Hyatt Regency Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle, 808 Howell St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

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Event Date Sun Nov 14 PST - Tue Nov 16 PST (in 29 days)
In your timezone (EDT): Sun Nov 14 3:30pm - Tue Nov 16 9:30pm
Location Hyatt Regency Seattle
808 Howell St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
Region Americas

IPBC Global will bring the world’s IP business leaders back together again in 2021 when it reconvenes in Seattle, the fastest growing tech hub in the USA and home to some of the most innovative businesses on the planet.

Attendees at the world’s leading IP event will enjoy unsurpassed networking and deal-making opportunities, as well as the chance to join high-level discussion around the key challenges facing those responsible for developing IP business strategies now and into the future.


2021 Speakers

Julie Akhter
Senior Attorney, IP, Microsoft

Brett G. Alten
Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Chief IP Counsel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

John Amster
Founder and Chief Executive, Rowan TELS

Ron Antush
Head, Litigation, Americas, Nokia Technologies

Garrard Beeney
Partner and Co-Head, IP and Technology Group, Sullivan Cromwell

Jennifer Burdman
Vice President, Head, IP, Valo Health

Kurt Brasch
Director, Patent Transactions, Uber

Megan Carpenter
Dean, University of New Hampshire School of Law

Peter Damerell
Partner, Powell Gilbert

Frank A. DeCosta
Partner, Finnegan

Phong Dinh
Senior Corporate Counsel, Microsoft Corporation

Robert Earle
Vice President, Patent Assertion and Enforcement, Ericsson

Zev J. Eigen
Founder and Chief Data Scientist, Syndio

Jako Eleveld
Head, IP Licensing, Philips

Jared Engstrom
Senior Director, IP Strategy, CrowdStrike

Marc Frechette
Chief Licensing Officer, Netlist

Mathen Ganesan
Executive Vice President, Invention Investment Fund, Intellectual Ventures

Eeva Hakoranta
Executive Vice President, Chief Licensing Officer, Interdigital

Craig Hampel
Chief Scientist, Memory and Interface Division, Rambus

John Han
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Qualcomm Technology Licensing

Bill Harmon
Head, IP, Uber

Phil Hartstein
Partner, Soryn IP Capital Management

Heath Hoglund
VP, IP and Standards, Dolby Laboratories

Kim R. Jessum
Chief IP Counsel, Associate General Counsel and Secretary, Heraeus

Kerry Kimes
Senior Director, Business Development, Rambus

William R. LaFontaine
General Manager, IP, IBM

Sharon Lai
Senior Counsel, IP, Americas, Volvo Cars

Michael C. Lee
Director, Patents, Google

Rachel Lovejoy
Senior Counsel, IP, SpaceX

Dan McCurdy

John Mulgrew
Associate General Counsel and Global Head, IP, Lenovo

Sandra Nowak
Associate Chief IP Counsel, 3M

Ricardo Nunes
Partner and Head, Patent Practice, Daniel Law

Erik Oliver
COO, Richardson Oliver Insights

Changhae Park
Chief IP Officer, NXP Semiconductors

Arvin Patel
Chief Operating Officer, Invention Investment Fund, Intellectual Ventures

Patrick Patnode
President, Licensing, GE

Louis Pirkey
Member, PirkeyBarber PLLC

Laura Quatela
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Lenovo

Karl Reichenberger
Vice President, Co-Chief Patent Counsel and General Counsel, Digital Solutions, Johnson Controls

Michael T. Renaud
Member and Chair, IP Division, Mintz

Kent Richardson
CEO, Richardson Oliver Insights

Cecilia Sanabria
Partner, Finnegan

John Smee
Vice President, Engineering and Head, 5G R&D, Qualcomm

Wayne Sobon
Vice President, IP, JUUL Labs

Teresa Stanek Rea
Partner, Crowell and Moring LLP

Nigel Swycher
CEO, Cipher

Olivia Tsai
Head, IP, Cruise

Phyllis Turner-Brim
Deputy General Counsel, Chief IP Counsel, HP Inc

Jyoti Uppuluri
Associate General Counsel, Patents, Facebook

Ton van Hoef
Senior Vice President and Chief IP Counsel, ASML

Sam Wiley
Connected Innovation Intelligence Evangelist, Patsnap

Keith Wilson
Executive Vice President, Partnerships and Acquisitions, IPValue Management Inc.

Bruce Wu
Vice President, Partnerships and IP, Nutcracker Therapeutics

Jay Yonamine
Head, Data Science, Ops and Quality, Global Patents, Google

Helen Yoon
Assistant General Counsel, North America, Brink's

Eran Zur
Managing Director, IP Finance Group, Fortress

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• RPX Rational Patent

• Intellectual Ventures

• Adamson & Partners
• Avanci
• Cipher
• Clarivate Analytics
• Daniel
• Dolby
• Ericsson
• Finjan Cybersecurity
• Finnegan
• iam Market
• Intellectual Ventures
• Intralink
• IPValue
• Lui Shen Intellectual Property
• Marconi
• McDermott Will & Emery
• Nokia
• PatSnap
• Powell Gilbert
• Richardson Insights
• Rowan
• Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

• Bureau Van Dijk
• Key Patent Innovations
• Microsoft
• II MiiCs
• Philips

• Acacia
• Anaqua
• Ankura
• ASt
• Burford Capital
• Clark + Modet
• Dennemeyer
• Dolcera
• Global IP Law Group
• IPRally
• ktMINE
• Mintz
• Pellegrino
• Perkinscoie
• Polsinelli
• Prince Lobel’s
• Reatiss
• Sagacious
• Steger IP
• Stout
• TechInsights
• United Lex
• Vectis

• Global Data Review
• IP CloseUp
• The Intellectual Property Owners Association
• Lexology