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Conference
  • Daniella Atzmony, CIPO & Chief Innovation Strategy Officer, Syqe Medical; Chairperson Advisory Board Forum of In House IP Managers and Counsel, Israel

  • 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, Director of IP, Landa Digital Printing; Chairperson, Israel Patent Attorney Association (IPAA)

  • Yossi Rozhenko, Intellectual Property Director, Memic Innovative Surgery

  • Einav Zilber, VPIP Magnus Metal   

BPIP Advisory Board

2023 PROGRAM

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:

 

  • Robert DeBerardine, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at Johnson & Johnson

  • Dr. Matthias Zigann, Presiding Judge and Legally Qualified Judge
    Higher Regional Court Munich and UPC – Munich Local Division

  • 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

  • Ofir Alon, Executive Director of the Israel Patent Office, Commissioner of Patents, Trademarks and Designs

  • Koenraad Wuyts, Chief Intellectual Property Officer, KPN Netherlands

THE CO/CHAIRPERSON TEAM:

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Daniella Atzmony Chairperson - Israel IP Managers and Counsel Forum

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Jeffrey A. Berkowitz

Finnegan, Partner

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Micaela Modiano

Partner, Modiano and Partners

GUEST SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

  • Peter Berg, Infineon Technologies AG, Senior VP Intellectual Property

  • Cary Levitt, DOW Chemicals and Corning, former Chief IP Officer 

  • Noam Mizrahi, Marvell Technology, CTO

  • Kristen Osenga Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Richmond School of Law

  • Malcolm T. Meeks, Valotoire Ventures, President Director General 

  • Tamar Raz, Hadasit Medical Research Services & Development, CEO  

  • Simon Walker, Nokia Technologies, Senior Manager, SEP (Standard Essential Patents) Technical Analysis 

 

Master Classes with internationally acclaimed experts (March 21st 09:00 - 12:00):

  1. Introducing the PCT Alternative - Better, Faster and Literally, Without a Doubt. (Open to In House Professionals Only)

  2. You Have the Right to Remain Silent: The Intersection of Civil and Criminal Liability for Trade Secret Misappropriation, Competing Jurisdictions and Implications for Disputed Inventorship 

  3. U.S. Design Patents -- A Cost-Effective, Valuable Addition to a Well-Rounded IP Portfolio. 

  4. Incentivizing the Development of Patent Portfolios:  Inventor Awards and Recognition - What Works and What Doesn’t? 

  5. IP and Patents as Essential and Strategic Business Tools

  6. Things Your Patent Attorney Doesn’t want you to Know: The Secret Spices of Patent Appeals   Azrieli Round Building  13.30 Lunch 14.00 – 16.00 Master Class 

Learn practical tools, methods, and new ideas that you can apply to your own company and practice.  

About
Program

CONFERENCE PROGRAM 2023

08:00 - 09:00

Registration and Breakfast

09:00 - 09:15

Welcome

Kimberly Lindy, Intellectual Property Resources, Founder and Director

 

Opening Remarks

Daniella Atzmony, Co-Chair BPIP Conference, Chairperson of the Israel IP Managers and Counsel Forum and Former Chief Intellectual Property Officer and Chief Innovation Strategy Officer, Syqe Medical

Opening Remarks & Introduction to Morning Keynotes 

Micaela Modiano, Co-Chair BPIP Conference, Modiano and Partners, Senior Partner

09:15 - 10:00

KEYNOTE DISCUSSION

IP in the AI Era: Impact and Challenges

A Discussion on IP adapting in light of recent AI advances and industry implementation

 

Robert DeBerardine, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at Johnson & Johnson

Andrei Iancu, Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO

Ofir Alon, Executive Director of the Israel Patent Office, Commissioner of Patents, Trademarks and Designs

      

Moderator: Jeffrey Berkowitz Co-Chair BPIP Conference, Finnegan, Partner

10:00 - 10:45

Applied IP

Looking at how IP achieves the goal of the company and how IP presents differently in diverse scenarios

