KnowIt - Intellectual Property In A Digital World - May 11-13, 2020KnowIt - Intellectual Property In A Digital World - May 11-13, 2020

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KnowIt is a groundbreaking new annual event that brings together the community of creators and protectors of intellectual property and other innovative outputs for an unprecedented discourse and collaboration. With dramatic shifts in both consumer and business technologies, as well as social trends and business models, now is the time for KnowIt.

The dialogue at KnowIt:

  • Includes intellectual property, but goes beyond IP to include all human (and artificial) intellectual output;

  • Includes lawyers and matters of law, but goes beyond law to include the business and science of creating and protecting innovations;

  • Includes panels and speakers, but goes beyond the passive listening experiences of the past to facilitate actionable exchange and collaboration.

Attendees at KnowIt will include lawyers (in-house and outside counsel), academics, inventors, authors, brand creators, cybersecurity and privacy professionals, leaders in government, regulators, startups, tech companies, investors, non-profits, media, Wall Street analysts and more.

As an attendee, you will be immersed in unique and engaging sessions about the future of intellectual enterprises, and will connect with peers beyond those that hold the same job title as you. The agenda features unique general sessions as well as more intimate conversations.

KnowIt doesn’t focus on the nuts and bolts. Instead, it examines critical issues that are fundamental to understanding the changes happening today, and the changes that will define the innovation of the future.

Join us virtually on May 11-13, 2020, as we define intellectual output in a digital world and usher in the Fourth Industrial Revolution!

Our Industry

In the last century, we have, as a society, made unprecedented improvements in areas such as health, economic well-being, and overall quality of life, and intellectual property has been one of the leading tools with which such advances were realized.

Pharmaceuticals and Medicine

* Information obtained from the Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy:2016 Update report published by the USPTO

IP Touches Everything
Pharmaceuticals and Medicine
Motion Picture and Video
Sound Recording
Power GenerationPharmaceuticals and MedicineMiningMachinery ManufacturingNewspapersComputer EquipmentElectronic InstrumentsElectronic GoodsRadio and Television BroadcastingPeriodicalsBooksMotion Picture and VideoSound RecordingTelecommunications CarriersAdvertisingIndependent Artists, Writers, Performers
Who Attends
In-House Counsel & Business Professionals

Interact with the entire ecosystem, learn about the opportunities and the challenges that your company will encounter as the Fourth Industrial Revolution accelerates, and network with outside counsel, peers, creators, startups, tech companies, investors, and others in an open, collegial environment.

Inventors, Authors, Academics, and Other Creators

Discover a unique opportunity to learn and teach, network, collaborate, and form important partnerships with other creators, and with lawyers, corporations, publishers, studios, labels, tech companies, investors, academics and more.

Outside Counsel

Connect with existing clients, meet potential new clients, learn about the exciting, but disruptive, changes on the horizon, learn how leading-edge technology can spur efficiency and deliver results that positively impact your firm’s bottom line, help lead the ethical debates that will inevitably arise from new advancements, and crucially, position your firm as a leader heading into the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Federal, State and Local Government

Learn about the successes, and the challenges, facing creators and protectors of intellectual output. And most importantly, you can learn what the innovation ecosystem needs from you in order to reach the full potential offered by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Tech Startups

Find an unparalleled opportunity to learn, collaborate, and form important partnerships with lawyers, corporations, tech companies, investors, media, analysts and more.

Investors

Hear about the latest innovations and the key challenges facing the various industries, meet up and coming start-ups, and hear perspectives from established leaders to evaluate opportunities in the context of the market.

The 4th Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution builds upon the first three and is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres.

