with other IPfolio customers and fellow IP in-house professionals
Provide customer feedback to the IPfolio team about features and services
An “Expert’s Corner” will provide work stations with the tool personed by our customer success heroes to answer any questions and show you any feature, tip or trick in the IPfolio tool.
This invitation only event is also free for IPfolio customers and select invited IPfolio partners. Lunch, snacks and an invitation-only welcome dinner in the evening are included.
Venue: IPforward Conference and User Group Meeting
Both events will be held at the San Mateo Marriott, San Mateo, CA, a great centrally-located location for IPforward 2018, especially if you are flying in.
IPforward explores the cutting edge of IP strategy, tactics and operations with a continual emphasis always on real-world applications and practicality.
We look forward to seeing you in April!