IP for Successful Worldwide Business Strategy
Conference October 25 | Master Classes (via Zoom), 2021
Hybrid | Streaming Live From Sheraton Hotel, Tel Aviv
Intellectual Property is, by definition, a cornerstone of your business.
The BPIP Annual Conference brings global decision makers and international IP stars together, ensuring you are updated on the IP global issues, trends and legislation that affect your company’s IP.
Keynote Speakers 2021:
Robert DeBerardine, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at Johnson & Johnson
Andrei Iancu, Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Dave Kappos, Former USPTO Director
Guest Speakers 2021 include:
Kevin Kehoe, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft
Peter Berg, Infineon Technologies AG, Senior VP Intellectual Property
Isabella Fu, Associate General Counsel, Microsoft
Malcolm T. Meeks, President Director General, Valotoire Ventures
Master Classes with internationally acclaimed experts:
BIG DATA and AI: IP Protection, Transactional and Regulatory Considerations
Prosecution Strategies You Should Consider for a Global Portfolio, and Tips for Implementing Those Strategies in View of Recent US and EPO Guidance
Presenting a Winning Case to the EPO Boards of Appeal: How to Build a Best Case for Appeal
Competitor Analysis: IP Landscaping and Beyond
Intellectual Property Litigation Before the ITC
Maximizing the Value of the In-House IP Manager – Outside Counsel Relationship
Learn practical tools, methods and new ideas that you can then apply to your own company and practice.
Daniella Atzmony, CIPO & Chief Innovation Strategy Officer, Syqe Medical; Chairperson Advisory Board Forum of In House IP Managers and Counsel, Israel
Shlomo Armony, Vice President Corporate Intellectual Property, Elbit Systems
Rachel Ben Tov, Director of IP, Pointgrab
Ori Buberman, Head of Intellectual Property, Mobileye
Suzanne Erez, Former IPLaw Counsel, EMEA IPLaw - Research, Israel, IBM
Michael Faibisch, Senior IP Counsel, Marvell Israel
Sharon Hausdorff, Vice President Corporate Intellectual Property, TEVA
Yoav Prager, IP Manager Elbit Systems
Rimma Pugatsch Shendelzon, IP Manager, Landa Digital Printing
Einav Zilber, VPIP Magnus Metal; Chairperson, Israel Patent Attorney Association (IPAA),
BPIP 2021 Advisory Board
2021 Conference Program*
Monday October 25th
10:00 - 11:00
Registration, Networking and Brunch at Sheraton Tel Aviv
11:00 IL | 10:00 CET | 09:00 UK
Kimberly Lindy, Founder and Director Intellectual Property Resources and BPIP
Daniella Atzmony, Co-Chairperson BPIP Conference, Chairperson of the Israel IP Managers and Counsel Forum and Chief Intellectual Property Officer and Chief Innovation Strategy Officer, Syqe Medical
Opening Remarks & Introduction to morning keynotes:
Jeffrey Berkowitz, Co-Chairperson BPIP Conference, Partner Finnegan
Introduction to Keynote Jeffrey Berkowitz
The Ring of Change at the USPTO
Andrei Iancu, Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
11:15 IL | 10:15 CET | 09:15 UK
11:45 IL | 10:45 CET | 09:45 UK
COVID Effects on the IP World
Moderator: Micaela Modiano, Partner, Modiano & Partners
Peter Berg Infineon Technologies AG, Senior VP Intellectual Property
Sharon Hausdorff, TEVA, Vice President Corporate Intellectual Property
Randi Isaacs Emory University, Patent Counsel
Malcolm T. Meeks Valotaire Ventures, President Director General
12:30 IL | 11:30 CET | 10:30 UK
13:15 IL | 12:15 CET | 11:15 UK
Global Drivers of Green Technology
Using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to objectively uncover sustainable technological development through the lens of patents
Anne Le Turnier, Lexis Nexis
13:30 IL | 12:30 CET | 11:30 UK | 06:30 EST US
Big Data - Fair Use, Commercialization, GDPR
Adam Snukal, Greenberg Traurig
Yoav Oestreicher, Meitar
Moderator: Ori Buberman, Head of Intellectual Property, Mobileye
Regulatory Issues - Industrial Standards, FDA, Anti-Trust
Adam Samansky, Mintz Levin
Micaela Modiano, Modiano & Partners
The Role of IP Managers in the R&D Process, Promoting Innovation and IP Training. Effective Implementation
Barry Schindler, Greenberg Traurig
Dr. Mirit Lotan, Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co.
