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Global IP Management Forum

June 2–4, 2019 | InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta | Atlanta, GA

Join like-minded Chief IP Counsel, Chief Trademark Officers, and Heads of Brand Protection for inspiration and insight, networking and learning, and proven strategies to improve your business practices.

Faculty Members Include

  • GWILYM ATTWELL (Fish & Richardson P.C.), Principal
  • MAURI AVEN (AVX), Deputy General Counsel
  • SHILPI BANERJEE (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • MARGARET BAUMGARTNER (Genesys), Chief Patent & Intellectual Property Counsel
  • JOE BENZ (Ford Motor Company), Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • MURRELL BLACKBURN (Southwire Company), Chief Counsel, Intellectual Property
  • KERRI BRAUN (Kids II), Deputy General Counsel, Intellectual Property & Litigation
  • JONAS BRUZAS (Mondelēz International), Vice President and Chief Counsel, Global Intellectual Property, Marketing & Licensing
  • MATT CHARPENTIER (Reed Technology and Information Services, Inc.), Director of Sales Patent Analytics
  • MICHAEL CHERNOFF (Murgitroyd), Director, Intellectual Property Strategy & Portfolio Management
  • JENNIFER CHUNG (AccuWeather), Associate General Counsel
  • LINDSEY DATTE (Forbes Media), Associate General Counsel
  • MARCUS DELGADO (Cox Enterprises), Assistant General Counsel
  • TOM DESIMONE (MiMedx Group, Inc.), Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • TRACY DURKIN (Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.L.L.C.), Director, Mechanical Patent & Trademark Group Leader
  • GLENN EDWARDS (Ingersoll Rand), Vice President, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • KRISTEN FANCHER (Margaritaville Enterprises), Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel
  • JON FALLON (High 5 Games), General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs
  • SCOTT FRANK (AT&T), President and Chief Executive Officer, Intellectual Property
  • BRADLEY GROUT (Southern Company), Associate General Counsel, Technology, Data & Intellectual Property
  • KEVIN HATHCOCK (Birla Carbon), Deputy General Counsel, Intellectual Property
  • DONNA HAYNES (Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP), Of Counsel
  • TONI HICKEY (Cummins), Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • DREW HIRSHFELD (USPTO), Commissioner for Patents
  • TRACY HITT (Fish & Richardson P.C.), Principal
  • CAREY JORDAN (Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP), Partner
  • MILAN JOVANOVIC (JPMorgan Chase), Executive Director and Head of Intellectual Property
  • DANIEL KELLY (McCarter & English), Partner
  • CAROLINE KINSEY (OnTel Products Corporation), General Counsel and Vice President of Compliance & Brand Protection
  • HOWARD LEE (Sun Chemical Corporation), Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • RUI LI (Textron), Assistant General Counsel, Asia Pacific
  • KATHERINE LICHTY (Land O’Lakes, Inc.), Assistant General Counsel
  • SCOTT LINEK (Nationwide), Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • CHRIS LHULIER (DuPont), Assistant Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • HEIDI MARTINEZ (Xerox), Chief Intellectual Property Counsel and Associate General Counsel
  • KENDRA MATTISON (Koch Industries), Chief Counsel, Intellectual Property
  • CORY MCANELLY (Principal Financial Group), Intellectual Property Counsel
  • MARY AN MERCHANT (Poly-Med, Inc.), General Counsel
  • SHAUN MONTANA (OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.), Head of Intellectual Property, Americas
  • BASAM NABULSI (McCarter & English), Partner
  • JORDAN NEWMARK (MIAX Exchange Group), Head of Litigation & Intellectual Property
  • RACHEL REID (Voya Financial), Vice President, Chief Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer
  • KARL RENNER (Fish & Richardson P.C.), Principal and Co-Chair of Post-Grant Practice
  • MARTHA ROCKWOOD (Cognex Corporation), Senior Intellectual Property Counsel
  • KEN SEDDON (LOT Network, Inc.), Chief Executive Offer
  • BENJAMIN SETNICK (Match Group), Counsel, Intellectual Property & Litigation
  • STEPHEN SHAW (Fitbit), Head of Intellectual Property
  • STEVE SHELDON (Molex), Senior Counsel, Division Intellectual Property
  • MIKE TOMASULO (Winston & Strawn LLP), Partner
  • CHERYL TUBACH (J.M. Huber Corporation), Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • PETER VOGL (Orrick), Partner
  • DAVID WILDING (Varex Imaging), Senior Intellectual Property Counsel
  • CLARK WILSON (NeoMed, Inc.), Director of Legal Affairs
  • STEVEN WONG (The Home Depot), Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property
  • BERNIE ZIDAR (McKesson Corporation), Assistant General Counsel and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • ASHLEY ZITO (InterContinental Hotels Group), Senior Corporate Counsel, Intellectual Property


  • GWILYM ATTWELL (Fish & Richardson P.C.), Principal

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Topics For Discussion

  • The Evolving Role Of The Chief IP Counsel: Elevating Your IP Strategy
  • Effective Strategies To Manage Ip Risk & Protect Your Brand
  • Investing In The Future Of Intellectual Property
  • Monetizing IP: Leveraging The Value Of Your Portfolio
  • The Gathering Storm: Confronting Today’s Risks Associated With Trade Secret Theft

Venue: InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta

3315 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

A four-minute walk from Buckhead metro station, this upscale hotel is one mile from the Atlanta History Center and seven miles from downtown Atlanta.

General Sessions

Address top-of-mind issues in a conversational exchange among industry thought leaders, enabling participants to share lessons, expertise, leadership skills, and practical tools.


Engage in advanced dialogue in an informal boardroom-style setting on specific topics that are particularly suited to smaller group discussions.

Networking Meals

Participate in all meals and networking functions hosted on-site by Consero. These intimate gatherings provide countless opportunities to develop lasting business relationships.

Customized Itineraries

Meet with the most innovative service providers in the industry, one-on-one, based on your individual and departmental priorities. Our reputable partners are referred and vetted by your peers.

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Attendees Rave About Consero

  • “Fabulous – I always learn something and meet great people.”
    Barbara McClung | Caribou Biosciences, Inc
  • “The forum provides an atmosphere that encourages an exchange of ideas and best practices that mimics the interactions between colleagues at a common employer. One of the best networking opportunities for patent attorneys that I have attended.”
    Diane Ferguson | VCE Company, LLC
  • “This forum is fast-paced and content-rich; it is what all CLE conferences should be like.”
    Dan Kelly | Vista Outdoor
  • “Well organized, effective, and quality event.”
    Mike Garrabrants | Lattice Semi
  • “Nicely done. Good job of facilitating peer-to-peer discussions.”
    Jeff Duncan | Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
  • “Consero consistently provides high-quality, relevant IP management forums.”
    Michael Baker | Qorvo

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