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IPforward 2018 Conference & User Group

IPfolio Intellectual Property Management & Docketing Software

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 9:00 AM - Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM (PDT)

IPforward 2018 Conference & User Group

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
IPforward: In-house IP counsel & IP professionals and sponsors/guests of IPfolio - April 11
Free only for in house counsel and professionals, a fee for outside counsel
Apr 11, 2018 Free $0.00
IPforward: Outside counsel & IP professionals, consultants, service providers
Outside counsel and service providers
Apr 11, 2018 $995.00 $55.55
User Group: IPfolio Customers OR by Invitation Only - April 10
Ticket for User Group
Apr 10, 2018 Free $0.00

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Event Details

IPforward 2018 provides a unique forum to network with and learn from intellectual property (IP) leaders, fast-growing Silicon Valley and leading global companies about how they build and manage high value IP portfolios and execute advanced IP strategy.

IPforward 2018 is for in-house only and free for in-house IP counsel and IP professionals, but space is limited.

Join speakers from Oracle, Honeywell International, Intel, Facebook, Intuit, IDT, Pure Storage, New Avon, Target Brands, Seagate Technologies, Logitech, Sophos, Zynga and others as they discuss practical topics around the theme: 

                      "Excellence in IP Strategy, Tactics and Operations"


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:

Joan McGillicuddy, New Avon-IPforward 2018 Speaker

Joan McGillycuddy


New Avon

Heather McCann, EIP-IPforward 2018 Speaker

Heather McCann



Carrie Beatus, Honeywell International-IPforward 2018 Speaker

Carrie Beatus

AGC Patent Operations

Honeywell International

Bruce Elder IDT-IPforward 2018 Speaker

Bruce Elder

Legal Director and Head of IP


Arien Ferrell, Intuit-IPforward 2018 Speaker

Arien Ferrell

AGC & Senior IP Counsel


Rupert Mayer, IPfolio-IPforward 2018 Speaker

Rupert Mayer



Kevin McLintock, Logitech-IPforward 2018 Speaker

Kevin McLintock

Senior Director of IP


Eric Sutton, Oracle-IPforward 2018 Speaker

Eric Sutton

Senior Patent Counsel


Michael Moore, Pure Storage-IPforward 2018 Speaker

Michael Moore

Asst. GC Products & Patents

Pure Storage

Diane Gabl Kratz, Seagate-IPforward 2018 Speaker

Diane Gabl Kratz

Senior IP Counsel

Seagate Technologies 

Stephen Lee, Target Brands-IPforward 2018 Speaker

Stephen Lee

Asst. Gen. Counsel, IP

Target Brands

Teddy Joe, Zynga-IPforward 2018 Speaker

Teddy Joe

Senior Counsel IP and Product



John Schiffhauer

VP, Assoc. General Counsel


Cheryl Wilder-IPforward 2018 speaker

Cheryl Wilder

Senior IP Paralegal


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

IPforward 2018 Conference Schedule


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 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.


User Group Agenda

IPforward 2018 User Group Agenda


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!




1. If you want to attend both events, you must get a User Group ticket AND an IPforward ticket. 

2. Eventbrite will send you an email with your digital tickets. Make sure to check your spam/promotions folder. Please DO NOT re-register, believing you are not on the list.

Have questions about IPforward 2018 Conference & User Group? Contact IPfolio Intellectual Property Management & Docketing Software

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San Mateo Marriott
1770 S. Amphlett Blvd,
San Mateo, CA 94402

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 9:00 AM - Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM (PDT)

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IPfolio Intellectual Property Management & Docketing 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.

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