Panelists:  

Peter Berg, Senior VP Intellectual Property, Infineon Technologies AG

Cary Levitt, Former Chief IP Officer, DOW Chemicals and Corning 

Malcolm T. Meeks, President Director General, Valotoire Ventures

Noam Mizrahi CTO Marvell Technology

Tamar Raz CEO Hadasit Medical Research Services & Development

Adam Samansky, Member, Mintz
Simon Walker, Senior Manager, SEP (Standard Essential Patents) Technical Analysis, Nokia Technologies

 

Moderator: Micaela Modiano, Modiano & Partners, Senior Partner  

10:45 - 11:15

NETWORKING BREAK

11:15 - 11:45

Efficient Infringement

 In view of PTAB success rates and EBay Decision   

 

Dave Kappos, Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and USPTO Director, Partner Cravath

Koenraad Wuyts, Chief Intellectual Property Officer, KPN Netherlands

Kristen Osenga Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at University of Richmond School of Law

 

Moderator: Barry Schlinder, Greenberg Traurig, Shareholder and Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig's Global Patent Prosecution Group  

11:45 - 12:30

 

Getting Prepared the Forthcoming Unified Patent Court

 

Dr. Matthias Zigann, Presiding Judge and Legally Qualified Judge, Higher Regional Court Munich and UPC – Local Division Munich 
Micaela Modiano, Modiano and Partners, Senior Partner

Philipp Rastemborski, Meissner and Bolte, Partner

Felix Roediger, Bird & Bird, Partner

Moritz Meckel, Finnegan, Partner

 

Moderator: Ilan Cohn, CDS-LUTHI, Founding Partner 

12:30 - 13:00

FIRESIDE CHAT

“Patents are for the weak.”  Is Elon Musk Right? And Other Hot Patent Policy Issues

 

Andrei Iancu, Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO

​Dave Kappos, Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and USPTO Director, Partner Cravath

  

Introduction: Jeffrey Berkowitz Co-Chair BPIP Conference, Finnegan, Partner

13:00 - 13:45

LUNCH

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

TIFFANY HALL

KOHINOR HALL

13:45 - 14:30

IP Challenges in M&A

Leveraging IP in Business Discussions  

 

 

Speakers: 

Koenraad Wuyts, Chief Intellectual Property Officer, KPN Netherlands

Malcolm T. Meeks  President Director General, Valotoire Ventures

Rimma Pugatsch Shendelzon  Director of IP, Landa Digital Printing

Lea Marash, Meitar, Partner

 

Moderator:  Laura Masurovsky, Finnegan, Partner

Tips and Tricks on US Litigation 

Handling the unique aspects of US Patent Litigation

 

Speakers: 

Adam Samansky, Mintz, Member

Michael Fink, Greenblum and Bernstein, Partner

Elliot Cook, Finnegan, Partner

 

 

 

 

Moderator:   Richard Luthi, CDS –Luthi, Partner

14:30 - 15:15

Managing IP in Time of Recession 

Including lessons learned from COVID

 

 

Speakers:

Cary Levitt, Former Chief IP Officer, DOW Chemicals and Corning 

Sharon Hausdorff, Vice President Corporate Intellectual Property TEVA

Mayan Calev, Intellectual Property Manager, Strauss Group Inc.

 

Moderator: Michael Cantor, Cantor Colburn, Co-Managing Partner

“You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” Patenting Aspirations vs. Patent Examination Reality

 

Speakers:   

Daniella Atzmony, Former Chief Intellectual Property Officer and Chief Innovation Strategy Officer, Syqe Medical

Tilman Pfrang, Meissner and Bolte, Partner  

Barry Schlinder, Greenberg Traurig, Shareholder and Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig's Global Patent Prosecution Group   

Moderator: Mike Hammer, JMB Davis Ben-David, Senior Partner

15:15 - 15:30

BREAK

15:30 - 16:15

AI, NFTs and the Metaverse:

