2022 AIPLA Corporate Practice Institute

August 23 to 24, 2022




Up to 360 minutes


Fee: Members: $295 | Non-Members: $625 | Special Corp Rate: $99 (Paper Reg Only)

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August 23-24, 2022

Join the AIPLA Corporate Practice Committee on August 23-24 for the Virtual AIPLA Corporate Practice Institute! This online, CLE-program spans two half-days, from Noon – 5:30 pm Eastern and include 3 one-hour CLE sessions and a one-hour networking session each day.

The Corporate Practice Institute is not a bootcamp. The programming has been designed to appeal to corporate practitioners of all experience levels and all corporate sizes, including practitioners in any technology field from small/mid-size and large companies. Private practitioners who are interested in learning more about the issues and challenges faced by their corporate clients are also welcome and encouraged to attend.

The Institute is designed for Corporate in-house counsel, including attorneys and patent agents.  View the full agenda below. 

We offer a special discounted rate for Corporate Counsel, $99.  To register at this rate, please use the SPECIAL REGISTRATION FORM found HERE

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES.  This program offers special sponsorship opportunities.  All sponsors will receive a complete online Sponsor page in the event platform and mobile app, where you can place promotional materials, post a video, let individuals schedule one on one appointments to learn more about your products or services. Sponsors receive online recognition as well as a complimentary registration.  Sponsors will also have an opportunity to provide 20-minute Sponsored Learning Sessions.  These can be recorded and are available during session breaks (and once recorded, on-demand on the event platform).  Learning sessions are an optional addition to the sponsorship.   For information about sponsorship, please contact lbeller@aipla.org. 



Tuesday, August 23

12:00 - 1:00 PM ET - Ready For It? The Unified Patent Court and the Unitary Patent - Elisabetta Papa, Societa' Italiana Brevetti S.P.A.; Ali Anoff, Procter & Gamble; Giuseppe Colucci, Lyondell Basell


1:30 - 2:30 PM ET - Drafting and Negotiating IP Licenses With an Eye Towards Bankruptcy – Moderated by: Angie Sebor, Tolmar, Inc;  Speaker: Gary Weinstein, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath


3:00 - 4:00 PM - Cultural Differences Between “Western” Litigation and Chinese Litigation and How to Ensure Effective Communication Between Chinese and US counsel.- Moderated by: Laurie Young, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner; Speaker: Bin Zheng, Unitalen IP Consulting



Wednesday, August 24

12:00 - 1:00 PM ET - The Power of Trademark- Moderated by: Erin Ogden, Ogden Glazer + Schaefer; Speakers: Gage Mitchell, Modern Species; Stephen Lee, Target; Lynn M. Jordan, Kelly IP


1:30 - 2:30 PM ET - Trade Secrets: How to Effectively Train Your Employees- Moderated by: Meredith Struby, Meunier, Carlin, & Curfman LLC; Speakers: Donal O’Connell, Chawton Innovation Services Ltd., Susanne Hollinger, Newell Brands, Mark Schildkraut, Becton, Dickinson and Company, and John Harbin, Meunier, Carlin, & Curfman LLC


3:00 - 4:00 PM - Ethics/Elimination of Bias: Practical Guidance for Corporate DE&I Programs - Presented by Brandon Miller and LaToya Lee, Clarkston Consulting and Emily Curtis, Carlex Glass America, LLC.    




Thank you To Our Sponsor In Part!



  • Elisabetta Papa

    Societa' Italiana Brevetti S.P.A. | Partner, BoA Member, Head of Patents

    Elisabetta teaches European Patent practice and strategies in courses leading up to European Patent Attorney qualification exams organised by the Centre d’Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Industrielle (R. Schuman University, Strasbourg). She is a former member of the EPO’s EC-III examination committee in charge of marking D papers during the qualifying examination for European Patent Attorneys (EQE).
  • Anoff, Ali

    Procter & Gamble | Director & Assistant General Counsel - Patents

    Ali Anoff is Director and Assistant General Counsel at Procter & Gamble. She is the primary patent attorney for Olay® skin care, a brand with net sales of more than $1 billion annually. Ali provides strategic legal counsel to the business to create and protect global intellectual property assets. Her practice focuses on IP strategy development, preparation and prosecution of global patent applications, freedom-to-practice assessments, enforcement, and due diligence.
  • Giuseppe Colucci

    LyondellBasell | Lead Counsel

    Giuseppe is a European Patent Attorney and qualified to become a litigator before the upcoming UPC. He teaches in courses leading up to the European Patent Litigator qualification organised by the Politecnico of Milan. He is a board member of the EPLIT (European Patent Litigators Association) and a member of the Litigation Committee of the epi (Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office).
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    Tolmar | Director Intellectual Property

