2020 IPO Annual Meeting


Fish Principals Lauren Degnan, Ahmed Davis, and DJ Healey will speaking at the 2020 IPO Virtual Annual Meeting, September 21-24.

The IPO Annual Meeting offers a mix of educational programs featuring leaders in the IP industry, committee meetings, networking opportunities, exhibits, and more. This must-attend event brings together IP professionals from around the world to discuss strategies, trends, and best practices. Panel details are below.

Recent U.S. Patent Case Law Update
Monday, September 21, 12:30 - 1:30PM ET, and on demand

Over the past year, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board have authored a number of opinions affecting various aspects of patent law. Speakers will provide key takeaways from these important decisions and comment on patent cases to watch.


  • Paul Berghoff, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
  • Prof. Dennis Crouch, University of Missouri School of Law
  • Lauren Degnan, Fish & Richardson

Effective Communication Between In-House and Outside Counsel – Teaming for Success
Wednesday, September 23, 10:30 - 11:30AM ET, and on demand

This session will explore the myriad challenges that attorneys face in our industry when dealing with complex legal and technical subject matter, as told from the perspectives of in-house lawyers, outside counsel, and neutral adjudicators. The panel will discuss practical methods that work and lessons learned from those that don't, including commentary.


  • Ahmed Davis, Fish & Richardson

How to Be a Better Ally for Diversity & Inclusion
Wednesday, September 23, 10:30 - 11:30AM ET, and on demand

In this workshop, the speakers will discuss how every individual in the legal profession can be an ally and actively support D&I. This workshop will focus on providing practical tips on how to actively support D&I efforts within law firms and corporate legal departments regardless of your gender or race and will include discussion of how to utilize IPO's Practical Guide to Diversity & Inclusion in the Legal Profession to maximize those efforts.


  • Carlyn Burton, Osha Liang, LLP
  • Karen Cochran, Shell Oil Company
  • Shruti Costales, HP Inc.
  • Serena Farquharson-Torres, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • DJ Healey, Fish & Richardson, PC
  • Rachael Rodman, Ulmer & Berne, LLP

For more information, or to register, click here.