IP Forum For Life Sciences

General Counsel Forum
November 10, 2018
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IP Forum For Life Sciences

December 2–4, 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

  • 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
  • MEREDITH BROWN (Metabolon), Associate Director, Intellectual Property
  • JIM BUTLER (BioAtla LLC), Intellectual Property Counsel
  • KAREN CHAN (Conagen, Inc.), Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • 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
  • MARK JACKSON (Editas Medicine), Senior Director, Intellectual Property
  • DAVID JOYAL (Coty, Inc.), Vice President, Legal & Patents
  • GENE KIM (Triplet Therapeutics, Inc.), Senior Vice President, Legal & Intellectual Property
  • JEFFIE KOPCZYNSKI (Auris Health, Inc.), General Counsel
  • MICHELLE LEWIS  (Streck, Inc.), Patent Attorney
  • ERIC MARANDETT (Choate Hall & Stewart LLP), IP Practice Group Leader, Litigation Department Co-Chair
  • SAPNA MEHTANI (Brammer Bio), Head of IP & Alliance Management
  • AHMED MOUSA (Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), Vice President of Licensing, Intellectual Property & Legal Affairs
  • SHARI PIRÈ (Cognate Bioservices, Inc.), Chief Legal Officer
  • SEAN RYDER (Helsinn), Vice President, Legal
  • MARGARETA SORENSON (Amicus Therapeutics), Director Of Intellectual Property
  • JEFFREY SUNMAN (Precision BioSciences, Inc.), Director, Intellectual Property
  • HARRIET STRIMPEL (New England Biolabs), Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • 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
  • TRAVIS YOUNG (Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), Executive Director, Intellectual Property

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

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

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