    Angie Sebor is the Director Intellectual Property at Tolmar, Inc., a Colorado-based, fully integrated pharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative, specialty pharmaceutical products in the areas of urology, oncology, pediatric endocrinology and dermatology. Angie is a registered U.S. patent agent with a Ph.D. in Immunology and more than 25 years’ experience in patent law, both as an in-house practitioner and in private practice, primarily in the areas of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.
  • Gary Weinstein

    Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP | Partner

    Gary Weinstein is a partner at Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath. Gary collaborates with in-house counsel, business people and technology teams to help clients monetize technology and intellectual property through licenses and other forms or collaboration. He counsels clients on structuring, drafting, negotiating and reviewing technology and intellectual property agreements—both as licensors and licensees and in joint development agreements, technology transfer, outsourcing, strategic alliances, and joint ventures.
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    Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner | IP Attorney

    Laurie Young is an intellectual property attorney with Schwegman, Lundberg and Woessner. Before joining SLW, she was Senior Intellectual Property Counsel Katun Corporation. While at Katun she managed all intellectual property matters, both domestic and foreign. This included managing patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret matters and any business matters which may relate to intellectual property. Laurie was also Data Privacy Officer for Katun Corporation. When Laurie is not handing intellectual property matters, she loves to bake cookies (even placing at the Minnesota State Fair three times for her cookie entries).
  • Zheng, Bin

    Unitalen IP Consulting | Partner

    Bin Zheng has master degrees in both molecular biology and intellectually property law. He joined Unitalen in 2007 and is now heading the life science team of Unitalen. Bin focuses his practice on patent prosecution, civil & administrative litigation and legal opinion in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceutical, food science and cosmetics. Client counseling is another important part of Bin’s work. He works closely with companies as IP counsel, leading the in-house patent team and handling every aspect of patent related matters, including developing and managing patent portfolios globally.
  • Jordan, Lynn M.

    Kelly IP | Founding Partner

    For the past 30 years, Lynn Jordan has devoted herself to representing clients in all aspects of trademark law, from selection of marks through federal court appeals. She is particularly adept at helping clients understand the business and legal risks associated with the adoption, use, and registration of trademarks. Lynn has handled countless clearance, prosecution, and enforcement matters, and regularly speaks and writes on a variety of trademark topics.
  • Brandon Miller

    Clarkston Consulting | DE&I Services Lead

    Brandon spearheads professional development, organizational, marketing and training initiatives to help promote diversity and enable an inclusive workplace. He advises clients on DE&I strategy, transformation, and action. Brandon is a certified Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) qualified administrator and coach, a frequent speaker on unconscious bias and diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, and a published author. At Clarkston, Brandon is the current Chair of the firm's diversity council.
  • LaToya Lee

    Clarkston Consulting | Associate Partner

    LaToya works with global companies to guide them through transformational changes. LaToya has experience managing complex program developments for some of the world's largest companies. With a passion and deep expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion, she has supported the growth of Clarkston's DE+I services, helping clients develop innovative strategies to improve inclusivity in the workplace. At Clarkston, LaToya leads their Quality and Compliance practice, is a delivery partner for their DE&I practice and is the Chair Emeritus of the firm's diversity council.
  • Lee Stephen Lee, Stephen

    Target | Chief IP Counsel

    Stephen Lee has been with Target for nearly 15 years, where his practice has covered the entire spectrum of I.P. matters, as he had been responsible for all trademark, copyright and patent work. Particularly rewarding is the fact that his team provides legal services and advice to practically every business team within Target and has touched almost every one of Target’s key strategic initiatives. He manages a team of 19 high-functioning I.P. professionals, and he has first-hand experience leading his team through the ups and downs of the retail landscape transformation.
  • Gage Mitchell

    Modern Species | Founder

    Gage sees everything as a design challenge. Whether it's designing new business strategies, designing to solve community problems, or designing your life to be more fulfilling. He’s the founder of Modern Species and Evolve CPG where he helps better-for-the-world brands grow through purpose-driven strategy, design, and community.
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    Ogden Glazer + Schaefer | Founder

    Erin R. Ogden is a trademark nerd who joins a beer geek, a skydiving nut, and a lederhosen aficionado to have adventures with their clients at the law firm of Ogden Glazer + Schaefer. They love helping with businesses' legal needs as they strategically grow.
  • Curtis, Emily

    Carlex Glass America | Intellectual Property Counsel

    Emily Curtis is Intellectual Property Counsel at Carlex Glass America, LLC, an automotive glass supplier. Emily manages the global intellectual property needs of Carlex, including protection of intellectual property assets, management of trademark and patent portfolios, and defensive patent analysis.
  • Schildkraut, Mark

    Becton, Dickinson and Company | Associate General Counsel-IP

    Mark Schildkraut is Associate General Counsel-IP at Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD), a Fortune 500 medical technology company advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care.
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