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Apella Event Space, 450 East 29th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10016, USA

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Event Date Tue Nov 6 EST - Thu Nov 8 EST (about 3 years ago)
Location Apella Event Space
450 East 29th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10016, USA
Region Americas

The 2017 IP Dealmakers was proved to be an exciting, sold-out event, as in the past 4 years. The forum was attended by monetization specialists, financing experts, corporate executives, patent practitioners, Chinese patent specialists and even two retired judges, a former director of the USPTO and representatives from the Federal Trade Commission and US Senate.

The mood was upbeat and participants reported on the various ways they are marching forward in spite of the impediments to monetization in the US. As reported in the IP Market Roundup session, the IPR process is hindering monetization although less than 50% IPRs are currently actually instituted. Monetization outside the US, particularly in China and Europe, was reported to be a key part of achieving success. The “Is Pure Patent Licensing Dead” panel reported that although margins have decreased, portfolios with good research behind them get traction. Similarly, a panel on patent quality reported that the PTAB appears to be overly zealous in invalidating patents, and that the cost of rejecting a good idea to the US system needs to be considered.


2018 Speakers

Phil Alden
Licensing, Corporate/New Business Development, and Applied Ventures, Applied Materials, Inc.

Erich Andersen
Corporate VP & Chief IP Counsel, Microsoft

Alexandra Brodie
Partner, Gowling WLG

Louis Carbonneau
Founder & CEO, Tangible IP

Mark Cohen
Director of Asia IP Project, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

Todd Dickinson
Partner at Polsinelli, Former USPTO Director

Abha Divine
Founder & Managing Director, Techquity

Charles Eldering
Founder & CEO, CAsE Analysis

Vladimir Elgort
VP, IP Counsel, Sony Corporation of America

Ryan Elliott
VP, Acquisitions, RPX Corporation

Nancy Erba
Chief Financial Officer, Immersion Corp.

Jose Esteves
Partner, Skadden

Alfred Fabricant
Head of IP Litigation, Brown Rudnick

Peter Feld
Managing Member, Starboard Value

Mattia Fogliacco
Chief Executive Officer, Sisvel

Michael Gulliford – Soryn IP Group
Founder & Managing Principal

Eeva Hakoranta
General Counsel, Nokia Technologies

Phil Hartstein
President & CEO, Finjan Holdings, Inc.

Kevin Jakel
Founder & CEO, Unified Patents

Y.P. Jou
Founder, ScienBiz Group

Mark Kokes
Chief IP Officer, Nantworks

Leonid Kravets
Director and Senior Counsel, InterDigital

Matt Larson
Analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence

Christopher Larus
Partner Chair, National IP and Technology Litigation Group, Robins Kaplan

John Lindgren
Chief Executive Officer, IPValue

Hon. Paul Michel (ret.)
Former Chief Judge of CAFC

Julian Nolan
CEO and Founder, Iprova

Courtney Quish
Director, Fortress Investment Group

Michael Renaud
Member, Mintz Levin

Kent Richardson
Chief Executive Officer, Richardson Oliver Insights

Matteo Sabattini
Director, IPR Policy, Ericsson

Hans Sauer
Deputy General Counsel for IP, BIO

Matt Stack
Managing Director, XLP Capital

Tim Sullivan
Chief Executive Officer, Oceanic Partners

M. Brinkley Tappan
Counsel to Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

Roger Tu
VP, Asian Markets, Marconi Group

James Wodarski
Member, Mintz Levin

Katharine Wolanyk
Managing Director, Burford Capital

Brian Yates
Chief Executive Officer, iPEL, Inc.

Bill Yuen
Chief Executive Officer, Brickell Key Asset Management

Sponsors & Partners

2018 Sponsors

• Brown Rudnick

• Burford

• Finjan Cybersecurity
• Mintz Levin

• Gowling WLG
• Houlihan Lokey
• Robins Kaplan LLP
• Skadden

• Ericsson
• Tangible IP

• Feinberg Day
• Soryn IP


• Richardson Oliver Insights

• Auto Harvest
• The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding
• Barclay Hedge
• Hedge Connection