Agenda

All times are in EST

Monday — May 11, 2020

10:00 am - 10:05 amGeneral Session

Opening Remarks

10:05 am - 10:50 amGeneral Session

Is Intellectual Property Ready for Prime Time in the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

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David J. Kappos, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

David Nimmer, Of Counsel & Author of Nimmer on Copyright, Irell & Manella LLP

Laura A. Coruzzi, Esq., PhD., Senior Vice President, Intellectual Property, REGENXBIO Inc

Patent and Trade Secret

10:55 am - 11:40 am

The Patent Bargain: Innovation’s Past, Present and Future

Patent and Trade Secret
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Paul R. Michel, Chief Judge, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Ret)

Robert L. Stoll, Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Cyndi Wheeler, Director of Intellectual Property, Slack

Victoria Maroulis, Managing Partner, Silicon Valley Office, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

11:45 am - 12:30 pm

The Allure of Trade Secrets

Patent and Trade Secret
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Kim R. Jessum, Chief IP Counsel U.S., Associate General Counsel & Secretary, Heraeus Incorporated

Sheryl Falk, Partner and Co-Lead, Winston’s Global Privacy & Data Security, Winston & Strawn LLP

Carl A. Kukkonen, III, Partner, Jones Day

Serge D. Jorgensen, Founding Partner | CTO, Sylint

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

LUNCH

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Quantity vs Quality in Portfolio Management

Patent and Trade Secret
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Vincent Anderson, Founder, Compass IP Law PC

George J. Awad, Managing Director, IAMG, LLC

Michelle Park, Senior Patent Counsel, Google LLC

Ken Adamo, Owner, Law Office of KRAdamo

1:50 pm - 2:35 pm

Assessing the Impact of the 2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance

Patent and Trade Secret
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Sherry M. Knowles, Principal, Knowles IP Strategies, LLC

Teresa Stanek Rea, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP

Valencia Martin Wallace, Deputy Commissioner for International Patent Cooperation, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Laura Sheridan, Senior Patent Counsel, Google LLC

2:40 pm - 3:25 pm

Patent Case Law Year in Review

Patent and Trade Secret
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John Murphy, Partner, BakerHostetler

Steven J. Rocci, Partner, BakerHostetler

3:25 pm - 3:45 pm

BREAK

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

IoT Interoperability and Security

Patent and Trade Secret
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David J. Thibodeau, Partner, VLP Law Group LLP

Ryan Smith, Partner, Wilson Sonsini

Andrew H. Berks, Ph.D., J.D., Partner, Ostrolenk Faber LLP

Serge D. Jorgensen, Founding Partner | CTO, Sylint

4:35 pm - 5:20 pm

Closing the Gender Gap

Patent and Trade Secret
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Valencia Martin Wallace, Deputy Commissioner for International Patent Cooperation, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Wendi Opper Uzar, Esq., Intellectual Property Counsel and Patent Attorney, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP

Heather Metcalf, Ph.D., Chief Research Officer, Association for Women in Science

Lindsey Zuloaga, PhD, Director of Data Science, HireVue

5:25 pm - 6:10 pm

FRAND/SEP Roundtable

Patent and Trade Secret
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Jonathan E. Retsky, Partner, Deputy Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Group, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Gene Quinn, President & CEO, IPWatchdog, Inc.

Kim Chotkowski, Vice President, Head of Licensing Strategy and Operations, InterDigital, Inc.

Tuesday — May 12, 2020

10:00 am - 10:05 amGeneral Session

Opening Remarks

Data Security & Privacy

Trademark & Copyright

10:05 am - 10:50 am

ML, AI and Data Security — Analyzing the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Data Security & Privacy
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Kevin Pasquinelli, Counsel, Robins Kaplan LLP

Sagar Savla, Senior Product Manager - AI Products, Google

Steve Cosentino, Partner, Stinson LLP

Greg Silberman, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Blackberry Corporation

Will Trademarks Survive the Rise of the Machines?

