Consero 2015 Global IP Management Forum


Fish is proud to sponsor the 2015 Global IP Management Forum in San Francisco, California, June 7-9, 2015. Karl Renner is Chair of the program. Consero’s Global IP Management Forum addresses current legal and business challenges faced by today’s Chief IP and Chief Patent Counsel, providing a unique opportunity to share best practices and strategies that will help lead companies in the right direction.

In addition to Chair of the program, Karl Renner is moderating the KnowledgeBridge session “A View From the Trenches of the Most-Active Forum for Patent Validity Challenges the PTAB” on June 7. Gwilym Attwell (Delaware) is moderator of the panel “Old Dog, New Tricks: Forward-Thinking Trends for the AIA” on June 8.

Learn more about the panels below, or visitConsero’s websiteat www.consero.com.

Sunday, June 7 (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
A View From The Trenches Of The Most-Active Forum For Patent Validity Challenges The PTAB
In 2014, the PTAB overtook the Eastern District of Texas to become the most active forum for patent validity challenges. With IPR and CBM proceedings nearing their third anniversary, what has changed in post-grant practice, and how do those changes impact your IP strategy? In this interactive session, we will address recent developments that impact the scope and frequency of institution, the extensiveness of discovery, and the reach of estoppel and the availability of CBMR to mitigate the same, and we'll also discuss what is likely to come in the future.

Karl Renner, Principal
Fish & Richardson P.C.

Monday, June 8 (9:30 AM - 10:30 AM)
Old Dog, New Tricks: Forward-Thinking Trends for the AIA

  • In what specific ways have you restructured your global IP strategy to include the most recent provisions under the AIA?
  • What innovative tricks have you considered using under the new rules?
  • What new opportunities exist to patent technologies under the AIA? What actionable strategies have you implemented?

Douglas Luftman, Vice President, Innovation
Services and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
NetApp, Inc.

George Ng, Executive Vice President, and Chief Legal Officer
Sorrento Therapeutics

Gwilym Attwell, Principal
Fish & Richardson P.C.