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© 2019 Intellectual Property Resources, Ltd.





Conference March 23rd  |  Master Classes March 24th

Sheraton Hotel, Tel Aviv



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

David J. Kappos,

Former Director of the USPTO, Partner Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

 BPIP 2020

Intellectual Property is, by definition, a cornerstone of your business. 


BPIP Annual Conference in Tel Aviv makes sure you are updated on IP global issues, trends and legislation that affect your company’s IP.

  • ​​​Keynote Speakers 2020: Andrei Iancu, Director USPTO

Look forward to:

  • Guest Panelists 

  • Afternoon Sessions


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

Master Classes with internationally acclaimed experts.


  • 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, 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

BPIP 2020 Advisory Board


confirmed to date 

 Speakers from 2019 event*

Ronald Abramson
Ron Abramson is a litigator with many years of experience in the software, telecommunications and Internet industries. Mr. Abramson is recognized by Super Lawyers as a top-rated intellectual property litigation attorney in New York, and has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. His practice focuses primarily on patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret litigation and related strategic counseling, negotiations, and transactions.
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.
Naomi Assia
Naomi Assia, Adv.
Expertise: Computer and Internet Law, Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights, Corporate and Commercial Law.
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.
Jeffrey 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.
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.
Daniel Drexler
Daniel Drexler focuses his practice on assisting clients in protecting their inventions in both U.S. and foreign patent offices in a variety of technical fields, including mechanical engineering, aerospace and aeronautics, automotive technology, and environmental engineering. He has an extensive foreign practice and counsels international companies and law firms in regard to U.S. strategy. He is Managing Partner of Cantor Colburn’s Washington, D.C. office.
Marc Ehrlich
Marc is Senior Vice President of Patent Strategy for TiVo, responsible for all IP operations for the media and entertainment innovator. He manages teams of attorneys and business professionals engaged in developing and monetizing TiVo’s unrivaled entertainment technology patent portfolio, which has generated well over $2B in IP licensing revenue for the company over the past decade.
Mike Faibisch
Mike Faibisch serves as the Lead Sr. Intellectual Property Counsel for Wired Networking and Automotive Businesses at the Marvell Technology Group. A seasoned US patent attorney and Israeli advocate, for nearly 25 years Mike has held in-house legal positions in Israel for several large high-tech companies where he specializes on working with engineers to identify innovation and
managing the work of outside patent counsel to create for his companies highly valued patent portfolios.
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.
Nicholas Fox
Nicholas Fox is a solicitor at Finnegan specialising in intellectual property law with a focus on electronics, telecoms and software patent litigation. In addition to being qualified as a solicitor he is also qualified as a European and Chartered British patent attorney as well as being qualified as a patent attorney Higher Courts advocate with full rights of audience to appear in Intellectual Property proceedings in the English High Court.
Aaron D. Hurvitz
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.
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.
David Kappos
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,[3] Kappos was the vice president and assistant general counsel, intellectual property law, for IBM Corporation.[
William Kezer
Bill has a business-savvy, product-driven approach to patent prosecution. He provides clients with strategic advice on patent portfolio development, conducts due diligence reviews of targeted companies and technology, and handles comparative evaluations of competitive patented technologies. Bill also procures global patent protection for pharmaceutical inventions.
Patrick Kelleher
Patrick is an intellectual property lawyer with specialist expertise in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields.

Patrick is a Partner in the international intellectual property group of Bird & Bird, based in London.

His primary specialism is in litigation and advice in the area of pharmaceuticals & biotechnology with UK and pan-European cases including Kirin-Amgen v TKT, Mylan v Novartis, Regeneron v Genentech, Gilead v AbbVie, Sarepta Therapeutics v Biomarin.
David Liston
Mr. Liston’s legal career has spanned more than 20 years in the public and private sectors, including five years as an Assistant District Attorney under Robert M. Morgenthau in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office and more than 15 years in private practice.
Jessica Meyers
Jessica Meyers is a senior patent attorney supporting Artificial Intelligence innovation at Microsoft. Prior to joining Microsoft, she was a patent portfolio manager at the University of Washington Center for Commercialization and a patent attorney at Perkins Coie LLP. Jessica earned her JD from Georgetown University Law Center and her Bachelor of Science in computer science, with honors, from the University of Puget Sound
Christopher Maierhöfer
Christopher is a member of the Intellectual Property Law Group of Bird & Bird, Germany. He focuses on national and international patent litigation and also provides general legal advice in intellectual property law and copyright law.

Christopher was admitted to the Bar in 2007. Before joining Bird & Bird in April 2011, Christopher practiced IP and commercial law in an international law firm in Berlin where he gained experience in technology transfer and licensing transactions.
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.
Nicole Morris
Professor Morris is a frequent speaker on innovation, technology commercialization and patent law topics including patent strategy, IP licensing, and the role of corporate counsel in patent transactions. She is also a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, Atlanta IP Inn of Court, Atlanta Bar Association, National Bar Association IP Section, Georgia Lawyers for the Arts (Board Member) and Minority In-House Counsel Association.
Yoav Oestreicher
Dr. Yoav Oestreicher is a partner in the firm'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.
Daniel Ovadya
Daniel Ovadya is a patent engineer having studied computer science and economics at the Technical University of Munich. He worked as a patent attorney during his studies and filed an EP patent on cloud computing with his startup in 2000, which was granted in 2003.