Trademark & Copyright
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Lou Perry, Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Michael K. Friedland, Partner, Knobbe Martens

Joel R. Samuels, Principal, Harness Dickey & Pierce, PLC

10:55 am - 11:40 am

Regulators Look to the Future

Data Security & Privacy
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Ryan Kriger, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Office of the Attorney General, Public Protection Division

Matthew W. Van Hise, Assistant Attorney General & Privacy Unit Chief, Illinois Attorney General's Office

Laura M. Tucker, Senior Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Nevada Attorney General

Mark T. Bailey, Senior Assistant Attorney General II, Colorado Attorney General’s Office

Timothy R. Murphy, Deputy Attorney General, Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General

Copyright Case Law Year in Review

Trademark & Copyright
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Timothy M. Reynolds, Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

11:40 am - 12:10 pm

LUNCH

12:10 pm - 12:55 pm

Cybersecurity in the World of IoT

Data Security & Privacy
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Matt Ahrens, Principal, Charles River Associates

Viola Trebicka, Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Jill Bronfman, Privacy Counsel, Common Sense Media

Serge D. Jorgensen, Founding Partner | CTO, Sylint

Trademark Case Law Year in Review

Trademark & Copyright
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Kevin R. Casey, Chair, IP Group, Stradley Ronon, Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young, LLP

1:00 pm - 2:35 pm1:00 pm - 1:40 pm

States Take the Lead on Privacy

Data Security & Privacy
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Alan L. Friel, Partner, BakerHostetler

David Manek, Senior Managing Director of Data Privacy, Ankura

David A. Zetoony, Co-Chair Global Data Privacy and Security Team, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Jill E. McFarland, Corporate Counsel, The Sherwin-Williams Company

1:50 pm - 2:35 pm

Are Data Security Trends Heading in the Wrong Direction?

Data Security & Privacy
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Theodore Kobus III, Group Chair, Digital Assets and Data Management, BakerHostetler

Kimberly Horn, Global Claims Team Leader for Cyber & Tech Claims, Beazley Group

Benedetto Demonte, Managing Director, North America Leader, Cyber Risk, Kroll

1:00 pm - 2:35 pm

Data Security Can Make (or Break) a Reputation

Trademark & Copyright
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Jason Rebholz, Principal, MOXFIVE

Jena M. Valdetero, Co-Chair Global Data Privacy and Security Team, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Mark T. Bailey, Senior Assistant Attorney General II, Colorado Attorney General’s Office

Timothy R. Murphy, Deputy Attorney General, Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General

2:35 pm - 2:55 pm

BREAK

2:55 pm - 3:40 pm

Data Security & Privacy Case Law Year in Review

Data Security & Privacy
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Ian C. Ballon, Co-chair, Global Intellectual Property & Technology Group, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

It has 6 letters and starts with an “A.” What is an Author?

Trademark & Copyright
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Mary LaFrance, IGT Professor of Intellectual Property Law, UNLV-William S. Boyd School of Law

Marc H. Greenberg, Founding Director, IP Law Program, Golden Gate University

Joan Davis, Of Counsel, Schroder Brooks Law Firm, PLC

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Privacy Takes Center Stage Around the Globe

Data Security & Privacy
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Beth Magnuson, Senior Legal Editor, Privacy & Data Security, Thomson Reuters Practical Law

Dr. Kai Westerwelle, Partner, Bird & Bird LLP

Alfred J. Saikali, Chair, Privacy and Data Security Practice, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

C&D’s in the Digital Age — An Art, Not a Science

Trademark & Copyright
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George C. Sciarrino, Associate, Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.

Omer Salik, Vice President, Litigation and IP, Activision Blizzard, Inc.

Tim Quinlan, Executive Director, Legal Affairs, Nexon America, Inc

Heather J. McDonald, Of Counsel, BakerHostetler

4:35 pm - 5:20 pm

Cybersecurity Takes a Village

Data Security & Privacy
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Dr. Pablo Molina, AVP and CISO, Drexel University

Sarah E. Alwine, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigations

Nadia Daley-Blake, Commercial & Privacy Counsel, Content Square, Inc.

Ryan Kriger, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Office of the Attorney General, Public Protection Division

AI Is Being Trained Using Human Creative Output. Is That Fair?

