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Wednesday, January 30

​TIME EVENT​
​9:00–11:00 am Board/Committee Leadership Meeting​
11:30 am–1:30 pm ​Board of Directors Meeting
2:00–4:00 pm​ Spouse & Guest Get Acquainted Social
2:00–5:00 pm​ America Invents Act/IP Boot Camp
​TRACK ONE     Are you Ready? Strategies and Pitfalls under the America Invents Act​
​TRACK TWO     ​Intellectual Property Essentials for Business Leaders
​6:00–7:00 pm New Member/First-Time Attendee Welcome Reception​
7:00–8:30 pm​ ​Opening Night Reception - The Ultimate Football Tailgate Party–Tickets Required (TR)

 

Thursday, January 31

​TIME EVENT​
​7:00–9:00 am Corporate Practice Committee Breakfast Meeting (In-House Counsel or Business Leaders only)
8:00–9:00 am Committee Business Meetings - schedules to be determined
9:00 am–12:00 pm Opening Plenary Session: IP as THE Business Asset
  • IP as the New Business Normal: Why Every Business Must Focus on IP to Secure its Future
  • The Invisible Edge: Managing IP Effectively and Strategically is THE Crucial Strategy to Take a Business to the Next Level in the 21st Century
​12:00–12:30 pm Lunch Reception -- Open to all attendees​
12:30​–2:00 pm

Lunch: IP at Ford for Market Advantage and Building the Future
Bill Coughlin, President and CEO, Ford Global Technologies, Dearborn, MI
(TR)​

2:00–5:00 pm​ CONCURRENT TRACKS
​TRACK ONE      Media/Entertainment–Leveraging IP in a Digital Economy​
​TRACK TWO ​     High Tech, Computer, and TelecomHot Topics in High Tech
TRACK THREE      Personalized Medicine/Diagnostics/ChemicalComplex Ecosystems Produce
     Various Strategies Connecting IP with Products and Services
7:30–9:30 pm​ ​Dinner & Entertainment: Havana Nights (TR)

 

Friday, February 1

 

​TIME ​EVENT
​7:00–9:00 am Women in IP Law Committee Breakfast Meeting
8:00–9:00 am Committee Business Meetings - schedules to be determined
9:00 am–12:00 pm​ Plenary Session: IP's Brave New World
  • ​How Creative and Cutting Edge Businesses Maximize Value from Their IP as a Business Asset

  • IP Strategies in the Brave New World
​12:00–12:30 pm Lunch Reception -- Open to all attendees​
12:30​–2:00 pm
Lunch: A General Counsel's View on IP and Preservation of its Value
Donald J. Rosenberg, EVP, General Counsel, & Corporate Secretary
Qualcomm, Inc., San Diego, CA (TR)​
2:00–5:00 pm​ Plenary Session: Why Can't We All Get Along?  Why Don't They Think Like I Do? Tensions and Misunderstandings Between In-House Counsel, Outside Counsel, and Business Managers​

  • Where Does the Conflict Come From and How Do We Make Things Work?

  • Practice Makes Perfect: Practicing Leadership Tools to Make a Difference

Saturday, February 2 

 

​TIME ​EVENT
9:00 am–10:00 am ​Plenary Session: IP Rippling Through the World, A Perspective on the Role of IP in the Global Economy from Worldwide Offices
​10:00 am –12:00 pm Plenary Session: IP, Business, and the Economy in the US, South Korea, China, Brazil, India, Mexico, South Aftrica, Bulgaria, and Russia​
12:00​–2:00 pm
Networking Lunch (TR)​
12:00–2:00 pm​ Board of Directors Meeting​
12:30- 5:00 pm
GOLF TOURNAMENT
12:30 - 5:00 pm 
TENNIS TOURNAMENT

Questions?

Registration: Bill Durante, 703-412-4344
Exhibiting: Iris Howell, 703-412-4345
Sponsorship: Lindsay Nalevanko, 703-412-4357