Intellectual Property Awareness Summit 2017
IPAS 2017 is structured for everyone to participate.
Program is Subject to Change
8:30 - 8:45 Welcome and opening remarks
Mickie Piatt, Chicago-Kent; Bruce Berman, CIPU
Introduction: “Why IP awareness? Why now?” Brian Hinman
8:45 – 9:40 "What Audiences Need to Know About IP Rights - Why?"
-What do they believe? What are they told?
-Is it accurate? What do they need to know?
-Identifying key IP audiences (stakeholders): policymakers, schools, government, educators -How do various audiences currently learn about IP?
Facilitator: James Conley (Kellogg-Northwestern, inventor)
Panelists: Patrick Kilbride (Global IP Center); Marshall Phelps (ex-Microsoft, IBM, CIPU), Joyce Ward (USPTO), Ashley Keller (Burford Capital)
9:40 - 10:35 “Identifying ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’ IP Behaviors – A Candid Discussion”
-Copying, counterfeits, efficient infringement, “trolls”
-Does intellectual property differ from "real" property?
-Should business or government step-up and set an example for IP conduct?
-The role of innovation policy in helping to define appropriate behaviors
Facilitator: Stephen Haber (IP2 Hoover Institution-Stanford)
Panelists: Ken Seddon (LoT Network), Bruce Schelkopf (ABB)
David Kappos (ex-USPTO), Brian Hinman (ex-Philips, IBM, Interdigital)
10:35 - 11:05 Networking Break
11:05 - 12:00 “IP & Theft: The High Cost of Confusion”
-The Internet’s role in providing access to everything for everyone
-Uncertainty and IP: laws, courts, and policy
-Tech “giants” and IP rights; GAAP accounting
-Why IP rights are more important to some businesses than others
Facilitator: Ashly Boesche (Chicago IP Alliance)
Panelists: Claire Castel (EUIPO, via Skype): "Impact of 2017 IP Perception Study - How do Audiences See IP RIghts?," David Lowery (rock band Cracker), Erick Robinson (Beijing East IP), Hon. Randall Rader (Chief Judge CAFC, ret)
12:00 - 12:45 Breakouts – Small group discussions about impediments to IP understanding
Facilitators: Ashly Boesche, Bo Heiden, Aseet Patel, and Gene Quinn
12:45 - 1:15 Lunch & Networking
1:15 - 1:45 Key Note Address: David Teece (Tusher Center, UC Berkeley-Haas)
-“IP Rights Erosion: A Growing Threat to U.S. Economic Leadership”
1:45 - 2:40 “Media Coverage of IP Developments - Separating Fact from Perspective”
-History of IP coverage: inventions, big cases, litigation
-Identifying what is coverage-worthy: Getting stories approved by editors
-Identifying and evaluating sources
-PAE, NPE, “troll,” efficient infringer – The role of language in IP coverage
Facilitator: Roger Parloff (ex-Fortune)
Panelists: Gene Quinn (IP Watchdog), Ed Lee (Chicago-Kent), Tony Dutra (Bloomberg Law), John Pletz (Crain's Chicago Business)
2:45 - 3:30 “IP Education Today: New Strategies and Resources”
-Universities, associations and organizations
-Books, videos and visual tools
-Courses and curricula outside of law schools
-The educators’ challenge
Facilitator: James Pooley (Deputy Director WIPO, ret.)
Panelists: Bo Heiden (Center for IP Studies, Sweden), Ada Nielsen (PMG, ex-BP, past president LES), James Conley (Kellogg), Patrick Kilbride (Intl. Chamber of Commerce)
Molly Kocialski (USPTO)
3:30 - 4:00 Networking Break
4:00 - 4:45 Facilitator summaries of breakouts: what they heard.
-What CIPU is engaged in & its future plans (CIPU Board of Directors)
4:45 - 5:40 “Making IP Awareness a Higher Priority”
-What can be done immediately, a little later and down the road?
-What message do we want to send, to whom and how?
-Leadership: Who needs to step-up on IP awareness?
-How can business, government and other groups work together?
Facilitator: Todd Dickinson (ex-GE, AIPLA, USPTO)
Panelists: Hon. Paul Michel (Chief Judge CAFC, ret), Scott Frank (CEO AT&T IP Business), Bob Bramson (ex-Unisys, InterDigital, WiLAN), Gary Grube (ex-Motorola, inventor)
5:40 Closing Remarks
5:45 Cocktail Reception and Networking