Trademark & Copyright
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Lauryn Guttenplan, Deputy General Counsel, Smithsonian Institution

Eleanor M. Lackman, Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

Nick Aries, Partner, Bird & Bird LLP

Wednesday — May 13, 2020

10:00 am - 10:05 amGeneral Session

Opening Remarks

General Session Track 1

General Session Track 2

10:05 am - 10:50 am

Artificial Influencers Unmasked!

General Session Track 1
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Linda A. Goldstein, Partner, BakerHostetler

Andrew Klungness, Partner, Fenwick & West LLP

Building a Broader IP Community: Awareness Fosters Value

General Session Track 2
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Scott Frank, President & CEO Intellectual Property, AT&T

Bruce Berman, CEO, Brody Berman Associates, Inc

Adam Kelly, Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP

Michael J. Kasdan, Partner, Wiggin and Dana LLP

10:55 am - 11:40 am

Doctor. Author. Innovator.

General Session Track 1
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Marisa C. Weiss, M.D., Chief Medical Officer & Founder, Breastcancer.org

Nancy Frandsen, Partner, BakerHostetler

Stephanie A. Lodise, Ph.D., Partner, BakerHostetler

IP & Comics

General Session Track 2
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Michael L. Lovitz, Esq., Partner, Lovitz IP Law PC

Marc H. Greenberg, Founding Director, IP Law Program, Golden Gate University

11:45 am - 12:35 pm

The Ethics of Innovation

General Session Track 1
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Polina Zvyagina Esq., Counsel, Airbnb

Christian Auty, Counsel, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Patrea L. Pabst, J.D., Partner, Pabst Patent Group

Keith Bergelt Presents: China's Evolving Participation in the Global IP Ecosystem

General Session Track 2
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Keith Bergelt, CEO, Open Invention Network

12:35 pm - 1:05 pm

LUNCH

1:05 pm - 1:35 pm

John Taplin Presents: Artificial Intelligence is Coming for Our Democracy

General Session Track 1
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Jonathan Taplin, Director Emeritus, Annenberg Innovation Lab, University of Southern California

Weston Anson Presents: Brands in the Age of Technology: A Brand is No Longer Just a Trademark

General Session Track 2
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Weston Anson, Owner & Chairman, CONSOR IP Consulting and Valuation

1:40 pm - 2:25 pm

The Ethics of Algorithms

General Session Track 1 and 2
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Samir R. Mehta, Partner, Stinson LLP

Loren Larsen, Chief Technology Officer, HireVue

Tulsee Doshi, Product Lead - ML Fairness, Google LLC

Dominique R. Shelton Leipzig, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Fireside Chat: Marshall Phelps & Chief Judge Paul Michel

General Session Track 1
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Marshall Phelps Jr., Executive Consultant & Senior Advisor, Brody Berman Associates, Inc

Paul R. Michel, Chief Judge, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Ret)

Back to the Future of Online Data Privacy

General Session Track 2
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Eric Goldman, Professor, Santa Clara University School of Law

Michael L. Whitener, Partner, VLP Law Group LLP

David C. Shonka, Partner, Redgrave LLP

Travis LeBlanc, Partner, Cooley LLP

Lourdes M. Turrecha, Founder & CEO/ Privacy Tech & Law Fellow, Adjunct Professor, PIX LLC/Santa Clara Law

3:15 pm - 3:35 pm

BREAK

3:35 pm - 4:20 pm

Cannabis & Intellectual Property

General Session Track 1
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Kieran Doyle, Partner, Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.

Sarah Bro, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Gretchen Temeles, Ph.D., Associate, Duane Morris LLP

Dale Hunt, PhD, JD, Patent Attorney/Founder, Plant & Planet Law Firm

David N. Feldman, Partner, Hiller P.C. and Skip Intro Advisors, LLC

AI: Latest Advancements and Use Cases

General Session Track 2
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Sabtain Khan, Product Strategy, IBM-Watson

Reah Miyara, Product Manager, Google AI

4:25 pm - 5:25 pmGeneral Session

Astronaut Garrett Reisman (ret.)

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Astronaut Garrett Reisman (Ret.), Professor of Astronautical Engineering at USC, Senior Advisor at SpaceX