The Hyatt Regency Hotel, San Francisco, 21st February 2019
Following the resounding success of World IP Review’s Technology Patent Network EUROPE conference which took place in London in June 2018, we are delighted to announce Technology Patent Network NORTH AMERICA, taking place in San Francisco, CA on 21st February 2019.
WELCOME TO TECHNOLOGY PATENT NETWORK NORTH AMERICA
The changing global patent landscape, combined with unceasing advances in technological  innovation, means that there have rarely been more exciting times to be responsible for protecting and exploiting tech patents. The explosion in innovation has resulted in a tech patent sector which now provokes many more questions than answers.
 

Additionally, new frontiers have now been crossed that will change the patent landscape significantly. The advance of Artificial Intelligence will be accompanied by new kinds of patents, but also threatens the patent system as we know it. The world’s legal systems simply weren’t designed to cope with apportioning intellectual property protection to non-human innovation.

Technology Patent Network NORTH AMERICA is the latest conference in the Patent Network conference series to bring together an unrivalled audience of Patent and Licensing Heads from established and fledgling Technology innovators, along with private practice attorneys, and service providers.

The conference, taking place in San Francisco on 21st February 2019, provides delegates with an invaluable opportunity to gain insight into the sector issues of critical current importance; listen to best-in-class case studies; keep abreast of the likely forward impact of key judgements and political jolts; and network with global patent peers.

WHY ATTEND TECH PATENT NETWORK NORTH AMERICA
Technology Patent Network NORTH AMERICA follows on from the hugely successful TPN Europe 2018 conference, which was attended by upwards of fifty in-house attorneys. The conferences are specifically designed to provide a 50:50 ratio of in-house counsel to private practice attorneys, enabling a balanced meeting of leading figures from across the whole tech attorney spectrum.
 

The San Francisco conference will take a broad global view of the patent protection landscape and then delve deeper into the topics of specific current interest. Extended round table discussion groups enable a couple of hours to be spent in small groups, sharing views on a range of topics of your choosing. For fledgling tech companies, the conference will feature an open clinic to enable in-house counsel to quiz specialist private patent attorneys from around the globe on their own specific pressing patent issues.   

Starting with a concise round-up of recent notable trials from key global patent jurisdictions, the conference continues with a series of presentations and keynote panel discussions, Q&A sessions, extended round table discussion groups and a networking lunch — and culminates in a closing drinks reception. Attending will enable you to address your concerns; find solutions to your challenges; stay abreast of new precedent and harness new ways to protect and exploit your innovations. 

MORE THAN 50% OF ATTENDEES ARE IN-HOUSE COUNSEL
PREVIOUS SPEAKERS INCLUDE

William LaFontaine
IBM
GM‒IP, VP‒Research Business Development

Alvin Lam
Maucher Jenkins
Patent Attorney, Partner

Anna Maria Lagerqvist Gahm
Volvo Car Corporation
Senior IP Counsel / Deputy Chief IP Counsel

Nathan Zhang
Applied Materials
Counsel, Global Litigation and Investigations

Bao Tran
Bitcasas
Chief Development Officer and Chief Patent Counsel

David Dutcher
Western Digital
Chief Patent Counsel

David Chan
Western Digital
Senior Patent Counsel

Ryan Richardson
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
Director

Andrew Radsch
Ropes & Gray
IP Litigation Partner

David Sanker
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Partner

Paul Hunter
Foley & Lardner
Partner

Jennifer Lane Spaith
Dorsey & Whitney
Partner
CURRENT SPONSORS INCLUDE
WHAT TO EXPECT
So you know what to expect at Tech Patent Network NORTH AMERICA, view the highlights from our sister event, 
LSPN North America 2017 which took place in Boston on June 1st, 2017. 
CONTACT US
Sponsoring Opportunities: 
Kirsty Pocock
Commercial Director
+ 44 (0) 203 301 8211
 
Attending: 
Kate Wood
Delegate Liaison
+44 (0) 203 301 8232
 
Speaking: 
Sarah Gooding 
Head of Content
sgooding@newtonmedia.co.uk
+44 (0) 7957672202