Shmuel Chioclea, IP Manager, REE Automotive
Global Litigation Strategy
Daniel Melman, Pearl Cohen
Yael Reimer, FBC
Christopher Maierhöfer, Bird & Bird
Yossi Moscovitz, Telit
Moderator: Yoav Alkalay, Pearl Cohen
14:15 IL | 13:15 CET | 12:15 UK | 07:15 EST US
15:00 IL | 14:00 CET | 13:00 UK | 08:00 EST US
Addressing the PAE Problem
Patent Litigation Trends and Effective Resistance
Ken Seddon, LOT Network
Attacking Patents in the Patent Office, EU & IL Oppositions, PTAB
Ephraim Zachary Heiliczer, Pearl Cohen
Joshua Goldberg, Finnegan
Felix Roediger, Bird and Bird
Moderator: Asa Kling, Partner NBA, former Israel Patent Commissioner
IP Landscaping and Competitor Analysis
Speakers: Anna Maria Villa, Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property
Inna Novikova, Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co.
Michael Cantor, Cantor Colburn
Moderator: Adam Wylie, COO, Righthub
15:15 IL | 14:15 CET | 13:15 UK | 08:15 EST US
Subject Matter Eligibility and updates on Prosecution US, EU, China
Luigi Distefano, Finnegan
Ziv Rotenberg, Gornitzky
Moderator: David Zviel, Senior Patent Agent, Mellanox
16:00 IL | 15:00 CET | 14:00 UK | 09:00 EST US
IP Clauses in Joint Ventures (including R&D and Licensing)
Kevin Kehoe, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft
Michael Fink, Greenblum and Bernstein
David Mirchin, Meitar
Daniella Atzmony, Syqe Medical
Moderator: Hili Rashkovan, Pearl Cohen
16:45 IL | 15:45 CET | 14:45 UK | 09:45 EST US
17:00 IL | 16:00 CET | 15:00 UK | 10:00 EST US
A Discussion Based on Two Philosophers:
Promises and Why People Break Them
The COVID Vaccine Example
Robert DeBerardine, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at Johnson & Johnson
* Conference program subject to change
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Yoav Alkalay is a Partner and Patent Attorney in the Patents Group at Pearl Cohen’s Tel Aviv office. For more than 15 years Yoav has been advising clients on various Intellectual Property matters, such as strategic patent portfolio development and management, patents monetization, IP due diligence for M&A deals, and more.
Dr. Daniella Atzmony, CIPO and Chief Innovation Strategy Officer at Syqe Medical, is an advocate and a patent attorney. Daniella combines her intimate knowledge of business and the business plan, with her hands-on experience of a vast range of intellectual property and legal matters, making her an integral part of the company's management and all its aspects. Daniella’s experience spans IP rights including patents, trademarks, trade secrets and other intellectual property rights.
Peter Berg joined Infineon Technologies, in 2017 as Senior VP Intellectual Property in Legal and Patents. He held similar positions in the automotive and food packaging industries at Draexlmaier and Tetra Pak before. Peter graduated in Electrical Engineer from TU Dresden in 1994. He worked at Siemens to become a German and European Patent Attorney serving the telecom businesses, Chief IP Licensing Counsel. He serves as board member for the Association of Intellectual Property Experts in Germany.
Intellectual Asset Managment and The Legal 500 U.S. have recognized Jeff for his patent litigation practice. He has received several American Jurisprudence Awards: Legal Research and Writing (2); Civil Procedure; Jurisprudence; and Judicial Clerkship. Managing Intellectual Property named him as an “IP Star” in Virginia, and he was recognized as a leading lawyer by Who’s Who Legal: Telecommunications Media & Technology.
Head of Intellectual Property at Mobileye
For more than 30 years, Michael Cantor’s unwavering commitment to delivering the highest level of IP legal services at exceptionally competitive rates has fueled Cantor Colburn’s strategic expansion from a ten-lawyer firm in the 1990s into one of the largest IP law firms in the U.S. Michael oversees more than 100 attorneys and patent agents who counsel a diverse client base of international innovators in making the most of their IP assets.
Kurt Calia is a trial and appellate litigator in Covington & Burling's Palo Alto office. His practice focuses on the firm's high technology clients in a wide range of areas, including pharmaceutical chemistry, biotechnology, biomedical devices, nanotechnology, mechanical devices, microprocessors, business methods, and software. He previously served as co-Chair of the firm's Patent Group and Vice Chair for the Trade Secrets Committee of the Intellectual Property Owner’s Association.
