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The US Chapter of the International IP Commercialization Counsel (IIPCC)

is proud to present:

"Meeting the Challenges to America’s Economic Future:
Charting the Course in US IP &

Innovation Policy"

Wednesday May 9, 2018 at the United States, Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.
11am-11:45am Registration, 11:45am-2:00pm Program, 2:00pm-3:00pm Networking


Featuring a Fireside Chat with Senator Chris Coons (D-DE),
Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH), and USPTO Director Andrei Iancu @ 1:15pm

Second Annual IIPCC USA Chapter Innovation and IP Policy Discussion

Program Overview – May 9th 2018 IIPCC USA Event, U.S. Capitol Building


Please join us for our annual event at our nation’s capital on May 9th, 2018 between




This year’s event explores how US IP policy impacts US global and domestic economic competitiveness.


Program Schedule on May 9th:


(11:00AM - 11:45AM) – Registration, networking, and lunch (pre-registration for lunch is required)


(11:45AM - 12:30PM) - Panel: Assessment from the trenches - Where we are today


The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) was signed into law over seven years ago.
This panel of global IP experts will discuss the impact of the AIA since then including
the impact of AIA on patent quality, how post-grant PTAB proceedings are changing

intellectual property, and whether the AIA’s impact is consistent with the intent of the
law, as well as other IP protections. The panel will also discuss possible congressional
action with respect to §101 patent eligibility, licensing in a post-Lexmark world, and
industrial design protection post-Apple v. Samsung. Finally, the panel will address how
the US addressing the challenges associated with IP protection differently than other
major world economies including China, Europe, and Korea. –Panel includes Hon. Paul Michel (formerly Chief Judge of the CAFC), Hon. Randall Rader (formerly Chief Judge of the CAFC), and Hon. David Kappos (formerly Director, USPTO), Dick 
Thurston (formerly General Counsel, TSMC), with moderator Phil Johnson (formerly Senior VP for IP Policy & Strategy, Johnson & Johnson).

(12:30 PM – 1:15PM) - Panel: Stories from the trenches – Real world experiences


Listen to recent experiences of Laurie Self (Vice President and Counsel, Government Affairs, Qualcomm), Manny Schecter (Chief Patent Counsel, IBM), Bryce Pilz (Director of Licensing, University of Michigan), Jeffrey Cicarella (Counsel, Cleveland Clinic), and Aaric S. Eisenstein (VP, Personalized Media Communications) as they discuss the impact of current US IP policy on their organizations.  Kim Chotkowski, (CEO, LES USA & Canada) will moderate this panel discussion.


(1:15PM – 2:00PM) - Fireside Chat with IP & Innovation Policy Leaders


A special “fireside chat”-style session which will allow for opening statements and then interaction among the panelists and with the audience. The panel will include Senator Chris Coons(D-DE), Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH), and the Hon. Andrei Iancu, Director, USPTO with former USPTO Director Q. Todd Dickinson moderating.

(2:00PM - 3:00PM) - Networking (coffee service)

The International IP Commercialization Council (IIPCC) is a global, non-profit, non-partisan organization providing a platform for the innovator and entrepreneur communities and enterprises to increase their understanding of IP and to gather resources for unleashing the value and realizing the commercialization
potential of their creative and innovative IP into products, services, or processes. We offer a trusted global social network that brings the IP and business worlds together. The IIPCC actively collaborates with our partner organizations including the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) as a permanent observer, and with the Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC), APEC China Business Council (ABAC), and the IP Academy (Singapore).


Event Supporting Organization

IIPCC International Partners

Editing and publication of transcripts in the Catholic University Law Review

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