The role of Trademarks and Copyrights

 

   

Speakers:   

Itai Sela Saldinger Playtika, Director of Intellectual Property

Dor Cohen Zedek, Pearl Cohen, Partner

Idan Sides, Meitar, Partner

  

Moderator: Susan Natland, Knobbe Martens

The Cool Things you Need and Want to Know about Designs and Trade Dress  Busting some Urban Myths and Misconceptions

Speakers: 

Beth Ferrill, Finnegan, Partner

Saar Alon, CDS-LUTHI, Partner

 

 

Moderator: Asa Kling, Naschitz NBA, Partner

16:15 - 17:00

Approaching an FTO Process in IP Due Diligence

Deciding what to check, how deep to check and the Essentials

 

Speakers:   

Peter Berg, Senior VP Intellectual Property, Infineon Technologies AG

Nadav Katzir, Awz X-Seed, Portfolio Manager & Legal Counsel

Maya Kanter Varfman, Head of IP, Amdocs       

   

Moderator: Yoav Alkalay, Pearl Cohen, Partner

IP Enforcement in the Online World and Marketplace  

 

  

 

Speakers:  

Jeffrey Berkowitz, Finnegan, Partner

Yoav Oestreicher, Meitar, Partner

Philipp Rastemborski, Meissner and Bolte, Partner

  

 

Moderator: Yael Riemer, Fisher FBC, Partner

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Speakers

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Yoav Alkalay
Yoav Alkalay

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.

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Mr. Ofir Alon
Mr. Ofir Alon

Executive Director of the Israel Patent Office, Commissioner of Patents, Trademarks and Designs. Previously, Adv. Alon served in a wide variety of positions in the private sector in the field of intellectual property, both as an attorney and as an intellectual property manager.

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Sa'ar Alon
Sa'ar Alon

Attorney-at-Law and a Founding Partner at Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co., a member of the CDS-LUTHI Intellectual Property Group.

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Daniella Atzmony
Daniella Atzmony

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.

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Peter Berg
Peter Berg

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.

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Jeff-Berkowitz
Jeff-Berkowitz

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.

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Maayan Calev by Gal Hermoni
Maayan Calev by Gal Hermoni

Strauss Group Intellectual Property Manager, Legal Department. Experienced intellectual property and commercial attorney. Specializes in complex commercial legal advise, portfolio management worldwide, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, and leads the strategy and policy in the field of intellectual property inter alia with new inventions, patents, designs, developments, technologies, trademarks and copyrights etc.

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Michael Cantor
Michael Cantor

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.

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Ilan cohn
Ilan cohn

Ilan Cohn, PhD is a patent attorney and Founding Partner at Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co., a member of the CDS-LUTHI Intellectual Property Group. He has extensive experience in the field of IP gained over more than three decades of professional activity.

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Elliot Cook
Elliot Cook

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.

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Robert Deberardine
Robert Deberardine

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.

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Elizabeth Ferrill
Elizabeth Ferrill

Elizabeth Ferrill is a partner in Finnegan LLP’s Washington, DC office, focusing on design patents, including prosecution and litigation, including jury trial. Intellectual Asset Management named her one of seven top design patent professionals in the U.S. Beth is the Editor-in-Chief of Comparative Global Design Law, published by Bloomberg Law. She also co-leads Finnegan’s women’s business initiative.

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Michael Fink
Michael Fink

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.

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Mike Hammer
Mike Hammer

Mike Hammer is a Senior Partner at JMB Davis Ben-David, an IP boutique located in Jerusalem and Modiin. Mike is a US Patent Attorney and a member of the Oregon State Bar with 15 years of experience advising clients in all areas of intellectual property law, while specializing in biotechnology patents. He earned a JD from Lewis and Clark Law School, a PhD in Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology from the University of Chicago, and a BA in Biology from Oberlin College.

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Sharon Hausdorff
Sharon Hausdorff

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.

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​Andrei Iancu
​Andrei Iancu

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.