IP Manager at REE Automotive, a leading electric vehicles platform provider that develops innovative EV platforms which are flat, scalable, and modular. Shmuel is a Patent Attorney, holding a BSc and MSc from the Technion and an MA in Law specializing in Intellectual Property. Prior to his IP career Shmuel was a mechanical engineer and a product manager.
Ilan has extensive experience in the field of IP gained over more than three decades, most of which as a senior partner in a leading IP firm in Israel, where, among others, he led the life sciences and chemistry department. Ilan advises all IP stakeholders on how to build value in IP and how to use it as a strategic asset. He has wide-ranging expertise in managing in-depth processes of IP due diligence, IP-based transactions and IP monetization.
Elliot Cook, Partner at Finnegan, maintains a diverse intellectual property practice, including patent litigation, post-grant patent challenges, patent prosecution, and patent monetization. Mr. Cook focuses on helping clients strategically develop patent portfolios that effectively block competitors and build corporate value.
Robert DeBerardine is Worldwide Vice President, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel of Johnson & Johnson where he manages a group of about 270 IP Professionals, of whom about 125 are patent and trademark attorneys. Prior to Johnson & Johnson, Robert was Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for two large multinational companies with broad healthcare business. Before working in-house, Robert practiced at two international law firms where he handled transactional intellectual property litigation.
Luigi Distefano is a UK and European patent attorney whose practice focuses on patent prosecution, portfolio development and management, drafting, client counseling, and oppositions and appeals before the European Patent Office (EPO). Luigi predominantly handles subject matter in the fields of electronic and mechanical engineering, and has extensive experience in dealing with the nuances of prosecuting computer implemented inventions in Europe.
Michael Fink is a lead litigator in G&B’s litigation and trial group. He is also a registered patent attorney. Prior to joining G&B in 1988, Michael was a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. In addition to his extensive patent litigation experience, Michael has argued many appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit.
Experienced executive, with extensive knowledge of the U.S., UK and Israeli capital markets; M&A transactions; IP policy, SEP licensing and strategy; investor relations; financial reporting; fund raising. Have held a variety of positions in the full spectrum of capital market players: the Israel Securities Authority, a leading Israeli law firm, legal and financial executive positions in publicly listed companies (on Nasdaq, AIM and the TASE).
Partner in Finnegan’s DC office. As leader of Finnegan’s PTAB trials section, his practice focuses on inter partes review (IPR), covered business method (CBM), and post-grant review (PGR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and on ensuing appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
At Kangxin, Mr. Hurvitz currently advises the firm’s North American, European, Indian, and Australian clients on different aspects of Chinese Intellectual Property Law. He specifically focuses on how best to introduce technology into China, and deals heavily with advising Kangxin’s clients on how best to effectuate positive enforcement of their Intellectual Property Rights.
Experienced Vice President with a demonstrated history of working in the pharmaceuticals industry. Strong IP professional skilled in U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Freedom to Operate (FTO), Life Sciences, Medical Devices, and Regulatory Affairs.
Ephraim Heiliczer is a Senior Associate in the Intellectual Property Group at Pearl Cohen’s Tel Aviv office. Ephraim has a strong background in medical science and has been involved in numerous life science oppositions and infringement actions as well as in patent prosecution.
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO In his role as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Andrei Iancu provides leadership and oversight to one of the largest intellectual property offices in the world, with more than 12,000 employees and an annual budget of over $3 billion.
Randi Isaacs is Patent Counsel with Emory Patent Group for the Emory Office of Technology Transfer. Randi focuses on patent preparation and prosecution, as well as intellectual property counseling, for medical device and software technologies. Before coming to Emory, she spent six years working for Intellectual Property boutiques in the Washington DC metro area.
Relying on extensive experience in both patent procurement and patent litigation, Darren Jiron focuses on building strategically developed patent portfolios. With a special interest in helping high-tech and fast-growing companies craft patent plans to block competitors and build corporate value, Darren works closely with clients to ensure their patents align with and support their business goals.
David "Dave" J. Kappos is an attorney who served as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) from 2009 to 2013. Prior to being confirmed to this post by the U.S. Senate on August 7, 2009, Kappos was the vice president and assistant general counsel, intellectual property law, for IBM Corporation.[
Kevin Kehoe is an Assistant General Counsel in Microsoft’s Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs group (CELA). He has served in Microsoft’s legal department for over seventeen years in various roles. Kevin currently leads the patent conflict and licensing team in Microsoft’s Intellectual Property Group where his work focuses on advancing licensing and governance structures to facilitate organizational data sharing.
