PROTECTING YOUR IP IN THE AGE OF THE COLLABORATIVE ECONOMY
8:30 - 1:00 LIGHT BREAKFAST, PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND NETWORKING LUNCH
The San Francisco Council for Economic Development (SFCED) is convening USPTO leaders, entrepreneurs, the business community, and legal practitioners to discuss how the landscape of IP protection and valuation intersects with the region’s innovation ecosystem.
Opening Remarks: John Cabeca, Regional Director of the Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Panel 1: Valuation of Patent Portfolios
Nathan Kelley, Deputy General Counsel for IP, USPTO; Teddy Joe, Senior Patent Counsel, Zynga; Paul Stone, General Counsel and COO, 5 AM Ventures; Phil Makrogiannis, Chief IP Counsel, Thermo Fisher Scientific; Karen Cochran, Associate General Counsel, DuPont Industrial Biosciences; moderated by Terri Shieh-Newton, Member, Mintz Levin.
Panel 2: Resources and Options for Supporting the Silicon Valley Innovation Ecosystem
Mark Powell, Deputy Commissioner for International Patent Cooperation, USPTO; Stephan Crawford, International Trade Administration; Brady Berg, Member of Venture Capital and Emerging Companies Practice, Mintz Levin; co- moderated by Terri Shieh-Newton, Member, Mintz Levin and Dennis Conaghan, Executive Director, SFCED.
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