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Darren Jiron
Darren Jiron

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.

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David Kappos
David Kappos

David J. Kappos is Co-Chair of Cravath’s Intellectual Property Practice. He is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost leaders in the field of intellectual property, including intellectual property management and strategy, the development of global intellectual property norms, laws and practices as well as commercialization and enforcement of innovation-based assets.

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Gregory Kirsch
Gregory Kirsch

Greg Kirsch is a partner at Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, where he leads the IP Dept. Greg is a patent attorney representing both companies and universities, and is also an adjunct professor of patent/IP law (Emory University School of Law [Atlanta] and Washington University School of Law [St. Louis]).

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Asa Kling
Asa Kling

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).

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Eliav Korakh
Eliav Korakh

Eliav graduated from Tel Aviv University (B.Sc., Physics, 1990; LL.B., 1995), became a registered Patent Attorney in 1993, and was admitted to the Israeli bar in 1997, where after in 1998 he became founding partner at Korakh & Co. Throughout the years, in parallel Eliav served in the Israeli Defense Forces mainly in the field of computer system analysis applying as well as enhancing his knowledge.

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Cary Levitt
Cary Levitt

Cary is an accomplished IP executive with an entrepreneurial focus, including roles as IP Consultant with Hyperion, an Epiq Company; Chief IP Counsel of a global industrial company, General Counsel of start-up and a publicly traded company, and Chief Operating Officer of a global IP services business. Cary's success has been fueled by curiosity, collegiality, and commitment with a creative approach to legal service delivery.

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Richard Luthi
Richard Luthi

Richard Luthi, Adv., is considered one of Israel’s premier IP litigators and heads the firm's legal practice. Richard studied law at the University of Southampton in England, where he was awarded the Winston Churchill Prize for best academic performance. In 1986 he founded Luthi+Co., which, under his leadership, quickly grew to become one of Israel’s leading intellectual property firms.

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Christopher Maierhöfer
Christopher Maierhöfer

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.

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Laura Masurovsky
Laura Masurovsky

Laura is a partner in Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP’s Washington, DC office. She is an experienced first-chair litigator with more than 25 years of practice in federal and state courts. Laura concentrates on patent infringement and trade secret cases across a wide range of technologies, due diligence investigations and strategic counseling for portfolio growth. With a focus on the biomedical and chemical industry, Laura is an active member of Finnegan’s Israel practice.

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Malcolm T."Ty" Meeks
Malcolm T."Ty" Meeks

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.

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Moritz Meckel
Moritz Meckel

Dr. Moritz Meckel focuses on patent litigation and appeals in Germany. He holds a Ph.D. in physics and is one of the few lawyers in Germany admitted as an attorney at law, a German patent attorney, and a European patent attorney. He represents clients in contentious matters relating to a wide range of technologies such as optics, materials science, medical devices, automotive, and mechanics.

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Noam Mizrahi
Noam Mizrahi

Noam Mizrahi is a Senior Fellow and Corporate Chief Technology Officer at Marvell. In this role he is responsible for the long-term technology vision and strategy for the company, overseeing the full span of technologies within the company.

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Micaela Modiano
Micaela Modiano

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.

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Susan M. Natland
Susan M. Natland

Ms. Natland is Co-chair of the firm’s Trademark and Brand Protection group and Chair of the firm’s Data Privacy and Security group, handling all aspects of domestic and international trademark procurement and enforcement, including litigation, as well as data privacy compliance. Ms. Natland is also the immediate past Chair of the USPTO’s Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC), where she directly advised the Director of the USPTO on trademark policy, regulations, and budget matters.

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Yoav Oestreicher
Yoav Oestreicher

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.

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Kristen Osenga
Kristen Osenga

Kristen Jakobsen Osenga is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Austin E. Owen Research Scholar & Professor of Law at the University of Richmond School of Law. She teaches and writes in the areas of intellectual property, patent law, antitrust, law and language, and legislation and regulation.