Asa Kling chairs the NBA's intellectual property practice handling litigation and registration prosecution in courts and before the Israel Patent Office. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kling was the Director of the Israel Patent Office and Commissioner of Patents, Trademarks and Designs (2011–2017).
Patent attorney and founding partner at Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co. Mirit is a highly knowledgeable professional with 25 years of experience in IP, 10 of which were in the biotech industry combining IP with licensing and business development. She is experienced in the diverse fields of basic biology and biotechnology, comprising molecular biology, drug development, diagnostics, therapeutic antibodies, vaccines and more.
Dr. Kfir Luzzatto is the President of the Luzzatto Group and his family’s fourth generation to work in intellectual property. The Group that Kfir heads was founded by his great-grandfather in Milan, Italy, in 1869 and moved to Israel more than 50 years ago.
As partner and member of our Intellectual Property Practice Group, I advise an international range of clients, with a special focus on life sciences and telecommunications technology. Since joining our firm in 2011, I have constantly broadened my practice from patent litigation, which still makes up the major part of my work, to protection and enforcement of trade secrets and know-how and contractual IP work.
Oren is the head of IP litigation at The Luzzatto Law Firm of The Group. He specializes in litigation, with specific expertise in the fields of patents, trademarks, and designs; he manages domestic and foreign Patent Office opposition cases and trademark examination cases. Oren has vast experience in the field of intellectual property and knowledge management for small to large-scale clients, ranging from start-ups to international companies.
Malcolm T. “Ty” Meeks is President Director General and General Partner of Valotoire Ventures. Valotoire Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Paris focused on investing in early-stage (seed and series A) French companies in the deep tech space having the ability to generate multiple high-quality patents per year.
Daniel Melman is a Partner in the Patent Litigation and Post Grant Proceedings Groups at Pearl Cohen’s New York office. He is an experienced intellectual property litigation and trial attorney, with a focus on patent, trade secret and other complex matters across various technologies, including telecommunications, computer hardware and software, medical devices, electro-mechanical devices, biotechnology, financial services, e-commerce, and the internet.
Heads Meitar’s Technology Group. David is a leading expert on data protection and privacy issues, as well as on software, open source issues, licensing, trademarks and intellectual property transactions. He represents technology companies, including software developers, SaaS companies, information aggregators & life sciences companies, & advises on establishing privacy compliance programs, as well as on internet, copyright, trademark & intellectual property issues in M&A & other transactions.
Micaela Modiano is a senior partner at Modiano & Partners. She is a qualified European patent and trademark attorney. Micaela holds a BSc in chemistry from Harvard University (USA), an MSc in IP law from Queen Mary University of London (UK) and a post-graduate degree in European patent litigation from the University of Strasbourg (France). Micaela is a member of the EPI Council (Council of the Bar Association of European Patent Attorneys) and of the European Patent Practice Committee.
President of Products & Solutions at Telit, a leader in enterprise-grade IoT products and software. Previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Telit Automotive Solutions and held other executive positions with Telit, Cell Data Ltd. and Microkim.
Patent attorney and founding partner at Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co. Specializing in IP-related services, who adds value to high-tech clients. She has an impressive track record and industry experience, being a former business executive at ECI, Seabridge, Starhome, and Xpert Technologies, and partner at another leading IP firm. Inna brings high-tech clients superb IP strategic counseling, invention harvesting, and patent portfolio building and managing.
Dr. Yoav Oestreicher is a partner in Meitar's Litigation Group, and is responsible for the firm’s intellectual property and technology litigation practice. Yoav has substantial experience in commercial, business and intellectual property litigation and arbitration and was recommended as a litigator by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, WTR 1000 and IAM Patent 1000.
Hili Rashkovan is a Senior Partner in the Corporate and Licensing Groups at Pearl Cohen's Tel Aviv office. Her practice focuses on representing companies in IP transactions, including patent licensing and joint development agreements.
Mrs. Riemer is a partner in FBC's Litigation Department. She specializes in intellectual property litigation, data and privacy protection, commercial disputes, and class actions. Mrs. Riemer provides legal counsel to individuals, private companies, and public companies with respect to intellectual property, information technology, and Internet law, including with respect to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, privacy protection, and database usage.
