Following on from the hugely successful Technology Patent Network conference in London, the San Francisco conference takes a broad global view of the patent protection landscape and then delves 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 the delegates’ choosing. For fledgling technology innovators, the conference features a hugely popular open clinic to enable in-house counsel to quiz specialist private patent attorneys from around the globe on their own specific pressing patent issues.   

As well as conference presentations and the in-depth panel discussion along with audience Q&A, sessions and the discussion groups, a great deal of networking time is set aside throughout the day for networking opportunities, starting with welcome coffee, continuing through networking coffee breaks and a three course lunch – and culminating in informal drinks and canapés for all speakers, sponsors and delegates.  

Past TPN Attendees Include the Following Companies:

  • Vodafone
  • Nokia
  • Maucher Jenkins
  • Johnson Matthey
  • Volvo Car Corporation
  • EPO
  • IBM
  • Vodafone
  • NXP
  • International Airlines Group
  • Centrica
  • Cisco
  • Canon Europe
  • Canon Europe
  • GE Hydro
  • IBM United Kingdom Limited
  • Sage
  • Canon Europe
  • EPO
  • Vodafone
  • Siemens
  • Canon Europe
  • Team Manager Information & Communications Technology
  • SiLA Standards
  • Imagination Technologies Limited
  • Ericsson
  • Arm Limited

  • TiVo Corporation
  • Microsoft
  • Ericsson
  • Finastra
  • Bird & Bird LLP
  • EPO
  • GE Global
  • IBM
  • Cargills (Ceylon) Plc
  • Arm Limited
  • Skepsis Telecom
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • EPO
  • GE

Take a Look at the TPN 2019 Speaker Faculty:

Bill LaFontaine
International Business Machines Corporation
General Manager - Intellectual Property

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
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

Andrew Radsch
Ropes & Gray
IP Litigation Partner

David Sanker
morgan, lewis & bockius llp
Patent Law Attorney

Paul Hunter
Foley & Lardner

Jennifer Lane Spaith
Dorsey & Whitney

Charles Kim
Director, Office of Petitions

Richard Johnson
Mewburn Ellis LLP
Partner, Patent Attorney

Freddy Thiel
Kilburn Strode US PC
VP San Francisco Liaison Office

Mehul Shah
Nagra IP Inc.
Senior Patent Attorney

Hanna Steinbach
Legal Director - Head of Enterprise

Steven Lawrenz
Perkins Coie LLP
For sponsoring: 
Kirsty Pocock
Commercial Director
+44 (0) 203 301 8211
For speaking: 
Sarah Gooding 
Head of Content
+44 (0) 7957672202
For attending:  
Kate Wood
Delegate Liaison
+44 (0) 203 301 8232