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6th ipCG Thought Leadership Conference

November 5-7, 2008


Wednesday, November 5:

3:00-6:00pm        Registration and Resort Check-In

6:00-7:00pm        Wine & Vermont Artisan Cheese Reception (Terrace)

7:00-8:00pm        Welcome Dinner (Tamarack Ballroom A&B)


Thursday, November 6:

7:15-8:15am        Networking Breakfast     

8:30-8:35am         Welcome & Opening Remarks
                             Robert McDonald, Managing Director & President
                             ipCapital Group     

8:35-9:10am         Why Connect IP and Business Strategy
                             Nancy Edwards Cronin, Principal Partner
                             ipCapital Group     

9:10-10:05am       IP Metrics for Corporate Management
                             Terry Adams, Assistant Vice President, Technology
                             IP Management, Nestlé Corporation

10:05-10:30am     Networking and Refreshment Break

10:30-10:45am     Expanding Invention Boundaries to Strengthen Business Lines
                             Chris Rose, Senior Manager, ipCapital Group

10:45-11:30am     A Case Study: Raising IP Awareness Within Masco Corporation
                             Thom Nealssohn, Manager of Innovation, Masco Corporation

11:30-12:15pm     A Case Study: Balancing IP Development (and everything else) in an Early-Stage Company
                             Allen Braswell, Owner, pico-tesla Magnetic Therapies, LLC

12:15-1:30pm       Networking Luncheon     

1:00-1:30pm         Luncheon Presentation: The Evolution of IAM at Dow Chemical; Managing to Avoid IP Crisis
                             Bruce Story, Former Senior Director, Intellectual Capital, Dow Chemical Company

1:45-1:55pm         Balancing Conflicting Economic Interests in an IP Transaction
                             Rachael Schwartz, Senior Manager, ipCapital Group

1:55-2:40pm         Lessons Learned from an IP Asset Sale
                             John Ciannamea, President, Academy IP Corporation

2:40-3:30pm         Developing and Using IP in an Industry New to IP
                             John Squires, Vice-President, Chief Patent Counsel and Associate General Counsel Goldman Sachs & Co.

3:30-3:55pm         Networking and Refreshment Break

3:55-5:15pm         Panel Discussion: Connecting Strategy to IP Process
                             Moderated by Kate Shore, Consulting Manager, ipCapital Group

5:15-5:20pm         Closing Remarks                      
                             Robert McDonald, Managing Director & President
                             ipCapital Group     

5:20-6:30pm         Break

6:30-8:30pm         Dinner (Tamarack Ballroom A&B)       


Friday, November 7:

7:15-8:15am         Networking Breakfast     

8:20-8:25am         Recap of Day One and Opening Remarks
                             Robert McDonald, Managing Director & President
                             ipCapital Group     

8:25-9:35am         “If You Say Strategy and I Say Strategy, Why Don’t they Mean the Same Thing?”
                             John Cronin, Managing Director & Chairman, ipCapital Group     

9:35-10:15am       Networking, Refreshment Break & Resort Check-Out

10:15-11:00am     Open Invention Networks’ IP strategy to Protect the Future of Linux
                             Keith Bergelt, CEO, Open Invention Network

11:00-11:45am     Gleaning IP from Innovation and Product Development Processes
                             Bradford L. Goldense, President, Goldense Group, Inc.               
12:00-1:00pm       Networking Lunch

1:00-2:00pm         Panel Discussion: Patent Holding Companies: Creating Strategic Advantage? 
                             Moderated by Bruce Berman, President, Brody Berman Associates, Inc.  

2:00-3:30pm         Optional Panel Discussion with Software Tool Vendors: When to Utilize a Particular Software Tool and the Challenges of Getting Others to Use the Software
                             Facilitated by Doug Roth, Senior Manager


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