I am one of the founding partners of Bird & Bird Germany. As a patent litigator, my practice focuses on patent law. For years now I have been active in all technical areas and advised on all manner of patent law issues, in particular patent litigation before civil courts and arbitration on complex licensing agreements.
Mark Ruberto is a U.S. Patent Agent leveraging 20+ years of industrial experience. Mark holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Solid-State Engineering from Columbia University in New York. Mark worked as an RF and Millimeter-wave design engineer first at RAFAEL and then at Intel’s Haifa Design Center in wireless communication chip design. Mark transitioned into Patent law in 2012. Mark’s current practice at Greenberg Traurig includes Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Fintech patents.
Adam’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation. He handles patent, trademark, and trade secret matters on behalf of innovators and investors in a range of industries. His core practice includes patent and trade secret litigation involving complex technologies in the pharmaceutical, medical, high-tech, and defense industries.
Ken Seddon joined LOT in April of 2015, bringing over 20 years of experience managing all areas of intellectual property. Previously, Ken was with some of the largest patent holders the world including Apple, Micron, Motorola, Intel and most recently as the Vice President of IP at ARM. Ken drafted over 300 patent applications while at Motorola and Intel, and managed all US patent prosecution at Intel.
Adam Snukal’s practice is primarily focused around the centrality of technology across many verticals and industries, with an emphasis on health care, FinTech, privacy, cyber-security, Ad-Tech, entertainment, IT/cloud infrastructure, outsourcing and Aerospace/ New Space. Mr. Snukal also regularly counsels clients on their global privacy and data security compliance obligations, such as GDPR, HIPAA, CCPA, PCI and more. Adam’s clients range from large multi-nationals to emerging growth companies.
Ranganath (Ranga) Sudarshan is a trial and appellate lawyer at Covington & Burling's Washington DC office. He has particular expertise in advising clients on cross-border intellectual property issues, whether in providing strategic portfolio advice, defending against infringement allegations, or enforcing intellectual property rights.
Dr. Ziv Rotenberg is a partner at the law firm Gornitzky & Co. and leads the firm’s intellectual property practice and chairs the firm’s China Desk. Ziv’s practice covers all aspects of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property law, and intellectual property strategy. Ziv has unique expertise in Chinese intellectual property law. Ziv holds a Ph.D. in international law from China University of Political Science and Law. He was also a special adviser to the State of Israel.
Barry J. Schindler is the Chair of Greenberg Traurig's Global Patent Prosecution Group -- a group of over 100 attorneys/agents, who are registered with the USPTO, and handling over 4,000 domestic and foreign applications. Barry has over 30 years of legal experience in all aspects patent prosecution and IP protection, representing numerous major companies and start-ups regarding patents/trade secrets relating to AI in such relevant areas of AgriTech, FinTech, Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Medical.
Daniel X. Thomas has been working in the field of intellectual property since 1971. After starting as search examiner in The Hague, he later transferred to Munich as substantive examiner, and since 1989 he headed various directorates in the fields of electronics, medical physics and mechanics at the EPO. He has a great experience in Oral Proceedings at the EPO having chaired around 300 of those in opposition procedures. Daniel left the EPO in 2012 working now as consultant.
Dan Tucker is a Partner at Finnegan whose practice focuses on litigation in U.S. District Courts, post-grant patent challenges before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Dan previously served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Kimberly A. Moore, presently the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Anna Maria Villa, QPIP, is a patent analytics specialist and patent search professional at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI). Before joining the IPI, she has been working for 19 years at the EPO as a patent examiner in pharmacy and cosmetics, and 2 years with a patent analytics software provider.
Manuel Wirz is a patent examiner and patent search professional at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI). Besides his role as customer relations manager, he provides commercial patent search services to law firms and industry. Prior to his specialization in intellectual property at the IPI, he gained industrial experience working in crop protection, pharmaceutical industry and medical device technology.
Adv. Einav Zilber, Patent Attorney, holds a BSc in Physics & Mathematics, is the former IP counsel for Applied Materials Israel and Applied Materials India. Einav has private law firm experience encompassing IP counseling to entrepreneurs as well as small, mid-size and well-established companies. Einav’s experience spans IP-related legal work including patents, copyright, trade secrets, trademarks, collaborations, competition, licensing, supply chain and funding.
Senior Patent Agent at Mellanox, David has been a patent professional for over 25 years. He is a US Patent Agent and an Israel Patent Attorney. Most of David's career has been spent in-house at varous high-tech companies in Israel, where his responsibilities have included: patent drafting and prosection; supervising outside counsel; dispute management; and litigation support.