November 4-6, 2009
KEY QUESTIONS THAT WILL BE ADDRESSED
For the 7th consecutive year, executives from a variety of industries will come together to discuss intellectual property (IP) strategies that help to grow their businesses and gain an edge.
This year’s conference will focus on taking steps towards raising your company's awareness of intellectual property, prioritizing and managing your IP, growing its value - ultimately “Creating Business Advantage with IP.”
Marshall C. Phelps, Jr.
Corporate Vice President for IP Policy & Strategy, Microsoft Corporation
Co-author of “Burning the Ships - Intellectual Property and the Transformation of Microsoft”
Intellectual property experts from eight major corporations have agreed to speak at this year's conference. Speakers will include representatives from Church & Dwight Company, Inc., Dow AgroSciences, Masco Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Nestlé Corporation, Shell Global Solutions (US), Inc., USAA, and Vonage Corporation.
Wednesday, November 4:
3:00-6:00pm Registration and Resort Check-In
6:00-7:00pm Wine & Vermont Artisan Cheese Reception (Terrace)
7:00-8:30pm Welcome Dinner (Tamarack Ballroom A&B)
Thursday, November 5:
7:15-8:30am Networking Breakfast
8:30-8:40am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Robert McDonald, Managing Director & President, ipCapital Group
8:40-10:00am Introductions and “Creating Business Advantage with IP”; Where is Your Organization on This Continuum?
Nancy Edwards Cronin, Principal Partner, ipCapital Group
10:00-10:30am Networking and Refreshment Break
10:30-12:00pm “Fostering Internal Support for IP Initiatives”
Marshall C. Phelps, Jr., Corporate Vice President for Intellectual Property Policy & Strategy, Microsoft Corporation
12:00-12:45pm Networking Luncheon
12:45-1:15pm Luncheon Presentation
“Leveraging a Global Community to Improve IP Position”
Chairman, Advisory Board, Article One Partners
1:15-2:15pm “Creating a New Paradigm in IP Management”
Chief Legal Officer, Vonage Corporation
2:15-3:15pm “IP Management, an Integrative Framework at Masco Corporation”
VP Innovation and Sustainability, Masco Corporation
3:15-3:45pm Networking and Refreshment Break
3:45-4:45pm “Creating IP Awareness in a Product Development Company”
Executive Vice President, Global Research & Development, Church & Dwight Company, Inc.
4:45-5:45pm “Driving IP Management within Existing and New Business; Speeding, Rest Areas, Speed Bumps & Open Highway”
Intellectual Capital Manager, Dow AgroSciences
7:15-8:45pm Dinner (Tamarack Ballroom A&B)
7:15-8:10am Networking Breakfast
8:10-9:10am “Integrating IP & Business Processes for Management”
Assistant Vice President, Technology IP Management, Nestlé Corporation
9:10-10:10am “Becoming an IP Champion”
Victor Pascucci III, Assistant Vice President, USAA
10:10-10:30am Networking and Refreshment Break
10:30-11:30am “Realizing IP Value in a Global Market”
Charles “Chase” Anstead, Intellectual Asset Development Manager, Shell Global Solutions (US), Inc.
11:30-12:30pm “The Impact of a Post Downturn Economy on IP Strategy”
Managing Director & Chairman, ipCapital Group
12:30-1:45pm Networking Luncheon