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Tilman Pfrang
Tilman Pfrang

Tilman Pfrang, LL.M. is a German and European patent attorney and partner at Meissner Bolte, holding master’s degrees both in physics and law. He has extensive experience in national and cross-border IP litigation with a focus on nullity proceedings and oppositions at the patent offices. His clients are mainly active in the fields of material sciences and mechanics.

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Rimma Pugatsch Shendelzon
Rimma Pugatsch Shendelzon

Rimma is the Chair of the Israeli Patent Attorneys Association (IPAA), the Director of Intellectual Property at Landa Digital Printing and IP consultant to start-up companies. Rimma is a highly experienced Patent Attorney with over 15 years of expertise in various areas of Intellectual Property and has a strong track record in managing and strategizing IP portfolios for large enterprises, SMEs, and start-up companies.

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Philipp Rastemborski
Philipp Rastemborski

Philipp Rastemborski, LL.M. (Edinburgh) is a German-qualified Attorney-at-Law, Certified Specialist for IP law and a Partner at Meissner Bolte in Munich. Following a law degree from the Free University of Berlin, Mr. Rastemborski completed a master’s degree in EU Competition Law from the University of Edinburgh with a master thesis on compulsory licensing under Article 102 TFEU.

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Tamar Raz
Tamar Raz

Dr. Tamar Raz has nearly two decades of experience in technology transfer and an impressive track record of bringing medical innovations from the lab to the marketplace. Prior to joining Hadasit, she served as VP of Marketing and Strategy at Ramot, the technology transfer company of Tel Aviv University. Tamar was the founder and CEO of Allergene Ltd, an Israeli drug development start-up company. She received her MSc and PhD in cell biology from the Tel Aviv University School of Medicine.

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Yael Riemer
Yael Riemer

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.

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Felix Roediger
Felix Roediger

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.

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Adam Samansky
Adam Samansky

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.

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Barry Schindler
Barry Schindler

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.

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Saleit Shahar
Saleit Shahar

Saleit Shahar is a Partner at the Reinhold Cohn Group (RCG), specializing in building effective IP portfolios for clients, from startup companies to multi-national companies, which serve the clients’ dynamic business goals, while increasing their commercial value.

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Nadav Katzir
Nadav Katzir

Adv. Nadav Katzir​ - Portfolio Manager & In-House Counsel, Awz X-Seed (Awz ventures early stage fund). Supports the IP and legal matters for Awz X-Seed fund and portfolio companies.

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Simon Walker
Simon Walker

Simon Walker is a European Patent Attorney and technical expert in video coding, working for Nokia Technologies in Finland. He has a Ph.D in physics from Imperial College and was previously Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Tampere University. He was recently appointed as Technically Qualified Judge at the UPC.

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Koenraad Wuyts
Koenraad Wuyts

Koenraad Wuyts graduated in Physics in 1992 and became Bachelor in Philosophy in the same year. He entered the intellectual property arena in 1994 and qualified as European Patent Attorney in 1999. Nowadays Koenraad Wuyts is Chief Intellectual Property Officer of the KPN Group companies. The group develops ICT operations mainly in the Netherlands. Before working with KPN, Koenraad Wuyts was the head of Patents and Licensing at the Research Center IMEC (Belgium).

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Dr. Matthias Zigann
Dr. Matthias Zigann

Dr. Matthias Zigann Presiding Judge and Legally Qualified Judge Higher Regional Court Munich and UPC – Munich Local Division

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I was delighted to be back at the annual BPIP, which is one of the best IP conferences in the world".

DAVID KAPPOS / Former Director of the USPTO, Partner Cravath, Swaine & MooreLLP.

I have always been impressed with the organization of the event, the quality of the speakers and the range and focus of topics that are covered. In a crowded field of IP conferences, this one really stands out as, 'best in class'.

US In-House Patent Counsel

It was a great professional experience and an honor to be invited to speak at such an important and esteemed forum". 

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BPIP 9th Annual Conference
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