San Francisco, California
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IPforward provides a unique forum to network with and learn from intellectual property (IP) leaders and fast-growing Silicon Valley companies about how they build and manage high value IP portfolios and execute advanced IP strategy.
Hear and meet in-house IP leaders from Facebook, (Google) Verily, Google X ‘the Moonshot Factory’, Square, IDT, Knowles Electronics, Huawei Device, Johnson Batteries, Juniper Networks, Zynga, Seagate Technology, Workday, Titan Medical, Uber and others as they discuss topics with a practical focus concerning:
"Excellence in IP Strategy, Tactics & Operations"
IPforward 2017 is free for in-house IP counsel and IP professionals. There are 8 paid spaces for outside counsel.
Our third annual IPforward conference will be held on April 13, 2017 at the Sofitel (Pullman) Hotel, Redwood City CA located across the lagoon from the Oracle campus.
If you are in-house IP counsel or an in-house IP management or operations professional, do not miss this unique opportunity to network with your peers, share best practices, benchmark your own operations against them and nurture your professional development.
The conference is free for in-house profesionals but space is very limited. IPforward is designed to have a personal, collegial atmosphere so only 120 spaces are available for attendees.
A small number of slots for outside counsel are available on a fee paying basis.
Voices from last year’s conference:
“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”
This year’s special guest speaker: Lonnie G. Johnson. Renowned innovator, inventor and holder of over 100 patents, the vast majority of which are energy related, Dr. Johnson is perhaps best known as the inventor of the Super Soaker water gun.
A leading developer of the next two generations of battery technology, Ceramic Solid State Batteries and Lithium-Air batteries, he was awarded the “Breakthrough Award” from Popular Mechanics magazine for an invention that converts heat directly into electricity and is a TED alumni.
Who Can Attend
The conference is free for in-house IP counsel and IP profesionals but space is very limited. Only 120 spaces are available. A small number of slots for outside counsel or IP professionals are available on a fee paying basis.
NEW! IPfolio User Group Meeting April 12, 2017, Sofitel
On the afternoon of April 12 prior to the the IPforward conference, customers and partners of IPfolio are invited to our first annual User Group meeting.
The meeting will explore exciting new capabilities in IPfolios’s advanced IP management software, provide an opportunity to build skills, share tips, network with other IPfolio customers and provide customer feedback to the IPfolio team about features and service.
This invitation only event is also free for IPfolio customers and select IPfolio partners.
Silicon Valley Conference Location
Set in the heart of Silicon Valley the Sofitel (Pullman) Hotel, Redwood City is a modern, premium location for IPforward 2017 with superior meeting spaces, catering and facilities. The hotel sits on the lagooon across from the famous Oracle campus.
8:00am: Networking Breakfast
9:00am: Welcome and Opening Remarks
Rupert Mayer, IPfolio
9:15am: Opening Keynote: An American Inventor Dream – from the Super Soaker to Solving the World’s Energy Problems
Lonnie Johnson, Johnson Batteries
10:00am: IP Strategy Keynote
Tao Zhang, Huawei Device USA
10:30am: Energizing Break
11:00am: Panel: The Art and Science of Creating IP Value
11:45pm: Panel: Global IP Strategy – Effective Protection around the World
1:30pm: Panel: 6 Critical Lessons from Managing a Global Brand
2:15pm: Panel: Data-driven IP Management
Ashley Eadon, Google, and Nigel Hsu, Verily
3:00pm: Energizing Break
3:30pm: IPfolio and the Future of IP Management: The Next 5 Years
Rupert Mayer, IPfolio
4:30pm: Cocktail & Hors d’Oeuvres Reception
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IPfolio Intellectual Property Management Software
IPfolio offers cloud-based, next-generation Intellectual Property Management software that makes life easier for corporate IP managers and in-house teams.
Flexible, reasonably priced, and easy to get started, IPfolio goes way beyond traditional docketing systems.
It simplifies the entire process of conceiving, prosecuting, and commercializing IP. It reduces administrative overhead, improves visibility into your portfolio, and enables IP management at a strategic level by tying IP assets to products, markets, and revenue streams