Creating Business Advantage with IP  

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7th ipCG Thought Leadership Conference

November 4-6, 2009
Stowe, VT


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.”

Keynote Speaker:

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”
                        Paul DiGiammarino
                        Chairman, Advisory Board, Article One Partners

1:15-2:15pm   “Creating a New Paradigm in IP Management”
                       Kurt Rogers
                       Chief Legal Officer, Vonage Corporation

2:15-3:15pm   “IP Management, an Integrative Framework at Masco Corporation”
                       Gary Yezbick
                       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”
                       Paul Siracusa
                       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”
                        Lynn Zettler
                        Intellectual Capital Manager, Dow AgroSciences 

5:45-6:15pm   Break 

6:15-7:15pm   Cocktails

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”
                        Terry Adams
                        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”
                          John Cronin
                          Managing Director & Chairman, ipCapital Group 

12:30-1:45pm   Networking Luncheon


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