IP Forum For Life Sciences

Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Forum
December 8, 2018
Corporate Learning & Development Forum
January 26, 2019

December 8–10, 2019 | Fashion Island Hotel | Newport Beach, CA

Join like-minded Chief IP Counsel and other senior in-house counsel for inspiration and insight, networking and learning, and proven strategies to improve your business practices.

Faculty Members Include

  • DON ANTHONY (Mayne Pharma), Vice President, Intellectual Property
  • JAMES ARNOLD (BASF Corporation), Senior Intellectual Property Counsel
  • GWILYM ATTWELL (Fish & Richardson P.C.), Principal
  • BRIAN BABCOCK (Surnetics), Founder, Technology & Intellectual Property Director
  • MARY BOURKE (Womble Bond Dickinson LLP), Partner
  • BRYAN BOYLE (Alkahest), Vice President, Legal
  • MICHAEL BUNIS (Choate Hall & Stewart LLP), Co-Chair of IP Litigation Practice Group
  • JIM BUTLER (BioAtla LLC), Intellectual Property Counsel
  • PAUL A. CALVO, Ph.D. (Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.), Director
  • TRACIE CARROLL (La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company), Director, Legal Operations
  • KAREN CHAN (Conagen, Inc.), Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • JARED COHEN (Cogen Immune Medicine, Inc.), Vice President of Legal
  • JAMES COLE (Probiotic Holdings), Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property
  • PAMELA COLLINGWOOD (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center), Senior Counsel, Technology Transfer
  • DEBRA CONDINO (Sienna Biopharmaceuticals), Vice President, Intellectual Property
  • CASSIE DADDARIO, Ph.D. (Global Prior Art Inc.), Group Leader, Pharmaceutical Group
  • STEPHEN DANG (ChemoCentryx, Inc.), Vice President, Head of Legal Affairs
  • MICHAEL DEGN (Questel), Vice President of Client Services
  • MICHAEL DEGRAZIA, Ph.D. (McCarter & English), Partner
  • MARGARET DUNBAR (Synthetic Genomics), Vice President, Intellectual Property
  • JESSE FECKER (Ferring Pharmaceuticals), Senior Director, Chief US Patent Counsel
  • WOLFGANG FLASCHE (Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH), Director and Head of IP, Intellectual Property
  • JENNIFER FOX (Emergent BioSolutions Inc.), Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property
  • MARK FRIEDMAN (ChromaDex Corp.), General Counsel & Secretary
  • TODD GARCIA (Fish & Richardson P.C.), Principal
  • ED GECOVICH (Surgical Theater), Vice President of Intellectual Property & Legal Affairs
  • MANEESH GULATI (McCarter & English), Partner
  • MANEESH GUPTA (Proteus Digital Health, Inc.), Intellectual Property Counsel
  • ELIZABETH HAANES (IGM Biosciences, Inc.), Vice President, Intellectual Property
  • RICHARD HAKE (Metagenics, Inc.), Chief Patent Counsel
  • MARK HOCH (Zogenix, Inc.), Senior Patent Counsel
  • MARK JACKSON (Editas Medicine), Senior Director, Intellectual Property
  • JUDY JARECKI-BLACK (Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health), Head, Patent Prosecution & Patent Litigation, AH
  • DAVID JOYAL (Coty, Inc.), Vice President, Legal & Patents
  • JEFF KESSLER (Denali Therapeutics), Senior Patent Counsel
  • HEATHER KISSLING (Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP), Partner and Prosecution Practice Chair
  • EUAN LOCKHART (Aeglea BioTherapeutics), Vice President, Intellectual Property
  • DREW LOWERY (Global Prior Art Inc.), Director of Life Sciences, Group Leader Biotechnology
  • SAPNA MEHTANI (Brammer Bio), Head of IP & Alliance Management
  • LJILJANA MINWALLA (CiVi Biopharma, Inc.), Vice President of Intellectual Property and Legal Affairs
  • AHMED MOUSA (Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), Vice President of Licensing, Intellectual Property & Legal Affairs
  • BYRON OLSEN (Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), Vice President, Intellectual Property
  • DAVID PAULING (Sutro Biopharma, Inc), Executive Director, Legal Affairs
  • RICHARD PERSON (Amgen Inc.), Associate General Counsel
  • SHARI PIRÈ (Cognate Bioservices, Inc.), Chief Legal Officer
  • MATTHEW RAPPAPORT (IP Checkups), President
  • WENDY ROSS (The Innovate Institute), Executive Director, IP & Market Strategy
  • JESSIE RICHARDSON (PACT Pharma), Senior Director of Legal and Head of Intellectual Property
  • SEAN RYDER (Helsinn), Vice President, Legal
  • MUKUND SHARMA (Align Technology, Inc.), Senior Patent Counsel
  • SANJESH SHARMA (Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.), Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property
  • PETER SILVERMAN (Merus N.V.), Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • KAREN SINCLAIR (Harvard University), Director of IP
  • MARGARETA SORENSON (Amicus Therapeutics), Director Of Intellectual Property
  • JEFFREY SUNMAN (Precision BioSciences, Inc.), Director, Intellectual Property
  • MICHAEL STIMSON (Genus plc), Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • HARRIET STRIMPEL (New England Biolabs), Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • DR. RUSSELL THOM (Murgitroyd), Head of Practice, Chemistry & Biotechnology
  • JUSTIN UNDERWOOD (Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property, Regulatory, and Commercial
  • BRUCE WU (Illumina), Director, Global Intellectual Property
  • RANDY WU (10X Genomics), Senior Director of Intellectual Property & Litigation
  • WALTER WU (Dorsey & Whitney LLP), Partner
  • GEORGE XIXIS (Decibel Therapeutics), Vice President, Legal Affairs & Intellectual Property
  • DANIEL YARBROUGH (Element Biosciences), Director, Intellectual Property
  • WILLIAM YOUNGBLOOD (American Regent Inc.), Associate General Counsel

Forum Chair

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

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Topics For Discussion

  • Crafting & Implementing Your Strategic IP Game Plan
  • Teamwork Makes The Dream Work: Optimizing Your IP Team Structure
  • Managing IP Litigation In A World Of Unknowns
  • Collaboration Is Key: Navigating The Partnership Between Commercial & IP Legal Teams
  • Confronting Today’s Risks Associated With Trade Secret Theft

Venue: Fashion Island Hotel

690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

This award-winning venue is less than 6 miles from John Wayne Airport.


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

  • Marty W. | AM-Pharma
    “Great opportunity to connect with interesting people in an inspiring environment.”
    Marty W. | AM-Pharma
  • Prashant K. Bhauar | Rhizen Pharmaceuticals
    “Amazing mix of representation and topics! Loved every bit of the two days.”
    Prashant K. Bhauar | Rhizen Pharmaceuticals
  • Christoph Rehfuess | MagForce AG
    “I very much enjoyed the interactive set-up and the insights from key people in the field.”
    Christoph Rehfuess | MagForce AG
  • Bernd Hutter | MaphoSys AG
    “A terrific forum to discuss IP matter in an intimate atmosphere.”
    Bernd Hutter | MaphoSys AG

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