Since 2014 he is working for Questel and is in charge of the automotive market in Europe and responsible for Turkey and Israel.
Hili Rashkovan
Hili Rashkovan is a 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. In addition, she handles corporate and commercial transactions, such as fundraising, debt financing, mergers and acquisitions, and government funding.
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.
Eleanor Root
Eleanor is one of the team’s experienced patent litigators, appreciated for her ability to manage complex matters, level-head and sound judgment.

Eleanor is a partner based in London specialising in contentious patent matters with a particular focus and interest in the life sciences and healthcare sectors given her original degree in Cell Biology.
Rimma Pugatsch Shendelzon
IP Manager at Landa Digital Printing, IL Patent Attorney with extensive experience in managing IP portfolio, development of IP strategies, as well as Worldwide patent prosecution, drafting patent applications in various technological fields and participation in litigation cases including oppositions and patent cancellations.

Founder and Board member of Forum for IP Managers IL (IPAA)
Hari Subramaniam
Hari Subramaniam is an attorney-at law and a Registered Patent Agent with a background in physics, chemistry, medicine, biological and life sciences. He has been in practice for the last 38 years, specialising in all aspects of intellectual property law matters. In the course of the career, he has filed, prosecuted, defended, opposed and/or enforced directly or in supervisory capacity over 40,000 patent matters in India and abroad relating to all areas of technology.
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.
Avi Solomon
Avi Solomon manages the Intellectual Property strategy and portfolio of Outbrain, a global content reccomendation technology provider for premier publishers, brands and advertisers.
Roberta Tassinari
Roberta Tassinari, Managing Counsel, Intel Labs.
Berta Tassinari is Managing Counsel, Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, Oregon, where she provides technology law counseling and transactional support for Intel Labs’ research teams focusing on autonomous driving, wireless communications, and security and privacy, among others. Prior to joining Intel, Ms. Tassinari was Senior Intellectual Property Law Counsel for IBM in Armonk, N.Y., where she led the global IP licensing legal team.
Daniel Thomas
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.
Marian Underweiser
Marian oversees the intellectual property operations for IBM’s world-renowned research division. In this capacity she leads a team of legal professionals charged with the procurement of patents, the development and implementation of intellectual property policies and the negotiation of commercial transactions in support of the global research organization. Prior to assuming her current role, Marian was IBM’s Senior Counsel for IP Law Policy and Strategy, formulating policy on a broad spectrum.
Kelly Virdee-Crofts
Kelly Virdee-Crofts is a Senior Patent Attorney at Pearl Cohen's London office and joined the firm with over 18 years of experience as a European and UK patent attorney. Her claim to fame is the making of the security holograms for the £5, £10 and £20 notes for the UK. After 5 years in industry Kelly decided to pursue a career in patents and worked inhouse part time as a IP harvester at Bookham Techology PLC, the other half of her time taken up in private practice training as a patent attorney.
Max Weisman
Max Weisman, Regional Director, is a licensed attorney who has been with TransPerfect for 9 plus years, and has been instrumental in the build out of the patent practice group. He is the lead business development professional for many of TransPerfect’s enterprise patent translation and filing accounts, including the company largest patent client. His primary focus is counseling IP departments as they move to a centralized model for patent translation and filing.
Guiming (Gary) Wu
As a senior patent attorney at Kangxin for over 20 years, Mr. Wu is highly experienced in patent prosecution, invalidation, and due diligence in a wide range of technical fields, including mechanical engineering, medical devices, automobile industry, audio systems, digital technology, semiconductor and home appliances. Since 1991, Mr. Wu has successfully handled a large number of patent applications and IP disputes involving patent infringements and patent invalidation.
Adan Wylie
Adam Wylie is the Director of Growth and Strategic Partnerships at Patently specializing in IP software, IP data mining & patent analytics, patent searching, data analysis & patent and trade mark data verification, IP Annuities, outsourcing.
Einav Zilber
Intellectual Property Legal Counsel Working at global Semiconductor company with focus on Israel and India. B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics. IPAA Chairperson since June 2015. IPAA Board member since July 2013. Member of: ACC, LES. Board member: Forum for IP Managers IL, IPAA
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2019 Conference Program*

Keynote Address


Blockchain: Its Broad and Specific Impacts on Intellectual Property


David J. Kappos

Former Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Luncheon Seminar

How to Manage your IP Costs

Daniel Ovadya, Patent Engineer, Questel

(Limited seats. You must sign up when registering)

* Conference program to date. Subject to change.


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BPIP 8th Annual Conference
March 23-24, 2020 | Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel