SAVE THE DATE – International IP Conference in Israel

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Kimberly Lindy of IPR is organizing a conference at the end of May that is entitled “Best Practices in IP 2013 – INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON CREATING AND EXTRACTING VALUE”.

The event, designed for In House IP Professionals, General Counsels, CFOs and CEOs and their advisers, offers an opportunity to discover how key industry players are building, managing, monetizing and protecting their IP rights.

The conference will enable participants to learn new ideas that they can then apply to their own company. The goal is to teach strategies that build and safeguard a company’s IP portfolio and increase the value it creates for the business. Participants will hear how their peers in International companies arrange budgets for IP investment, and how to value their portfolios. Ideas on monetization will be discussed, as will how to benchmark external providers to ensure that companies receive the most value for money.

The conference will focus on monetization strategies and portfolio management. Plenums with geographical focus are planned so that attendees can tailor their agendas by selecting sessions. The quality lunch will be an opportunity for round-table discussions, and there will also be time for one-on-one business meetings with a choice of solution providers.

The International list of speakers includes:
o Ruud Peters, Chief Intellectual Property Officer Philips Group Innovation Intellectual Property & Standards (Netherlands)
o Luc Savage, Director Intellectual Property and Licensing France Telecom/Orange (France)
o Eric J Siecker, Head of Intellectual Property – Europe, Africa, Middle East & CIS., Caterpillar, Inc. (UK)
o Kevin Cranman, General Counsel, Ericsson Television Inc. (US)
o Andrew Browne, Senior IP Counsel Shell (Netherlands)
o Steven Steger, Founder and Managing Partner Global IP Law Group. (US)
o Paul Lerner, Vice President, WiLAN. NASDAQ traded patent monetization company with annual revenue of $100M. Bought the Alvarion portfolio for $19. (US)
o Daniel Papst, Managing Director, Papst Licensing GmbH & Co KG Largest patent monetization company in Europe. (Germany)

Date: Wednesday May 29th 2013
Hours: 08:00 – 16:00
Place: Sheraton Hotel Tel Aviv

This looks like being a very interesting and quality program. The online conference site will be going up shortly. In the meantime, for more information or to register, please contact Kim directly at kim@ipresources.co.il

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